Like Water for Chocolate is dripping with magical realism and rich symbolism. Learning stations are the perfect way to review the ideas and structure of the novel. With a little preparation and careful instructions, students can rotate through several novel based activities with simply a “rotate” from the teacher every 9-10 minutes.
You get 10 literacy stations based on Laura Esquivel's novel Like Water for Chocolate. The stations include engaging lessons about characterization, plot, theme,literary lens, and a tiny Socratic Seminar.
Using stations with older students creates interest and adds engagement to any lesson. A student that was previously listless will sit up and take notice when asked to work as a team to accomplish several tasks in a timely manner. The stations are fast moving and usually produce a product. Upper level students enjoy the fast pace and high interest of station work. This activity takes a little planning, but when in process the educational component becomes a student driven learning experience.
Learning stations require a little preparation. Read the station instructions for the necessary supplies: markers, construction paper, computer paper, scissors,or tape. Each one varies. If a station requires extra items I will note it with an asterisk at the bottom of the page.
check out some of my other stations:
A Raisin in the Sun Stations
Bundle of 5 learning Stations
Greek Mythology Stations
Night Novel Learning Stations
To Kill a Mockingbird Novel Stations
The Princess Bride Novel Stations
Poetry Learning Stations
Poetry Learning Stations 2.0
How to earn TPT Credits:
"Earn TpT Credits for purchases on TpT. You get one TpT Credit for every $ you spend on TpT. Thing is, you only get the Credits after you Provide Feedback -- both a fair rating and a fair comment -- on the items that you purchase. We will round up for you, too! If you provide fair feedback on a $4.75 item, you will earn 5 credits. Every 100 Credits is worth $5 that you can apply towards future TpT purchases, but there is no need to wait until you have 100 to redeem them. 50 credits is worth $2.50, for example."--TPT Credits Page