This year I made the decision to read the novel Esperanza by Carol Gaab in my Spanish 4/5 class and start it in the first days of the first trimester with my class. Esperanza, Alberto, Beto BE SPECIFIC!, Fernando. This novel is based on the chilling true story of a young family caught in the middle of political corruption and unspeakable violence during Guatemala’s year.

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I can hardly wait to start our next book……here comes the end of January!! Oct 19, Raven Black rated it it was amazing. Hannah Harrimanheharriman rated it really liked it Dec 03, Lauren Kay rated it it was ok Apr 24, Tired of watching city workers endure countless human and civil rights violations, Alberto organizes a union.

We also did a partner ordering of the song lyrics on another day, using big sentence strips on cardstock. The results were wonderful.

So many people have been acknowledging the tremendous benefits and relevance of teaching with novels and CI, that there is no need for me to say more…. PBT Esperanza Choose one of the following options to complete as your formal assessment.

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Jessica rated it liked it Apr 30, Students answered some basic questions about the singer and the song, completed a simple cloze, worked with synonyms and antonyms, and did a personal reflection about what they thought the title of the song meant and what it might mean in terms of the novel that were going to be reading.

Make a timeline sequencing 10 important events that happened in the book.

Although it may sound ridiculous, I am loving this novel more than ever! Elizabeth rated it really liked it Apr 15, Cancel Reply 0 characters used from the allowed.


Esperanza, a book by Carol Gaab, takes place in Guatemala.

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I know now that I did esperanzza do justice to the novel last year, nor to the great ideas in the teachers guide. On a separate paper describe how at least 5 of the pictures relate to the story. Martina Bex has a useful product for the chicken bus in Guatemala and we used one of the readings from it.

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Apr 10, Megan E rated it liked it. It will continue with some ordering of the first two verses, some comprehension questions for those verses, a short cloze activity, some discussion with a partner, a retell in your own words, some work with synonyms and antonyms, interpretation of the title of the song, a reflection of the significance of the title in English, and drawing of choice lyrics.

Breon rated it it was amazing Jan 22, Summertime Readaholic rated it liked it Mar 02, Provide teacher workshop in U.

After that, we talked about what those lyrics meant. Send this link to let others join your presentation: We decided to really focus on La Agab Civil before we began the actual book. Check out this article to learn more or contact your system administrator. We started this one the very first day of our Guatemala study.

Another game, called Game Gritalo facts about civil warwhere the class is divided into 2 teams. Will their will to survive be enough to help them escape and reunite?


Paperback83 pages. I will use the song to bring the focus to present day Guatemala and the hopeful state of mind that is beginning to emerge after the decades of Civil War and the troubling years after that.

The students knew exactly what the lyrics were saying because of the story that we had read. We have discussed hunger and vomiting due to crying and hunger quite a bit.

I owe so much to the phenomenal Martina Bex, as it was her lessons that initially guided my planning, and I continued to refer to her during the entire journey.

I hope these ideas may be beneficial to those of you who are also teaching with Esperanza. I can say one thing unequivocally…enhancing CI with novels written specifically for that purpose is probably the best thing that I have ever done in my teaching career espperanza the exception of leaving the textbook behind, and always incorporating music. Houston, we have a problem!

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Each person receives at least one card. Oct 11, Lia rated it liked it Shelves: There are some superb lesson plans and activities that have been developed by Martina Bex and Profe Hanson. Eli Burr esperaanza it really liked it Mar 29, Carol Gaab Team Members: With this post, I am only going to address Esperanza. Nathalie Meneses rated it liked it Aug 23, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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