What is the FVR Kit? Each novel has approximately 20 activities (La bella mentira has 40, some of which could be used as whole class enrichment activities). These items include: comprehension questions, task cards, and writing activities. The comprehension packet will be sent electronically via email.
The FVR/Literature Circles Superpack contains 4 novels per title. There is a TOTAL OF 16 novels. This literature circle reading pack could be best for levels 2/3+. As that is the median level of all the books. See the descriptions and recommended of the levels below:
La clase de confesiones (Classroom crush that has gone awry)
Solid level 1+ (Present tense)
Carlos hates Spanish class with a passion but finds the will to survive when he lays eyes on Jessica. She is the reason he "tolerates" his boring class. However, his secret crush is compromised when his teacher decides to “shake things up a bit” in class. A simple writing assignment turns out to be a lethal injection to his social life and by extension his chances with Jessica. First, his nosy teacher tries to “set him up with Jessica,” this plan immediately backfires. Then, the unthinkable happens and Carlos is stunned. This turns into one of the most embarrassing moments in his life. But all is not lost. If Carlos plays his cards right, he could have a winning hand. Carlos invites you to come along on this adventure into "La clase de confesiones" where…"todos tienen una confesión," even the teacher!
La bella mentira
Levels 1/2 (Present tense)
(Liar, liar pants on fire! Crush is exposed, now Carlos is in damage control mode...it gets worse before it gets better).
Carlos is having a bad day, and it's about to get worse. He leaves Spanish class utterly embarrassed. He had no idea that the teacher was going to partner him up with Jessica, the girl he actually writes about in his class essay. Adding insult to injury, the teacher reads his essay in front of the class, even the mean-spirited things he wrote about his teacher. After running into a few more problems in math class, he is faced with the big showdown in the lunchroom. Now, Carlos is between *"la espada y la pared." However, a short story in Spanish class may hold the key to all of his problems, and may ultimately lead to his biggest confession of all. Find out in part 2!
Can an obsession with technology, turn deadly? Well, these techy teens are about to find out. Federico and his friends have an insatiable desire to “capture” and “record” every memorable moment. However, not all memories are created equal, and these boys are about to discover this harsh reality. Against the advice of a town elder, these thrill-seeking “know-it-all” teenagers set out to film their usual pranks and upload them to Youtube...and they won’t get the last laugh. They stumble upon an incident that has the hashtag #danger, written all over it. Anxious to add to their video repertoire, they press record. Now they’ve become the ”victims” of a new crime thriller. There is no turning back. Federico and his friends must outsmart the bad guys, before or get “deleted” forever.
Las apariencias engañan
Levels 2/3 (See the preview to determine appropriate level) These teens have a lot of secrets, but their parents' secrets are far worse!
We have all heard the old adage “If you play with fire, you'll get burned.” Well, some teenagers like to test the flames. Camilo is one of them. He has been masquerading as a model boyfriend. However, his act can only last so long. His mask starts to crack, his foundation crumbles, and the fire he has played with begins to burn. However, his secret is only the tip of the iceberg. Once inside the halls of his home, we discover a far greater mystery that has haunted the town for years. As the truth comes closing in, the pressure mounts and Camilo must decide his path. This compelling story attests to the timeless truth that things are never what they seem, or "Las apariencias engañan."
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"El armario " is on my list to buy for the fall!! Can't put down "Las apariencias engañan" as I pre-read all novels used in my SSR library.I think I may have students who would to FaceTime with you!
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