What is the FVR Kit? Each novel has approximately 15- 20 activities. These items include: comprehension questions, task cards, and writing activities. The discounted teaching materials (FVR Materials) will be sent automatically after purchase. You will have 72 hours to download these files. Should an issue occur, please send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll resolve it right away!
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 3/4+. As that is the median level of all the books. See the descriptions and recommended of the levels below:
El Escape (4 Novels)
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, get “deleted” forever.
Las apariencias engañan (4 novels)
Levels 3/4 (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."
El armario (Skeletons in the closet) ( 4 Novels)
(Part 2 of "Las apariencias engañan". However, novel can be read as a stand-alone).
Liliana has bitten off more than she can chew and her secret life has spiraled out of control. Liliana, however, is far from being the sole keeper of bones: someone has a secret darker than hers. While at a “friend’s” house, Liliana stumbles upon perplexing discoveries...the kind for which people may kill. Time is running out and Liliana must make a decision. For every decision, there is a trail of consequences. Liliana will soon discover that everyone’s closet holds skeletons…but some bones are bigger than others!
El Último Viaje (4 Novels)
Synopsis: As a design student, Valeria wants to play an intricate part of the vibrant, colorful, international fashion, and modeling industry in Medellín, Colombia. Her beauty is her passport, and her connections catapult to new heights. Adrenaline, ambition, and adventure drive her thirst for success. As glitz and glam steal her heart, her core values are challenged. Life takes some unexpected turns, and Valeria encounters detours that lead to different paths. Each path has its own set of risks. There comes a time where we each have to choose our own destiny. How will Valeria choose?
PLEASE NOTE THAT MATERIALS FOR EL Último VIAJE ARE NOT AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. TEACHER'S DISCOVERY OWN THE RIGHTS TO THE TEACHING MANUAL.
Novel Themes Places
Family, Relationships, Decisions, Health-Care System, Fashion Industry, Modelling, etc.
Drug Mules /War on drugs (Parts of the story chronicles how Medellín climbed from a dangerous city to one of the most visited, beloved, and technological cities of Colombia!).
Venezuelan Crisis- (Reference to the Venezuelan-Colombian Crisis through an ancillary character)
La EPS- health care system in Colombia (One of the major cruxes of the novel)
Medellín, Barranquilla, Cali, Barcelona
People (referenced as part of the story):
Fernando Botero- Artist
Pablo Escobar (One of the character's father died in the fight against Escobar, which gives him the impetus behind contributing to the new "Medellín).
Vanessa Mendoza- First Afro-Colombian beauty Queen
Artwork, Fashion and Technology Industry in Medellín, Tourism, Typical Colombian Breakfast, Botero, Relationships, etc
Medelllín new economy (Fashion industry, Technology Innovation)
Beauty Pageants (References)
Coffee Zone (connection)
Teacher's Manual for El Último Viaje will be available through Voces Digital by Teacher's Discovery.
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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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