This 1-year subscription gives online access for 1 teacher and 180 students to Virginia Hildebrandt's Las Lágrimas de Xóchitl, a complete novel with teacher's guide with a variety of student activities and assessments. This is language learner literature at its best. This story is just right for the Novice-Mid Spanish reader: Level 2 students can read it on their own, and level 1 students can read it as a class story. This novel uses high frequency vocabulary in an adventurous coming-of-age story set in Guatemala. Includes high-quality photographs.
Teacher collaboration is encouraged. Using the Google form found in each Index teachers can contribute the materials they create in any platform for the benefit of other teachers. Once approved by the author it will go on the Storylabs platform.
All individual accounts include e-notebooks, which can be used by teachers for lesson plans and notes, and used by students to reflect on their reading and comprehension. Teachers can view the entries in these student notebooks and keep students accountable with the time-per-file tracker.
When wild animals close in to stalk the remote village, no one in San Felipe is safe. After a vicious attach, Xóchitl's responsibility becomes complicated when she must care for her injured brother while avoiding nosy neighbors. With her family and her dreams in jeopardy the rugged realities of Xóchilt's daily life give her the resiliency to face disappointment, the danger of what lurks in the dark and the secret of B'alam.
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