This 1-year subscription gives online access for 1 teacher and 180 students to Nicole Gómez's Bilingüe: A Novel. Each listen & read chapter features online games and a teacher's guide with listening exercises and quizzes for the teacher to give.
Teacher collaboration is encouraged. Using the Google form found in each chapter 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.
This language learner reader, while providing a compelling story of a young girl with big problems, highlights the struggles of Latinos living in the U.S. and shows that U.S. Latinos have a variety of experiences. Although it is written for late level 1 or early level 2, you can read this book with no previous knowledge of Spanish, as all words are defined in the glossary at the end. It contains around 120 unique words (not including recognizable cognates but including all dissimilar forms of each word) and around 5000 total words. It is highly comprehensible, told all in the present tense, and is composed almost exclusively of high-frequency words and cognates. Words that are not high-frequency are footnoted. This story is a product of years of doctoral research on U.S. Latino issues and my own personal experiences as a friend, teacher, wife, and mother of incredible U.S. Latinos. Natalia is 18 and has a big decision to make. It seems she will have to choose between her family and her friends and make a choice that will determine who exactly she is. She combats rude teachers and lying friends, has a run-in with the police, and discovers a shocking family secret…all while struggling with her own identity.
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Bilingüe: A Novel
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