El Nuevo Houdini, Chapter 9

Pre-reading writing prompt for discussion: El Capítulo 9 de El Nuevo Houdini se llama “Una foto especial”. ¿Quién va a estar en la foto? ¿Quién va a sacar la foto? ¿Qué van a estar haciendo las personas en la foto? Students did the pre-reading activity, and sent the images that they created to me. I showed…

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El Nuevo Houdini, Chapter 8

We discussed the pre-reading discussion questions from the Teacher’s Guide. I read the chapter aloud, TWICE!, as students drew a mural for it on this really intricate form that I created (not). The first time, they drew a really quick sketch, and the second time through, they added more details. Since students were not following along…

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El Nuevo Houdini, Chapter 7

We used the ads included in the Teacher’s Guide and sample discussion questions as our pre-reading activity for the chapter. Students read the chapter with a partner or individually (their choice). Then, students re-read the chapter while they completing this reading guide. When most students were finished, we chose characters (Brandon, Jake, man at Reparaciones Expertas,…

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Houdini Chapter 5

Here the lesson plans that I followed for teaching El Nuevo Houdini, Chapter 5: Introduce vocabulary for the chapter using “Una comida especial“. Pre-reading discussion using the questions provided in the Teacher’s Guide. I read Chapter 5 aloud to the students, circling and personalizing as we went. Discussed the reading using the questions provided in…

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