This is a well written and easy reader for a level 1 student, specifically a Level 1A Spanish student. I have several students that have asked me for an additional reader and so I ordered 14 copies of the novel to be able to share with my students. Several students are doing independent reading, at home. Since I want to make sure they are truly understanding the story, the students will work on a modified version of the Smash Doodle activity, presented by Martina Bex and Elizabeth Detingler. Here is what I want my students to work on :
Students will turn in a Smash Doodle Card stock that will include the following information:
Seesaw submissions:[our digital portfolio]
What is the name of the Capibara in the story?
Where is he from?
Where does he live?
Where is Ecuador?
What is the average temperature like in Ecuador?
Tell me at least three different types of exotic animals that live in the jungle in Ecuador.
What is a capybara; Place of origin; Family tree; Friends and enemies; problem (s), and how the resolutions to his problem. The end product will be a visual as well as a written document that will indirectly ask the student to target verb structures that students are required to know by the end of the level 1A course. See the Google document the students will fill out to guide them in creating their smash doodle. In addition, students will submit 6 short Seesaw video audio recordings in which they will answer several questions that relate to the theme of the story.