We’ve been working with “El abrigo anaranjado“, which is an embedded reading I created based on Julio Cortázar’s “Continuidad de los parques”. I’ve taught this reading a few times in the past, and I really enjoy it. This time, I tried a few new wrinkles on the lessons.
1. Google Voice – After reading the third and final version of the story, I distributed this sheet to students. They each called and read the sentences with the correct words. It took under 5 minutes. I’m really starting to like using Google Voice for quick comprehension checks.
2. Video – After reading all versions of the story, we watched this video. It is different than my version and slightly different than the original, which provided for good discussions about differences.