I am pleased to announce the release of a Spanish TPRS novel that I have written and published. The novel is called Los Sobrevivientes and is available now. Los Sobrevivientes is based on the incredible true story of the rugby team from Uruguay that was stranded in the middle of the Andes mountains after a plane crash in 1972. Abandoned, forgotten and left for dead, several of the passengers endured the brutal conditions and found a way to survive for 71 days. The novel was written for Spanish 2 or 3, but the compelling story will inspire students at any level. Even my students who “hate reading” have enjoyed the story. A plane crash, cannibalism, an impossible 40 mile journey through 100 foot deep snow and a triumph of the human spirit. What more could you ask for in a 7,000 word novel?
Here is a trailer based on chapter 4 of the novel. It can be used to generate interest before reading or add drama to one section of the story.
You can find the novel here:
Please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in ordering a class set.
Also, here is a resource with a variety of comprehension activities for each chapter. It can be used in or out of class.
Here is a digital copy of chapters 1-3 to give you an idea of the level of writing used within the novel.