Category Archives: Embedded Reading

3 AM

 I think you could build an entire Spanish curriculum on the latest Jesse y Joy album.  I probably won’t do that, but here is a three-day lesson based on their song 3 am, which includes vocals from Tommy Torres.  If … Continue reading

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Ayotzinapa

We recently completed a short unit based on the events in Iguala, Mexico and the students from Ayotzinapa.  Below is a link to a shared file, which contains a reading and several other resources.  Adapt and use as you’d like. … Continue reading

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Sangre Americana

  We recently completed an embedded reading with the song “Sangre Americana” by Bacilos.  It’s an older song (released in 2004) that tells of the mistreatment of indigenous people throughout the Americas and how, despite the efforts of many, their … Continue reading

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Gotitas de Amor (an embedded reading unit)

Here’s a Spanish embedded reading unit based on the song “Gotitas de Amor” by Jesse y Joy.  I created a source sheet to which all documents/presentations/activities are linked.  I will also paste the information below.  I was very pleased with … Continue reading

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A few new twists on an old favorite

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, … Continue reading

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El hombre inocente: an embedded reading

Here’s an embedded reading in Spanish about an innocent man in prison and his attempt to escape.  I started with the following presentation of new terms and the base version of the reading: El hombre inocente – vocabulary and base version … Continue reading

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Murder Mystery – An interactive embedded reading

Not long ago, we completed a short murder mystery unit.  I developed the unit because I wanted a good setting to expose students to the use of preterite and imperfect in Spanish.  The unit was based around an embedded reading. … Continue reading

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Embedded Reading – Hay que aprender idiomas

Here is an embedded reading we completed recently in level 2.  It is not a typical embedded reading because there are only two versions and the base version is longer than it should be.  The focus structures were: Me cuesta … Continue reading

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El abrigo anaranjado – an embedded reading

In Spanish 2, we’ve been working with an embedded reading that I created entitled, “El abrigo anaranjado” (The orange coat).  I created this reading because I wanted to work on some structures that would be important for viewing the “Alma” … Continue reading

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A few new twists on reading

We did reading activities in all classes today, and I tried a different strategy with each level. Teacher Draw and Student Retell This was not much different from what I’ve done before.  I sometimes have students draw details of a … Continue reading

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