SPANISH CURRICULUM BOOKS

First Year Teaching Spanish

"Teaching Spanish with Comprehensible Input Through Storytelling. First Year Spanish" is composed of unit plans for one school year of first year Spanish, including vocabulary and grammar structures. You will find the basic story that you will be teaching throughout each week (16 stories), its vocabulary, personalized questions to ask at the beginning of each class, and the vocabulary quizzes for each story. For the method to be effective, this book must be used along with "Learning Spanish with Comprehensible Input Through Storytelling. First Year Spanish." This is the Student's Book that brings the extended reading version for each of the stories, as well as comprehension questions. The extended reading is a longer version of the story, where 80% is comprehensible and 20% is new. The idea is that, based on context, students will use their prior knowledge to decode the words and ideas they don't know in the other 20% of the text. It is important to know that when using this book (along with the student's book) there is little to no prep at all. Everything is well outlined and explained. If you want to see TPRS in action and how to use the books please refer to my YouTube Channel: "Teaching Spanish with Comprehensible Input"

First Year Learning Spanish

"Learning Spanish with Comprehensible Input Through Storytelling. First Year Spanish. Student's Book" has 16 funny and catching stories that will help you learn and practice your Spanish. Each story has a set of comprehension questions that will help you deepening your understanding. This book should be used along with "Teaching Spanish with Comprehensible Input Through Storytelling. First Year Spanish. Teacher's Book", but it can also be used by itself, by those who want to improve their Spanish skills by reading stories specifically written for Spanish language learners. It is important to know that when using this book (along with the teacher's book) there is little to no prep at all. Everything is well outlined and explained. If you want to see TPRS in action and how to use the books please refer to my YouTube Channel: "Teaching Spanish with Comprehensible Input"

Second Year Teaching Spanish

"Teaching Spanish with Comprehensible Input Through Storytelling. Second Year Spanish" is composed of unit plans for one school year of second year Spanish, including vocabulary and grammar structures. You will find the basic story that you will be teaching throughout each week (15 stories), its vocabulary, personalized questions to ask at the beginning of each class, and the vocabulary quizzes for each story. For the method to be effective, this book must be used along with "Learning Spanish with Comprehensible Input Through Storytelling. Second Year Spanish." This is the Student's Book that brings the extended reading version for each of the stories, as well as comprehension questions. The extended reading is a longer version of the story, where 80% is comprehensible and 20% is new. The idea is that, based on context, students will use their prior knowledge to decode the words and ideas they don't know in the other 20% of the text. It is important to know that when using this book (along with the student's book) there is little to no prep at all. Everything is well outlined and explained. If you want to see TPRS in action and how to use the books please refer to my YouTube Channel: "Teaching Spanish with Comprehensible Input"

Second Year Learning Spanish

"Learning Spanish with Comprehensible Input Through Storytelling. Second Year Spanish. Student's Book" has 15 funny and catching stories that will help you learn and practice your Spanish. Each story has a set of comprehension questions that will help you deepening your understanding. This book should be used along with "Teaching Spanish with Comprehensible Input Through Storytelling. Second Year Spanish. Teacher's Book", but it can also be used by itself, by those who want to improve their Spanish skills by reading stories specifically written for Spanish language learners. It is important to know that when using this book (along with the teacher's book) there is little to no prep at all. Everything is well outlined and explained. If you want to see TPRS in action and how to use the books please refer to my YouTube Channel: "Teaching Spanish with Comprehensible Input"

Third Year Teaching Spanish

"Teaching Spanish with Comprehensible Input Through Storytelling. Third Year Spanish" is composed of unit plans for one school year of third/four year Spanish, including vocabulary and grammar structures. The stories work the following grammar: commands (both formal and informal), both past tenses, subjunctive, both future tenses and the perfect tense. You will find the basic story that you will be teaching throughout each week (14 stories), its vocabulary, personalized questions to ask at the beginning of each class, and the vocabulary quizzes for each story. For the method to be effective, this book must be used along with "Learning Spanish with Comprehensible Input Through Storytelling. Third Year Spanish." This is the Student's Book that brings the extended reading version for each of the stories, as well as comprehension questions. The extended reading is a longer version of the story, where 90% is comprehensible and 10% is new. The idea is that, based on context, students will use their prior knowledge to decode the words and ideas they don't know in the other 10% of the text. It is important to know that when using this book (along with the student's book) there is little to no prep at all. Everything is well outlined and explained. If you want to see TPRS in action and how to use the books please refer to my YouTube Channel: "Teaching Spanish with Comprehensible Input"

Third Year Learning Spanish

"Learning Spanish with Comprehensible Input Through Storytelling. Third Year Spanish. Student's Book" has 14 funny and catching stories that will help you learn and practice your Spanish. Each story has a set of comprehension questions that will help you deepening your understanding. The stories work the following grammar: commands (both formal and informal), both past tenses, subjunctive, both future tenses and the perfect tense. This book should be used along with "Teaching Spanish with Comprehensible Input Through Storytelling. Third Year Spanish. Teacher's Book", but it can also be used by itself, by those who want to improve their Spanish skills by reading stories specifically written for Spanish language learners. It is important to know that when using this book (along with the teacher's book) there is little to no prep at all. Everything is well outlined and explained. If you want to see TPRS in action and how to use the books please refer to my YouTube Channel: "Teaching Spanish with Comprehensible Input"

French Curriculum Books

First Year Teaching French

"Teaching French with Comprehensible Input Through Storytelling. First Year French" is composed of unit plans for one school year of first year French, including vocabulary and grammar structures. You will find the basic story that you will be teaching throughout each week (16 stories), its vocabulary, personalized questions to ask at the beginning of each class, and the vocabulary quizzes for each story. For the method to be effective, this book must be used along with "Learning French with Comprehensible Input Through Storytelling. First Year French." This is the Student's Book that brings the extended reading version for each of the stories, as well as comprehension questions. The extended reading is a longer version of the story, where 90% is comprehensible and 10% is new. The idea is that, based on context, students will use their prior knowledge to decode the words and ideas they don't know in the other 10% of the text. It is important to know that when using this book (along with the student's book) there is little to no prep at all. Everything is well outlined and explained. If you want to see TPRS in action and how to use the books please refer to my YouTube Channel: "Teaching Spanish with Comprehensible Input"

First Year Learning French

"Learning French with Comprehensible Input Through Storytelling. First Year French. Student's Book" has 16 funny and catching stories that will help you learn and practice your French. Each story has a set of comprehension questions that will help you deepening your understanding. This book should be used along with "Teaching French with Comprehensible Input Through Storytelling. First Year French. Teacher's Book", but it can also be used by itself, by those who want to improve their French skills by reading stories specifically written for French language learners. It is important to know that when using this book (along with the teacher's book) there is little to no prep at all. Everything is well outlined and explained. If you want to see TPRS in action and how to use the books please refer to my YouTube Channel: "Teaching Spanish with Comprehensible Input

Second Year Teaching French

"Teaching French with Comprehensible Input Through Storytelling. Second Year French. Teacher's Book" is composed of unit plans for one school year of second year French, including vocabulary and grammar structures. You will find the basic story that you will be teaching throughout each week (15 stories), its vocabulary, personalized questions to ask at the beginning of each class, and the vocabulary quizzes for each story. For the method to be effective, this book must be used along with "Learning French with Comprehensible Input Through Storytelling. Second Year French. Student's Book" This is the Student's Book that brings the extended reading version for each of the stories, as well as comprehension questions. The extended reading is a longer version of the story, where 90% is comprehensible and 10% is new. The idea is that, based on context, students will use their prior knowledge to decode the words and ideas they don't know in the other 10% of the text. It is important to know that when using this book (along with the student's book) there is little to no prep at all. Everything is well outlined and explained. If you want to see TPRS in action and how to use the books please refer to my YouTube Channel: "Teaching Spanish with Comprehensible Input"

Second Year Learning French

"Learning French with Comprehensible Input Through Storytelling. Second Year French. Student's Book" has 15 funny and catching stories that will help you learn and practice your French. Each story has a set of comprehension questions that will help you deepening your understanding. This book should be used along with "Teaching French with Comprehensible Input Through Storytelling. Second Year French. Teacher's Book", but it can also be used by itself, by those who want to improve their French skills by reading stories specifically written for French language learners. It is important to know that when using this book (along with the teacher's book) there is little to no prep at all. Everything is well outlined and explained. If you want to see TPRS in action and how to use the books please refer to my YouTube Channel: "Teaching Spanish with Comprehensible Input"

MY NOVELS

Julio 

He has been a strong voice and an amazing role model for all LGBTQ kids in my school. He has taught me so much and has made me a better person and a better teacher. Now that he will be gone off to university, his story will stay behind, to be read and shared with other students, so he keeps giving a voice to those that have not found theirs yet. I wrote a book in his honor and inspired by him. The book is named after him. It is written for second year Spanish students, so it can reach more people. It is emotional, beautiful and funny.

I cried a lot when writing the last chapter because it was my way of saying goodbye to him, my way of saying that I am going to miss him, my way of saying how much I admire him and how grateful I am that I got to be his teacher. ❤️🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈❤️

Este libro está inspirado en un estudiante muy especial: JULIO. Nuestros estudiantes nos enseñan muchas cosas. Nosotros, los maestros, estamos en la escuela para enseñarles, pero son ellos los que, la mayoría de las veces, nos enseñan las lecciones más importantes a nosotros. Esta es una historia corta, divertida y fácil de leer, donde el lector entrará en el mundo de Julio. Cada capítulo habla de un evento diferente de Julio, durante su vida en la escuela. Es un libro que nos acerca a la realidad de los adolescentes gay, dándonos una perspectiva diferente.

El Cóndor de los Andes 

Itis an engaging and inspiring story written for Spanish 4 students. It is the perfect novel to read with your level 3-4 classes, AP Spanish classes as well as IB Spanish classes. It is based on real events, which makes it very appealing, but it’s intertwined in a very compelling story that will touch your heart. It has a lot of cultural components, and since it tackles a relevant and current topic, you can find a lot of authentic support materials online (songs, news report, videos), that you could use along with the book. It has a glossary organized by chapters, which helps students find the words easier.

Synopsis: “Muchas veces las cosas difíciles de la vida son las que nos ayudan a salir adelante. Esta es una historia inspiradora, basada en hechos reales, de un ciclista colombiano que llegó muy lejos, a pesar de las muchas dificultades que tuvo que enfrentar en el camino”.

Le trésor

It is a very compelling story written for third year French students. It takes place in the south of France, in a town well known for its treasures and mysteries: Rennes-le-Château. The story of Blanche (main character) and her dog, takes its inspiration from the locations and stories of this village. It has a glossary on the back of the book, organized by chapters, which facilitates the reading.

Synopsis: « Blanche Dupont est une jeune conservatrice de musée qui vient de louer une vieille maison dans un petit village français. Elle se rend vite compte qu’elle n’est pas la seule à vivre dans la maison. Elle commence à sentir la présence d’une personne dans la maison, et elle a la sensation d’être constamment surveillée. Combien de temps pourra-t-elle vivre dans la maison? Va-t-elle fuir la maison aussi rapidement que tous ceux qui y ont demeuré avant elle? »

El Entierro 

Ghosts are part of our oral tradition. Some people say that if you are Latino you, or someone that you know has seen or experienced a ghost event. When we gather with our friends and cousins, we love to tell ghosts stories that we have heard about. We believe in them and we feel them. This story is inspired in all the stories I heard growing up in Colombia (and the ghosts I saw). It has a lot of “real” elements that to some, they might seem fiction. This is a very compelling story written for third year Spanish students. It has a glossary organized by chapters at the end.

Synopsis: "Amalia Mosquera es una joven enfermera que acaba de alquilar una casa vieja en el pueblo. Rápidamente se da cuenta que ella no es la única que vive en la casa. Hay alguien más, que la sigue a todos lados y no la deja en paz. ¿Podrá ella vivir en esa casa por mucho tiempo? O ¿Se cansará y se irá rápido, como lo han hecho todos los que han vivido antes allí?

El Camino del Café

It is an engaging and inspiring story written for Spanish 4 students. It is the perfect novel to read with your level 4 classes, AP and IB Spanish classes. It will take you around the world, showing you the journey coffee beans took before they arrived to this beautiful land, where they could finally reach their perfect state. By the end of the novel, your knowledge about coffee and your way of appreciating it will definitely change. This novel has a lot of cultural components that will bring students closer to the coffee culture in Colombia. It has a glossary, alphabetically organized, including common expressions that are part of our day to day language.

Synopsis: “Por décadas, el café de Colombia ha sido reconocido a nivel mundial como el mejor y el más suave. Según los expertos, sus granos tienen los atributos perfectos. Pero, ¿de dónde es originario el café y cómo llegó a Colombia? Esta es una historia maravillosa, que llevará al lector por una aventura alrededor del mundo, mostrándole el camino del café.”

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If you are a teacher and are interested in buying classroom sets, please contact me directly (link below) so  I can give you a better deal for your purchase. I will also share with you all the materials I use with my classes when doing a class novel study.

Here you can find all my Spanish and French novels, as well as the curriculum books that I have developed for both Spanish and French teachers. The students’ books, that are part of this curriculum, compile a great collection of stories that can be used separately as part of a reading program. Reading is an essential part of second language acquisition. But reading has to be at the right level so the brain can process the language in a fun, relaxing way. My novels, and the collection of stories that are part of the curriculum books, are specifically written for language learners. They are leveled and have a glossary in the back that assists the reader in their reading process. They all tackle a cultural part as well, because learning another language is a doorway to learning about another culture. My novels are geared towards young adults (high school and university students), as well as adults that embark in the adventure of learning Spanish.

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