Thanks to the the generous Fluency Matters 12 days of Christmas giveaway, I am going to once again adjust this year’s curriculum plan. (One of my many perks as a #deptof1). I won a set of the newer El Ekeko e course by Katie Baker. This novel came out right after I made my big curriculum purchase a few years ago, and I am been wanting to teach it.
I am going to try it out right after Christmas break with my level 3 class. The novel is marked as level 1 in first person present tense, but with the deeper cultural connections, I know it will go great with this class. Additionally, this particular group is in need of something to mix it up. This is my third year with them and they have already read seven novels as a class. I think trying out the individual e course will be a fun way to help differentiate this wide range of abilities and mix up the winter blahs. We are one to one, but due to most students not having internet at home, I know we will be doing most in class. I have gathered some resources as I start to plan for this unit.
E Course Resources
The resources on the site helped me to set up my first e course. I will share along the way as well as I learn how to manage the course as in instructor.
El Ekeko Resources
This is a newer novel and I have not seen a ton posted yet from teachers who have used it. Let me know if I have missed anything!
- Arianne Dowd posted a great movie talk slide show to go with the novel. She also has a new resource, El Ekeko: El Papá Noel Andino that would be perfect as well. I know she is teaching the novel this semester as well, and I look forward to what else she posts along the way!
- Srta. Baker has daily plans for how she taught the novel El Ekeko.
- Maris Hawkins created this Google Tour Builder & these questions.
Other Bolivia Resources
- My El Ekeko Pinterest Board – lots of resources to complete a unit on Bolivia
- Mi Bolivia – Martina Bex – slide show for lower level students
- Los niños prisioneros de Bolivia – Martina Bex
The bottom two resources were completed by this particular class in Spanish 1, but they would make a nice addition to round out a unit about Bolivia for others who are teaching the novel, especially in lower levels.
We did a writing assessment, along with a Fishbowl Interpersonal Speaking.
What have I missed? Have you taught El Ekeko or taught a Fluency Matters E course? If so, please share your wisdom or resources in the comments!
The writing assessment link just takes me to your store on Teacher pays teachers not to the activity????
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