Before starting the novel
- Super 7 Unit with special person interviews using Super 7 Present Tense Spanish BUNDLE
- Somos Units 1-5 (completed unit 5 this year & others in exploratory previous years)
- El capibara especial story – Miss Maestra
- Ecuador Reading
- Capibara & Ecuador stations
- Animals of South America Introduction (from Kristen Duncan)
Chapter by Chapter Ideas
Below is what we did moving through the novel. Please remember this is my first time teaching this book, so I have been learning as I go.
I keep links to already created kahoots, quizlet live & quizizz to use for instances like this.
My El capibara con botas Pinterest Board for more ideas for cultural expansion.
Hopefully, I will be sharing as we continue the novel. Use the label Capibara to find all posts related to the novel or novels for all posts related to the topic.
Next post – Teaching Capibara Chapters 5-9
Have you taught El capibara con botas? Please share any additional ideas in the comments!
Updated resources & blog posts for teaching the novel
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Thanks for the ideas! How much time did you spend preteaching vocab? How long are you planning on spending on the novel? Did all your students have Spanish in middle school? I ask just because sometimes I run into situations where I have some students who have had Spanish and some who have not. I love the ideas on differentiating and giving them choices!!! Great post!
Profe McQueen says
Allison, how long did you spend on the novel? (I just ordered and received a class set for my 8th grade exploratory class. They meet every other day for a semester, so I'm debating as to whether or not I can have this semester's class read it before Christmas break.)
Mis Clases Locas says
I think it took a month total!
I was inspired by your posts and am reading El Capibara with my students. Do you happen to have copies of your activities for sale? Putting the events in the story in order, fill in the blank vocab activities, etc. Thanks! I saw some things, but I would love to access others as well. Also, I have looked into deforestation and was wondering if you had an explanation for this as I will soon be teaching Chapter 5. Gracias!
where is the book