Embedded Reading

Free Online Resources for Language Teachers

We are here to help you get across this tough time with FREE resources. Click here for the link to sign up with Storylabs and to connect with the Facebook Live event on Monday, March 3o at 1:00 pm Pacific. I have teamed up with author Virginia Hildebrand and Storylabs to offer Spanish teachers help.  You can choose from a variety of levels and themes, all organized and easy to link to your virtual classroom. Other languages coming soon. There are readings and activities for many levels: • Whole novels for upper levels • Beginner readings with sheltered vocabulary using [...]

LA LLORONA IMAGES

A new major motion picture about the legend of La Llorona is coming out. The Curse of La Llorona will be in theaters beginning April 19. This legend is compelling input anyway, but the added popularity of the movie will increase student interest even more. Here is an embedded reading (scaffolded) version of the story written with high frequency vocabulary. A step-by-step lesson planning guide for teachers is also available.  It has been very popular and successful with teachers and students. https://www.brycehedstrom.com/product/ebook-la-leyenda-de-la-llorona-embedded-reading Here are a few images from the book:

NEW “LA LLORONA” MOVIE COMING

Take advantage of the upcoming interest in La Llorona by teaching your students the real legend in Spanish with this embedded reading: https://www.brycehedstrom.com/product/ebook-la-leyenda-de-la-llorona-embedded-reading A new movie about everyone's favorite scary  Mexican legend, La Llorona, is coming to the big screen this spring.  The Curse of La Llorona will be in theaters nation-wide beginning on April 19th. This is a feature film produced by James Wan (of Aquaman & The Conjuring fame), about the child-stealing, weeping woman of Mexican folklore. With these new resources, your students will be able to understand, read and even tell the story like never before: https://quizlet.com/STORYLABSlanguage/folders/la-leyenda-de-la-llorona-level-1-read-to-learn-spanish-complete-set/sets?fbclid=IwAR3m3Lo1JwfBFA_anTUm7QOWGhw9LlFzjc5rq6fUUdOM7ENcdE380ExkeMo  

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EMBEDDED READING FOR LA LLORONA

This is another foray into the world of embedded reading, invented and eloquently described by Laurie Clarq and Michele Whaley . You can see more of their work  here . I like the story of La Llorona and I have spent a long time thinking about how to present this simple version, as well as more complex versions of the legend over the years. I think this latest iteration is some good work.  The story starts with an extremely simple skeleton version of the story. It introduces just five words and the entire story has only 21 total words. More and [...]