Lessons to prepare for Robo en la noche by Kristy Placido

I’m all about keeping life simple and that means one of my teaching secrets is I try to do the same activity for al my levels (but with different vocabulary or degrees of difficulty).  So that means if I do a running dictation or play bingo with Spanish 1 that Spanish 2 will be doing the same kind of activity.  A few days ago, I shared resources I’d used to help prep my students to learn about Venezuela before we read El Silbón de Venezuela by Craig Klein (tweeter: @profeklein; blogger: spanishcuentos.com).

Lessons to prepare for Robo en la noche by Kristy Placido | Shared by Elizabeth Dentlinger at SraDentlinger.wordpress.com

Lessons to prepare for Robo en la noche by Kristy Placido | Shared by Elizabeth Dentlinger at SraDentlinger.wordpress.com

I have many similar resources but for Costa Rica as Spanish 2 is preparing to read Robo en la noche by Kristy Placido (Tweeter: @placido; Blog: kplacido.com) that I’d like to share to help out others.  If you want to read more about the process or what I stress with each activity check out my detailed explanations for El Silbón de Venezuela.

Although this is my 6th time teaching this novel, I’m hoping I can still learn something new about Costa Rica!


Elizabeth Dentlinger

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4 thoughts on “Lessons to prepare for Robo en la noche by Kristy Placido

  1. Para mi depende en el grupo de estudiantes. Antes, usé Robo en el segundo semestre de español 1. Ahora (en una escuela diferente), lo uso en el segundo semestre de español 1. Si es la primera novela para todos en la clase probablemente te recomiendo El Silbón, pero si han leído otra en una clase diferente probablemente Robo.

  2. I ❤️ Your blog! I miss the IWLA crew!

    Which are your favorite books for levels 1 and 2?

    I have taught pobre Ana in lvl 1 and viaje de su vida, piratas, casi se muere and los Baker’s van a Peru in level 2.
    I have a personal copy of almost all of the Placido/TPRS/Klein/etc books, and have enough department money left over to buy two sets of different books. I really want to try something new!

    What would you recommend for 1 and 2?

    • Awww we miss you, too, Loni!

      Here’s what I’ve previously used in level 1: Piratas, Robo, Fiesta Fatal, Esperanza, and now El Silbón. Here’s what I’ve used in level 2: Los Baker, Robo, and I just added El Ekeko. For level 3 I used: Felipe Alou and Vida y muerte.

      For me, what I would recommend depends on the group’s ability. My students’ abilities at my new school are way different from those at my previous school. There are books that would be GREAT for some level 1 groups but yet others that need longer to prepare. I will say this – Los Baker has been my LEAST favorite novel. I’m LOVING El Ekeko and El Silbón.

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