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Includes 25 readers, the Premium Teacher’s Guide, and 1 Audiobook on CD in past tense.
Premium Teacher’s Guide to Accompany Bananas
IN EVERY CHAPTER
Pre Reading Discussion Slideshow
PREP 4 SUCCESS UNIT
A storytelling unit to prepare your students to maximize acquisition as they read!
A Bunch of Hunches
Quite the Character
Beyond the Text: United Fruit
Pre-Reading: Map Talk – Geography
Pre-Reading: Standard and United Fruit reading – History
Chapter 3: Women in the Banana Industry – Sustainable Development Goals
Chapter 4: Bananas y Manzanas – Math
Chapter 5: Effects of Pesticides on Health – Medicine
Chapter 8: Stages of Grief – Psychology
Chapter 9: Kids Who Make a Difference – History
Chapter 10: Ecuador vs. Banana Growers – History
Chapter 10: Voluntourism – Social Justice
Chapter 10: Call to Action – Social Justice
Epilogue: La United Fruit Co. – Literature
FEATURES AND HIGHLIGHTS
Reader’s Theater Scripts
Picasso of Plates
Which Sitch is Which?
Marker Partner Game
Two Truths and a Lie
Move or Keep?
6 of One, Half Dozen of the Other
Toma uno, por favor
Yellow Brick Road retell
Numbered Heads Together
Find the Faker!
Musical Chairs Retell
Antes, después o durante
Anticipation Guide: Revisited
Frutas exóticas Slideshow
Bolsas plásticas Slideshow
Banana zipline exclusive video
Dos gobiernos únicos
Todo sobre las bananas
Meet Eric: the REAL Mario!
Historical Fiction, Past Tense
Unique Word Count: 275
After divorcing, Mario’s mother must uproot the family to find work. Mario struggles with the thought of moving, until he experiences the benefits of his mother’s new job at a fruit company. His new life includes an almost unlimited supply of bananas and a series of new adventures. However, Mario develops a great distaste for bananas once he sees the REAL harvest of the banana plantations.
This Comprehension-based™ reader, ‘Bananas’, strategically weaves high-frequency language structures into a compelling story. Even upper level language students need repeated exposure to language structures in order to fully acquire them; that’s why Fluency Matters’ intermediate readers maintain a high frequency factor of high-level language structures, thus helping learners progress beyond typical proficiency levels. Nevertheless, we encourage readers NOT to focus on language structures or the advanced grammatical features embedded in this story. Rather, focus on enjoying the story itself! The more you enjoy it, the more you will acquire Spanish without even realizing it! We hope you enjoy reading your way to FLUENCY!
Audiobook to Accompany BANANAS
Read by a native speaker
Great way to develop an ear for the language!
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