Vector – Teacher Package



Vector – Teacher Package

VECTOR novel Teacher’s Guide, Audio Book, Novel

411 total pages, 10 chapters, pre-reading activities, post-reading breakout, Answer Keys included

Table of Contents:

In every chapter:

  • Vocabulary
  • Cognates
  • Integrate technology with “Apt Apps”
  • Pre-Reading Warm-Up activity
  • Comprehension Questions
  • “Blooming” Comprehension questions inspired by Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • Quiz

Features and highlights:

  • Connect novel topics with AP themes with “AP/IB Alley” extension activities
    • Vasco Núñez de Balboa
    • Henry Morgan
    • En busca del oro
  • Interpretive Listening through “Listen Up” activities, 7 chapters have audio with comprehension questions and 3 have video activities with comprehension questions
  • Create an “Interactive Notebook” to accompany the novel through the Interactive Notebook suggestions
  • Beyond the text readings with “Ladder to Literacy”
    • El sombrero Panamá
    • La gastronomía panameña
  • Slideshows
    • Comida panameña
    • The Panamá Canal
    • Panamá Highlights
  • Incorporate activities adapted from Pinterest via “Pin Play”
  • Get students up and moving with “Shake it Up” activities
  • Connect students with pop culture through “Social Media Share”
  • Explore “Cross-Curricular Connections” through the science and engineering of the canal construction.
    • La construcción francesa del canal
    • The Panama Canal Locks- Under Pressure Experiment
  • Finish the novel by breaking out “” style!

Magical Realism, written in Past tense

A vector of venom infects Antonio, a typical Panamanian teenager, with an illness that has far-reaching consequences. He is carried away from home and transported back in time to the early 1900s, where he unknowingly joins his grandfather on the construction of the Panama Canal. Will Antonio escape from the past and survive the consequences of working on one of the most dangerous construction sites in history?

This story strategically weaves high-level language structures into a compelling story, which based on high-frequency vocabulary. Even upper level language students need repeated exposure to language structures in order to acquire them, and Fluency Matters’ intermediate readers maintain a high frequency factor of high-level language structures, thus helping learners progress beyond typical proficiency levels. But do not focus on language structures or the advanced grammatical features embedded in this story. Rather, focus on enjoying the story! The more you enjoy it, the more you will acquire Spanish without even realizing it! Happy reading!

Unique Word Count: 400

Special Savings Package contains one novel, audio book on CD and teacher’s resource guide on CD. $15 savings over individual pricing.

ISBN # 978-1-945956-11-9

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