Happy Birthday, Robo en la noche!

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In Robo en la noche, we follow the journey of 15-year-old Makenna Parker as she moves to Costa Rica with her dad. She had reservations about her father’s new job in Costa Rica, but little did she know that missing her home and her friends would be the least of her worries. She finds herself in the middle of an illegal bird-trading scheme, and it becomes a race against time for her father to save her and the treasured macaws.

It’s hard to believe that Makenna Parker first debuted a decade ago! Since then, Robo en la noche has become a classroom favorite, and has even “hatched” a sequel, Noche de oro.

Some of the Robo en la noche updates include a new cover and an updated comprehensive glossary, as well as the addition of a flip book format, with both past and present tense versions under one cover. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the release of Robo en la noche, we are proud to reveal to you a newly-enhanced 495-page 2019 Premium Teacher’s Guide! Whether you are teaching the present tense or past tense version of this comprehension-based reader, the Premium Teacher’s Guide has been designed to be a comprehensive unit when used together with the reader.

Take a tour of the NEW Robo Teacher’s Guide!

Robo Teacher’s Guide Overview

In Every Chapter:

  • Comprehensive vocabulary and cognates list (in both present and past tenses)
  • Comprehension questions (in both present and past tenses)
  • Quick quiz (in both present and past tenses)
  • Blooming Comprehension – get your students thinking deeply!
  • Pre-reading questions in slideshow format with beautiful photography and illustrations for easy discussions

Featured Activities:

  • Map Talk
  • Previous chapter review questions
  • Social media share
  • Shake it up activities
  • Reader’s Theater
  • Predicting Activities
  • Story Order activities
  • QAR- Kagan Structure
  • Larger quizzes and final assessment


  • Flor de mayo
  • Aves de Costa Rica
  • La caza furtiva
  • Parques Nacionales de Costa Rica
  • Comida de Costa Rica
  • La fauna de Costa Rica
  • El cambio climático

Beyond the Text:

  • Analfabetismo
  • Gallo Pinto
  • Los chistes
  • Las Guacamayas
  • Pura Vida
  • Alajuela, Costa Rica
  • Recipe- Patacones ticos
  • Eco-turismo
  • ZooAve animal rescue
  • Animales en peligro de extinción
You’re gonna love the new Robo Teacher’s Guide!

Did you know Fluency Matters Teacher’s Guides are always up to date?

Online Supplement Pages are available for most of our guides and will be available for ALL of our guides by summer 2019. If you can provide us with proof of  purchase, we will grant you password-protected access to a webpage with additional resources available online as well as new activities we create and share! We also invite teachers to share resources and activities with our Fluency Matters community! Send your ideas/activities to TG@FluencyMatters.com


For those who have previously purchased the Robo Teacher’s Guide, we have a special offer for you, and you’ll find it on the Robo online supplement page. If you do not know how to access that page, send us proof of purchase from Fluency Matters or an authorized reseller (Command Performance Language Institute or Teacher’s Discovery) and we’ll send you log-in information.

Additional blog post for teaching Robo en la noche:   Student-art inspired review

Check out our complete line of PREMIUM Teacher’s Guides, available for the following titles:

  • ahanenburg
    Posted at 06:54h, 13 February

    FELIZ ANNIVERSARIO!! Will the new and improved online teacher’s guide be available through download to those who purchased the teacher’s guide in the past? I tried to log in and check but the site seems to be down at the moment, Thanks so much to you and your team for helping us all to be better teachers!

  • carol gaab
    Posted at 12:00h, 13 February

    The original guide had 120 pages, and the new 495 pages. For those who have previously purchased the original Robo Teacher’s Guide, we are offering a discount. You’ll find the offer on the online supplement page. If you currently own the guide and do not have log-in info for the page, you can email proof of purchase to info@FluencyMatters.com..Once your purchase has been verified, we’ll send you log-in information and you’ll be able to access the page and the discount information.

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