Teaching with the novel Vida y Muerte en la Mara Salvatrucha Chapter 11, 12, 13

Chapter 11 was such a shocker! *Spoiler Alert* Take a moment to stop reading if you’re still in the “thinking about adopting” phase. Analia tries to keep the narrator from getting revenge on the man who killed his brother and is killed as they try to escape. It was such a powerful scene that my… Continue reading Teaching with the novel Vida y Muerte en la Mara Salvatrucha Chapter 11, 12, 13

Teaching the novel Vida y Muerte en la Mara Salvatrucha Chapter 10

As always, don’t overlook the amazing teacher’s resources here… Chapter 10 finds the narrator sleeping when he hears some horrible news. His brother has been killed… What will he do? Leave the gang to be with his girlfried? Seek revenge? It’s a great chapter, leading into an even better one!! After we finished reading, I… Continue reading Teaching the novel Vida y Muerte en la Mara Salvatrucha Chapter 10

Teaching the novel Vida y Muerte en la Mara Salvatrucha Chapter 5

Another great chapter! You should get this novel! And the TG has all of the essentials! These activities are not meant to replace the materials that accompany the guide, they’re meant to compliment it! Today began a two day look at chapter 5, “My first mission.” We looked at the chapter’s symbol, a gun, and… Continue reading Teaching the novel Vida y Muerte en la Mara Salvatrucha Chapter 5

Teaching the novel Vida y muerte en la Mara Salvatrucha Chapter 4

Vida y Muerte is so engaging! And the TG has all of the essentials! These activities are not meant to replace the materials that accompany the guide, they’re meant to compliment it! Chapter 4 has some great information about how the narrator’s family made the decision to emigrate to the United States. I decided that… Continue reading Teaching the novel Vida y muerte en la Mara Salvatrucha Chapter 4

Teaching the novel Vida y Muerte en la Mara Salvatrucha: Chapter 3

This week’s song for our gang theme is by Los Rakas (follow @losrakas on Twitter). Los Rakas are a class favorite and this song is always engaging. Chapter 3 is called “Mi padre” and readers learn how the anonymous author lost his father at a young age as well. Don’t forget that novels and teacher’s… Continue reading Teaching the novel Vida y Muerte en la Mara Salvatrucha: Chapter 3