I’ve been compiling resources for Robo en la noche on my Robo en la noche board on Pinterest, and in an effort to successfully pin the link to Sharon Birch‘s amazing Wiki page (“it has no pinnable images”), I am going to post the link HERE and then pin THIS post to my Pinterest board! Ha! There’s probably a better way to go about it, but I sure as heck can’t figure it out.
So…if you are looking for lots of great resources for teaching the novel Robo en la noche by Kristy Placido–including formal lesson plans–then follow this link over to Sharon Birch’s Wiki. If you’re having trouble finding the resources specifically for Robo en la noche or if you keep getting a “restricted access” message like I did, simply type “robo” in the search bar. All of the resources will pop up in the search results.
Not sure what Robo en la noche is? It’s a high-interest novel for Spanish students (although there is a French version available, too!) that includes past and present tense versions of the story in the same book. Set in Costa Rica, it will help you to learn about ticos and illegal bird trading! The vocabulary is very basic, and while I never had the chance to use it with my students, they could have easily read the present tense version after Unit 25 of my Spanish 1 curriculum (although, truly, much earlier…you’d just have to spot teach a few structures). It would make for a great read at the end of Spanish 1 or the beginning of Spanish 2 if your curriculum focuses on high frequency structures. Otherwise, it fits well into environmental units or units about Costa Rica. Of course, if your curriculum is already full, you could always buy a handful of copies and add them to your class FVR library. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Mike Peto’s most recent post with advice for developing an FVR program–it’s awesome!