Reading Assignments are Accessible and Relatable with Miguelito
Beginning students will meet Miguelito, a 10-year-old Venezuelan mouse who travels from Caracas for a year of adventure in Bangor, Maine with Tomás, an American mouse. Basic vocabulary includes first-year topics such as the weather, after-school activities, sports, holidays and family. Questions are listed after each chapter, along with a complete glossary in the back of the book. With illustrations by Peter Tracy.
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- Level 1
- Unique Words: 310
- Total Words: 4,059
- Tense(s): present, preterite
- Glossary: yes
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©2009. Level 1. Elementary, middle school, high school. 62 pages.
Print Book: Softcover. 5 x 7 inches.
No-Prep Activity Pack
Enhance the reader experience and your students’ comprehension with our extra, book-related activities. The perfect, no-prep teacher tool for a lively Spanish class!
Activity Pack includes:
- Student worksheets
- Teacher answer key
©2011. Reproducible. 44 pages.
Activity Pack Download: PDF. Adobe® Reader® required to view PDF.
First-Year Student Response Has Been Amazing!
"I used Las aventuras de Miguelito with my brand-new Spanish students and it made an incredible difference in their confidence levels! The chapters are short and use a lot of conversational Spanish vocabulary. I read the narrative paragraphs to the class but ask students to take the roles of the characters and read the actual conversations out loud. I then give my students time to re-read the chapter to themselves and answer the list of preguntas listed at the end of each chapter. The student response has been amazing! My kids are so pleased to be able to easily de-code an entire book in Spanish—and having a real interest in Miguelito’s story has really reinforced their vocabulary skills. I am very happy to have the Cartas a Susana sequel to introduce to my second-year students.
Carolyn C., HS Spanish Teacher from Michigan
About the Author
Fabiola Canale was raised by German parents living in Venezuela. She has lived all over the United States, and currently resides in Colorado. She has been teaching and writing stories for her students for many years. While she truly loves cooking, reading, and watching TV, her favorite free-time activities are working out and hiking with her husband. She wishes she could live in Maine, just like the mice in her books.