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                  La clase de confesiones 


La clase de confesiones 

Expose students to valuable school and classroom vocabulary with this drama-filled short novela: La clase de confesiones. Your students will appreciate the continuous exposure to regular present tense verbs, classroom items, classes, and a cast of crazy characters, an a classroom crush gone awry...and it's kind of the teacher's fault! "La clase de confesiones" will intrigue, entertain, and most of all, make learning Spanish super easy and fun! 

La clase de confesiones is written almost entirely in the present tense. It is the perfect novel for reviewing school vocabulary, classes, relationships, basic Spanish I structures in the Target Language, and, of course "el amor."

Sprinkled with authentic and witty expressions, students will see themselves in the story, as well as their teachers! 

The story starts with our dear friend Carlos, who likes Spanish class, but for all the wrong reasons!

"Carlos hates Spanish class with a passion but finds the will to survive when he lays eyes on Jessica. She is the reason he "tolerates" his boring class. However, his secret crush is compromised when his teacher decides to “shake things up a bit” in class. A simple writing assignment turns out to be a lethal injection to his social life and by extension his chances with Jessica. First, his nosy teacher tries to “set him up with Jessica,” this plan immediately backfires. Then, the unthinkable happens and Carlos is stunned. This turns into one of the most embarrassing moments in his life. But all is not lost. If Carlos plays his cards right, he could have a winning hand. Carlos invites you to come along on this adventure into "La clase de confesiones" where, todos tienen una confesión, even the teacher!"
Word count 3,000, most of which are cognates in addition to vocabulary totally appropriate for Spanish level. 

      Click here for "Discounted Class set" and Teacher's Manual
Spanish 1 Mini 1 Set- 2 Novels (La clase de confesiones)

Click here to preview the Literature Circles/FVR Novel Guide.  Every Novel Guide contains chapter questions and additional materials to help facilitate reading and comprehension in reading groups. 

Spanish 1 Literature Circle Combo 1 Set- 4 Novels (La clase de confesiones) 

Spanish 1 Mini 1 Set- 2 Novels (La bella mentira)

Expose students to valuable school and classroom vocabulary with this drama-filled short novelaLa clase de confesiones. Your students will appreciate the continuous exposure to regular present tense verbs, classroom items, and a cast of crazy characters, including teachers, that will intrigue, entertain, and make your students love Spanish class!

CI Spanish Level 1 Language Learner Literature/Reader. "La bella mentira" is part of the "La clase de confesiones" series, but is a standalone novel! It contains a glossary, and the activity guide is attached to the preview (just download it). With the 2-novel bundle, you get each "confesión" for $5.50 (compare at 6.25 Amazon). Your students will acquire valuable classroom vocabulary, present-tense structures while being immersed in a comprehensible, high-word frequency story, that they can relate to. Check out the synopsis below...and part 1 is summarized in part 2, so go for it!

Using this book for FVR or Literature Circles, check out the resource below!
Carlos is having a bad day, and it's about to get worse. He leaves Spanish class utterly embarrassed. He had no idea that the teacher was going to partner him up with Jessica, the girl he actually writes about in his class essay. Adding insult to injury, the teacher reads his essay in front of the class, even the mean-spirited things he wrote about his teacher. After running into a few more problems in math class, he is faced with the big showdown in the lunchroom. Now, Carlos is between *"la espada y la pared." However, a short story in Spanish class may hold the key to all of his problems, and may ultimately lead to his biggest confession of all. Find out in the second installment!

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Feliz Cumpleaños 
"Feliz cumpleaños" is the classic bully story with a twist. Esteban just can't get a break, even on his birthday. From the forgetful teacher in class to the bully that takes his lunch, he is at his wit's end. Although his day starts to brighten when a good friend and love interest wishes him "happy birthday," he is still subject to Roberto's (the bully) attacks. When Cristina is thrown into the mix, well, it gets even more complicated. Esteban has an uphill battle and must muster the courage to stand up for himself, on his birthday!

Spanish 1 Literature Circle Combo 1 Set- 4 Novels (La bella mentira) 

Double to fun:"La clase de confesiones" & "La bella mentira"

Students can start with book one, or book two! Both novels are totally... 



They'll even make their own confessions!

                 Spanish 3+: Readers (Past tense)       
Spanish 3/4 Literature Circles/ Free Voluntary Reading Sets 

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Are your students addicted to their phones? Are they constantly and indiscriminately displaying their lives across all social media platforms? Do you wish there was a story to teach them "put your cell phones away!" Well, "El Escape" (Casi me mata el celular) will teach them that...and more!

*This novel was previously titled "Casi me mata el celular." It is the same great novel. The cover was changed to match the action-packed nature of the novel. 

On Friday the 13th, against the advice of the elders in town (we try to tell them!), three friends go into an abandoned building. Anxious to display their lives on social media, they record the key evidence to an unbelievable crime on a cell phone, now they have to make it out of the building alive. 

"El Escape" will take readers on a thrilling ride and compel them to contemplate the consequences on the other side of pressing the "Record" button. *There is one scene of violence, which is associated the event witnessed by the characters. 

Spanish Levels 3/4+ Comprehensible Reader...and thriller. This high-interest level novel will have students on the edge of their seats! El Escape (Casi me mata el celular) is a cautionary tale about the consequences that lie on the other side of the "Record" button. 

Las apariencias engañan 

If you are having a hard time engaging those Spanish 3/4+ students, try this high school-novel-turned-sci-fi-narrative!

Click here for FVR/Literature Circle Resource (20 activities)

All the teens in Buena Vista have secrets, but Camilo's is the worst of all! As he masquerades as one of the sweetest boys in Buena Vista, his mask starts to crack, and his foundation soon follows. But, he's not the only one entangled in a web of lies; and his secret is only the tip of the iceberg in this cold tale of hidden truths and betrayal. His girlfriend, troubled by his uncanny behavior, sets out on a truth-seeking mission and her discoveries pry open pandora's box. She discovers that Camilo is living a double life; but, he isn’t the only one with compromising secrets. His house harbors a bigger secret that has haunted the town for years. This compelling story reveals the timeless truths that: things are never what they seem, or "Las apariencias engañan."
Language: Subjunctive, Preterit, Imperfect
Themes: Relationships, Betrayal, Friendship, Family, etc.