Las aventuras de Isabela by Karen Rowan
Las aventuras de Isabela
by Karen Rowan
Isabela Huffman is a precocious 8-year-old girl who can't seem to keep herself out of trouble on a visit to Guanajuato, Mexico, with her mother. She wants to be the president when she grows up. Or a ballerina. Or the president and a ballerina. She's dramatic. She sings on the bus, screams like a baby after putting chile powder on her fresh mango and convinces her mom to buy five pair of new shoes for a big family. No matter how many times her mom asks her to just sit down like a normal little girl, she just can't help getting up to take more pictures of her adventures. When will Isabela ever sit down?
Las aventuras de Isabela is the first novel in a new series for true beginners. It uses a vocabulary of only 200 Spanish words to tell a 2,200-word story. It is repetitive and simple and uses many cognates to make the book comprehensible to beginning adults and children.
Las aventuras de Isabela Blog entry
Yo no soy normal. Letting Isabela be Isabela. by Karen Rowan
Las aventuras de Isabela, available on Teachable $49.99
includes non-downloadable PDF of reader and audiobook
Optional free student access to reader available with purchase of a class set or copies for all students, $7.00 each
Karen Rowan is fairly certain she has taught this book more than any other person, since her crash courses are 3 days long. This guide contains everything she does to teach the reader, including stories, photos, exact TPR lessons and a video demo of her teaching that you are welcome to play for your students asynchronously.
Read the blog entry for teachers Letting Isabela Be Isabela on Why to teach las aventuras de Isabela.