3 Differentiated Readings for Bex Unit 8

Differentiated Readings:

When it comes to reading, we continue to use these differentiation strategies and they work very well. But last week, I wanted to challenge my students to read independently and use their resources to decipher a past-tense text. We have used the past tense before and done pop-up grammar with it, but I have not targeted it.

I created these 3 levels of readings based on the story we created in class. It is called Nacho Libre busca nachos and it is using Martina Bex’s Búscalo vocabulary. Students self-selected into 1 of 3 categories based on a mini-quiz at the beginning of class and their own judgement.

Level 1: Students who want the MOST support.
nacho libre busca nachos 1 docx
Nacho Libre busca nachos 1 pdf

All new phrases are highlighted and translated on the side of the page. Comprehension questions are drawn straight from the text.

Level 2: Students who are content with the amount of support.
nacho libre busca nachos 2 docx
nacho libre busca nachos 2 pdf

All new phrases are highlighted and identified on the side of the page, but not translated. If students cannot decipher them, they can find a hint card on the board with the translation on the back.
Some comprehension questions require more inference.

Level 3: Students who want more of a CHALLENGE.
nacho libre busca nachos 3 docx
nacho libre busca nachos 3 pdf

All new phrases are highlighted in the reading but they are not identified on the side of the page and not translated.
Comprehension questions are more open-ended and require more inference.

Throughout all readings, high frequency verbs are bolded, a strategy I stole from Mike Peto.

Students read on their own for 8 minutes, did an airplane/volleyball reading, then came back to their leveled groups to answer the questions. As they did the airplane reading, I was impressed because, no matter the level, they were all able to translate the reading accurately.
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I also created a storyboard for this story for my students to retell. Storyboardthat.com is perfect for creating cartoons for each unique story!
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ch 8 speaking nacho libre storyboard

You are more than welcome to use any of these resources! I do not own the rights to these Nacho Libre pictures and I strongly encourage you to use the Búscalo unit from Martina!

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One thought on “3 Differentiated Readings for Bex Unit 8

  1. Hi Lauren,
    THESE ARE AMAZING RESOURCES! With intentional capital letters. Thank you. One question: do you have an example or directions for a flow map? How do you teach that? I LOVE the WBT + TPRS mix. I have been trying to wrap my head around how to use them both.

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