Today, I am excited to announce a new series of comprehensible input resources from The Immersive Classroom. The series, Comprehensible Classics, is a set of resources that will help the Spanish language teacher to guide students through the stories and contexts of Spanish and Latin American literature's great works.
The first of the series, Fuenteovejuna by Lope de Vega, provides teachers with 9 days of lesson plans which center around the story, the author, and the context of this great dramatic work from the Golden Age of Spain.
In this unit, students will learn about the play Fuenteovejuna, the life of Lope de Vega, and the Golden Age of Spain, completely in the target language. This comprehensible unit will provide students with resources completely in the target language, through readings, activities and exams written in the preterite and imperfect tenses. This 30-page resource includes day-by-day lesson plans and instructions, as well as all readings, worksheets, activities and exams needed to complete the unit.
I chose Lope de Vega's Fuenteovejuna not only because of the play's fame in the canon of Hispanic literature. I think that this is a play all students should know because of the incredibly strong female lead, Laurencia, who is featured prominently throughout the play.
In this unit, students will have an opportunity to analyze one of Laurencia's most famous speeches in the play, and will develop an appreciation for Lope de Vega's strong and independent female characters.
I hope you enjoy this unit as much as my students and I did! Check out the resource by clicking here.
Stay tuned for the next Comprehensible Classics unit, coming in the next two weeks!
Hope you are enjoying your summer, whether you are teaching summer school, traveling, or taking a much deserved break from the classroom.