Las Aventuras de Isabela
(Les aventures d’Isabelle – French)

Las Aventuras de Isabela - Las aventuras de Isabela is the first novel in a this series for true beginners

Las Aventuras de Isabela

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Las aventuras de Isabela

2nd Edition
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 this 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.

isbn 9781603722315

Yo no soy normal.  Letting Isabela be Isabela blog entry by Karen Rowan

Downloadable Teacher’s Guide Las aventuras de Isabela,

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includes non-downloadable PDF of reader and audiobook for teacher use

New song and lyrics by Greg XS included!!

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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.

You will also find more pictures on our Facebook Fan Page for this and other books.

 

 

My third graders will be finishing Las Aventuras de Isabela next week. I want to thank you for such an AWESOME book, and to ask when we can expect the next one(s) to come out?

Jennifer Goodine

Spanish teacher, Cape Elizabeth Maine.

The book used repetitive language with cognates. Even my students who have never taken Spanish can understand some of it. It’s very motivating to beginners because they can be successful reading a book with very little Spanish instruction. I’ve seen others criticize this book due to the repetition: this is exactly what beginners need! The repetition is essential to remember the structures. 

estrella90265

August 29, 2015

Les Aventures d'Isabelle is the first novel in a this series for true beginners

Les Aventures D’Isabelle

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Les Aventures d’Isabelle

by Karen Rowan Translated by Donna Tatum-Johns

Isabelle is a 8 1/2 year-old girl who can’t seem to keep herself out of trouble on a visit to Paris 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 subway, eats screams like a baby after eating a cheese that is too strong, and convinces her mom to buy new shoes for a big family. No matter how often her mom asks her to 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?

Les Aventures d’Isabelle is a Fluency Fast novella for true beginners. It uses a vocabulary of only 230 words to tell a 2300-word story. It is repetitive and simple and uses many cognates to make the book comprehensible to beginning adults and children.

isbn 9780982468746

Success!

I tracked down several students who had read this book during our FVR time. There are several things they mentioned that they liked about this book: it is set in Paris, there is lots of conversation, the story was interesting. But what stood out to me that every student communicated is how successful they felt reading it. They felt that they could understand virtually all of it, and rarely needed to use the glossary. They said that the way it was written, they could infer from context what new words meant. The way their faces beamed with pride when they said they finished this book much faster than others was amazing! That is success!

Anne Briotet

01/20/2022

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