La perezosa impaciente Teacher’s Manual Download


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La perezosa impaciente Teacher’s Manual

With hundreds of professional-quality photos, this digital teacher’s manual is extremely user-friendly, supportive, clear, and organized. Grab it and teach. Just add students!

This downloadable version of the teacher’s manual is the same as the CD version.  

For Every Chapter

  • ONE PAGE at-a-glance lesson plans in English
  • Student Objectives:  a series of statements beginning with “I can…” for student growth beyond simply reading
  • Individual and group exercises, activities, and assignments addressing the Common Core ELA Standards
  • Performance-based activities aligned with World-Readiness Standards
  • Reproducible Quizzes and Tests to use as exit quizzes, check for understanding, unit exams with and without answers, and in various formats:  fill in the blank, short answer, true or false 
  • Teaching strategies for different learning styles, comprehension questions for leading discussions, and classroom games.
  • Substitute teacher lesson plans
  • Essential chapter vocabulary 

Features and Highlights

  • The Essential Question: a focused theme throughout the book for students to connect to their experience.
  • Character exploration exercises to explore their world, fears, and motivations
  • Innovative Story Map graphic organizer builds the Common Core skill of analyzing character development as the plot moves toward resolution
  • Assignments for making Personal Connections so students can relate the material to their own lives
  • Predict the plot and imagine alternative storylines


  • Web links for deeper exploration through videos and slideshows of cultures, locations, and other topics
  • Word Clouds based on vocabulary frequency
  • High-quality photography of Colombia and Guatemala daily life, food, transportation, geography etc.
  • Landscapes to help visualize the story in context
  • Songs to listen to, learn, and sing
  • Listening comprehension exercises

Beyond the Book

  • Supplementary authentic resources for cultural exploration
  • Resources about Colombia and about coffee production and industry
  • Resources to explore the life of sloths, anteaters, armadillos, and more
  • Resources on environmental issues surrounding cattle grazing and tropical forests
  • Learn about La Madremonte
  • many more resources, too!

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