Paco, el pingüino perdido
Level 1 and up / Novice Mid — Novice High
Paco is a baby penguin in a colony on the coast of Chile. His parents adore him and keep him safe, so why did they suddenly abandon him? Alone and afraid, he waits for his parents to return. But he is not really alone. There are predators all around! Who will find him first—his parents or a predator?
This Comprehension-based™ reader, ‘Paco, el pingüino perdido’, strategically weaves high-level language structures into a compelling story, which is based on high-frequency vocabulary. Even upper-level language students need repeated exposure to language structures in order to acquire them, and Fluency Matters’ novice readers maintain a high frequency factor of high-level language structures, thus helping learners progress beyond typical proficiency levels. But do not focus on language structures or the advanced grammatical features embedded in this story.
- Level 1 and up
- Present tense
- Ecology-based Fiction
- Total word count: 4231
- Unique word count: 60
- Page count: 88
- A 283-page Teacher's Guide is also available!
Paco, el pingüino perdido Teacher's Guide
Our Teacher's Guides are loaded with resources to enrich the teaching and learning experience.
In Every Chapter:
Vocabulary, cognates, comprehension questions, quiz, pre-reading discussion questions slideshow
Slideshows: Centros de rescate y conservación animal, Depredadores de pingüinos, Derrames de petroleo, Los especies de pingüinos
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Features and Highlights:
Online Supplement, Reader’s Theater Scripts, ¿Quién lo dice?, ¿Quiere o puede?, A Dime a Dozen, Al principio o al final, Alerta, Context Clues, Curtain Call, El más lógico, Eventful, Fill ‘er up, Find the Faker, Leader of the Pack, Marker Partner Game, Placement Test, Primero o segundo, Q & A Matchup, Questionable, "Red Light, Green Light", Space Cadet, The Gauntlet: Final Assessment, The Splits, Thumbs Up 7 Up, Two Truths and a Lie, Verb-O