Robo en la noche

Robo en la noche
Comprehension-Based Reader™
Makenna moves to Costa Rica and uncovers a dangerous and illegal bird trading scheme.

Level 2 and up / Novice Mid — Intermediate Low

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Fifteen-year-old Makenna Parker had reservations about her father’s new job in Costa Rica, but little did she know that missing her home and her friends would be the least of her worries. She finds herself in the middle of an illegal bird trading scheme, and it’s a race against time for her father to save her and the treasured macaws.

The low unique word count and high-frequency factor (the number of times core structures are embedded in the text) in the Comprehension-based™ reader, ‘Robo en la noche’, make this an ideal read for advanced beginning Spanish students. Each page is loaded with cognates (words that are similar in English and Spanish), recycled vocabulary, and illustrations, which makes this read highly comprehensible.


  • Levels 2 and up
  • 2 versions under one cover: Present & Past Tense
  • Unique word count: 295
  • Total word count: 9500
  • Page count: 74
  • Audio recording embedded in the Student and Teacher Bundles
  • A 495-page Teacher's Guide is also available!
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Robo en la noche Teacher's Guide

Our Teacher's Guides are loaded with resources to enrich the teaching and learning experience.

  • 317 pages/slides

    In Every Chapter:

    Vocabulary, cognates, comprehension questions, quiz, blooming comprehension questions, pre-reading discussion questions slideshow, paperless Google Drive activities


    Slideshows: Flor de mayo, Aves de Costa Rica, La caza furtiva, Parques Nacionales de Costa Rica, Comida de Costa Rica, La fauna de Costa Rica, El cambio climático

    Readings: “Analfabetismo”, “Gallo Pinto”, “Los chistes”, “Las Guacamayas”, “Pura Vida”, “Alajuela, Costa Rica”, “Recipe- Patacones ticos”, “Eco-turismo”,

    Features and Highlights:

    Map Talk, Story review questions, Social media share, Shake it up activities, Reader’s Theater, Predicting Activities, Story Order activities, QAR- Kagan Structure, Final assessment


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