A Video Discussion Guide for Pablo Cartaya’s Bilingual Miami Family Story
by Traci Swain
Join the Book Boys in a five-minute video to discover how you can utilize the blog to make The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya an epic win for your students!
After exploring all of the activities and resources we cooked up on the blog this week, Max, Allister, and Elliott can’t wait to share what’s in store! See what awaits your class with…
• Max, who makes text-to-self connections between Arturo Zamora and himself.
• Allister, who writes about whether he would have handled Arturo’s struggle to save the family restaurant like Arturo did and why, using an expository essay prompt.
• Elliott, who shares some surprising facts he learned about the book’s real-world setting of Miami—including that Arturo’s family’s restaurant is inspired by a real-life location!
Plus join the Book Boys in their cocinas as they cook up some of the author’s recipes from the back of the book. You can give them a try in your own kitchen and encourage students to do the same—with adult supervision, of course!
How are you planning to use The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora with your class? After watching this video, please share your ideas with us and other teachers on Facebook and Instagram by using the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs. We’d love to repost you on our pages! Also, make sure to subscribe to Scholastic’s YouTube channel for back-to-school videos you can share with your class.
The Book Boys work in different departments at Scholastic Book Clubs. They decided to form a group to share a wide range of books and introduce students to the world of reading. Each week, the Book Boys select a book to feature. They make stories come alive by creating fun, educational, and engaging videos for teachers and families to use in the classroom or at home. The Book Boys, like everyone at Scholastic Book Clubs, want all kids to love to read and be proud to declare: “I am a reader!”
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