I have blogged before about using Pobre Ana as an easy Spanish novel to supplement and show students content in context. For every chapter I am trying to create a summary using a different tool. The goal is to encourage the students to independent re-read the chapter and to ensure that they understand what they are reading. The mix of images and other visual cues makes sure they are on track.
Chapter 3 is long – so it is hard for students to remember the beginning by the end. Chapter 3 is when Ana is traveling from California to Mexico, so using Google Maps was the perfect backdrop for the story. The pins on the map have sentences from the story and frequently an accompanying image. The students could go through the first half of the chapter. They do not have to go in order, they can figure out where they are in the chapter based on where the pins are on the map. I love that the pin design can change to reflect different types of places.