This thematic unit helps intermediate students of Spanish to narrate stories in the past. Three authentic Mexican stories provide a language rich context for communication. The lesson plans, stories and assessments are mapped to the National Standards for Foreign Language. This unit contains everything you need to get started on Monday:
Standards-based Lesson Plans
Lesson plans for each story prepare students for the language-rich animal stories by offering a wide variety of pre-reading, reading, and post-reading activities that support the standard objectives.
In addition to suggestions for formative assessment, the unit includes a scaffold, rubric and suggestioned titles for a final project. Students work in groups to create an animal tale told in the past. There is also an integrated performance task where students use their skills to interprete a new story.
Photocopiable Student Handouts
The teacher handbook also includes student handout that you can copy for your class as needed. These include story maps, student flashcards, sentence strips, and other worksheets.
Flashcards and Storytelling Props
We have included flashcards and story props so that the students can practice retelling the stories and create new ones with the characters.
The color graphics for smartboard or powerpoint use provide a rich backdrop for telling the stories. Each story has a different authentic setting in Mexico. Las orejas del conejo includes cenotes. El león y el grillo takes place in a rainforest.
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