Beginning Spanish Story - La familia de galletas

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This is the second story in the "Había una vez - Year 1" curriculum. It directly follows La familia. If you are not following this curriculum, you can teach "La familia de galletas" as a stand-alone unit.

IMPORTANT: Do not purchase this story if you have already purchased Había una vez - Year 1 - Set 1 since "La familia de galletas" is included in that bundle.

I created this story for students in an elementary FLES program. It will work best with students from preschool through second grade. At my school, kindergarten students do a unit on "The Gingerbread Man" at the beginning of the year. They were so excited about cookies that I decided to create a story about a family of cookies.

In this story, there is a girl named Elena. She makes cookies. She makes a big cookie: the father. She makes a medium cookie: the mother. She makes a small cookie: the baby. She makes another big cookie: the grandfather. She makes another medium cookie: the grandmother. She makes another small cookie: the dog. The family lives in a big cookie house.

This bundle includes a classroom library story, "La galleta corre," which is a simplified version of "The Gingerbread Man". This is one of my kindergarten students' favorite stories. They ask me to read it aloud all the time!

This bundle includes:
• La familia de galletas - picture story
• Teacher's guide
• Story cards
• Printable student version
• Vocabulary handout
• Game cards
• Posters
• 10 counting cards for practicing colors and numbers
• 2 worksheets with a full answer key (for older students)
• 1 tracing worksheet (for younger students)
• Editable PowerPoint version of the story (text only)
• Classroom Library Story - La galleta corre

I teach this story with TPRS®, a method developed by Blaine Ray. This story provides input that is comprehensible, engaging, and carefully structured to include lots of repetition. I have been using TPRS® in my classes since 2007 and have found it to be a highly successful method for learning languages. I have used TPRS® with preschool through adult classes and have found that learners of all ages are captivated by stories.

When I am reading the story to the whole class, I project it on a Promethean Board from my computer (many PDF viewing programs have the option to view PDF files as full page or as a slideshow). I also print out several copies, laminate them, and keep them as part of our classroom library. If students finish their work early, they can go to the library and check out a book. I also incorporate regular reading time in our class periods so all students can review the stories we have already learned.

NOTE: This story is sold in PDF format. I have received some requests to put these stories in PowerPoint format. However, many of the artists who create educational clipart specify that the clipart must be locked down in a PDF file, as this secures the file images. Some PDF viewing programs have the option to "view as slideshow", which looks very similar to a PowerPoint presentation. Other programs have the option to view as full screen or full page. This is how I use the PDF files in my class.

This story includes the following vocabulary:
- hola
- me llamo

- hago
- me gustan

- es
- vive

- la galleta
- la familia

- grande
- mediano(a)
- pequeño(a)

- esta
- yo
- de
- en

The classroom library story includes the following words:
- la galleta
- la abuela
- el abuelo
- el cerdo
- la vaca
- la oveja
- el caballo
- el zorro

- corre
- grita

- me gustan las galletas

- no

- oinc, oinc
- muu, muu
- bee, bee
- niii, niii
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