Students will love learning about a few foods and beverages from Spanish-speaking cultures in this short tale about a vampire, Bella, who does not like the taste of blood. Students will travel with Bella to Spain, Argentina, and Panama to taste the local fare. Written completely in Spanish, this story is appropriate for use in middle school and Spanish 1 classrooms.
Students will practice expressing likes and dislikes, describing food, talking about hunger, giving and justifying opinions.
Students can read through the story in partners or as a class, and pause throughout to answer the comprehension and extension questions. Then, they will demonstrate individual comprehension of the story by illustrating major events in a comic strip. Finally, students will produce their own story using Bella's saga as a model.
This is a great activity for review, or to introduce and practice new vocabulary and language chunks. Students can also complete these tasks individually if they are already familiar with the content, which makes it great for a substitute lesson plan.