TPRS/CI story with glossary and free teacher's manual included. Me muero por María- Short Story for Spanish 1+ (novice-mid) and features ample dialogue and comedic relief that will entertain your class while they acquire vocabulary and pick up idiomatic expressions. Check out the 3 chapter preview, it is only the beginning!
The big dance is just two weeks ago and Patricio is freaking out. He does not have a date to the party. All the girls are either taken, or have had some little run-ins with the “law.” He sets his sights on María, the girl he is dying to go on a date with. But he has a problem: he is awfully shy. “Entre la espada y la pared,” he turns to the only two people who can help him: his best friend Rodrigo, el doctor del amor, and his mom! Needless to say that their philosophies on relationships, widely differ, which puts our friend Patricio in a bind. However, things take an interesting turn when his buddy and “wing-man” “inadvertently” spills the beans on Patricio’s crush; now Patricio has to “close the deal.” Patricio embarks on uncharted territory and runs into other “unforeseen obstacles” in trying to get a date with María. In a weird twist of events, he gets the surprise of his life, where the expression “Me muero por María” becomes almost literal!
Structures: 90% present tense
Some present progressive (to keep action going)
Many stem-changing verb combinations- yo quiero hablar, tú puedes comer, etc.