TPRS/CI story with glossary and free teacher's manual included. Me muero por María- Short Story for Spanish 2+ ( even Spanish 1 novice-mid). It features ample dialogue and comedic relief that will entertain your class while they acquire vocabulary and pick up some idiomatic expressions. Check out the 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 “wingman” “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.