From Arkansas to the Amazon, these eleven unique Spanish stories and accompanying activity packets focus on regular, present tense, verb conjugation with illustrated drills and activities. Great for building vocabulary, or use the stories to review and build confidence (lots of cognates and repetitions).
Please note: I have written two series, using the same 11 stories but with different activities. This series, the Step-By-Step Verb Skills
series, includes verb drill activities. The other series, the TPRS Story with CI
series includes present and past tense versions of the story and comprehensible input activities. To see a complete comparison of the two series (and some fun student comic strips!), download my free help file: Two Different Spanish Story Series: Which is Best For You?
Honestly, I wrote these zany 1-page stories because I needed some fun activities that would get students excited about homework and provide lots of repetitions. Generally, the students read the story for homework and draw a 4-frame comic. The stories are unique/funny/odd so the comic strips get quite creative and we have great fun sharing them in class.
After writing the stories, I added in the other packet activities. Depending on the abilities in the class, we may start and/or finish the verb drills in class, share everyone’s best created sentence, and/or run through some drills orally.
Each learning-and-practice packet includes:
- one sample ‘box’ (i.e. tomar conjugated)
- 2 pages practicing a step-by-step walk-through of the conjugation process with the highlighted verbs. Seven examples are presented, accented with light-hearted apropos drawings.
- one page of condensed drills, same 4 verbs ,
- one page of ‘create your own sentences’ using the 4 verbs
- a 1-page story to read and retell as a comic strip.
- picture flashcard page
- answer key.
The packets cover the following verbs:
AR verbs - Blue Series
Packet 1 - ¡CAMINAMOS! : ayudar, bailar, buscar, caminar
Packet 2 - DOS BOLETOS A LA LUNA : cantar, comprar, entrar, esperar
Packet 3 - LA AUTORA : escuchar, estudiar, hablar, llegar
Packet 4 - McTACOS : lavar, mirar, regresar, saludar
Packet 5 - EL PONCHO FINO : tomar, trabajar, viajar, llevar.
ER verbs - Purple Series
Packet 1 - PEPINOS DE PEPE : aprender, beber, comer, comprender
Packet 2 - UNA SOLUCIÓN DIFERENTE: correr, deber, esconder, leer
Packet 3 - LA COMPAÑÍA DE CRISTAL : prometer, romper, temer, vender
IR verbs - Green Series
Packet 1 - EL DÍA DE NIEVE : abrir, asistir, cubrir, decidir
Packet 2 - AVENTURAS BOTÁNICAS : descubrir, discutir, escribir, permitir
Packet 3 - ‘W - 7 - A- U’ : recibir, subir, sufrir,vivir
Please click here to try out Packet 1, -AR Verbs, for free
Please click here to view the mini-bundles (-ar,-er, and -ir) and other bundles available in my store.