Crazy TPRS Stories in Spanish:
Whether you just don't feel like making something up from scratch, or are simply too exhausted to come up with anything creative today, these stories are here to help! We've all been there. There's no need to reinvent the wheel.
"El Sándwich" Embedded Reading (Spanish 1) + Parallel Story: "El Taco y la estación de tren" and 5 attached reading quiz questions
Author: Weston Shippy
Word Count: 600-650 (including parallel story)
Possible Target Structures:
El hombre quería comer un sándwich porque tenía hambre.
El hombre fue a una parada de autobús.
Había un hombre que comía un sándwich.
Carlos wants to travel to Bangladesh, so he goes to a bus stop, where he sees another man, Héctor, eating a sandwich. Now Carlos wants to eat a sandwich! Fortunately, Carlos has all the materials for a sandwich. Then he sees Héctor with a tea. Now Carlos wants tea! Fortunately, Carlos has all the materials to make tea. But there's a problem...BOOM! No more tea! No sandwich! What happened...?
This Embedded Reading serves as the script for the MOVIE TALK of "Mr. Bean - Sandwich for Lunch" found on Youtube.
Also included is a parallel story: "El Taco y la estación de tren".
Gregorio wants to travel to Bangladesh, so he goes to a train station where he sees Raymundo eating a taco. Gregorio decides he wants Raymundo's taco because he is hungry. Good thing Gregorio is a talented baseball player. BOOM! ¡Un jonrón para Gregorio! ¡Adiós Raymundo! Things are looking up for Gregorio...until a snake appears...
Included with the parallel story are 5 reading quiz questions.
"El Taco y la estación de tren" can also be purchased separately for $1.50.