Students love this story of one young man's quest for a trophy on a TV talent show (only to end up with an ugly colt--a poTRO FEO).
The story helps reinforce the difference between two "haves" in Spanish: "ha" for forming perfect tense constructions, and "tiene que" as in something that *must* happen. Additional practice with reflexives comes with the incorporation of "se viste" in the story.
With this story, students can:
*Learn gestures for high-frequency structures like "ha" and "tiene que" as well as "se viste"
*Observe patterns for usage (such as -ado vs -ar suffixes) with auxiliary verbs
*Personalize the story with the name of the protagonist, TV show, style of costume, dog, and even the song that will win him his first trophy.
Find more suggestions on how to use this story at http://www.pblinthetl.com/2016/03/tci-story-el-trofeo.html