PPT with pre-reading questions that helps students make predictions about the short story "El árbol de oro" and one slide with reading comprehension questions.
The appropriate level for this story would be Spanish 3, 4, 5, or native/heritage speakers. If I'm using this story for Spanish 3, I do pre-teach the vocabulary. If I use it for Spanish 4 or higher level, I truly do not need to pre-teach the vocabulary.
For Spanish 3 I do use many graphic organizers to help them fully comprehend the story (story map, sequence chart, etc).
For the high level students, I group them in group to discuss the story in the target language. As a closing activity, students share their thoughts with the class.
As a follow up activity, I have students summarize the story for HW.
Link for story: http://www.eslconnect.com/apspanish/arboldeoro.html
I also use the audio for the story for all levels. I have them listen to the audio prior to reading the story and then ask them for the main idea of the story, describe the characters, describe the setting, etc. Afterwards, they read the story. If it's a Spanish 3 class, we read the story together, if it's a higher level, students read it with a partner.
FL.6-12.7.1.IL.A.A.1 - Identify the main idea and some supporting details when reading.
FL.6-12.7.1.IL.A.A.3 - Infer the meaning of some unfamiliar words when used in familiar contexts.
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