Free Voluntary Reading & Sustained Silent Reading. This is a late level 2 or level 3 reader for Spanish classes. It can be used in sustained silent or free voluntary reading. This book is for those teachers who would like to incorporate the research of Dr. Stephen Krashen in their practice, especially TPRS and CI teachers.
While the objective of this story is not to teach grammar or vocabulary traditionally, it can be used nicely in conjunction with any textbook unit on nature, especially Descubre 3, chapter 6. The story-line lends itself to the TPRS technique of "Reader's Theatre." The story is designed for students to come up with the ending which can be used to elicit level-appropriate output in the presentational mode.
"El chico salvaje" is a short story about a boy who grows up in the woods away from civilization. One day he stumbles out of the woods and encounters suburban teenage culture: the flow haircut, lacrosse players, popularity contests, etc. Will Carlos become a normal suburban teenager and find the girl of his dreams to take to prom or will he give up and go back to living in the woods?
Accompanying this book are 5 audio files of a native speaker of Spanish reading the story. This exposes the students to a native-speaker accent, especially if the teacher is not a native speaker.
This is great for Free Voluntary Reading. Students can read and listen at the same time- for example by uploading the files to a Google Drive folder and posting on Google Classroom.
It can also be used for Comprehensible Input teachers as sub plans or on days when the teacher needs a break. Simply have students listen to the files while they read a along or do any number of listening and reading comprehension activities with the files.
The purchase of this download allows you to make as many copies as you would like for your classroom library. The e-book includes an extensive Spanish/English glossary. The format is PDF and can be printed to put into binders for your FVR library or make packets to hand out to your students. The audio files can be shared on non-public sites with your students.