This is a retelling of the Ugly Duckling in Spanish. It is designed for students in the middle of Spanish 1, although the past tense version could also be used with students in Spanish 2. When I taught eighth grade, I used this story as a catalyst for students to write their first personal reflection in Spanish.
This bundle includes:
- El patito feo - picture story in the present tense
- El patito feo - picture story in the past tense
- Student version of the story in the present tense
- Student version of the story in the past tense
- Story cards for students to retell the story in Spanish
- Suggestions for the teacher
NOTE: This story is sold in PDF format. I have received some requests to put these stories in PowerPoint format. However, many of the artists who create educational clipart specify that the clipart must be locked down in a PDF file, as this secures the file images. Some PDF viewing programs have the option to "view as slideshow", which looks very similar to a PowerPoint presentation. Other programs have the option to view as full screen or full page. This is how I use the PDF files in my class.
I teach this story with TPRS®, a method developed by Blaine Ray.
This story provides input that is comprehensible, engaging, and carefully structured to include lots of repetition. I have been using TPRS® in my classes since 2007 and have found it to be a highly successful method for learning languages. I have used TPRS® with preschool through adult classes and have found that learners of all ages are captivated by stories.