This is an embedded reading, called “Gabi la viajera” designed around travel vocabulary, specifically structures "decide viajar, se queda, país, & juega a las cartas". This was created specifically for Descubre 1, Unit 5, but is ideal for a Spanish 1 class or Spanish 2 at the beginning of the year. The idea behind embedded reading is to create several versions of the same text, from easier to more challenging, to help scaffold students to finally reading the most challenging text with ease!
This file consists of three embedded readings (one used every day for three days), teacher ideas/ suggestions for interaction during reading, and other review/reinforcement activities for travel vocabulary. There are also activities for Passport/Visa discussions, and an extension activity for exploring college for free in Germany.
Primary Structures in reading:
- se queda
- decide viajar
- juega a las cartas
Other practice in reading:
- Question words
- Country Names in Spanish
- Geography (countries in Europe), where located, Mediterranean Sea
- Travel/vacation vocabulary:
playa, tomar fotos, el hotel, la casa, el mar, atracciones, tren, llegar, gente, dinero, la ciudad, el viaje, la viajera, monumentos, el mundo, la iglesia, el parque, la calle, carro, autobús, ir de compras
- Ordinal numbers – first, second, third
- Other vocabulary: la universidad, comprar, ir, tía, ganar dinero, el casino, dólares, está nervioso, garaje
- Clothing/ travel necessities