This is a retelling of the fairytale "Jack and the Beanstalk". I wrote this version for intermediate Spanish students. It would be perfect for Spanish 2 students, although it could be adapted for Spanish 1 students toward the end of the year if you take some extra time to teach the vocabulary. There are two versions of the story: one in the present tense and one in the past.
This bundle includes:
- Juan y las habichuelas mágicas - picture book (present tense)
- Student version in black-and-white (present tense)
- Juan y las habichuelas mágicas - past tense picture book
- Student version in black-and-white (past tense)
- Story cards (without text) for students to retell the story in Spanish
- Five worksheets to accompany the story
Los tres cabritos
Los tres osos
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.