This is a set of three stories based on the fairytale The Little Mermaid. It is perfect for Spanish 2 students, although it could be adapted for Spanish 1 students at the end of the year if you take some extra time to teach the vocabulary. (For a vocabulary list, see the preview file.) This story series includes:
- La Sirenita - picture story
- Story cards (without text) for students to retell "La Sirenita" in Spanish
- Student version of "La Sirenita" (text only)
- Five worksheets to accompany "La Sirenita"
- One writing activity (students write their own ending to "La Sirenita")
- A timed writing quiz
- El tritón story (text only)
- One worksheet to accompany "El tritón"
- El príncipe y la sirena story (text only)
- One worksheet to accompany "El príncipe y la sirena"
- La Sirenita
In this version of the Little Mermaid, the mermaid is in love with a prince who walks on the beach every day. The mermaid sings and the prince falls in love with her voice. The mermaid goes to the sea witch, who gives her a magic potion in exchange for her voice. The mermaid drinks the potion and turns into a human. The prince finds the mermaid on the beach, but she can't talk to him because she gave her voice to the sea witch. The prince feels sorry for the Little Mermaid and wants to help her, so he takes her back to his castle. Every day, the prince walks on the beach, looking out at the ocean and thinking of the girl with the beautiful voice.
A prince falls in love with a mermaid. He goes to the sea witch, who gives him a magic potion in exchange for his voice. The prince turns into a merman. He wants to talk to the mermaid, but he gave his voice to the sea witch. He writes her a letter, but the mermaid can't read it because the paper is wet. He paints her a painting, but the water washes away all of the paint. How will he tell the mermaid how much he loves her?
El príncipe y la sirena
A prince falls in love with a mermaid. He goes to the sea witch, who tells him she will give him a magic potion in exchange for his voice. When he starts to sing, however, the sea witch tells him to stop and covers her ears. He has a horrible voice! The prince is sad because the sea witch won't give him the magic potion. Then he has an idea: he takes up scuba diving so he can be with his true love.
Los tres cabritos
Los tres osos
Juan y las habichuelas mágicas
NOTE: These stories are 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.