This is a Peruvian legend about a llama who warns the animals that a flood is coming. I taught this story to students in an elementary FLES program who are in their fourth year of studying Spanish. It will also work with middle school students toward the end of Spanish 1 or the beginning of Spanish 2. While much of the vocabulary in this story is covered in Spanish 1 and 2 textbooks, you will need to teach some phrases, such as "se va a inundar" and "se encuentran con".
I teach this story over four 30-minute class periods. Depending on the length and frequency of your class periods, and how many supplemental activities you choose to complete, this story will take anywhere from 2-4 days to teach.
This bundle includes the following:
- La leyenda de la llama (picture story)
- Student version (text only)
- Story posters
- Five worksheets with a full answer key
- A timed writing quiz
- Suggestions for the teacher
When I am reading the picture stories in this bundle to the whole class, I project them on the board from my computer (many PDF viewing programs have the option to view PDF files as full page or as a slideshow). I also print out several copies, laminate them, and keep them as part of our classroom library. If students finish their work early, they can go to the library and check out a book. I also incorporate regular reading time in our class periods so all students can review the stories we have already learned.
NOTE: These resources are sold in PDF format. I have received some requests to put my materials 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.