A short story written completely in Spanish, La manzana diferente is a story of an apple the does not quite fit in. It focuses on level one vocabulary and grammar structures, specifically the forms and uses of ser and estar. The focus vocabulary includes: es, ve, está contento/a, está triste, le dice.
The story in divided into short paragraphs. Each paragraph is followed by several questions in Spanish, which offer further repetition of the specified vocabulary. This story can be used as a reading activity or a listening comprehension activity.
Included is a rubric for a speaking assessment related to the story.