I created this story to teach the target structures "va a", "le da", and "está frustrado" as well as the verbs "salta", "nada", and "choca con" before reading the book El Capibara Con Botas with my Spanish 1 students. The story also includes animals found in the Capibara book. My students loved it, I hope yours do too!
Suggestions for use:
Before telling the story, introduce any new vocabulary to students. Circle each new term - for example, if they don't yet know what "salta" means, write it on the board in both Spanish and English to establish meaning and PQA it (ask personalized questions - ¿Tú saltas en la cama? ¿A qué animal le gusta saltar en la cama? ¿En cuál deporte saltas mucho?). After establishing meaning for all new words, start the "story listening" part. Tell the story slowly with the slides. Check frequently for comprehension. Ask students lots of questions about it (in both English and Spanish, whichever feels appropriate). After completing the story with students, complete some sort of follow-up activity. Students could do a running dictation, listen to sentences from the story and illustrate them, try to retell as much as they can with a partner, complete activities with the text on Textivate.com, create a parallel story, and more!
Let me know how you used this story in your classroom and how it went! Enjoy!