Paloma lives in Mazatlán, México. She and her mother are celebrating Las Posadas with their neighbors. Paloma goes from house to house with her neighbors, singing the traditional Posadas song. At the first two houses, she and her neighbors are turned away. At the last house, they are welcomed in for a party!
I created this story for third grade students who have studied Spanish for several years. It will work best with elementary and middle school students.
This bundle includes:
• Las Posadas - picture story
• Story cards (without text) for students to retell the story in Spanish
• Student version of the story (text only)
• Four practice pages
• A writing activity
• El viaje a Belén - a short background reading about Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem
• One page of questions about "El viaje a Belén"
• A teacher's guide with suggestions for teaching this story over five days
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.