Los tres osos - Beginning Spanish Story

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This is the fifth story in the "Había una vez - Year 1" curriculum. It directly follows Gatos, gatos. If you are not following this curriculum, you can teach "Los tres osos" as a stand-alone unit.

IMPORTANT: Do not purchase this story if you have already purchased Había una vez - Year 1 - Set 1 since "Los tres osos" is included in that bundle.

I created this story for students in an elementary FLES program. It will work best with students from preschool through second grade.

There are two options for teaching this story. 1) Teach the entire story as a single unit. 2) Teach the story across four episodes: Los tres osos, Las tres sillas, Las tres camas, and Bebé Oso. Each episode is a separate file with its own resources.

This bundle includes:
• Los tres osos - complete picture story
• Los tres osos - Episode 1
• Las tres sillas - Episode 2
• Las tres camas - Episode 3
• Bebé Oso - Episode 4
• Teacher's guide
• Story cards
• Printable student version
• Vocabulary handout
• Game cards
• Posters
• 2 worksheets for each episode (8 total)
• 1 tracing worksheet for each episode (8 total)
• Classroom library story - El oso y la niña
• Additional story to illustrate - Los tres gatos

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.

When I am reading the story to the whole class, I project it on a Promethean 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: This story is 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.

This story uses the following vocabulary:
- hay

- el papá
- la mamá
- el bebé
- la casa
- la puerta
- la niña
- el plato
- la sopa
- el oso, la osa
- la silla
- la cama

- grande
- mediano(a)
- pequeño(a)
- caliente
- frío(a)
- perfecto(a)
- duro(a)
- blando(a)
- triste
- pobre

- es
- está
- da un paseo
- llega
- abre
- entra
- prueba
- dice
- grita
- corre
- se sienta
- se rompe
- se acuesta
- se duerme
- se despierta

- viven
- dan un paseo
- vuelven
- abren
- entran

- me gusta
- no me gusta

- muy

- a
- en
- de
- para

- mi
- un, una
- tres

- ¡Buenas noches!
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1 Week

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