The Realidades series offers TPR stories that include relevant vocabulary and grammar. I have my students read them and then answer reading comp questions. It helps with using the question words, giving them a reading that is just slightly beyond what they have learned to get them to stretch their abilities, and seeing the gram/vocab in context.
Finally, I have them complete a writing section in response to the reading.
BONUS- Assessment ideas for presentational and interpersonal writing/speaking are included.
**If you are using the Realidades series, the TPR stories come on the teacher express DVD or you can access them online through their website. Unfortunately I can't post the stories because of copyright.
Find activities for ALL Spanish 1 chapters (1-7) here:
Find activities for ALL Spanish 2 chapters (1-6, 8) here: