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Spanish 1 Story [Gracias] Level 1+School, Present Tense- Immigration(Col/Ven)

Grade Levels
6th - 10th
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6 pages
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«Gracias» is a short, yet heartwarming story about a young boy whose Venezuelan family has to immigrate to Colombia. It's his first day of school, and he feels a little bit out to place. He initially happy to be in school and have some sense of normalcy, but is now rethinking the school experience. When the teacher moves close to his desk, to ask about his school supplies, Sam is petrified. The teacher notices, and does something incredible. In the end, Sam feels that he belongs.

Notes: Assessment Questions in English Added (if you want to use this as an assessment in class).

See the 6 activities included below!

How can I use this resource?

This resource can be used as part of a FVR program, or as a class story. This story recycles many structures and vocabulary words such as tener, mirar, hablar, caminar, materiales escolares, etc, in addition to highlighting aspects of the immigration crisis in Venezuela.






Is this story right for my class? If you teach Spanish 1 or 2, then the answer is a resounding yes!

Ideal level: Novice Mid-Intermediate (Level 1+)

Language: Present tense

Total Words: 324

Unique Words: 45

Glossary Included

Resources Included:

  1. Short story: Gracias (with glossary)
  2. Comprehension questions
  3. True/False Activity
  4. ¿Qué pasa calabaza? Students look at two pictures and choose the statements that match the picture.
  5. Listening MP3 (story recorded by a native Colombian)
  6. MP4 (Introductory video included in the preview)


Cultural Connection: Colombia/Venezuela (Immigration)



Total Pages
6 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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