I used to teach Spanish at a Christian school, where I was able to use Bible stories for storytelling and class readings. Simplified Bible stories can be a wonderful way of providing comprehensible input in Spanish. This retelling of the story of David and Goliath is appropriate for students at the end of Spanish 1 or the beginning of Spanish 2.
This bundle includes:
- David y el gigante (picture story)
- Student version in black-and-white
- A sequencing activity
- Suggestions for the teacher
- 5 worksheets with a full answer key
- 1 writing prompt
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.
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.