This is a retelling of the story "The Princess and the Pea". I used this story for many years with eighth grade students. It's a wonderful way to provide input with reflexive verbs. My department also required that eighth grade students learn the words "el colchón" and "el guisante" -- perfect vocabulary for this fairytale.
This story is designed for students at the end of Spanish 1 or the beginning of Spanish 2. It would also be a great addition to a fairytale unit.
This bundle includes:
- La princesa y el guisante - picture story
- Story cards (without text) for students to retell the story in Spanish
- Student version (text only)
- Three worksheets with a full answer key
- A timed writing quiz
- Suggestions for the teacher
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.