Sofía is hungry, but she doesn't like anything her family is having for dinner this week. On Monday, they have pasta. Sofía doesn't like pasta! On Tuesday, they have chicken and rice. Sofía doesn't like chicken and rice! On Wednesday, they have vegetable soup. Sofía hates vegetable soup! On Thursday, they have fish. Sofía REALLY hates fish! Finally, on Friday, Sofía's family goes out to a restaurant. She has a hamburger and is happy.
I wrote this story for elementary students who have studied Spanish for several years; it will work best with elementary and younger middle school students (5th and 6th grade).
This story is a great way to teach/review:
- Basic family members
- Basic food words
This zip file includes the following:
• ¡No me gusta! - picture story
• Story cards (without text) for students to retell the story in Spanish
• A student version of the story in black-and-white
• Game cards (NEW!!!). Note: I print out the game cards, glue them onto card stock, and laminate them for durability. I use these game cards primarily to play Charades. One student comes up to the front of the room. I give them a game card and they have to act out the word without saying anything. The rest of the class tries to guess the word in Spanish.)
NOTE: This story is provided 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.