How to Use This Book:
The reading section of the lesson can be used with, before, or after the introduction of new vocabulary and verbs. I prefer to do the reading exercises after introducing the new material, as it helps the students engage more in the reading, and they can refer to notes in order to identify the new verbs and vocabulary. Here are a few ways to accomplish this:
• Ask students to think about the picture that you need to insert through Clip Art or you can even have the students draw a picture to depict the paragraph. Ask the students, what is inferred from the picture/s? How does the picture/s relate to the present topic?
• Next, have individual students to read one sentence. After the paragraph has been read by a few of them, ask other students if they can recognize the verbs and vocabulary related to the previous or present topic.
• Afterwards, give students the task of writing a paragraph like the one they have just read, using the vocabulary and verbs that pertain to a specific topic of study. These paragraphs are not perfect, but they will provide students with ideas in cooperating vocabulary and grammar concepts.
• Finally, require the students to translate the paragraph so that they are able to see the connections between the first and second language.
Another option is to have the students engage in paired reading. The students will take turns reading a sentence, analyzing the grammar and vocabulary they have just read after each sentence.
El tema Las páginas
Los animales Animales 1-8
La boda Wedding 9
La casa House 10-13
La ciudad City (ería) 14-24
La comida autentica Authentic Food 25-34
El cuerpo Body Parts 35-46
Las fiestas Holidays 47-55
El funeral Funeral 56
Las hadas Fairy Tales 57-58
El maquillaje Makeup 59
La naturaleza Nature 60-67
Los números Numbers 100+ 68-77
El objeto directo Direct Object 78-89
El objeto indirecto Indirect Object 90-102
El objeto directo e indirecto Direct/Indirect Object 103-115
El país Country 116
El parque Park 117
Los quehaceres Chores 118-123
Los recursos Natural Resources 124-127
La ropa Clothes 128-129
El sistema solar Solar System 130-132
La transportación Transportation 133-135
Los verbos Ar Past Verbs 136-146
Los verbos Er/Ir Past Verbs 147 -151
Los verbos Irregular Past Verbs 152-165
Los verbos Commands 166-173
Los verbos Commands W/ Reflexives 174-179
Los verbos Condicional 180-183
Los verbos Futuro 184-186
Los verbos Verbs like gustar 187-193
Los verbos Imperfecto 194-199
Los verbos Past Participle 200-203
Los verbos Reflexivos 204-211