This is the third story in the "Había una vez - Year 1" curriculum. It directly follows La familia de galletas.
If you are not following this curriculum, you can teach "Chocolate" as a stand-alone unit.
IMPORTANT: Do not purchase this story if you have already purchased Había una vez - Year 1 - Set 1
since "Chocolate" is included in that bundle.
I created this story for students in an elementary FLES program. It will work best with students from preschool through second grade.
In this story, there is a girl named Carlota. She has a grandfather and a grandmother. Her grandmother makes chocolate and sings a traditional hot chocolate song. Carlota tries the hot chocolate. Her grandfather's hot chocolate is too hot. Her grandmother's hot chocolate is too cold. Carlota's hot chocolate is just right.
This bundle includes:
• Chocolate - picture story
• Teacher's guide
• Story cards
• Printable student version
• Vocabulary handout
• Game cards
• 10 counting cards for practicing colors and numbers
• 3 worksheets with a full answer key (for older students)
• 1 tracing worksheet (for younger students)
• Caliente/frío cards
• Brain break story - El bosque de los monstruos
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.
When I am reading the story to the whole class, I project it on a Promethean Board from my computer (many PDF viewing programs have the option to view PDF files as full page or as a slideshow). I also print out several copies, laminate them, and keep them as part of our classroom library. If students finish their work early, they can go to the library and check out a book. I also incorporate regular reading time in our class periods so all students can review the stories we have already learned.
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.
The following vocabulary is used in this story:
- me llamo
- éste es
- ésta es
- el abuelo
- la abuela
- el chocolate
- la taza
- ¡Qué rico!