NOTE: This story was previously part of my House and Chores bundle, which is no longer offered in my store. If you previously purchased this bundle, do not buy this story -- you already own it!
This is a short story with text only (no pictures). I wrote it to practice the following vocabulary with Spanish 1 students. Note: This story does not contain all of the vocabulary for rooms of a house. The house vocabulary is limited to the following:
- la casa
- el apartamento
- el jardín
- el patio
- la ventana
- la sala de estar
Santiago is eleven years old. He lives in a small apartment in New York with his mom. Santiago's parents are divorced. His dad and his stepmom live in a house in California that has a big yard. Santiago likes his dad's house, but he doesn't like his mom's small apartment.
One day, Santiago asks his mom to go to the park so he can play soccer. She says no because she has a lot of work to do. Santiago goes out to the small patio. He wishes they had a big yard! He kicks his soccer ball and breaks the living room window! Santiago is in trouble.
This story is perfect for elementary and young middle school students (6th grade and younger). It contains the following:
- El apartamento pequeño (text only)
- Four worksheets with a full answer key
- A writing prompt
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.