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 for Spanish 1 students to practice the following vocabulary/grammar concepts:
- ordinal numbers
- la puerta
- la ventana
- el salón
- la cocina
- el comedor
- el dormitorio
- el baño
- el pasillo
- la piscina
A thief wants to steal money from the wealthy Mr. Navarro. When Mr. Navarro is not home, the thief climbs a tree to a window on the third floor. He enters the house and begins searching different rooms for the money. Just when he finds the money in the bathroom, Mr. Navarro comes home! The thief jumps out of the window into the swimming pool. This was a bad idea; now the thief can't walk! The police come and arrest the thief.
This bundle includes:
- El ladrón story (text only)
- Five worksheets with a full answer key
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.