I wrote this picture story to review family members and animals with my elementary students. It is the final story I teach to beginning students each year.
A young girl named María Paz asks her mother if she can have a pet. Her mother asks what kind of pet she would like. María Paz thinks of the different pets that belong to her family members and friends. Choosing a pet can be very difficult!
This story includes:
- Una mascota para María Paz - picture book
- Story cards (without text) for students to retell the story in Spanish
- A student version in black-and-white
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.
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.