Spanish Professions Story - Cuando yo sea grande

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The Storyteller's Corner
Grade Levels
K - 3rd
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45 pages
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This is a simple story for teaching young students about professions in Spanish. Many elementary teachers start the school year with a unit on "hopes and dreams". If you are a specialist in a school where the classroom teachers teach about hopes and dreams, you can use this story to build on their lessons. You can also use this story by itself to get to know your students better and to teach/review professions.

In this story, children say what they would like to be when they grow up. This bundle includes:

• Cuando yo sea grande - picture story
• Student version of the story in black and white
• 14 posters
• A three-page teacher's guide
• Three worksheets with a full answer key
• A drawing activity
• Game cards

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.

- Cuando yo sea grande, quiero ser. . .
- cocinero
- detective
- jugador de béisbol
- policía
- médico
- maestra
- bombero
- cantante
- ¿Qué quieres ser tú cuando seas grande?
Total Pages
45 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 days
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