"Feliz cumpleaños" is the classic bully story with a twist. Esteban just can't get a break, even on his birthday. From the forgetful teacher in class to the bully that takes his lunch, he is at his wit's end. Although his day starts to brighten when a good friend and love interest wish him "happy birthday," he is still subject to Roberto's (the bully) attacks. However, a soccer match may set the record straight. Esteban has an uphill battle and must muster the courage to stand up for himself, on his birthday!
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LEVEL: SPANISH NOVICE-MID/NOVICE INTERMEDIATE
-Family: hijo, padre, madre, hermano
-Sports: “pasame el balón” el fútbol, marcar un gol (footnoted)
-Body parts: la mano, la cara, la mejilla
HOW TO USE THIS STORY
Use this story as a class read (with all the activities, included speaking task cards), or use as Sustained Silent Reading, this highly relevant story is perfect for Spanish 1 or 2!
This engaging story about a bully who messes with the wrong student, has several illustrations that support the text, thus streamlining the reading experience. Your students will love the story as they root for Esteban, detest Roberto, laugh at Andrés, and wonder which boy Cristina is going to choose!
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THIS RESOURCE?
This resource is part of a Bundle of exciting stories for ALL levels of Spanish. All stories include scaffolding activities and additional resources ignite student engagement and foster comprehension. Check out the resource below:
Resources- Extras included with resource.
Feliz Cumpleaños Story (A boy gets bullied on his birthday and he gets creative in fighting back)
Pre-reading questions with vocabulary and sentence stems
Vocabulary and information gap exercise for chapter 1
True/False exercise for chapter 1
Chapter 2 pre-reading vocabulary and activity
Reading comprehension questions for chapter 2
Chapter 3 vocabulary list
Chapter 3: Write the article activity (vocabulary from story)
Chapter 3: Write the correct verb from list in sentence
Chapter 4 Reading comprehension questions
Write a summary of story (word bank provided)
Story conversation cards: discuss the story! (extra template is given in case the teacher wants to add).
Vocabulary is footnoted and a short glossary is provided.
This story is perfect for Spanish class, especially if students are reviewing/learning/acquiring:
-Forms of the verb ser
-Different types of greetings
Themes: Friendship, Bullying, Relationships, happy birthday song
This short story includes 12 activities that include reading comprehension, vocabulary activities and writing. See the list of activities below and/or in the preview.