This is a very simple story to review asking/giving your name in Spanish. I wrote it for elementary students who have studied Spanish for several years. This year, I am using it in the first and second week of school. As this is the first story I am teaching this year, the vocabulary is intentionally limited (less than thirty words).
I followed this story with Me duele,
which teaches body parts while recycling some of the vocabulary in "Isabel va a la escuela".
This story will work best with elementary and younger middle school students (5th and 6th grade).
NOTE: This story is provided 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.