Beginners Read-Aloud

Introducing a level 1 Read-aloud story book: “Good Stories for Learners of Spanish”

Good Stories is a year-long read-aloud literacy module for Spanish 1.

A collection of easy, read-aloud stories for beginners: discuss the pictures in Spanish, ask questions about the pictures and text as you read, ask questions about your students’ lives as you read and connect the text to real life. Enjoy the reading experience. 

Every two weeks pull out a new read-aloud story. The stories progressively become more complex over the course of the year.

Between stories, fill your class with student interviews, picture talks, movie talks, One Word Images, book talks, card talks, and maravillas. By the end of the year your students will have developed the literacy skills to read these stories on their own.

The example story provided on the purchase page (scroll to the bottom of the page) is the 7th story in the collection, so it would be read about 14 weeks into the school year. Vocabulary is recycled from story to story so that students develop mastery and learn to read fluently.

Members of the CI Master Class have free access to all of my eBooks for the 2020-21 school year

Good Stories contains 19 short stories (224 pages not including the glossary) designed for level 1 students. All stories include a Word Wall for oral retells, illustrations for teacher-led Picture Talks prior to reading, margin notes of less frequent vocabulary, a complete glossary of every word in the book along with a word search tool that makes looking up the words fast and easy, and most stories contain comprehension questions for class discussion.

Click here to read more & purchase.


1 comment

  1. Mike, I love how you have adapted the glossing strategy Margarita Pérez García pioneered in her Easy Reader version of Itipurú. Her research and coursework on Fácil de Leer strategies that help struggling readers feel successful are a really important addition to comprehension-focused language learner lit. Having the glosses appear in the margin, near where they occur in the text, is a huge stress-reducer for readers! I also think getting rid of the numbered footnotes (OMG there are over 100 words in this book that I don’t know!) also helps readers feel more in control. ¡Bravo! ¡Brava!

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