Good Stories for Learners of Spanish eBook


One year subscription / one teacher / up to 300 students

​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 below (scroll down) 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.

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.

Currently available only as an eBook. About half of the illustrations are complete; the other half are replaced by grey squares and are being updated as the illustrators complete their work!

Learn how to conduct student interviews, picture talks, OWIs and more CI techniques from the CI Master Class.

Each eBook subscription is for one teacher and up to 300 students. We monitor web traffic; any subscription the exceeds the 300 student limit will be terminated without refund. Teachers should NOT post access codes in publicly visible areas online. All subscriptions expire on July 1, 2021.

Expect a delay of up to 48 hours before receiving access passwords.