Here is another one of my stories inspired by Anne Matava´s original story scripts. Students read it to themselves (after lots of PQA beforehand); I am particularly proud that in two different classes I heard kids giggling while they read.
Target structures were the phrases ella se negó a decirle & le sonrió
Key recycled structures include: ninguna, dejó de hacer algo, seguía haciendo algo & había hablado/cocinado/hecho/puesto
This story comes with several activities including drawing (good for retells), succinct but effective comprehension questions and writing prompts based on the story that elicit a creative response.