This story was originally shared by Carol Gaab in her free article, “The First Two Weeks”. It has been adapted and redistributed with permission. It is the perfect story for the first weeks of school because the plot is simple, it’s easy to shelter vocabulary, and it familiarizes students with regular present-tense verb conjugations before they even have to know what a verb is.
- camina – s/he walks
- corre – s/he runs
- ve – s/he sees
STORY SCRIPT (FRENCH & SPANISH)
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STORY SCRIPT (ENGLISH)
Charlotte is a very intelligent girl. She is a student at Clark Middle School. One day, she walks to Clark and sees a very special person. It is Justin Bieber! Justin Bieber is very attractive. Justin Bieber doesn’t walk to Clark; Justin Bieber runs to a concert. Justin sees Charlotte. Charlotte is attractive. Justin walks with Charlotte. Charlotte says, “Hi Justin Bieber”, and Justin Bieber responds, “How are you?” Charlotte responds, “I’m well”. Justin sings “Baby”. Charlotte is very nervous and vomits. Then, Charlotte runs in the other direction. Justin Bieber is very sad.
Use this story to front load vocabulary for content-based units on The Running of the Bulls and the Course Camarguaise, respectively.