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.


  1. camina – s/he walks
  2. corre – s/he runs
  3. ve – s/he sees


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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.

Lesson Plans

Use this story to front load vocabulary for content-based units on The Running of the Bulls and the Course Camarguaise, respectively.

4 replies on “Camina y corre script

  1. Martina; Last semester I found this activity towards the end of our semester. It seemed interesting and eventhough the students were, what I considered, ahead of this since I did some LICT stories, the students really enjoyed this activity and the one that follows. I am starting a new semester and I see that you recommend Carol Gaab’s First Two Weeks. HOw do you incorporate this activity and Cierra la Puerta with her first two weeks?
    Your blog has been so helpful as I begin my journey into TPRS.
    Nancy Wallace

    1. Nancy, Glad that you are finding these activities useful! I don’t mix these with Carol’s First Two Weeks; I use these (pulled from her FTW) instead of it. I need to slow down each of her daily lessons from that packet because of my students’ age and our short class periods. If you want to continue with her article but with a similar rhythm to my adaptations, just slow down each of the daily lessons that she outlines and expand them. Hope that helps 🙂

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