The very first lesson plan that I posted on this blog was for a unit focused on “Biblioburro”, the donkey library in La Gloria, Colombia. This year, I finally re-vamped the unit that I had been working with since 2011 so that it fit into my curriculum map better. I wanted it to focus on several high-frequency structures instead of vocabulary like ‘library’, ‘librarian’, ‘donkey’, etc. (It still teaches that vocab; just not as the focal point of the unit.) The structures that I chose for it are “viene a un pueblo” (comes to a town), “toda la gente lee” (all of the people read), and “pone encima de” (puts on top of). Download the script that I wrote to teach the target structures here, and download the complete lesson plans for a seven-day unit here. The lesson plans have a lot of different activities that target the target structures prior to storyasking because the structures are fairly complex (all of them contain three or more words!).

2 replies on “¡Viene un hombre! Script and Plans

  1. This looks like a great lesson plan. Almost makes me want to go back to school – but maybe not quite yet- summer break is pretty relaxing. I just wanted to add the name of a picture book called “Biblioburro: a true story from Columbia”. It’s written by Jeanette Wise. It is in English, but it might be something interesting to add to the lesson at some point. When I was the librarian at school, I used to read it to 1st and/or 2nd graders to help them see how lucky we were to actually have a library at your school all the time.

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