This was the first story that I ever used when I tried out TPRS®. As you can tell from my blog, I liked it!
The original script that I used had slightly more simple structures, and it was written by Anne Matava and posted on Ben Slavic's blog back in 2009 or 2010. I have continued to use it since that first year with TPRS, and this year I grew it into a cultural unit by adding a reading about Celia Cruz and a reading and discussion about the novel/film Como agua para chocolate by Laura Esquivel. Here are the lesson plans for the seven-day unit into which I expanded it.
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STORY SCRIPT (ENGLISH):
There is a good wolf and a bad girl. The good wolf is named Bobo and the bad girl is named Sally. One day, Bobo the wolf goes to McDonalds because he’s hungry and he wants to eat a hamburger. Sally, the bad girl, is in McDonalds. She is hungry too and she steals the hamburger from Bobo and eats it. Bobo the wolf is sad and cries. Bobo the wolf cries for five days. But Sally is not sad and she doesn’t cry because she is not hungry. She is not hungry because she ate the hamburger. She laughs!
Another day, Bobo the wolf goes to Subway because he’s hungry and he wants to eat a sandwich. Sally, the bad girl, is in Subway. She is hungry too and she steals the sandwich from Bobo and eats it. Bobo the wolf is sad and cries. Bobo the wolf cries for five minutes. But Sally is not sad and she doesn’t cry because she is not hungry. She is not hungry because she ate the sandwich. She laughs!
Another day, Bobo the wolf goes to Pizza Hut because he’s hungry and he wants to eat a pizza. Sally, the bad girl, is in Pizza Hut. But Bobo sees Sally and has an idea. Bobo puts laxatives in the pizza. And Sally eats the pizza! Bobo is not sad. Bobo does not cry. Bobo doesn’t cry because Sally has to run to the bathroom. Now, Sally is sad and cries because she ate laxatives, and Bobo eats a pizza without problems from Sally.
STORY SCRIPT (SPANISH)
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Find detailed lesson plans to work with this story and use it to introduce a content-based unit in Spanish in Somos 1 Unit 10: