Use this story script to front load your students with high frequency, compound verbs. It is also a perfect fit for a unit on household chores and responsibilities, or on friendship!
- tienes que - you have to
- siempre le ayuda - s/he always helps him/her
- no puede (hacer) - s/he can’t (do/make)
- simpático - nice
The Spanish and French language story scripts are available in the Story Scripts folder of our Subscriber Library.
STORY SCRIPT (IN ENGLISH)
There is a girl named Jill. Jill is a very nice girl. She always helps her friends. She has a friend named Bob. Bob has a problem. Bob can’t walk. Bob talks with Jill. He says to her, “Jill, I can’t walk. You have to help me!”. Jill doesn’t have to help Bob, but she helps him because she is nice. “Poor Bob,” she says, and she helps her friend. She gives him robotic legs. Bob is happy because now he can walk.
Jill has another friend named Jenny. Jenny has a problem. Jenny can’t eat. Jenny talks with Jill. She says to her, “Jill, I can’t eat. You have to help me!”. Jill doesn’t have to help Jenny, but she helps her because she is nice. “Poor Jenny,” she says, and she helps her friend. She puts food in her throat. Jenny is happy because now she can eat.
Jill has another friend named John. John has a problem. John can’t wear shoes because he has six toes. John talks with Jill. He says to her, “Jill, I can’t wear shoes because I have six toes. You have to help me!”. Jill doesn’t have to help John, but she helps him because she is nice. “Poor John,” she says, and she helps her friend. She cuts off one of his toes. Now, Jill is not nice!
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Find detailed lesson plans to work with this story over the period of a few days and then use the Core Vocabulary to explore a content-based unit on Los castells de Tarragona: