I recently learned that this time of the year is when folks in Alaska are the sickest because people don’t pick up their dog poop from the yard all winter. Now that temperatures are finally above freezing, the poo is mushy and ready for kids that are excited to play outside to track it into their homes. So…that’s a fun piece of trivia for you!

Maybe you don’t have the same problem in your state, but you still might find yourself sick or otherwise out of school as we approach the end of the year. I’ve been cleaning out my computer and stumbled across a few student-generated stories that I turned into sub plans back when I was in the classroom full time. If you’re a Spanish teacher, save them for future inclusion in your Emergency Sub Plan binder! If you’re not a Spanish teacher, find someone to translate them for you 🙂 I’m not proud of them because these docs aren’t pretty and the stories are pretty lame and goofy, but they will serve the purpose just the same. For more (and more interesting) sub plans, check out my sub plan archives.

Plan #1: A story about a rat at the movies. Good for students that have recently studied “Places around town” vocab or tener expressions. Download the movie rat PDF here.

Plan #2: A story about a boy, a girl, and a wolf. Perfect fit for anyone that has recently done or is in the middle of the “El lobo hambriento/Como agua para chocolate” unit. Download the wolf PDF here.

Click on image to view many sub plans in Spanish…and some in French!

4 replies on “Ready-to-go sub plans

  1. Mil gracias Martina por compartir tanto con nosotros. Seguro que estos planes me van a sacar de un apuro y al mimo tiempo sabré que mis estudiantes estarán creciendo en su aprendizaje del Español :))

  2. Thanks for a great adjustable format for a sub plan! Combining the elements that we might do separately in class makes for a “do-able” yet not “just busy work” for students when the teacher is not available.
    A quick question about the rat story…why does it start in the past…”went to the cinema”…and then it is in present?

  3. Great question! It’s because the student that wrote it (and his class) had just learned fue/fui, but hadn’t learned any other past tense. I didn’t think to change it when I posted it!

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