“I don’t understand how to ask a story.”

You’ve got a new comprehension-based curriculum, and you’d be 100% sold if it weren’t for that storyasking part. You’ve got a script, but what the heck do you do with it? Many teachers have asked the same question before. Storyasking is an invented word meant to differentiate creating a story from telling a story. If you’ve…

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New TPRS script for La madre de Jasón

A teacher posted in the SOMOS Curriculum Collaboration group yesterday that she just can’t get with the original story script that I included with my Madre de Jasón unit plans. This was not a new sentiment–the original story was written by one of my eighth graders, and the premise was definitely weird and perhaps inappropriate…

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There is/There are

“There is” or “There are” is one of the highest frequency word(s) in any language. In Spanish, the word “hay” is nearly unavoidable as we share stories with our students. Because it is difficult for students to form a mental picture for the word, however, the lack of visualization presents a challenge for getting the…

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