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Multiple readings and activities that target -ar preterite verbs

Intermediate (Levels 2-4)
80 Pages
2 days

This product contains multiple formats of a comprehensible version of Ricitos de Oro (Goldilocks) and optional follow-up activities. The story is written in the past tense with high frequency vocabulary, and it specifically targets -ar preterite regular verbs. Please see the preview file for a list of vocabulary used in the reading.


  • an illustrated reading booklet that can be printed and assembled for students.
  • an illustrated slideshow of the reading to use as a whole-class reading
  • a reading handout with limited illustrations
  • 35 slides with six images from the story each to use for playing Sentence Flyswatter (a twist on traditional Matamoscas); a teacher script is also included that provides the 'key' for the game.
  • a CLOZE reading that requires students to conjugate all missing -ar preterite regular verbs
  • a "Who said it?" activity that exposes students to first and second person verb forms
  • Suggested lesson plans

This reading was designed to follow SOMOS 2 Unit 2, "La muchacha y la ardilla". It reinforces the specific Core Vocabulary from Unit 2 and continues the focus on -ar preterite regular verbs. 

Looking for more fairy tales in Spanish? Check out Los Tres Cerditos! 

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  • My students & I loved this story! It is very comprehensible for students and easy to use. The matamoscas game was a huge hit, I will definitely be looking for similar resources in the future!

    Stephanie C.
  • I am using this right now and I am loving it! It is a great resource. Easy planning for right before Spring Vacation.

    Nancy G.
  • This was perfect for my students to practice preterite and test their comprehension of a story they all knew. ¬°Gracias!

    Catalina G.
  • My students weren't familiar with all the vocabulary but being a familair story they could figure out the words they didn't know. They loved playing matamoscas and for Quien lo dijo we used whiteboards where they wrote their answers. At the end of this mini unit students felt more confident with the preterite and the new words they learned.

    Gabriela G.
  • Used this in an 8th grade Spanish I class for comprehensible input during the house unit. A nice opportunity to introduce a couple basic furniture items (table, chairs).

    Samantha P.

Ricitos de Oro


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