This is the first story I always use with my 1st graders after I introduce the Tremendous Ten Verbs (see the main Stories page). I don’t usually do much TPRS in Kindergarten, we just don’t have the time to do more than one or two stories in the year. In 1st Grade, though, the kids are a little more mature and I have a little bit more time with them. As such, I am able to do a story with them.
I have done this multiple ways – I have used lots of circling and broken the story up into sections and I have done it all in one class period. Either way could work, it would just depend on your students and your teaching style.
I hope you enjoy!
Había un chico. Era Ed. Ed estaba en Altamonte Springs. Ed no estaba contento. No tenía pizza. Ed quería pizza.
Ed fue a Boston. Había un chico en Boston. Le dijo:
–“Hola. Tengo un problema. Quiero pizza.”
–“No tengo pizza. Tengo un hot dog y una hamburguesa. No tengo pizza.”
Ed estaba triste.
Ed fue a Atlanta. Había una chica en Atlanta. Ed le dijo:
–“Hola, quiero pizza.”
–“Tengo pizza, es excelente!”
Susie tenía pizza y le dio la pizza a Ed. Ed estaba muy contento.
There was a boy. His name was Ed. Ed was in Altamonte Springs. Ed was not happy. He did not have pizza. Ed wanted pizza.
Ed went to Boston. There was a boy in Boston. Told him:
–“Hello. I have a problem. I want pizza.”
– “I do not have pizza. I have a hot dog and a hamburger. I do not have pizza. ”
Ed was sad.
Ed went to Atlanta. There was a girl in Atlanta. Ed told her:
– “Hi, I want pizza.”
– “I have pizza, it’s excellent!”
Susie had pizza and gave the pizza to Ed. Ed was very happy.