El dragon frio

Monday 30 May 2016
by  Natha
popularity : 18%

This is my 1st ever blog on a Spanish story! If you know me, you will be aware that I am French and did my degree in English and German; I only started learning Spanish in February 2014 so am not a specialist; however I like to think I am doing well in my 3rd year of teaching it at KS2 and I love reading stories in Spanish too! So here is my favourite one so far! 

Language of text : Spanish
Author or source : Ana y Andres Guerrero
Intended age of students : Key Stage 2/3
Source reference : 9788466793124
Approaches :

(Sorry about the lack of accents, I don’t know how to do them on this computer !)
I normally read this story as a one-off, as a treat, but am sure other teachers could be inspired to do more with it !

Rationale :
This is a very sweet story which the children will not know (authentic) and will adore. The language is quite difficult ( I am not a Spanish specialist and had to look a few words up !) but the story is actually very easy to follow with the pictures and appropriate questioning.

Outcomes :
The children will use their deduction skills when you read this story to them and ask them questions like : what is the dragon’s name ? What is his problem ? What is the Spanish word for doctor ? What do you think will happen next? Can you spot a colour ? How long did the fire burn for? Please contact me for more ideas!!

Topics or themes :

Weather (cold/hot) ; love and friendship.

Grammar :
The past tense in Spanish ; good examples of extended sentences.

Strategies :
This story could be used to focus on a certain sound, "o" for example and get the children to write as many words as they can with that sound in it.

How much time required :
20 minutes to a lesson

You can the book here on the amazing Little Linguist website; it is where I got the idea and my copy from!

Please do let us know how you get on with it!

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