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Spanish Storybook Lesson


Spanish Storybook Lesson

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This is a lesson meant for middle school students who have had Spanish in Elementary School, otherwise it may be used for older students. It is a fun way for students to use their Spanish to create an exciting representation of a Story that they have written in Spanish. The students create a Digital Storybook of their story and then present it to the class.
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Technical Format: PDF
Date Added to MERLOT: March 26, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 26, 2011
Submitter: Allyson Bush


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Primary Audience: Middle School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Adobe Reader to view the PDF, and access to computers, the internet, and storybird program on the internet to complete the assignment.
Language: Spanish, English
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Avatar for noreen la piana
5 years ago

noreen la piana (Faculty)

It looks like a lesson plan and as such, it is fine. What will the children see? I don't see any materials. I would like to see what the children would be getting or the final digital storybook.

quality of content - 4

potential effectiveness - 5

ease of use - 4

Technical Remarks:

I didn't see anything techical to remark on. Middle school students need a lot of activity, pictures, and movement. I didn't see any to comment on.

Avatar for Kenzie Waller
5 years ago

Kenzie Waller (Student)

Students take their knowledge of spanish vocabulary and phrases to create a complete storybook.  After the storybook is created, the book is shared with classmates or friends.  Showing their final work could give them motivation and ownership of their creation.

Concepts taught:

Students will recall Spanish vocabulary.

Students will apply the grammar principals we are working on.

Students will demonstrate the ability to form sentences in Spanish.

Also, the lesson gives tips for more advanced spanish speakers.  Grading is assess using a rubric containing 5 categories.  A technical link, is having the students use blogs or wikis to work with their stories and share them with a larger audience.

Overall, great lesson! I think students would enjoy creating their own story book. This lesson could be changed to cover a variety of topics and concepts.


Add more material for use with all levels of speakers.

Include the grading rubric or at least a link to a website to create or find one.

Students that struggle with writing could use a recording program or a text to speech program.   Also, final stories could be recored in a digital form.

Technical Remarks:

Format: PDF

Easy to view

Time spent reviewing site: 30 minutes

Avatar for Katherine Raphael
5 years ago

Katherine Raphael (Teacher (K-12))

This activity utilized TPRS (Total Physical Response Storytelling) that culminates in a final project that is either a written letter or story. The use of technology is not very clear to me in the lesson itself; however it does indicate that eventually, the students will either create a blog or wiki to share their final products. Technology needs are spelled out at the end of the plan. This includes computers and lab time to complete the project (eventual wiki or blog), Internet and site storyboard (to view samples?), and PPT and a projector for classroom lessons. Some suggestions I have to make this a more UDL friendly lesson include: - Dive in! Have the students create blogs and wikis, even though their Spanish is not perfect. Opening them up to feedback from native speaker and other students of Spanish can be helpful, especially if they track the edits on their wikis to see corrections to their grammar and vocabulary use. - Create a WebQuest that includes appropriate grammar and vocabulary exercises and a variety of different types of learning activities, and have the culminating activity be the production of an online blog, story, etc. Students would work in groups and also provide feedback to each other while they show-off their work to friends and family online.

Technical Remarks:

Easy to use.  Simple .pdf.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes, the activity is not very long, but certainly worth the time!