These Spanish online stories were created by a group of teachers in Montville, Connecticut. Each story is followed by a set of vocabulary and comprehension activities.
There are three simple stories that kids can read online: Pepa y su cesta, El viejo y su paraguas and El pájaro y el pan. They all have illustrations to help students understand what they are reading. On each page, several words in the text are in red and students find those words in a table below the story. They can see the translations by clicking in the cell where the definition would be and dragging to the right. If you read these stories with your students or children, encourage them to use the context and illustrations to guess at the meaning of a word before they look at the English.
These stories are geared for language learners, so the sentence structure is simple and there are plenty of patterns. Also, the narrative includes almost all the elements in the illustrations. Be sure to have children point out the different objects and people that are mentioned.
When students finish the story, they have the option of going to an activities page. The activities are designed for children who are reading independently in Spanish. Two of the activities are ordering exercises and these would be difficult to do orally because it would be hard for kids to remember the options if they cannot read them. However, if you have a beginner reader or a child who is not reading yet, you could certainly do the quiz questions together.
You will find these activities for the stories.
Pepa y su cesta
– Vocabulary Review – A list of the words that were below the story. Again, kids see the English by clicking and dragging to the right.
– Sopa de Letras – A word search on Quia. This is the only activity from this story that leaves the original site.
– Sentence Order Exercise – Students drag sentences into the order in which the events occur in the story.
– Jumbled Sentences – Kids click on words to order a sentence from the story.
– Quiz – Students answer reading comprehension questions about the story. Both the multiple choice questions and the answers are in Spanish.
El viejo y su paraguas
– Sopa de Letras – A word search on the Quia website. This is the only activity from the story that leaves the original site.
– Sentence Order Exercise – Drag sentences into the order in which the events occur in the story.
– Jumbled Sentences – Click on words to order a sentence from the story.
– Take A Quiz – Answer questions based on the illustrations. The multiple choice questions are in English.
El pájaro y el pan
– Sopa de Letras – A word search on the Quia website. This is the only activity from this story that leaves the original site. Students are given the words in English and find them in Spanish.
– Sentence Order Exercise – Drag seven sentences into the order in which the events occur in the story.
– Jumbled Sentences – Click on words to build a sentence from the story.
– Read the Story & Take A Quiz – This exercise reproduces the story with just the text (no illustrations) and there are quiz questions on the reading. The multiple choice quiz questions are in English to check comprehension.
Link to Spanish Online Stories
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