Mejores Amigos

Wow, I have been away from the blog for a long time! I haven’t taught many language courses over the past two years, but next year I will be teaching all Spanish (6 different grade levels!), so I am looking forward to having the summer to get back into the swing of language teaching. My plan is to go through the novels I will be using next year and pick out key, high-frequency structures. Once I have compiled those lists, I will see which scripts I can use that use or can be adapted to use those specific structures.  Then I will fill in the blanks with some of my own story scripts. This will prepare my students to read a novel by the end of the semester.

I have already gone through the novel Esperanza and made my list of important structures and I am starting to write the scripts. I just read this novel last week for the first time, and I loved it! It’s a great story with a bit of suspense and lots of culture and history to explore. Anyways, my first attempt at a script is below. I think it will work, but it would be better if the ending was more of a twist/surprise. If you have any ideas for a different ending, please post them in the comments below!

For a great explanation on how to use story scripts, see Martina Bex’s extensive blog post and tutorial on the subject.

Mejores Amigos

Spanish

  • quiere ir
  • le dice
  • (lo) espera

Billy y Jacob son dos chicos son muy diferentes. Billy es muy alto y Jacob es muy bajo. Billy es moreno y Jacob es rubio. Billy y Jacob siempre quieren cosas diferentes. Pero los dos chicos son mejores amigos.

Un día, Billy quiere ir a un partido de fútbol. Billy le dice a Jacob, “Quiero ir a un partido de fútbol. Quieres ir conmigo?” Jacob no quiere ir, pero Billy es su mejor amigo, entonces Jacob le dice, “Sí, quiero ir contigo.” Jacob va al partido de fútbol a las tres y espera a Billy. Lo espera por cinco horas, pero Billy no viene.

Al día siguiente, Billy quiere ir al cine. Billy le dice a Jacob, “Quiero ir al cine. Quieres ir conmigo?” Jacob no quiere ir, pero Billy es su mejor amigo, entonces Jacob le dice, “Sí, quiero ir contigo.” Jacob va al cine a las ocho y espera a Billy. Lo espera por dos horas, pero Billy no viene.

Al día siguiente, Billy quiere ir a Starbucks. Billy le dice a Jacob, “Quiero ir a Starbucks. Quieres ir conmigo?” Jacob no quiere ir, pero Billy es su mejor amigo, entonces Jacob le dice, “Sí, quiero ir contigo.” Jacob va a Starbucks a las dos y espera a Billy. Lo espera por una hora y media, pero Billy no viene. Afortunadamente, hay una chica muy guapa a Starbucks, entonces Billy le compra un café. No quiere ir a ninguna parte ahora.

English

  • wants to go
  • says to him/her
  • waits for him

Billy and Jacob are two very different guys. Billy is very and Jacob is very short. Billy has dark hair and Jacob has blond hair. Billy and Jacob always want different things. But the two boys are best friends.

One day, Billy wants to go to a football game. Billy says to Jacob, “I want to go to a football game. Do you want to go with me?” Jacob does not want to go, but Billy is his best friend, so Jacob says, “Yes, I will go with you.” Jacob goes to a football match at 3:00 and waits for Billy. He waits for him for five hours, but Billy does not come.

The next day, Billy wants to go to the movies. Billy says to Jacob, “I want to go to the movies. Do you want to go with me?” Jacob does not want to go, but Billy is his best friend, so Jacob says, “Yes, I will go with you.” Jacob goes to the movies at eight and waits for Billy. He waits for two hours, but Billy does not come.

The next day, Billy wants to go to Starbucks. Billy says to Jacob, “I want to go to Starbucks. Do you want to go with me?” Jacob does not want to go, but Billy is his best friend, so Jacob says, “Yes, I will go with you.” Jacob goes to Starbucks at 2:00 and waits for Billy. He waits for an hour and a half, but Billy does not come. Fortunately, there is a very pretty girl at Starbucks, so Billy buys her a coffee. He does not want to go anywhere now.

Posted in Story Scripts.

2 Comments

  1. Kristen, nice script! Most often the simplest plots like this one are the best (and can be used in first year classes).

    I also read Esperanza with my kids, usually in second year but sometimes at the end of first. One script that gets my kids more ready for the first couple chapters is “The Phone Call” which you might already be familiar with.

    • Thanks Jim! That means a lot coming from you – I love your scripts. I have lots more in the works, I just have to get around to posting them.

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