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Camarero

Here is an Embedded Reading created to accompany the “classic” music video “Camarero”  Thank you to our friend MB for getting this started and for sharing!

I.

Había un chico.  Se llamaba Enrique.   A él le gustaba ir a la playa.  En la playa hay mucha gente y el sol está brillando.  Un día, él estaba caminando en la playa y tenía mucho calor.   Enrique vio a un camarero y le dijo, “Me muero de sed.  Deme algo para beber.  ¡Dese prisa Ud.! ”

El camarero regresó con un vaso de agua.   Enrique todavía tenía mucho calor.   Enrique le pidió a su amigo “Llévame al agua. “ Su amigo lo llevó y lo tiró en el océano.  Enrique estaba contento.

II.

Había un chico que se llamaba Enrique. A Enrique le gustaba bailar.  Bailaba mucho.  También a él le gustaba ir a la playa.  En la playa hay mucha gente y el sol está brillando.   A Enrique le gustaba bailar a la playa.

Un día, Enrique fue a la playa.  No llevó su traje de baño.  Él estaba bailando en la playa todo el día y tenía sed.  Enrique quería algo para beber.  Enrique vio a un camarero y le dijo, “Me muero de sed.  Por favor, dame algo para beber.  ¡Dese prisa Ud.!”

El camarero salió y regresó con un vaso de agua encima de una tortuga.  Enrique todavía tenía mucho calor.  Enrique le pidió “Llévame al agua” a su amigo.  Su amigo lo llevó y lo tiró en el océano.  Enrique estaba contento.

III.

Había un chico que se llamaba Enrique.  Enrique vivía en una isla tropical.   A Enrique le gustaba bailar.  Bailaba mucho.  Tenía mucho talento y quería participar en el programa “So You Think You Can Dance”   Necesitaba practicar mucho.

También a él le gustaba ir a la playa.  En la playa hay mucha gente y el sol está brillando.   Todos los días la gente está nadando y tomando su café allí porque es una isla tropical.   A Enrique le gustaba bailar a la playa.  Tenía la oportunidad de practicar sus bailes enfrente de muchas personas.

Un día, Enrique fue a la playa para practicar.  No llevó su traje de baño.  Decidió llevar su ropa de baile para practicar.  Él estaba bailando en la playa todo el día y tenía mucho calor y mucha sed.  Enrique quería algo para beber.  Enrique vio a un camarero y le dijo, “Me muero de sed.  Por favor, dame algo para beber.  ¡Dese prisa Ud.!”

El camarero salió y regresó con un vaso de agua encima de una tortuga.  Es un servicio especial a esta playa.  Enrique bebió el agua pero no fue suficiente y  todavía tenía mucho calor.  Enrique le pidió “Llévame al agua” a su amigo.  Su amigo era un hombre bastante fuerte.   Su amigo lo llevó y lo tiró en el océano.  Parecía imposible, pero su amigo era el hombre más fuerte de la isla.   Enrique, salpicando y jugando en las olas, estaba contento y ya no tenía calor.

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The Parrot Story by Dustin W.

This post is long overdue!!  Dusty created this piece in October and it should have been posted then!  Did you hear about the parrot that disappeared for four years?  Well, this English-speaking British parrot mysteriously disappeared and reappeared four years later…speaking Spanish!  You can read Dustin’s Embedded Readings in Spanish and the article in English here:

The Parrot Story!

En Español 1: Embedded Readings from Zach Bryant

From Zach:

Ramona Bambona’s Birthday Party/ La Fiesta de Ramona Bombona

Another great story by Zach Bryant!  Here is the message he sent along with his readings:

Here is a story that I came up with to practice family words, the time and to review. It’s pretty simple, but can be adapted very easily. I hope it is helpful.

Zach

Thanks Zach!!!

El Cumple de Ramona B

The story is here in English.  I love how each level leads to a great story at the end!  Open the document above for the Spanish version!

Version 1           Ramona Bombona’s Birthday

There is a girl.  Her name is Ramona Bombona.  Ramona is going to have a birthday party today at seven in the evening.

In the morning Ramona asks her mother, “Mama, what time is it?  The mother responds, “It’s 8 in the morning.”

Ramona asks her father, “Dad, what time is it?”  Her father responds, It’s eleven in the morning.”

Ramona asks her older sister, “What time is it?”  Her older sister responds, “It’s one in the afternoon.”

Ramona asks her uncle, “What time is it?”  Her uncle responds, “It’s four in the afternoon.”

Ramona asks her cousin, “What time is it?'”  Her cousin responds, “It’s seven at night.  It’s time for your party!”

Ramona is at her party and she is happy.

 

Version 2       Ramona Bombona’s Birthday

There is a girl  that is named Ramona Bombona. Today is Ramona’s birthday.  Ramona is going to have a birthday at 7 in the evening.

In the morning Ramona talks with her mother.  Ramona asks her mother, “Mama, what time is it?  The mother responds, “It’s  time to write to your grandmother. ”  Ramona says to her, “Yes, but What time is it?”  Her mother responds, “It’s 8 in the morning.”

Afterwards, Ramona talks with her father.  “Dad, what time is it?”  Her father responds, “It’s time to go skating!” Ramona says to him, “Yes, but What time is it?”  Her father responds, “It’s eleven in the morning.”

Later, Ramona talks with her older sister.   “What time is it?”  Her older sister responds, “It’s time to go shopping!” Ramona says to her, “Yes, but What time is it?”   Her older sister responds, “It’s one in the afternoon.”

Then, Ramona talks with her uncle, “What time is it?”  Her uncle responds, “It’s time to swim.”  Ramona says to him, “Yes, but What time is it?”   Her uncle responds, ‘ It’s four in the afternoon.”

Finally, Ramona talks with her cousin, “What time is it?'”  Her cousin responds, “It’s time to sing!” Ramona says to her, “Yes, but What time is it?”  Her cousin responds, “It’s seven at night.  We’re going to sing Happy Birthday!”

Ramona is at her birthday party and she is very, very happy.

Version 3       Ramona Bombona’s Birthday

There is a girl  that is named Ramona Bombona. Today is Ramona’s birthday.  Ramona is going to have a birthday party today at seven in the evening.  Ramona wants to eat potatoes on her birthday.   She wants to eat a lot of potatoes at her birthday party.  She wants to eat fifty seven potatoes at the party.

In the morning Ramona talks with her mother.  Ramona asks her mother, “Mama, what time is it?  The mother responds, “It’s  time to write to your grandmother. ”  Ramona says to her, “Yes, but What time is it?”  Her mother responds, “It’s 8 in the morning.”

Afterwards, Ramona talks with her father.  “Dad, what time is it?”  Her father responds, “It’s time to go skating!  Skating is very fun! ” Ramona says to him, “Yes, but What time is it?”  Her father responds, “It’s eleven in the morning.”

Later, Ramona talks with her older sister.   “What time is it?”  Her older sister responds, “It’s time to go shopping!  I’m going to buy thirty three t-shirts and twenty new dresses. ” Ramona says to her, “Yes, but What time is it?”   Her older sister responds, “It’s one in the afternoon.”

Then, Ramona talks with her uncle, “What time is it?”  Her uncle responds, “It’s time to swim.  It’s really hot.”  Ramona says to him, “Yes, but What time is it?”   Her uncle responds, ‘ It’s four in the afternoon.”

Finally, Ramona talks with her cousin, “What time is it?'”  Her cousin responds, “It’s time to sing! I really like to sing. ” Ramona says to her, “Yes, but What time is it?”  Her cousin responds, “It’s seven at night.  We’re going to sing Happy Birthday because it’s time for your party!”

Ramona eats a lot of potatoes at her birthday party and she is very, very happy.

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Escapa Un Pelotero

Below you will find the first two levels of an Embedded Reading that I have been using with my Spanish 3 class.   This first reading is a new format for me with my upper level classes and the students found it very helpful.  There is a sentence followed by two illustrations.   One illustration accurately represents the sentence and the other does not.  The students were asked to read the sentence and then choose the appropriate illustration.   It really helped them to remember to visualize, rather than translate, even when the language was advanced or the sentence was complex.

Olivera 1

The second reading has multiple choice questions in Spanish.   Again, I am working at this time of year with my students so that they will not be overwhelmed by these longer questions and answers in the target language.   I tried to include some questions with longer answers and others with shorter, simpler answers to read and choose from.    In our department we have found great success with scaffolding the questions as well as scaffolding the readings.

Olivera 2

I hope to post the remaining two levels with their activities in the next few days.  We read these at the end of a unit which included the novel Felipe Alou and the DVD Pelotero.

Laurie

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El Espantapajaros Embedded Reading and Activities by Zachary Bryant

We received this wonderful email today:

Hola,
  I have an embedded reading to post! The original story is online, in the past tense and has quite a bit of vocabulary that is not frequent to lower level learners. The story is designed for my Spanish 2 students to review stem-changers, especially this time of year. However, it could also be used with level 1 towards the end of the year.
I created present tense versions as embedded readings, and a “simpler” past tense version as well.
Here’s how I am using the readings in class:
Day 1 – I am giving the students the vocabulary words on top and doing a little bit of conversation around them. I will then use the Dictogloss strategy (Editor’s note:  There are a number of resources available online about this strategy!) and read the story to students 3 times, having them copy it down the best they can. They then work with a partner to make a more accurate version of the story. Afterwards, they do the same in groups of 4. Finally, we will read the story as a class and translate it.
Day 2 – With version 2, students will conjugate the stem-changing verbs in the story. We will discuss a little more new vocabulary. We will read this version as a class, and then watch the video.
Day 3 – Students will get the 3rd version. They will read with partners and answer some questions about the story together, or put pictures from the short in order and say what happens.
I hope that helps!
Zach
P.S.  The video can be found on Youtube, and there are other resources online. Just search the title, or the title and .pdf.  Here are a few:
Info on the animated short- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0466879/
a ted-ed to answer questions on the short – http://ed.ted.com/on/S6PCan3I
Here is the reading:
Thank you so much Zach!!!

Hello Sr. Wooly Fans!!

Welcome to the Embedded Reading site!   We are so happy to have you here and to be working with the amazing Sr. Wooly!  It is such an honor.

Our “first ever” Sr. Wooly video Embedded Reading was contributed by a workshop participant and is from

No Voy A Levantarme

Thanks to Sara for writing and sharing it!

Thanks to Sr. Wooly and his talented teacher-writers for their readings!  Check out the readings here on one of his most popular songs.   Just click on Supplemental Materials!

L.E.E. Teachers

Below are the PowerPoints and texts that we are working with today!!

NTPRS 14 Beginning Embedded Reading PP

NTPRS 14 Embedded Reading II

Grandma 1              Grandma 2                Grandma 2             T F Grandma           Grandma 5        MC Grandma        Grandma_奶奶

Reading Activities Chart

Clothing Embedded Story

 

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The Blue Umbrella / Azulado Thanks to Zach B!

Hi!  I created this Embedded reading for Spanish to use “Stem-Changing” or “Radical Changing” verbs in action and context. I also wrote the first and last version in English for those who would like to use it.

The embedded reading goes with a Disney Pixar animated short called The Blue Umbrella, but I have seen it called Azulado (a su lado) in Spanish. It may be useful for teachers who use MovieTalk as well.

 I hope it is useful!

Zach

Versión 1

  1. Una tarde empieza a llover.
  2. Abre un paraguas azul.

 

  1. El paraguas azul está feliz.
  2. Le gusta la lluvia.

 

  1. El paraguas azul ve a una paraguas roja.
  2. Él piensa que es bonita.
  3. El paraguas azul estánervioso.
  4. Ellos comienzan a mirarse.
  5. Se separan.

 

  1. El azul quiere conocer a la roja, pero no puede.
  2. El hombre lleva al paraguas azul a la estación de tren.
  3. El azul no quiere entrar.
  4. Pierde la paraguas roja.
  5. No puede ver a la roja.

 

  1. Empieza a llover y hace viento.
  2. Vuela el paraguas.
  3. Busca la paraguas roja.
  4. Llega al medio de la calle.

 

  1. Viene un taxi y el paraguas se mueve.
  2. Viene un carro y el paraguas se mueve otra vez.
  3. Viene una camioneta y ¡Zaz!
  4. Ellos chocan

 

  1. El azul está solo, sucio y triste.
  2. No se mueve.

 

  1. Viene el hombre y levanta al azul.
  2. De repente, el azul mira arriba.
  3. ¡El azul ve a la paraguas roja!
  4. El azul está feliz y emocionado.
  5. Ellos van a un café.
  6. Ya está a su lado.

 

 

 

Versión 2

Una tarde en Nueva York empieza a llover. De repente, abre un paraguas azul. Llueve mucho.

 

El paraguas azul está feliz porque le encanta la lluvia. Los edificios están felices también.

 

El paraguas azul ve a una paraguas roja. Él piensa que ella es brillante y bonita. El paraguas estánervioso. Ellos comienzan a mirarse. En este momento se separan.

 

El azul quiere conocer a la roja, pero no puede. El hombre lleva al paraguas azul a la estación de tren, pero el azul no quiere entrar. No cierra. Pierde la roja y no puede ver a ella.

 

Empieza a llover más y hacer viento. Llueve duro. Con el viento, vuela el paraguas. Busca la paraguas roja pero no puede ver a ella. Llega al medio de la calle.

 

Viene un taxi y el paraguas se mueve. Viene un carro y el paraguas se mueve otra vez. Con el viento, el azul comienza a volar. Viene una camioneta y ¡Zaz! Ellos chocan.

 

El azul está solo, sucio y triste. No se mueve.

 

Viene el hombre y levanta al azul. El azul estátriste. De repente, el azul mira arriba y ¡encuentra la roja! Está feliz y emocionado. Ellos van a un caféy se abrazan. Ya está a su lado.

 

 

Versión 3

Una tarde en Nueva York estámuy nublado. Empieza a llover. Hay muchas paraguas grises. Están más o menos. De repente, abre un paraguas azul. Llueve mucho

 

El paraguas azul mira arriba y ve que está nublado. Él está feliz porque le encanta la lluvia. Mira a los edificios y están felices también.

 

El paraguas azul ve a una paraguas roja. Ella estáfeliz porque a ella le encanta la lluvia. El paraguas azul piensa que ella es brillante y bonita. La paraguas roja mira a él. El azul tiene miedo, entonces mira al frente rápidamente. El azul estánervioso. Ellos comienzan a mirarse. En este momento se separan.

 

El azul quiere conocer a la roja y quiere estar con ella, pero no puede. El hombre lleva al paraguas azul a la estación de tren, pero el azul no quiere entrar. No cierra. Pierde la roja y no puede verla.

 

Empieza a llover más y hacer mucho viento. Llueve duro. Con el viento, puede volar el paraguas. Vuela y busca la roja pero no puede verla. Pasa un autobús y mueve el azul al medio de la calle.

 

Viene un taxi y una señal del tráfico le ayuda al azul. El azul se mueve al otro lado de la calle. Viene un carro y un desagüe (a ditch) tira agua y le ayuda al paraguas. Con el viento, el azul comienza a volar. Viene una camioneta y ¡Zaz! Ellos chocan.

 

El azul está solo al lado de la calle. Está sucio y triste. No se mueve. Un drenaje trata ayudarle al azul, pero no se mueve el azul. Todos están tristes.

 

Viene el hombre y levanta al azul. No se siente bien, está triste. De repente, el azul no se siente agua. Mira arriba y ¡ve la roja! Está feliz y emocionado. Ellos van a un caféy se abrazan. Ya está a su lado.

 

 

Version 1

  1. One afternoon it begins to rain.
  2. A blue umbrella opens.

 

  1. The umbrella is happy.
  2. He likes the rain.

 

  1. The blue umbrella sees a red umbrella.
  2. He thinks that the red umbrella is pretty.
  3. The blue umbrella is nervous.
  4. They begin to look at each other.
  5. They separate.

 

  1. The blue umbrella wants to meet the red umbrella, but he can’t.
  2. A man takes the blue umbrella to the train station.
  3. The blue umbrella doesn’t want to go inside.
  4. He loses the red umbrella.
  5. He can no longer see her.

 

  1. It begins to rain harder, and to become windy.
  2. The umbrella flies in the wind.
  3. He looks for the red umbrella.
  4. He lands in the middle of the street.

 

  1. A taxi is coming, so the umbrella moves out of the way.
  2. A car is coming, so the umbrella moves again.
  3. A truck is coming, and ¡POW!
  4. They hit each other.

 

  1. The blue umbrella is alone, dirty and sad.
  2. He does not move.

 

  1. A man comes and picks up the blue umbrella.
  2. Suddenly, the blue umbrella looks up.
  3. He sees the red umbrella!
  4. He is happy and excited to see her.
  5. They go to a coffee shop.
  6. They are together at last.

 

 

Version 3

One afternoon in New York it is very cloudy. It begins to rain. There are many gray umbrellas. They are feeling ok. Suddenly, a blue umbrella opens. It rains a lot.

 

The umbrella looks up and sees that it is cloudy. He is happy because he loves the rain. He looks at the buildings and they are happy as well.

 

The blue umbrella sees a red umbrella. She is happy because she loves the rain too. He thinks that the red umbrella is bright and pretty. The red umbrella looks at him. The blue umbrella is scared, so he looks straight ahead quickly. The blue umbrella is nervous. They begin to look at each other. Right then, they separate.

 

The blue umbrella wants to meet the red umbrella and to be with her, but he can’t. A man takes the blue umbrella to the train station, but the blue umbrella doesn’t want to go inside. He will not close. He loses the red umbrella and he can no longer see her.

 

It begins to rain harder, and to become very windy. The umbrella flies in the wind. He looks for the red umbrella, but he doesn’t see her. A bus passes by and blows the blue umbrella to the middle of the street.

 

A taxi is coming, so a traffic signal helps the blue umbrella. He moves to the other side of the street. A car is coming, so a ditch spits out water and helps the umbrella move again. With the wind, the blue umbrella begins to fly. A truck is coming, and ¡POW! They hit each other.

 

The blue umbrella is alone at the side of the street. He is dirty and sad. A drain tries to help him, but he does not move. Everyone is sad.

 

A man comes and picks up the blue umbrella. He doesn’t feel well, he is sad. Suddenly, the blue umbrella doesn’t feel water falling on him anymore. He looks up and sees the red umbrella! He is happy and excited to see her. They go to a coffee shop and hug eachother. They are together at last.

 

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No Voy a Levantarme by Sr. Wooly and Sara C

Fresh from the OFLA conference, Sara C. chose to create an Embedded Reading from Sr. Wooly’s great song and video:

No Voy a Levantarme.    Sr. Wooly and Sara both gave us permission to share!!

 

Señor Wooly – No Voy a Levantarme

#1

A las seis me despierto pero no me levanto porque hace mucho frío

No me levanto porque no quiero ir a la escuela

Mi madre me dice: —¡Necesitas levantarte!

Pero…

¡No voy a levantarme! ¡No voy a cepillarme los dientes!

 

#2

A las seis de la mañana me despierto pero no me levanto

porque no quiero ir a la escuela.

Porque hace mucho frío y viento también.

Y me duermo me despierto pero no me levanto porque no quiero ir a la escuela

Pero mi madre me grita: —¡Necesitas levantarte!

Pero no me levanto Mamá, te prometo que mañana iré

¡No voy a levantarme! ¡No voy a cepillarme los dientes!   ¡No Voy!

#3

A las seis de la mañana me despierto pero no me levanto

porque no quiero ir a la escuela.

Porque hace mucho frío y viento también.

Y me duermo me despierto pero no me levanto porque no quiero ir a la escuela

porque no he terminado mi projecto de inglés.

No voy a levantarme  No voy a ducharme

Pero mi madre me grita: —¡Necesitas levantarte!

Pero no me levanto Mamá, te prometo que mañana iré

¡No Voy!

#4

A las seis de la mañana me despierto pero no me levanto

porque no quiero ir a la escuela.

Porque hace mucho frío y viento también.

Y me duermo me despierto pero no me levanto porque no quiero ir a la escuela

porque no he terminado mi projecto de inglés.

No voy a levantarme  No voy a ducharme

No voy a cepillarme los dientes    No voy a vestirme

Pero mi madre me grita: —¡Necesitas levantarte!

Pero no me levanto Mamá, te prometo que mañana iré

¡No voy a levantarme! ¡No voy a cepillarme los dientes!  ¡No Voy!

Y me duermo A las seis y veinticincco me despierto cuando mami me golpea

con su zapato

Pero no me levanto porque no quiero ir a la escuela

(porque hay un payaso dentro de mi lóquer }

 

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