If you are looking for a fun AND compelling story for your class, but can’t think of one, you’re in luck. Scholastic en español publishes the Fly Guy series in Spanish and boy, are these books great for storytelling and acting out in class.
I typically don’t use a lot of (if any) children’s books in my class, because a lot of them are not comprehensible for my students. However, this series is written and illustrated in a manner that is would be appropriate for early level classes. And if you do it as a class story, you can make it 100% comprehensible.
I first checked out the book Hombre Mosca y Frankenmosca from my local library and loved it so much I bought my own copy and plan to use it as a story during Halloween time. This story is perfect for beginning level students because it is so simple, yet engaging for even middle schoolers and high schoolers as you act the story out in class.
You can click the link below to find it on amazon and even preview a few pages (click the LOOK INSIDE button).
After reading it, add it to your FVR Reading Library and let students read it on their own. If you don’t do it as a class story, you can still add it to your library and I guarantee your students will pick up this series. Most of it is pretty comprehensible, especially with the aide of the pictures, but you can always use a Post-It Arrow Note to write the definition of a word on the page. This is a great way to differentiate and provided support for your students without writing in the actual book.
Check out additional Hombre Mosca titles from Amazon:
1. Hola, Hombre Mosca (Scholastic en Espanol) (Spanish Edition)
2. Hombre Mosca presenta: Dinosaurios (Lector de Scholastic, Nivel 2) (Spanish Edition)
3. ¡Hombre Mosca contra el matamoscas! (Hombre Mosca 10) (Spanish Edition)
4. Hay un Hombre Mosca en mi sopa (Hombre Mosca 12) (Spanish Edition)
This book, surprisingly, is a great book for any body parts unit, as HombreMosca se baña en la sopa and the book goes through specific body parts.
5. El príncipe Hombre Mosca (Hombre Mosca 15) (Spanish Edition)
6. Una Mascota Para Hombre Mosca
Another INCREDIBLY comprehensible reader is Mo Willem’s Elefante & Cerdita (Elefant and Piggy) series.
- ¡Un tipo grande se llevó mi pelota! (Spanish Edition) (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
- ¡Estamos en un libro! (Spanish Edition) (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
- ¿Debo compartir mi helado? (Spanish Edition) (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
- ¡Esperar no es fácil! (Spanish Edition) (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
His Pigeon series is great as well.