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 FlyMan 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 the book HombreMosca y Frankenmosca out 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)
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.