El niño desobediente Story Script

This is the long-awaited story script for Unit #14 of my curriculum map! I finally finished the project I was working on and had time to type up the script! Lesson plans to follow…sometime.

Click here to download 7-day lesson plans to use the target structures from this story to teach your students about Los niños prisioneros de Bolivia.

TARGET STRUCTURES

lo que hace – what s/he does

debe (hacer) – s/he should (do)

el niño no escucha – the child doesn’t listen to

PRACTICE SENTENCES

  1. Lo que hace un buen estudiante es estudiar mucho. [What a good student does is study a lot]
  2. Lo que debe hacer un buen niño es obedecer a sus padres. [What a good child should do is obey its parents]
  3. La profesora grita al niño, pero el niño no le escucha. [The teacher yells at the child, but the child doesn’t listen to her]
  4. Los niños deben escuchar a sus padres, pero lo que hacen muchos niños es desobeceder a sus padres. [Children should listen to their parents, but what many children do is disobey their parents]
  5. Los niños escuchan la música de Yo Gabba Gabba en la televisión. [Children listen to the music from Yo Gabba Gabba on TV]

QUESTIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL RESPONSE

  1. ¿Tú escuchas a tus padres? [Do you listen to your parents?]
  2. ¿Los estudiantes hacen su tarea? [Do students do their homework?]
  3. ¿El Presidente debe ser simpático? [Should the President be nice?]
  4. ¿Qué debe hacer una mamá? [What should a mom do?]
  5. ¿Un buen amigo escucha los problemas de sus amigos? [Does a good friend listen to his/her friends’ problems?]

PERSONALIZED QUESTIONS FOR CLASS DISCUSSION

  1. ¿Muchos estudiantes hacen su tarea? ¿Siempre haces tu tarea? ¿Haces tu tarea a tiempo? ¿Haces toda tu tarea? ¿Haces tu tarea durante otras clases o en casa? [Do many students do their homework? Do you always do your homework? Do you do it at times? Do you do all of your homework? Do you do your homework during other classes or at home?]
  2. ¿Tus hermanos escuchan a tus padres? ¿Tú escuchas a tus padres? ¿Escuchas más a tu padre o a tu madre? ¿tienes un padre estricto y un padre no estricto? [Do your siblings listen to your parents? Do you listen to your parents? Do you listen better to your mom or dad? Do you have one parent strict and one that isn’t strict?]
  3. ¿Quién hace tu (cama, comida, almuerzo, etc.)? [Who makes your (bed, food, lunch, etc.)?]
  4. ¿Quién hace (la pizza, la hamburguesa, el sushi, etc.) más delicioso/a en (your town)? [Who makes the most delicious (pizza, hamburger, sushi, etc.) in your town?]
  5. ¿Los estudiantes en tu primera/segunda/tercera clase escuchan los anuncios/al profesor? Si no, ¿qué hacen? [Do students in your first/second/third class listen to the announcements/the teacher? If not, what do they do?]
  6. ¿Los muchachos deben abrir las puertas para las muchachas? (vice versa) ¿por qué? [Should boys open doors for girls? Why?]
  7. ¿Cuál es tu comida favorita que hace tu madre/tu padre? ¿Qué comida(s) hace(s) bien tú/la cafetería/etc.? [What is your favorite food that your mom or dad makes? What foods does the cafeteria make well?]
  8. ¿Qué debe hacer un buen (novio, padre, amigo, hermano, Presidente, profesor, estudiante, etc.)? [What should a good (boyfriend, dad, friend, brother, President, teacher, student, athlete, etc.) do?]

SCRIPT

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Leonardo es un niño muy desobediente. ¡Nunca escucha a nadie! Leonardo nunca hace lo que debe hacer, y siempre hace lo que no debe hacer. 

Su mamá le dice, «Leonardo, tú debes jugar con tu hermanita». Pero Leonardo no quiere jugar con su hermanita. No escucha a su mamá. No juega con su hermanita. Lo que hace es destruir las Barbies de su hermanita. Su mamá está muy enojada con Leonardo, y le grita, «¿Por qué eres un niño tan desobediente?» Leonardo responde, «No sé. Pero sé que no quiero jugar con mi hermanita”.

Otro día, su mamá le dice, «Leonardo, tú debes estudiar para tu examen en la clase de matemáticas». Pero Leonardo no quiere estudiar para su examen en la clase de matemáticas. No escucha a su mamá. No estudia para su examen. Lo que hace es mirar la televisión. Su mamá está muy enojada con Leonardo, y le grita, «¿Por qué eres un niño tan desobediente?» Leonardo responde, «Porque no quiero ser obediente. Es aburrido estudiar para exámenes».

Otro día, su mamá le dice, «Leonardo, tú debes comer más fruta». Pero Leonardo no quiere comer más fruta. No escucha a su mamá. No come más fruta. Lo que hace es comer chocolate y chips y salsa. Su mamá está muy enojada con Leonardo, y le grita, «¿Por qué eres un niño tan desobediente?» Leonardo responde, «Porque no quiero….», pero entonces Leonardo vomita.

ENGLISH:

Leonard is a very disobedient boy. He never listens to anyone! He never does what he should do, and he always does what he shouldn’t do.

His mom tells him, “Leonard, you should play with your little sister”. But Leonard doesn’t want to play with his sister. He doesn’t listen to his mom. He doesn’t play with his little sister. What he does is destroy his little sister’s barbies. His mom is very angry with him and yells at him. “Why are you such a disobedient boy?” Leonard responds, “I don’t know. But I know that I don’t want to play with my little sister”.

Another day, his mom says, “Leonard, you should study for your math test”. But Leonard doesn’t want to study for his math test. He doesn’t listen to his mom. He doesn’t study for his math test. What he does is watch TV. His mom is very angry with him and yells at him. “Why are you such a disobedient boy?” Leonard responds, “Because I don’t want to be obedient. Studying for tests is boring”.

Another day, his mom says, “Leonard, you should eat more fruit”. But Leonard doesn’t want to eat more fruit. He doesn’t listen to his mom. He doesn’t eat more fruit. What he does is eat chips and salsa and chocolate. His mom is very angry with him and yells at him. “Why are you such a disobedient boy?” Leonard responds, “Because I don’t want to be….” and then he throws up.

7 comments

  1. I really appreciate that you included the English. As a French teacher, there are so many great story ideas I don’t have access to because most blogs are maintained by Spanish teachers. But, because you have included the English, I can translate it to French. Merci beaucoup! 🙂

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  2. ¡Me gusta mucho tu blog! Haces un trabajo estupendo. Quisiera hacer una pequeña corrección en “pero Leonardo no quiere jugar con su hermanita” .
    ¡Gracias por compartir tu trabajo!
    MB

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  3. A fun way to follow up the song and “characteristic categorizing” activity is to play “Take a stand”: Hang up 2 signs [one for A (debe ser) and B (debe hacer), and one on the other side of the room for C (no debe ser) and D (no debe hacer)]. Then, as you call out things novios/novias should/shouldn’t be/do, have students form a “human bar graph” under the A/B or C/D sign depending on how they feel. I used the center of the room for the “mush pot”, or choice E. My students appreciated being able to move and clearly see how their peers felt about these characteristics/actions.

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