Brandon Brown veut un chien (chapter 1)

Looking for graded readers for your language classes? Ever thought of looking at books available in the USA?

I recently came across - a source of resources for the TPRS method of Communicative Input based foreign language teaching.

The site sells a range of novels (yes, novels - typically 10 or more chapters, roughly 100 pages per novel).

Some of the novels allow you to preview the first chapter or so as a pdf file. I asked the author of one of the novels (Carol Gaab, author of "Brandon Brown veut un chien") for permission to put the first chapter into textivate.

The pdfs below were printed from the textivate resource.

The textivate resource can be found here:

Here is an embedded version of just one of the 30-ish activities available via the link above:

Pobre Ana (Blaine Ray's TPRS Spanish story) Chapter 1, part 1 of 5

If you're a TPRS teacher and you've been presenting and practising stories in preparation for the reading of chapter 1 of Pobre Ana, hopefully you'll find this blog post useful.

I just want to show how easy it is to create a range of practice activities based precisely on the language that you want to focus on, using textivate.

To create the resources on this blog post, I typed in the text from the book and added some English to Spanish matching items. (NB: I split chapter 1 of Pobre Ana into 5 parts, and the resources in this post are just based on the first part.)