La llave de Roma

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La llave de Roma

Contributor: Steven Fawkes

Language of text: Spanish
Type of text: Other
Author or source: not quite clear, some versions say Traditional, this credits Calico
Intended age of students: Key Stage 2/3
Source reference:

En Roma hay una calle;
En la calle una casa;
Adentro de la casa una cocina
Cerca de la iocina una sala;
Adentro de la casa una cocina
Cerca de la cocina una sala ...

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This text is read in Spanish quite slowly, and in short sentences which are accessible and supported visually in separate scenes. It lends itself to a sequence of activities (potentially over several lessons) for different skills, as described in attached file

This is a memory training text, telling a story as it leads through a pictorial representation of places.

It is therefore useful for training memory skills, but it also includes more than a list of nouns, so it can have a grammatical focus on eg prepositions
To support speaking and phonics recognition

Pupils view and listen
They build confidence by interpreting what they see and hear
They read the texts aloud with the sound turned down
They produce spoken performances
They write sentences using a structure and grammatical elements

Topics or themes:
Vocabulary: Rooms in the house
Grammar : Prepositions

Revisiting gender of nouns

Listening to a verse / performing a verse
Personal creative writing

How much time required:
c.40 minutes, but can be split up or extended

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