TPRS Spanish Readers - Blaine Ray, Karen Rowan, Mira Canion and Chris Mercer
These TPRS Spanish readers are original stories with comprehensible input written for middle to high school students. They were written to be of high interest and easy to read. Most offer an accompanying teacher's guide to help teachers using them in a classroom.
Comprehensible Input is a concept in second language instruction that promotes student understanding. Students learn and internalize a new language best when they receive input that is just above what they can easily comprehend. This approach incorporates the use of contextualization, repetition, visual cues, and gestures through listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Primary emphasis is placed on natural language acquisition and less on exact structural forms, with the idea that accuracy develops over time. Comprehensible Input also fosters the three modes of communication as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL): Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational.