The structures were:
Here's what I tried out with the story.
It turned out not to be anything earth shattering or groundbreaking. I would chalk that up to my making up the story but not scripting it out well enough. And my Spanish 2 students aren't always very good yet at playing around in the realm of silliness.
So I had three different people in each class and we narrated when they arrived, what they wanted to buy, and how much they payed. Then we decided if it was a deal. No one wanted to pay with anything other than dollars unfortunately. But that's ok. I'll know better for next year!
Here's what we came up with for our class story and my present tense story. I decided it might be humorous to have the Incredible Hulk wanting to buy SpongeBob underwear.
viernes negro - Embedded readings
In the subsequent versions I added more vocabulary that we had previously gone over to review in a new context.