A Funny Dolch Word Book #1
Un Libro Cómico #1 de la Palabra de Dolch


Several usage notes are in this Spanish-English Dolch Book.

   Enjoy the play on words in English with the verb "fly" and the noun "fly."
   Sometimes readers reverse "was" and "saw." Visit the page on this site about correcting reversals.
   Discuss the difference in entonces and después as the story describes the quick movement of the fly.
   In English, we use "he" or "it" to refer to an animal when we don’t know the gender. The general term "horse" is referred to as "he" or "it." A mare is "she." A stallion is "he."
   The fly is a good example. In English, the fly is "he" or "it" unless we examine the fly under a microscope and learn it is female. In this little tale of the fly, help students notice that "ella" is translated as "he" instead of "she." "La" is translated as "him" instead of "her."

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Instructions include free resources to use and
a list of each word as it is introduced in each story.

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A Funny Dolch Word Book #1
Un Libro Cómico #1
de la Palabra de Dolch

Written by Betsy B. Lee
Translated by Pollyanna S. Davis
© Betsy B. Lee 2002
All rights reserved

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The Fly
La Mosca

I saw a fly go by.
He was a little fly.
I saw him fly here and there.
I saw him fly over me.
Vi una mosca volar cerca.
Ella era una mosca pequeña.
La vi volar aquí y allí.
La vi volar sobre mí.

I saw him stop.
"Why did you stop little fly?"
La vi parar.
"¿Porquétú paraste mosca pequeña?"

I saw him walk here and there.
Then, he came to walk on me.
La vi caminar aquí y allí.
Entonces, ella vino para caminar sobre mí.

"No, little fly! Just walk by!
No, no, not on me. Go away!
I think you may not walk on me," I said.
“¡No, mosca pequeña!
¡Solamente pásame!
No, no, no en mí. ¡Vete!
Pienso que tú no puedes caminar sobre mí,” dije.

Again, I saw the fly go by.
I saw him fly here and there.
I saw him fly over me.
I saw the fly fly by.
Then, I saw him fly away from me. Good!
Una vez más, vi la mosca volar cerca.
La vi volar aquí y allí.
La vi volar sobre mí.
Vi la mosca volar cerca.
Entonces, la vi volar lejos de mí. ¡Bueno!

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