miércoles, 18 de noviembre de 2015

Un recurso para la Navidad

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Update 12/6/16 - If you want to do more with la lotería de Navidad, click here for two other commercials and resources. 

Martina Bex is amazing! She worked so quickly to create some free resources for the new Spanish lottery short called Justino. If you haven't seen it yet, check it out below! It is really sweet and I think students will like it.

With her permission, I created a slideshow using her reading. I used the most simple version that she shared, since I am teaching Spanish 1 (there is a more advanced version). When using short films, I really like to read to the students and have them look at images (rather than clips). I added some questions to ask students as I read to them (they will answer orally and on mini white boards). I am going to spend the two days before vacation with this film, so there isn't much to it, but I thought I would share in case anyone wants to use it.

Elena López also made a slideshow with the story in the first person (see below). Thanks Elena!

   




sábado, 14 de noviembre de 2015

NHAWLT 2015 Presentation


                        

domingo, 8 de noviembre de 2015

I am starting a "school unit" in Spanish 1 and usually this is not something really enjoy, but thanks to Elena López and Amy Zimmer, it is going to be much better! I am mostly going to use their materials, including these from Elena.

My essential question for the unit is: ¿Cómo es mi día escolar similar y/o diferente de otras personas en otros países?

And the goals for the unit are:
  • I can answer questions about my school day and my classes.
  • I can compare my school and my school day to others.
  • I can comprehend and retell a story about school.


The canción de la semana for this unit is "Chau" from the Uruguayan group No te va gustar. Here is the slideshow to introduce the band. And here is the cloze activity and translation. The lyrics to the song are not at all related to school, but the video is (see 2nd slideshow below).

I am going to use this slideshow to introduce some of the important vocabulary and to tell the "story" of the video. I am not going to spend a lot of time on it, but I think it will be a good intro to some of the vocabulary. Update: See Elena López's slideshow, which is better than the one below.

La escuela... y la canción de la semana

I am starting a "school unit" in Spanish 1 and usually this is not something really enjoy, but thanks to Elena López and Amy Zimmer, it is going to be much better! I am mostly going to use their materials, including these from Elena.

My essential question for the unit is: ¿Cómo es mi día escolar similar y/o diferente de otras personas en otros países?

And the goals for the unit are:
  • I can answer questions about my school day and my classes.
  • I can compare my school and my school day to others.
  • I can comprehend and retell a story about school.


The canción de la semana for this unit is "Chau" from the Uruguayan group No te va gustar. Here is the slideshow to introduce the band. And here is the cloze activity and translation. The lyrics to the song are not at all related to school, but the video is (see 2nd slideshow below).

I am going to use this slideshow to introduce some of the important vocabulary and to tell the "story" of the video. I am not going to spend a lot of time on it, but I think it will be a good intro to some of the vocabulary. Update: Elena López improved this slideshow and has lots of resources here.