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Lesson Plan: Communicating With Body Language
The Olmec were an ancient people native to Mexico who lived from 1000-500 BC. Young artists examine the Olmec piece Seated Figure to analyze the use of body language to communicate a tone or feeling. They then use clay or play-dough to create their own expressive sculpture.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 39 Views 86 Downloads
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Marcos and Paulo have just met Ana. Watch as they use Portuguese to introduce themselves and get to know each other. Language learners then complete a series of activities designed to help them master each brief conversation.
8th - Higher Ed Languages 3 Views 0 Downloads
Questions and Answers in a Foreign Language
Looking for another game to review past material? Included is a whole class game set at the board. Learners get to facilitate their classmates' learning while asking your pre-designed questions on past material. Worried about kids who don't want to participate?
6th - 12th Languages 8 Views 33 Downloads
Spanish Drama: Latin America
Learners explore Hispanic countries. In this Hispanic culture and language lesson plan, students choose an Hispanic country to research. Learners explore given websites and prepare a dramatization incorporating the facts they find. Students practice using correct Spanish grammar, particularly the subjunctive mode.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 71 Downloads
Students utilize a new language to tell someone they care for them. In this complimenting lesson, students practice saying nice things to friends and strangers in their target language. Students react to the lesson afterwards and evaluate its overall effectiveness.
2nd - 12th Languages 8 Views 11 Downloads
Job Search: Body Language During Job Interviews
This may be a short and simple instructional activity, but it is really quite important. Help your upper graders get ready for interviews, work place communication, and life. They role-play to see and show the differences between good and bad body language.
11th - 12th 21st Century Skills 17 Views 45 Downloads
Figurative Language & Poetic Devices Activity: Firework by Katy Perry
Sure to engage your class in poetry, this resource requires them to identify, label, and explain poetic devices and figurative language used in Katy Perry's hit song "Firework". A well-organized page that chunks the lyrics so learners are able to more easily identify examples of devices such as metaphors, hyperbole, and alliteration.
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 279 Views 452 Downloads
Integrating Skills: Authentic Teaching Best Prepares Students for an Authentic Assessment
What's the best way to learn Spanish? The instruction needs to be authentic and provide more opportunities for real-life Spanish practice. Read this article for some ideas of how you can bring this practice into your classroom or school!
11th - 12th Languages 3 Views 54 Downloads
Learning Another Language is to Know Another Culture
Lure more learners into your foreign language class with this informative PowerPoint. It outlines key factors in becoming successful with a second language, as well as why it can be beneficial for students' futures. Tip: Show this during an open house presentation, prior to signing up for classes.
7th - Higher Ed Languages 5 Views 38 Downloads
The Culture of War: The Spanish Civil War
Twelfth graders choose topics of interest to explore further on an individual basis and present their findings to the class through a multimedia presentation according to guidelines provided. The content builds on their previous learning about conflict and war in social studies classes.
12th Languages 8 Views 28 Downloads
Tenth graders use grade-level knowledge and skills to apply age-appropriate writing process strategies to develop a script for a television food critic. They build on prior knowledge about food, and this will act as a way to tie the previously learned material with new material.
10th Languages 4 Views 10 Downloads