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Young poets will lap “Ode to Mi Gato” as they participate in a series of activities that encourages them to visualize the figurative language of Gary Soto’s poem. Individuals flag four lines rich in imagery, illustrate these lines, and craft a written response. Although no link is provided, a CD of Soto reading his poem is available.
Here is an engaging way for your class to learn weather vocabulary while practicing their speaking and writing skills in Spanish. Over the course of 5 class periods, Spanish learners practice answering questions about weather, research weather at Spanish language web sites, and create a map with a current weather report.
Write a book using Spanish vocabulary after listening to the book La Casa Adormecida. Learners identify known vocabulary, match vocabulary from the book with visuals, and unscramble syllables discover words. Students write a new version of the story titled La Escuela Adormecida, focusing on the placement of adjectives and agreement.
Watch the video, La Catrina, before reading the text as a class and translating Spanish to English. As young scholars read the book, they practice Spanish pronunciation, develop Spanish vocabulary, and complete extension activities to reinforce their understanding of the text.
Eighth graders research the role of the first Spanish conquistadors who explored the now United States. Using the internet, they gather information on different explorers and write a paper about why he is important in American history. They practice saying English words that came from the Spanish languages and identify the major cities and states with Spanish origins.