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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.
Sixth grade young scholars mentor third graders to create an "All About Me" presentation in Spanish. They design three slides in PowerPoint and compare their information to their classmates. At the end of the project, each pair presents their presentation to the entire class.
Explore writing sentences and using differnet sentence structures in the Spanish language. Analyze an excerpt from Christopher Columbus's journal and guess who wrote the entry. Write your own journal using Spanish vocabulary learned in class and the vocabulary presented.
Young scholars identify and interpret Spanish heritage, including the Mediterranean culture, language, history, trade, and migration. Following, they began an in-depth study of Egypt, the Middle East, Greece, and Rome and were able to make connections with the Spanish heritage and distant civilizations. Finally, students made the study of Current Events timelier by comparing present-day labor practices in third World countries.
How do you teach your Spanish language learners supermarket vocabulary? Set up the mini-supermarket, suggested here! While this isn't a lesson plan per se, the webpage contains some of the vocabulary you'll want to cover (like la lechuga, la naranja, and el tomate) as well as a short dialogue between a customer and a deli worker.
Students explore all the avenues of why its important to use a dictionary to find out what a word means. The functions of a dictionary is discussed in depth within this lesson. They create a Spanish/English Picture Dictionary to illustrate the important use of a dictionary.
Oh, what a fun dance to learn! In this version of the Jarabe Tapatio (Mexican Hat Dance) which comes from Missouri State University, there are a lot of steps to learn along with finger snapping and hand clapping. While this is not the official version of the traditional dance, it is a fun and active dance to learn. So check out the video and use it to teach this dance to your PE classes.
In this Spanish blogging lesson, language learners make four weekly posts on an Internet blog. Written in Spanish (or any target language) these entries can be in response to a topic generated by the teacher or the writer. A detailed assignment sheet, written in Spanish, and a rubric are included in the plan.
Watch the video, La Catrina, before reading the text as a class and translating Spanish to English. As students read the book, they practice Spanish pronunciation, develop Spanish vocabulary, and complete extension activities to reinforce their understanding of the text.