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Spanish speakers write skits set in a cafe. There are few guidelines for this assignment, but encourage your class to include humor! Create a rubric to provide beforehand so your learners know your expectations. Then consider keeping a video file of a good example to show future classes!
Ninth graders examine the Muslim Arab influences on Spanish history. After watching a video, they make three maps of Spain: one before the invasion of the Muslims, one during the 8th to 15th century and one map showing the country as it is today. They compare and contrast main beliefs, values and heroes on each side and discuss the cultural legacy left by the Muslims. They practice using the correct tense to show the sequence of events in Spanish.
Students create their own ice cream sundae given various toppings from around the world. In this foods and languages of the world diversity lesson, students develop an understanding of diversity in culture, family structure, ability and language. Students repeat greetings in the Italian, Chinese, and Spanish languages.
Designed to be spread across multiple days, this mini-unit gives learners an opportunity to develop family related vocabulary. Start by reading selected pages from "Family Pictures-Cuadros de familia" by Carmen Lomas Garza, and then discuss cognates used in the text. There are eight days worth of activities listed here, but you could easily choose your favorite and shorten the unit. Your kids will love the charade activity!
Appeal to multiple learning styles with an engaging introduction to skip counting by two. Youngsters watch part of a video; encourage them to get up and do the movements as they sing along. They begin shading in multiples of two on a hundreds chart (included) to observe visual patterns. What do they notice? Next, partners look around the room for examples of twos (pairs of shoes, two sets of blocks, etc.) and take photographs. The photos are uploaded into a slide show and scholars count by twos as you go through them. Watch the rest of the video to let kids practice counting by two until they reach one hundred. Extensions include learning numbers in Spanish and writing jokes; however the latter may confuse learners.
In this Spanish blogging lesson plan, 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.
Learners view pictures in their Spanish textbooks, discuss and listen to selection of Latin music, and read textbook passage to answer true/false questions about origins of bomba and plena. Students then practice Latin-style dance moves, choose type of music/dance to research, and create children's book to share with elementary learners.