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Distinguishing between hand gestures, standardized hand signals, and formal sign languages is focus of this lesson. Additionally, learners will identify groups of people who routinely use hand signals, or sign languages, and discover the reasons why. Tip: Great for disability awareness.
Students consider the immensity of the the task the author undertook to learn Chinese. They examine the rigors involved in learning another language-particularly one as notoriously difficult as Chinese and compare aspects of Chinese culture, such as teaching style and treatment of foreigners, with those in the United States.
Eleventh graders brainstorm controversial themes of Spanish-speaking countries. They read articles written in Spanish. They discuss the articles, practicing their Spanish speaking skills. Students conduct research and design a presentation about one of the themes from above.
Second graders build skills in communicating effectively while shopping in an open-air market. They identify, describe and classfiy different foods in the Spanish. Students express their likes and dislikes using the food vocabulary. They ask and answer questions about their food preferences, and graph their favorite foods.
Twelfth graders investigate various jobs for which having studied a foreign language might be beneficial. They research job interviews and participate in a mock interview for a job of their choice. The practice is practical in preparation for competing in the job market.
High schoolers brainstorm and make list of successful and funny classic TV comedy shows, discuss, in Spanish, specifics of shows on list, review biography of Mexican comedian Roberto Gomez Bolanos, and view episode of Chespirito, jotting down information about setting, characters, and sequence. Students then rewrite actions in proper sequence, compare and contrast Mexican and American television comedy, and compose and present original comedy scene.
Have your Spanish speakers give museum tours with this interactive plan. To simplify this entertaining idea, bring in art pieces and create a gallery in your very own classroom. Provide the names of different works of art and have your class conduct research to prepare for the tour.
Students investigate the culture of Hispanic Americans and their gifts to the world. In this Hispanic Heritage lesson, students discover famous Latin Americans and identify the numerous Spanish speaking countries. Students collaborate in a group to write a biography of a famous Latino.
Continue working through Esperanza Rising, by Pam Munoz Ryan, by looking into language choices and discussing text-dependent questions. Pupils converse in small groups and as a class about plot, setting, and figurative language. Using sticky notes, called evidence flags in the plan, class members mark evidence that corresponds with a series of questions. Create a class record of figurative language, and close with an independent writing assignment about Esperanza's life in California. Meet Common Core requirements as you delve into this text.
Set up your class to read Esperanza Rising, by Pam Munoz Ryan, through a class read-aloud and exploration of the setting. The detailed lesson outlines each step. First, class members read over the first few pages and focus on the setting, brainstorming ideas and talking with classmates to visualize the scene. Next, pupils form groups of three and jigsaw short informational texts, sharing with each other and then the class. Learners also use sticky notes to mark evidence in class and for homework.
Students record themselves saying basic biographical facts about themselves: : what their names are, where they live, how old they are, what languages they speak, and what activities they like to do. They practice their presentational communication skills. Students record their voices in technology class, where they also create a slideshow using pictures of their choice.
Ninth graders create a PowerPoint about state parks using Spanish vocabulary. In this Spanish lesson, 9th graders work in groups to research about area recreational facilities. Students use information collected on-line to create and present a slide presentation in Spanish about the state park.