Author:
Tracy Rains
Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Middle School, High School
Tags:
Intro to Spanish, Spanish Alphabet, alfabeto
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Downloadable docs, Interactive, Text/HTML, Video

El Alfabeto

El Alfabeto

Overview

The English and Spanish alphabet have a lot of similarities.  They share the same letters, just different sounds.  It is important to learn the Spanish alphabet and its sounds so you can read and write Spanish easily.

ACTFL Standards

  • Communication: Interpersonal Communication, Interpretive Communication

  • Cultures: Relating Cultural Practices to Perspectives:

  • Connections: Acquiring Information and Diverse Perspectives

Learning Target

I can copy the letters of the alphabet.

Habits of Mind

Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision

Critical Thinking Skill

Construct Meaning

Engage

Introductory warm-up activity.

How do you spell...?  In this seminar you will be able to answer this question and use your new knowledge of the Spanish alphabet.  The Spanish alphabet has some distinct letters that you will learn about too! Listen to this rap, can you pick out the letters that are different?

Vocabulary List here.

Explore

Read and watch the resources to learn about this concept, then do the practice activity.

Read

Watch

Do

The Spanish Alphabet

Spanish Alphabet Song

Use this interactive quizlet to practice and learn the vocabulary terms start with the flashcards so you can hear the letters again.  Then play this game!

Explore More

Explain

Directions:

Based on what you learned in the Explore and Engage sections of this Seminar, answer the following prompt.

Now that you have learned about the Spanish alphabet, what are you expectations or interests about learning another language?

Evaluate

Now it is time to self-check how much you have learned about the this topic.  If you do not know as much as you thought, go back to the “Explore” section of this seminar and reread, rewatch, or redo the activities listed.  See your facilitator if you have questions.

Remember to make a copy of the quiz! Click here to access quiz questions.

Elaborate

This is a task or project where you can show what you know.

Directions:

Locate a capital of a Spanish-speaking country that you are interested in.  Write the name of the capital and country using letters and the phonetic spelling.  For example (you may not use this one):

Madrid, España.

Eme-a-de-ere-i-de, E-ese-pe-a-eñe-a

Share a picture of a famous monument or location in that city as well.  Identify the name of the location as well. You may complete the assignment in a word document and upload it. Be careful with your phonetic spelling!

Express

Complete this wrap-up activity where you reflect on your learning. 

1. Write a reflection essay answering the following questions:

  • How well do you think you know the Spanish alphabet?  Is it easy or hard to remember?  Why or why not?  Do songs make it easier to learn?  Share a link to a Spanish alphabet song that you think is very helpful.

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2. Post an Artifact.

  • Include an artifact(s) that contains specific experiences, readings, assignments, or discussions in this course that supports your point.

  • What did you learn by creating this artifact? Be specific.

  • How did this artifact and other course elements help you reach it? Be specific.