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

Describe Your Class

Describe Your Class

Overview

What is your favorite class?  How would you describe that class or teacher? Are they fun, interesting, boring, etc.? In this seminar you will learn new adjectives that describe what your classes may be like.

ACTFL Standards

  • Communication: Interpersonal and Interpretive

  • Cultures: Practices to Perspectives

  • Comparisons: Cultural Comparisons

Learning Target

I can understand simple captions under photos.

Habits of Mind

Applying past knowledge to new situations

Critical Thinking Skill

Constructing Support

 

 

Engage

Introductory warm-up activity.

Did you ever read a picture book?  Pictures really help tell a story and can help someone read what the text says.  In this seminar you will be able to use new vocabulary and pictures to figure out what words mean.  Try this one!

By: alefargan, CC0, https://pixabay.com/photo-321944/

Academic/Concept Vocabulary

View the vocabulary list here.

Explore

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

Read

Watch

Do

Click here to read.

Learn Spanish 100 most used adjectives in Spanish

Play the match game in this interactive to practice and learn the vocabulary terms you will need to understand for this Seminar.  Choose another study tool to practice also!

Explore More

Read about Puerto Rico's public education system here.

Explain

Discuss your ideas / opinions / understandings.

 

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

Look at a Website for El Colegio Abraham Lincoln , a bilingual school in Bogota, Colombia. Colegio is a false cognate. It does not mean college or university. In some countries it means school, and in some countries it means private school. Browse through their scheduling and school has to offer. After reading about the Colegio, what are some differences in scheduling that you see from a school in Colombia to the school you attend? Were any of them interesting to you? Why or why not?

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.

Elaborate

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

You have just arrived to España and you received your class schedule to your new school.  Create a schedule you may receive.  The first column must be a sentence indicating at what period the class is, the second column indicates the class, the third column is a sentence that describes the class you mention in the second column, and the fourth column is a picture of the class.  Your class schedule must have at least 5 different classes. Your schedule must be in the following format:

La hora

La clase

Una frase para describir la clase

Una foto de la clase

EXAMPLE:

Primera hora

EXAMPLE:

La clase de matemáticas

EXAMPLE:

La clase de matemáticas es aburrida.

 

Express

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

1. Write a reflection essay answering the following questions:

  • Imagine your family just had to move abruptly to Mexico. Do you think you would feel comfortable in a Spanish school? Is your vocabulary of classroom objects and schools strong enough? Why or why not?  

 

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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.