Author:
Ashley Johnson, Amber Hoye
Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Middle School, High School, Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
Tags:
Hobbies, Novice, Spanish, World Languages
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
Language:
Spanish

Spanish Level 1, Activity 09: ¡Tantas preguntas! / So Many Questions! (Online)

Spanish Level 1, Activity 09: ¡Tantas preguntas! / So Many Questions! (Online)

Overview

This activity will help students practice initiating conversations in Spanish with someone. They will use phrases and vocabulary that will help them gather information from a person as well as giving information about themselves. Students will talk about school life, weather, and activities they enjoy.

About the Pathways Project

Please Note: Many of the activities on the Pathways Project OER Repository were created by upper-division students at Boise State University and serve as a foundation that our community of practice can build upon and refine. While they are polished, we welcome and encourage collaboration from language instructors to help modify grammar, syntax, and content where needed. Kindly contact amberhoye@boisestate.edu with any suggestions and we will update the content in a timely manner.  — The Pathways Project

Looking for the English Version of this activity to adapt for your language? CLICK HERE

About the Boise State World Languages Resource Center (WLRC) Language Activity Repository

The activities provided by the Boise State World Languages Resource Center (WLRC) serve as foundational activities which can be adapted by any language and scaled up or down on the proficiency scale. Many of these activities offer an English Version that is “language-agnostic” to provide language instructors from around the country a platform to remix these instructional materials, infusing them with their target language and culture! The activities within the Pathways Project OER Repository seek to help students solidify their interpersonal speaking and interpretive skills through task-based situations or communicative activities. These activities should be facilitated in the target language for approximately 90% (or more), per the recommendation of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

How to use the WLRC Repository’s Activities:

1. Use the Activity as is:

Before you begin:

  • Most activities are 30 minutes in duration, unless otherwise specified.
  • Be sure to read through the activity description, and review the list of required materials. You will notice that the activity materials are also highlighted in yellow throughout the activity instructions.

If you have any suggestions about grammar, syntax, and content, please kindly contact amberhoye@boisestate.edu.

2. Remix for Your Language Classroom:

When you are ready to begin remixing the activity, in order to adapt it for the needs of your language classroom, simply click the blue “Remix This Resource” button at the top of your screen. This will then take you to a screen with a NEW, editable version of this activity. The text provided in purple is a suggestion of what you might say to your students in the target language, and may be altered for different levels and age groups. All activities have “NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do” statements, a warm-up, a main activity, and a wrap-up.

Many of the activities include printable cards and other instructional materials such as Google Slideshows. If you would like to make changes to these materials in Spanish, follow the instructions below:

  • Google Slideshows:
    • To begin, go to File -> Copy to create an editable version of the slideshow.
    • Once finished with your changes, please complete the following steps to share:
    • Click on Share
    • Who Has Access
    • Ensure link sharing is on and allow external access.
  • Materials Saved as PDF: Please email WLRCLAR@gmail.com and we will provide you with an editable copy. Please allow up to two business days for a response. For YouTube videos and other websites, hyperlinks are provided. 

3. Adapt for Another Language:

  • See the linked English Version at the top of the activity (English Version may not be available for all activities)

Activity Instructions

Activity Title (in your target language)

¡Tantas preguntas!

Description:

This activity will help students practice initiating conversations in Spanish with someone. They will use phrases and vocabulary that will help them gather information from a person as well as giving information about themselves. Students will talk about school life, weather, and activities they enjoy.

Proficiency Level:

Novice Mid

Keywords: 

Spanish, World Languages, Novice, Hobbies

World-Readiness Standards:

  • Standard 1.1 Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
  • Standard 1.2 Students understand and interpret spoken and written Spanish on a variety of topics.
  • Standard 1.3 Students present information, concepts, and ideas in Spanish to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.

Idaho Content Standards for World Languages:

  • COMM 1.1 - Interact and negotiate meaning (spoken, signed, written conversation) to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions
  • COMM 2.1 - Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.
  • COMM 3.1 - Present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics using appropriate media in the target language.

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

I can...

  • provide basic personal information
  • make simple statements in a conversation
  • answer a variety of simple questions

Materials Needed:

Warm-up

  • Begin by opening the Google Slideshow and introduce the Can-Do Statements.
  • This activity is similar to Mad-Libs! For the warm-up, students are going to work individually. Every student will have access to a virtual whiteboard. Each person will be assigned specific tasks. One person should write a subject (person), another person writes a verb and another person should write a place.
    • Para este calentamiento, deben trabajar individualmente. Cada persona va a tener una pizarra virtual. Una persona necesita escribir un sujeto (persona), otra persona va escribir un verbo, y la otra un lugar.
  • For example: Ejemplo: Panda Express, Bailar, Shakira. Shakira baila en el restaurante de Panda Express.
  • Instruct the students to work together and form the sentence that conjugates the verb! (Do three to four of these, having them change the roles each time.)
    • Vamos a trabajar juntos para formar una frase con un sujeto, verbo y lugar. 
  • Lab assistant, make sure to create a new class on the whiteboard website and then share the link with them. Once they have joined the class, you are going to have access to see the student's boards. Assign one student to write a subject, another student to write a verb, and another one to write a place. (There could be two verbs if the lab has 5students). Once the students are done writing, the lab assistant is going to call out the students name so the lab assistant could write it down on the board what they wrote (Once done push it out to them so they are able to see it) and the fourth student will be able to see it and read it out loud for everyone.  
  • Make sure to switch around who chooses the verb, subject, and place.
    • Bueno, ahora vamos a cambiar de papeles. Ustedes van a escribir el sujeto, ustedes el verbo, y ustedes el lugar.

Main Activity

  • Lab assistant Click on the hyperlink that says ¿Qué te gusta hacer?
  • This will take you to a Thing Link
  • Go through the questions for each place or season by clicking on the yellow question mark

Wrap-up

  • Ask the students to share something they learned about one of their group members.

End of lab:

  • Read can-do statements and have students evaluate their confidence in the chatbox
  • Encourage students to be honest in their self-evaluation
     

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

I can...

  • provide basic personal information
  • make simple statements in a conversation
  • answer a variety of simple questions