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This activity aligns with a novice-level unit about food. The infographic shows options for each meal. Students select what they would like to eat for each meal during one day.
This lesson provides resources about different standards of beauty in two Spanish speaking countries. Students will interpret information from two videos and then use that information to compare and contrast the standards with their own. Links to the two videos are included and the student documents are attached. This aligns with the AP theme of Beauty and Aesthetics and allows students to work in the interpretive and interpersonal modes of communication.
This activity is designed for advanced or heritage language learners. Students select a biography of personal interest from biografiascortas.com and complete an organizer. Two options are included.
In this activity, students read infographics and other reading material about appropriate chores that children of each age can do at home. The complexity of the resources varies by level, ranging from beginner to intermediate.
¡McDonald's en español! Esta actividad está pensada para niveles 1 y/o 2. A partir del comercial del comercial se desarrolla la función auditiva. Se trata de identificar las palabras que faltan en los huecos.
This activity is designed to introduce novice-level unit about clothing and shopping. Students use the website for El Corte Inglés (a department store in Spain) to discover clothing vocabulary and shop for clothing.
This activity aligns to a unit about food and is designed for intermediate students. Students read an article, then answer comprehension and personal reflection questions.
This is a tiered interpretive listening activity. It aligns to an intermediate-level unit about family. All students watch the same video and answer the same questions, with three levels of support for students at different proficiency levels.
This activity aligns to a unit about families. Students read several infographics about Mexican families and record information on a handout. This activity is designed to be open-ended in order to accommodate students of various proficiency levels.
This interpretive listening task aligns with a novice-level unit about families. This task is tiered by complexity of product (how students show what they know). Level A is given the most support, while level C is given the least support. An answer key is provided.
This activity aligns to a novice-level unit about families. It focuses on numbers and basic family relationships. Two versions are included: One with instructions in English, and one with instructions in Spanish.
This Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA) is designed to assess students at an intermediate proficiency level. It includes tasks to assess students in the three modes of communication: interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational. The authentic resources included in this IPA address the themes of travel and geography.Suggested rubrics can be found in ACTFL Implementing Integrated Performance Assessment (2013) by Bonnie Adair-Hauck, Eileen W. Glisan, Francis J. Troyan. Adapted from Howard County Public SchoolsImage source: "Luggage" by stux on Pixabay.com
Esta actividad está dirigida a los estudiantes principiantes. Al partir de la lectura y la conversación, se desarrolla la función comunicativa y se repasa el léxico de la casa.
This interpretive listening activity focuses on time and basic activity verbs. It can also be used to expose students to the third person plural "they" verbs in a concept attainment activity, in which students attempt to deduce the grammatical rule or pattern for third person plural verbs based on the context.
This interpretive listening and presentational writing task aligns with a novice-level unit about school supplies. This task is tiered by complexity of product (how students show what they know).
Students listen to a song and complete a cloze activity, then watch a commercial and explore locations on Google Maps while noting aberrations and answering questions.
This interpretive listening and presentational writing task aligns with a novice-level unit about sports. This task is tiered by complexity of product (how students show what they know).
These questions are written in increasingly more complex levels of Spanish in order to accomodate learners of various proficiency levels. Tips and suggests are included to help teachers facilitate this activity in their classrooms.Image source: "Architecture" by Pexels on Pixabay.com
This tiered task involves interpretive reading of an authentic school schedule and presentational writing to compare the schedule to students’ own schedules. This task is tiered by complexity of product (how students show what they know).
This tiered task involves interpretive reading of an authentic school schedule and presentational writing to compare the schedule to students’ own schedules. This task is tiered by complexity of product (how students show what they know).Suggested Extension or Follow-Up ActivitiesIf students worked with different schedules, they could compare the results.Speaking activity – Students ask each other questions about the schedules.Students design their ideal schedule.Students give a “tour” of their schedules (Walk around school or use a map to describe schedule. En la primera hora, tengo la clase de español con la Señora Sherrow…)Image source: "Child" by picjumbo_com on Pixabay.com
This lesson is designed to allow advanced students to think about art and then describe it. Students first look at a work of art, then they think about its characteristics and finally work with classmates to write a description in the form of a "word stack" poem. (Student descriptions are placed in a stack in the middle of their workspace and then used to write a poem.) This activity can be used as part of the Beauty and Aesthetics theme in AP Spanish or French. Recommended art for Spanish classes:Goya – GirasolPicasso – Tres MúsicosTamayo – Luna y SolEl Greco - ToledoBotero – FamiliaLomas Garza – La TamaladaSorolla – Varando el BarcoRivera – El Vendedor de Alcatraces