sábado, 8 de junio de 2019

Otra ideas para Go! Vive a tu manera

I still have two weeks left of school, but things are moving along and I am enjoying my classes. My AP students are just finishing up (Tina Hargaden's) End of Year Book Project and their products are awesome! It was a perfect way to end that class.

In addition to working on that, we have been watching Go! Vive a tu manera (see post about this new appropriate series here) for about 20-25 minutes a day. We watch in Spanish with Spanish subtitles. I pause once in a while and we discuss. It is such a cursi show, but students kinda love it! My seniors leave on Tuesday, but then I still have juniors for 8 more days, so we will be watching Go! Vive a tu manera and continuing to do different activities related to the show.

We have been using Charlala DrawRoom with DrawSets to review what happened in the show the previous day. Here is an example of a DrawSet:
If you haven't used checked out Charala yet, put it on the top of you list! It is AMAZING! Check out Cynthia Hitz's two posts here and here to see all the possibilities. It will be wonderful if teachers can share DrawSets in the future!

Next week, we are going to use this Quizlet set to play Quizlet Live. The set is a ¿Quién lo dijo a quién? set, which means I took direct quotes from the show and students have to figure out who said it to whom. It should be fun and give them some good, advanced input.

And finally, for my junior AP Students, their final exam will be based on Go! Vive a tu manera. Click here to see it. It will be a fun final for them to take and enjoyable for me to correct. #WinWin Feel free to make a copy and adapt. Another note about Charlala, I will be using it for la Conversación Simulada (see script in doc) of the exam. Here is what it looks like from the student view. 

I am pretty sure that some people are working on resources for lower levels, so I am considering using this series next year with my lower levels too. One thing that I love about this show is that I don't have to worry about any content or language!

viernes, 24 de mayo de 2019

Resources and Edpuzzles for the "Food Unit"

I am currently teaching a "food unit" in Spanish 3. This unit, originally based on a Realidades 2 chapter, has gone through many revisions! This time around, we are focusing on learning about Spanish and Mexican foods and comparing them to food from our culture. See the Essential Questions and the Metas on slides 2 and 3.

To start the unit, students did a few Edpuzzles (see slide 4 for links) to get input with food vocabulary. Right now, Edpuzzle is really a wonderful tool because we have one month of school left! And I love Pablo from Dreaming Spanish (support him here is you use his videos a lot). 

Then, we used this video: Our Favorite Mexican Food to learn about five Mexican foods. As a class, we created the descriptions and students took notes. I added the Google images so students could see the foods. Then they did two more Edpuzzles with authentic videos (see slide 12 for links).

After we spent some time with those Mexican foods, we used three other Dreaming Spanish to learn about some common Spanish foods. Again, we watched the videos together, wrote up the descriptions as a class, and students took notes. See slides 13-27. 

Today we will play Quizlet Live or Gimkit to review the foods and get more input. Students will also do two more Edpuzzles related to Spanish food (see slide 29). The Edpuzzle for "How to make Spanish Omelette" will be an interpretive evaluación (the other Edpuzzles were classword grades).

After we have spent some time learning about the foods, students will do two more evaluaciones:
  • a reading activity in which they have to read descriptions and identify the foods (will post soon)
  • written Comparación Cultural as a presentational assessment
Note: I did not make all of these Edpuzzles... I made most and then put them all together for the unit!

viernes, 17 de mayo de 2019

A new *appropriate* series: Go! Vive a tu manera

Want something to talk about with students!?! Check out the series Go! Vive a tu manera on Netflix. 

It is super cursi, but also pretty engaging. My AP students and I are (very slowly) watching it now and we are kinda love-hating it (well, at least I am!). 

It is set in a boarding school, St. Mary, that has a special program for the arts called Go!. The school is in Argentina, so my students are hearing and seeing (Spanish subtitles) a ton of that Argentinian accent and the voseo (which I love because I studied abroad in Buenos Aires). 

And it is rated PG! There are no swears and no nudity! Yay! Check out the trailer here.

So, we are watching, pausing (a lot), and discussing as we watch each day. We have been spending 20-30 minutes a day doing this and it is going very well. After each episode, they will fill out this sheet (feel free to make a copy and adapt) and we will discuss that as well. 

I am considering using this show with my Spanish 3s at the end of the year (I am done June 25th). With them, I will probably do "Write and discuss" each day and then do Textivate with the text that we create. I might also use this sheet (slightly adapted from the one above).