miércoles, 13 de diciembre de 2017

Two Resources for Exploring Food: Dreaming Spanish Videos & Tasty Recetas

I love the YouTube Channel: Dreaming Spanish! The videos are so comprehensible and easy to understand. Many of my students use the videos for their Tarea Semanal and they really like the videos too, especially the cultural ones (check out these two: Castellers and La Tomatina).

I haven't been using the videos for whole class activities yet, but I am going to try it out. In Spanish 3, we are doing a food unit. These are our Essential Questions:

  • ¿Cómo es la comida de los Estados Unidos similar y/o diferente de la comida en algunos países hispanohablantes?
  • ¿Cómo se prepara la comida de otros países hispanohablantes?

So, in order to explore Spanish food, students will watch three videos from Dreaming Spanish and they will do this worksheet as they watch. Feel free to make a copy and adapt.

Another resource that students will be exploring is the YouTube Channel Tasty Recetas. This is an Authentic Resource and will be much more challenging for students. They will have to watch two videos and fill out this table. Feel free to make a copy and adapt.

jueves, 7 de diciembre de 2017

More lotería resources...

I have blogged a lot about my lotería unit lately! But it is just sooo good with so many engaging resources!! And now there are a few more things from Arianne Dowd:

Also, a few people have asked me about the lotería resources. So, below, I have posted the three free slideshows (with links to make copies) and previews of the Carmina and Danielle slideshows.

miércoles, 6 de diciembre de 2017

Song of the week: Lupita's Taco Shop

I love using music and music videos to explore Cultural Products, Practices, and Perspectives! And the song "Lupita's Taco Shop" is fantastic for that! It is also a fun song to try to sing. I created a cloze activity and you can access it here (free).

The song is basically a list of Mexican foods and it is not comprehensible for students. So to understand the song, I gave students certain foods from the song to investigate. They had access to edit this blank slideshow (feel free to make a copy) and they had to briefly describe it and put a picture of the food on their designated slide. The slideshow below is the end product. This was a good way for students to see the diversity and richness of Mexican cuisine.

Click here if you would like to make a copy. Since this is student created, there are definitely mistakes, but they go their message across!