domingo, 8 de noviembre de 2015

The School Unit... made more interesting!

Update: Catherine Laflin used this unit in Spanish 2 and made it focus on the past tense. Here is the adapted slideshow and the adapted unit packet.

I am starting a "school unit" in Spanish 1 and usually this is not something really enjoy, but thanks to Elena López and Amy Zimmer, it is going to be much better! I am mostly going to use their materials, including these from Elena.

My essential question for the unit is: ¿Cómo es mi día escolar similar y/o diferente de otras personas en otros países?

And the goals for the unit are:

  • I can answer questions about my school day and my classes.
  • I can compare my school and my school day to others.
  • I can comprehend and retell a story about school.

The canción de la semana for this unit is "Chau" from the Uruguayan group No te va gustar. Here is the slideshow to introduce the band. And here is the cloze activity and translation. The lyrics to the song are not at all related to school, but the video is (see 2nd slideshow below).

I am going to use this slideshow to introduce some of the important vocabulary and to tell the "story" of the video. I am not going to spend a lot of time on it, but I think it will be a good intro to some of the vocabulary. Update: See Elena López's slideshow, which is better than the one below.

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