- The amazing Elena López has created some Historias de Navidad that I am also going to use in this unit. These historias will be a great way to start the class. I am going to have students read them silently at the beginning of class and fill out the grid. These historias will give them more ideas to answer la Pregunta Esencial of the unit:
- ¿Cómo son mis tradiciones relacionadas con los días festivos similares y/o diferentes de una de España y/o de otros países del mundo hispanohablante?
- I have added two more resources (and some basic interpretive activities) for students to explore during this unit, two infografías:
- Estadísticas Lotería Navidad en España 2012 - Students will read that and write, in English, what they learn (Interpretive Task). An alternative would be to have groups of students write 2 verdades y una mentira about different sections of the infografía.
- Encuesta: ¿Qué harías si ganaras el Gordo? Students will read that and write, in English, what they learn (Interpretive Task) and then they will answer personal questions similar to those so that we can see the statistics for our class.
If you haven't seen the new Spanish lottery commercial, check it out here:
So, after seeing the commercial (and Martina Bex's Breakout Edu activity), I wanted to create something to use in class. So, I created a slideshow that tells the beautiful "story" of the commercial. The slideshow has 46 slides (and probably growing) with screenshots and the story in comprehensible Spanish for level 2 or above. Some might be able to use it with their level 1, depending on what they have had so far. I have also created a doc with some activities and suggestions. Even if you don't do the Breakout Edu activity, this is a beautiful story to teach students in December. Click here to purchase the resources.
Here is a preview with some of the slides:
Here is an edpuzzle that could be used as an assessment (or click here to go to edpuzzle):
And here is another commercial celebrating the 250th anniversary of the Spanish lottery.
For that commercial, I created this slideshow (this is a freebie, click here if you want to make a copy and make changes or add on to it, but please share back if you make it better) and this document to tell the stories in that commercial. These two things are free, but if you want to give back in a Radiohead style (choose your price), click here.