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).

9 comentarios:

  1. My students are obsessed with this show and many of my level 1 students are watching it on their own now! Thanks for the worksheets- I am definitely incorporating this show in my teaching next year!

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    1. Yay! I love it when they are using the language for "enjoyment, enrichment, and advancement."

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  2. ahh KJ, Abby and I are doing our summer work to develop this show for Spanish 1! In fact, I'm on your page to investigate whether or not we will see you in Wolfeboro on 7/31-8/1:) Hope you are enjoying the last few weeks of school. Will share what we come up with

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    1. Señorita Leah (Crosby) Silipo btw:)

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    2. Yay!! I can't wait to see what you create. Please do share. I am teaching a section of Spanish 1 next year and would love to use this series.

      Good luck with the end of the school year!

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  3. Hey, thanks for the tip Kara! I've been watching it and thinking of you during the most eye-rolling scenes jajaja! Do you know what the presence of the Portuguese speaking characters relates to historically or politically? I can't believe I'm asking you before I google it, but hey! what the heck!

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    1. Not sure, but I am assuming that it would just be Brazilians studying in Argentina? Since they are neighboring countries.

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  4. FINALLY!!! Something appropriate from the beginning! SO exciting- Thank you for all the resources! I will be sure to give you credit as I use it in my classes next fall.

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