lunes, 12 de agosto de 2019

New (free) Story/Song of the Week for Novices: Atrévete

I really like this new video and song by Nicky Jam and Sech, "Atrévete." It is a sweet, romantic song and a cute video. (Yes, it is another typical hetero-love story video, but I still like it and I think students will too.) Check it out here:
So, I made a slideshow to use for story/song of the week. Click here if you want to make a copy of it for yourself and adapt it. And this doc has the text to adapt if you would like.

There are lots of things that you could do with what I am sharing (listen to the podcast linked here), but here are some recommendations:

  • Go over the goals of this story/song of the week.
  • Play Quizlet Live to give a preview of the important vocabulary (there is also a list in the doc). Note: Students do not need to know all of the vocabulary before the story. They will acquire it as you tell the story and from the activities that they do.
  • Use slides 5-8 to co-create a story with the class. Do this orally.
  • Use slides 9-11 to write out the story with the class.
  • Explain that the story that they will hear is based on a music video (slide 12).
  • Tell the students about the two singers (slides 13-14).
  • Play Quizlet Live to review information about Nicky Jam and Sech.
  • Tell the story. Use the script in the doc
  • After slide 38, ask students to write some possible solutions. Students can write them in English, Spanish, and/or Spanglish. Type some of the suggested solutions on slides 40-41. Discuss each one.
  • Show the video! 
  • Do the cloze activity (in  doc) with the song and go over the translation. Try to sing it for a week or two.
  • Tell the story the next day with the text on the slideshow. Students can translate with partners or as a class.
  • Have students review the text with textivate.


lunes, 5 de agosto de 2019

TPT Sale - Some of my favorite resources

The Teachers Pay Teachers BTS sale starts starts on Tuesday, August 6th at 12:01am ET and runs through Wednesday, August 7th at 11:59pm ET. Get up to 25% off everything in my store (and may others) --->  Use the the promo code BTS19
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Below are some resources that I will be definitely using this year! All of them are on sale in my TPT store.

Spanish 1:
Spanish 2:
Spanish 3:
Cultura y Civilización (Spanish 4/5/6):
  • Lotería unit - These stories are always a favorite of the course! I will definitely create resources for the 2019 commercial when it comes out in November. TPT link
  • Ecuador: La música popular, el kichwa, y las leyendas - I am starting my CyC course with this unit. We start with Nicky Jam and Wisin, move to learning about bilingual schools (kichwa y español) in Ecuador and then onto three authentic legends from Ecuador. This unit is jam packed with cultural Ps!! TPT link (free) and other pieces of the unit here.
  • Arianne Dowd's resources for La lengua de la mariposa (I love this movie - and there are a lot of parallels with today!) combined with Carrie Toth's novel La Hija del Sastre. This will be a unit in my Cultura y Civilización course.
  • En el tiempo de las mariposas - The movie is in English, but Arianne's film guide is in Spanish. It, like all of her work, is EXCELLENT!
Also, my favorite TPT stores: