jueves, 19 de septiembre de 2019

Another Story/Song of the Week for Novices

Oh, how I love teaching Spanish 1!

I can write up short, basic stories and get so much out of them. I can also get them really liking Spanish class and very engaged... especially with fun music videos and stories.

Step 1: Tell your students that you are going to tell them a story based on a music video. Tell them they will get to see the video after they listen and understand the story.

Step 2: Tell students the story (click here or see below) (which leaves out some key details and the ending). You can do a listen a draw, read it directly to them, read it to them and act it out, project and read together, read alone, or whatever!

Step 3: Watch your students watch the video and see their reactions. So fun! #Engagement

Step 4: Do the cloze activity with the song.

Step 5-??: Do some other activities with the story, such as cierto/falso, re-tells (spoken or written), the marker game, Quizlet Live, Kahoot, comprehension questions, etc.



sábado, 7 de septiembre de 2019

Yo no sé

"Yo no sé" is a song that has been on one of my playlists for a few weeks, but I wasn't sure if I liked it. But then I saw the video, read the lyrics, and thought, "Oh, yes, this will be a hit with students!" My husband also heard it (on repeat) and agreed that it was a good one.

The song is so repetitive and sweet (and appropriate!). So, I wrote up a little story to use with my Spanish 1 students. I also created a basic cloze activity and translated the song. Click here if you would like to use the story or just the cloze activity.


Update 9/19/19: I just created this video and made a little evaluacioncita for it for after the story.