jueves, 19 de septiembre de 2019

Another Story/Song of the Week for Novices

Oh, how I love teaching Spanish 1!

Update 9/26/19: I have added a Quizlet set with comprehension questions, a textivate, a dictation, some other homework-type activities in the doc, and screenshots to review the story.

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.



21 comentarios:

  1. Thank you! This is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Kara, heard you on the Inspired podcast and I am IN LOVE with your ideas. I was thinking about purchasing your bundle but I'm unsure of the levels. I teach 8th grade level 1-2 students and I'm not sure if enough of the songs are level appropriate. Should I purchase separately?

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    1. Hello and thank you! The bundle is what I used in level 1, when I taught it two years ago. You can see the list of songs there. I would check for appropriateness, but in the meantime, there is lots of free stuff here on my blog too!

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  3. Oooh! This is great! This will help bridge my Spanish 1s (Grade 9s!) into the Go! Vive unit I bought (I was a bit worried it would be too much of a leap to go from the song stories to the the Show unit). Thanks for so kindly sharing! I will have to look up this band too!

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    1. Yes, it is a good bridge! I am doing both this song and Go! this week!

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  4. Hi all, I'm new to this site. What's a cloze activity?

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    1. Hello! A "cloze activity" is a "fill in the blank" activity? :)

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  5. Hi Kara,
    My classes have really enjoyed this story this week. Thank you! I have a question about the dictation. The link is to a FlipGrid, but I don't have access (I know it's for your students)...just curious. Do you record a video of you saying the sentences for them to watch/listen and write down the dictation. Is there an advantage to video with FlipGrid as opposed to just making an audio recording?
    Thanks!
    Chrissy

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    1. Hi Chrissy,

      So, I like to do dictations on Flipgrid because students can listen to it as many times as they need to without the stress of having to ask me to repeat 5 times! I like a video as opposed to an audio because I think it is better so see me. Here is a public link: https://flipgrid.com/9c44f41d You will see that I am very helpful and slow for them. They did an excellent job!

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    2. Thanks, Kara! I love this idea. I'm going to have my students do this on our computer lab day.

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  6. I have another question...
    For the past 2 years, I paid for a Textivate membership so that my students could join my classes and I could see their completion of the sequences I set up. I haven't wanted to spend the $$ this year, so I didn't renew my subscription. Do you just use the free Textivate and it's practice for them, but you can't see what they've completed?

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    1. I pay for it and think it is totally worth it! I create "sequences" with stories and they have to complete them throughout the week as homework or sometimes classwork. I blogged a bit about it here: http://www.ceauthres.com/2018/02/textivate-to-review-stories.html I really like being able to track them.

      Here is the sequence that I used last week for this "La estudiante diferente": https://www.textivate.com/m_1in3-b55ln1e001 Some activities in the sequence are super easy because I set it to have to (robot-like) audio. That way they get the audio input and the reading input. The sequence starts with Spanish-English and then goes to the story - put in order in a variety of ways.

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  7. I used this in class today. Kids loved it. I loved it. Their reaction at the end of the video was priceless. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome! So fun to see that reaction at the end.

      Thanks for leaving a comment... comments like these keep me sharing :)

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  9. Kara, you are amazing. Gracias gracias gracias por compartir tanto trabajo. :) :) :) Your workshop from summer 2018 has seriously changed the way I teach - for the better!

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    1. Hi Kate! Thanks so much for your comment!

      Comments like this keep me sharing and presenting :)

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