jueves, 5 de diciembre de 2019

Spotify: "Your Top Songs 2019"


    I listen to a lot of Spotify🎶when I run🏃🏻‍♀️, so it was so interesting to see the playlist "Your Top Songs 2019" (see above) on Spotify. I listened to to it today on my (cold🥶) run (see above) and realized so many of these top songs are songs that I made resources for. I usually listen to songs on repeat and come up with ideas while I run. So many of these songs reminded me of things I have created this year for my students and for other Spanish teachers, so I am sharing them again here in this post. Most of these are free, and if not, I link to the TPT page.
  • Atrévete (free) - A story based on the music video and song for Spanish 1, but can be used at any level. Along with the story is a presentation, a Quizlet (for Quizlet Live), and a textivate link.
  • Bailo la pena (TPT) - An entire unit revolving around a story based on the music video and song.  
  • Tan Bien (free) - A story based on the music video and song for Intermediates. I love this story! Along with the story is a presentation, a Quizziz, and two Quizlets.
  • La Libertad (free) - A story based on the music video and song for Intermediates, perfect for the end of the year at graduation time. 
  • Kitipun (free) - Some activities to do before listening to this fun song
  • Un año (free) - Some resources to make predictions and to use some subjunctive.
  • Yo no sé (free) - A story based on the music video and song for Spanish 1. This is the favorite song so far this year! Includes an evaluation with a Texting Story video.
  • Other thoughts... 
    • I listened to a lot of Rosalía, but still haven't pulled something together for class yet. And when I do, I will use this Edpuzzle.
    • I need to get more WOMEN on my Spotify!
    • I listened to a lot of Bad Bunny. I love his voice and his music, but I will not be using his music in class.
    • I really like Paulo Londra and want to create some stories for some of his songs, in particular for the song/video Tal vez.
    •  I love the Lumineers (English) new album so much.
    • I am not sure how Plata Ta Tá isn't on this list because I think I listened to it 8 times in a row the other day. Also, not appropriate for class, but I love it
    • My favorite song of all time "This must be the place"
    • Some of the songs on the list: I have no recollection of listening to 😂 .
Do you use Spotify? If so, what is on your "Top Songs of 2019"?

Looking for to go into a totally calm zone: Watch this video for Holocene by Bon Iver. Also, that song was voted #1 on The 2010s: NPR Listeners Pick Their Top Songs Of The Decade.

Running dictation and/or Pear Deck to explain la Lotería de Navidad

We are on day 3 of our Lotería unit and I just love it so much! Yesterday, we saw our first two (of 7) stories (actually commercials). We watched the 2013 commercial (free reading here and more activities here).

And we also watched my favorite El Bar de Antonio. I just set this one up before we watch and they get it at the end. That on was during la crisis económica in Spain, so we assume that Manuel was struggling economically.

But, before getting into our stories (AKA the commercials), students have to learn about la Lotería de Navidad de España. So, after doing this Edpuzzle (with Pablo from Dreaming Spanish) to learn about the lotería, I explained it again, in particular, I explained the billete (€200) and décino (€20) and how frequently they are shared among family, friends, compañeros de trabajo and other groups. It is a bit complicated!

Then we watched the students of San Ildefonso singing the numbers. If you aren't familiar with what is happening, there are two bombos, one with the prizes (there are a lot of prizes) and one with the ticket numbers. So, one of the students is singing (kinda yelling) the prize amount and the other is singing the winning ticket number.
Then students did this a Running Dictation with these cierto/falso sentences (the correct answers are on the last page here):
  1. La Lotería de Navidad es una lotería nacional de México organizada todos los años desde 1763 (o 1812).
  2. La lotería de Navidad es considerada la lotería más pequeña del mundo.
  3. El premio más grande se llama "El Gordo" y tiene un valor de 4 millones de dólares.
  4. Cada año, el sorteo es el once de diciembre.
  5. Es una lotería especial porque hay pocos premios.
  6. Muchas personas comparten un décimo con familia, amigos, y/o compañeros del trabajo.
  7. Hay dos bombos. El grande es para los números de los billetes y el pequeño es para los premios.
  8. Los niños del Colegio de San Ildefonso gritan los números de la lotería.
  9. El lema del sorteo de la Navidad es "El Mayor Premio es Compartirlo."
The Running Dictation was a bit of a rush to finish, so to start the next class, we started with this Pear Deck presentation (if you haven't tried Pear Deck, it is an excellent formative tool!):
If you would like to see how Pear Deck works, here is a 3:27 video that I made to demonstrate:

martes, 3 de diciembre de 2019

Netflix Series (& Movies) Transcripts in TWO languages!!

Nicole Louderback Barrett shared the coolest thing on the Facebook page for Teaching with Gran Hotel! If you use the Google Extension Language Learning with Netflix with Netflix, not only can you get the subtitles in two languages, but you can also print out the entire transcript to the show (and movies too) in TWO languages! Here is an example: Episode 1 Go! Vive a tu manera.

This will be so useful! Obviously, I will not be using the entire transcript with students, but I will be using this for a variety of activities in the future.

And here is a short (1:07) video to show you how it to get the transcript:


domingo, 1 de diciembre de 2019

Cyber Monday (and Tuesday) TPT Sale!

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My entire TPT store is on sale for December 2nd and 3rd!

Some holiday recommendations:
And here are some suggestions by level:

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: