viernes, 3 de abril de 2020

Yo no sé... past tense version

This story/song of the week was a big hit last semester with Spanish 1:

And a new version just came out:

I like the original better! But, that story that I wrote for Spanish 1 is a bit simple, so I have adapted it for Spanish 2 and put it in the past tense. It is pretty simple, but they will start to get some exposure to some high frequency verbs in the past tense.


As part of my online teaching, I have been continuing to do "Cuento/Canción de la Semana," (or another post here) but a bit of a lighter version. Basically, this is what I did last week and hope to do in the coming weeks:

  • Students do an Edpuzzle with a slideshow of me telling the story. I used Google Meet to record that. I like it because they can see the slideshow and my face and nothing is blocked. Why do I want them to see my face?!? Because I will be acting things out, just like I would in class. 
  • As part of that Edpuzzle, students watch the video too.
  • Students will do a cloze activity with the song and translate some of the lyrics. 
  • Throughout the week, they work on a Textivate Sequence (here is that Textivate). I have a paid account, so I can track their progress. 
  • By the end of the week, students to another Edpuzzle with the music video and the text of the story.
  • For this song, I will have them watch the new version and tell me which one they like better. 
  • One ongoing assignment all week is to sing the song with a lyric video. I love the Yo no sé video because the closed captions have the lyrics - so they can watch and sing! 
  • And, if I ever can figure out how to get students accounts, I might use this from TeachVid.
  • They will do this Edpuzzle at the end of the week. It has a text exchange between Mati y Ana.
This is pretty basic, but I really like it because:
  • The song and video are an authentic resource with authentic language!
  • Students like music!
  • Students like to sing... seriously, who doesn't? 
  • Students are getting lots of input and acquiring more because it is an engaging, memorable music video.
  • Songs and music videos provide an escape, something we all need right now.


5 comentarios:

  1. Mil gracias for sharing all of your hard work with us! When you are having your kids do a cloze activity - are you turning your google doc into a slide to make it fillable or are they just printing it out and doing it at home? A lot of my kids don't have printers, so I'm trying to figure out how to adapt that part of doing songs. :)

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    1. I give them the doc in Google Classroom and they just fill it in. :)

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    2. Okay, awesome! :) Thank you!

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing your excellent work with us Kara! A lot of us benefit from the great resources and ideas that you share. I found this today and I thought of you. One more version of Resistiré. This one is from México:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBGlv05JUJI

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