miércoles, 13 de enero de 2021

Canvas resources for the book "Minerva" and the movie "En el tiempo de las mariposas"

I am currently teaching a unit that centers on the Fluency Matters book Minerva. After the book, we will watch the movie "En el tiempo de las mariposas"(available on Amazon). The movie is in English, but I give students lots of input with this slideshow created by Arianne Dowd (TONS of resources in her Film Guide)

I have taught this unit before, but without the book Minerva. The book has been the perfect, comprehensible addition! And the Teacher's Guide has a lot of extra readings and activities. Those + e-activities = TONS of comprehensible, engaging input.

I am using Canvas this year (nd loving it!) and I am teaching in a hybrid schedule with two days each week that are totally asynchronous, so I have been Canvas-ifying lots of things. Some I can't share because they are from either Arianne's film guide or the Fluency Matters Teacher's Guide, but I am going to share a few things here. 

First, I made a basic "intro the República Dominicana" activity with this video. Students have to watch, write down what they hear and then do a matching activity. Here is the Canvas quiz.

I also took the text from Arianne's slideshow and created three Canvas quizzes (autograded!). Here is a video to show what they look like:

And here are the links to those in the Commons:

I also created two Canvas quizzes for two songs. One is for the song "Tú me dejaste de querer" (it combines bachata and flamenco). It is just a good song and doesn't really necessarily relate to the book. Here is a link to that in the Commons. 

The other song is "Antipatriarca" by Ana Tijoux. Below is a video that explains that Canvas quiz. And here is the link to the quiz in the Commons.