I am still bogged down in a food chapter (and review of the preterite) with my Spanish III classes, and I’m really feeling the need to do some different activities. Today, I was determined to create something unlike anything that I’ve used with them to date. All of the activities are partner or small group activities.
The first activity involves giving each person a set of pictures and having them decide what pictures they will use to make their sandwich. This decision is made without their partner knowing what they have decided. They must then ask each other about the ingredients on their sandwich, drawing a picture of the sandwich of their partner and labeling it. This entire process should take about 5 minutes. It could then be expanded by having the students write a description of the partner’s sandwich, including such key vocabulary phrases such as “Me da asco” or “Sabe delicioso” etc. qué tiene tu sandwich partner oral writing practice 7B
The second activity is working yet again with the preterite, including some irregular preterite verbs. And my final burst of creativity involves working with the food vocabulary, with each partner having a set of pictures. Each group of four pictures for each partner will have 3 pictures that are the same, and one that is different. Through questioning in the target language, they will determine what picture is different in each group. A sample for Compañero A and Compañero B in below, with the full file here: What picture is different Hidden picture work with partner. If I were to create this activity again, I would try to make the pictures that are different for each partner be the ingredients in a particular dish. That way, when the partners had discovered the differences, the next task would be to identify what those ingredients would make.