In the last post I included the activities for the first 4 days of the unit. This post includes the plans for Days 5, 6 and 7 (my class periods are just 45 – 50 minutes long).
Neil Jones has a great blog with wonderful resources and ideas for Spanish teachers. In 2012 he posted an activity: El sueño y el orgullo, that will fit nicely in this unit. It has many of the vocabulary words that I am targeting, reflexive verbs and subjunctive. It is a good cloze listening activity that I will expand into conversation and reading.
I wish I remembered where I read the following idea, but I don’t…if you recognize the idea, please let me know and I will credit the source! Five to seven students will volunteer (depending on class size, my largest has 26, the smallest 20) to stand in front of their peers. I will give each of those students 2 pictures that the rest of the class will not see. The class will receive a grid with potential jobs listed. Their task is to ask questions to their classmates standing in front of them, trying to determine who has which job. The students standing in front with the pictures may only answer yes/no. Every student must ask a question, with the “winning student” being the first student to match his classmate with the job correctly. This may have to be adjusted! Following this whole class speaking/listening activity, I will give a picture to each student in the class and have them respond to this prompt:
Eres la persona en la foto. ¿Cómo llegaste allí? ¿Cuáles eran tus sueños/metas? ¿Cuáles eran tus retos o desafíos? ¿Cómo lograste tus sueños? ¿Cómo conseguiste tus metas? ¿Siempre creías/pensabas que tenías éxito? ¿Tenías miedo o duda alguna vez? ¿Cómo puedes usar tu posición para el bueno, para cambiar algo en el mundo? ¿Cómo vas a alcanzar nuevas metas?
Here are the pictures and the student grid: Metas Tus Trabajos del Futuro
The Axel song, Celebra tu vida, which has been playing several days as students enter the classroom, will be the focus of today. Students will complete a cloze activity of the first part of the song, which we will then discuss (vocabulary) and will take a brief glance at the subjunctive being used. I will then place the students in small groups, 3-4 students to a group, and I will assign each group one of the remaining verses. Their task will be to illustrate their part of the song and share it with the class. Next, we will look at several tweets from Axel that use several of our targeted vocabulary words about goals, dreams, reaching the goal/dream, etc. The last tweet that we will examine is about an unlikely duo that auditioned for the X-Factor in England, which will lead us to viewing that audition and responding, first with conversation and then in writing. The resources for today are here: Metas Celebra tu vida Axel
Additional note: I will be speaking individually with several students over the span of several days, working toward the first evaluation in which they are to describe their own dreams and goals to me.
Thoughts and comments, suggestions, etc. are always welcome!!!