I love teaching my Spanish III and IV classes with novels, and I have done several posts about the novels that I use. Currently, I am using Vida y muerte en la Mara Salvatrucha with my Spanish IV classes for the second time. Sometimes my students need a break from the seriousness of the topic. Below are links to some things that I have created to complement the comprehensible input or to work on vocabulary in a game format. (We are currently getting ready to move into Chapter 6, so I hope to add more.)
- Quizlet and resources I created to extend the Quizlet practice/games
- Chapters 1 -2 Chap 1 and 2 vocab assessment (images from Quizlet for partner work/Toca/or formal assessment) Chap 1-2 Loteria cards (Bingo cards created from the quizlet images)
- Chapters 3-4 Capítulos 3 4 Vocabulario Assessment (images from Quizlet for partner work/Toca/or formal assessment)
- Chap 1-4 vocabulario for categorizing, then free write (based on an idea in the teachers guide) I made several sets of these words, laminated them, cut them up and put them in sandwich baggies. Students formed groups of 3-4 and decided on categories for the words. When finished, they moved to view the sorting of the words of another group and tried to guess their categories. Next, I gave them categories to sort the words. finally, we played a “toca” type of game where I either gave the definition of the word or a sentence that needed the word to complete it. The first person to grab the correct card kept it. At the end, the winner was the person with the most cards.
- Chapters 5-6
- Chapters 8 – 10
- Chapters 11 – 14
2. Super Teacher Tools (this is a quick way to use the questions for the chapter in a game format) Chapter 5 Repaso This example is using the questions that have been provided as a resource in the teachers guide.