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Spanish vocabulary and TPRS story practice
Students practice vocabulary and TPRS story using quizlet and recap.
Computers or Chromebooks: one for each student
Add context to picture
Introduce the Vocab.
Quizlet live to practice vocabulary
Story: Tell in class
Hay un muchacho en la clase de espanol. Hay una profesora inteligente. El muchacho se llama Max. La profesora se llama Ms. Wawro.
Le gusta text durante la clase. Max le gusta escuchar música en la clase. Max le gusta hablar a su amigo durante la clase. La profesora no le gusta.
La profesora ve que Max tiene el teléfono. Ella dice - Max, dear, no teléfono en clase. En cinco minutos ella ve el teléfono otra vez. Ella agarra el teléfono.
Max quiere el teléfono. El muchacho quiere text. El muchacho quiere hablar con su mama. (El dice: es importante, es mi mama…) Max quiere escuchar música. Max le ofrece dinero a la profesora. Ella dice no. Max le ofrece un perro a la profesora. Ella dice no.
Max le ofrece los cupcakes a la profesora. Ella dice si. Ella agarra los cupcakes Y le ofrece el telefono al estudiante.
Tell story / ask questions. Check for comprehension.
Students draw pictures for story.
Journal story in journal notebooks. (spiral, paper notebooks)
Assessment: Formative /Summative
Students answer the following questions in the target language:
1. Set the scene. Describe the class, the boy, and the teacher. What is the problem? Use "le gusta" y "no le gusta"
2. What does the teacher see? (ve) what does she say? (dice)
3. What happens OTRA VEZ 5 minutes later? (en 5 minutos) What happens? use "agarra"
4. el muchacho quiere el teléfono. El muchacho quiere text. El muchacho quiere hablar con su mama. (El dice: es importante, es mi mama…) el muchacho quiere escuchar música. so... what does he offer? (le ofrece... y la profesora dice no)
5. Retell the end. The boy offers something and the teacher says yes. She offers the phone and grabs the ....
Google forms quiz on vocabulary 2.1 and 2.2
What was your experience, both successes and challenges, using this lesson object with your students?
This lesson was a fairly typical for a lesson in our Spanish class. I had a problem exposing students to enough repetition of each new vocabulary and grammar structures so they can easily understand them all when used together in the story presentation. Quizlet live is one way we practice the words, but only when most of the students are familiar with the most of the new vocabulary. It’s a fast paced activity and can feel overwhelming if the students aren’t very familiar with the words. The quizlet flashcards are linked on google classroom from the beginning of each unit and students are encouraged to use the quizlet resources to study on their own at any time.
I discovered way I ran the recap activity was difficult for a few of my students.
I asked each student to take a chromebook and find a quiet space to answer the questions on recap. The lack of structure made it too easy for a few students to avoid the assignment or not turn anything in. When this happened it was difficult to provide another opportunity to complete the recap without the chromebooks in class.
I also discovered that this assignment was too long. I asked too many questions and the questions themselves were too long. In the future I will limit each recap to 3-4 questions and make each question very specific with a one part answer. Lastly, I haven’t found a good way to provide feedback when looking at the recap recordings. There is a place for comments under the videos, but I don’t feel the comments would get back to the students.