Language Resident Name: Tamara Olivos
Day and Date: April 24, 2017
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Intermediate Spanish
Goal of the class:
To learn vocabulary through games
How did you structure the class?
Activity 1: Predicting the future: As context I talk about the ancient book I Ching and how people used it to learn more about the future. Each student has to ask a question about their future (simple things like Will I find a good job for example). Then, they consult this sacred book called the dictionary. Without looking, they open a random page and select 1 word. They must read the word and it’s description and try to decipher the message, how can this mysterious word relate to my question? They will do this with the help of the class. (for more detail instructions see the link below)
Activity 2: Descriptions: Using the set of cards in the link below, students must describe the pictures using some basic structures correctly like ser, estar, tener. This activity will definitely bring up a lot of new vocabulary.
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
Dictionary (not online), printed cards.
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
The first activity also worked great with my advanced class (actually even better because they could create more complex hypothesis)
If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that). Please attach any handouts as well.