Spanish Level 2, Activity 14: Para terminar / To End (Face-to-Face)

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Description: Students will review topics learned throughout the semester and practice communicating their preferences.
Semantic Topics: Preferences, wrap up, review, preferencias, conclusión, repasar
Grammatical Structures: Grammar review, recapitulación de gramática
Products: Personal preferences, health, food, celebrations
Practices: Asking and answering questions in a conversation setting

NCSSFL-ACTFL World-Readiness Standards:

  • Standard 1.1 Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings
    and emotions, and exchange opinions.
  • Standard 1.2 Students understand and interpret spoken and written Spanish on a variety of topics.
  • Standard 1.3 Students present information, concepts, and ideas in Spanish to an audience of
    listeners or readers on a variety of topics.

Idaho Content Standards for World Languages:

  • COMM 1.1 – Interact and negotiate meaning (spoken, signed, written conversation) to share
    information, reactions, feelings, and opinions
  • COMM 2.1 – Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics
  • COMM 3.1 – Present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a
    variety of topics using appropriate media in the target language.

Relevant NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can hold a conversation regarding familiar topics I have learned throughout the semester
  • I can be interviewed in Spanish and answer questions in detail
  • I can speak Spanish for an extended period of time

Materials Needed

Warm Up

  1. Begin by opening the Google Slideshow and introducing the Can-Do Statements.
    Hola, ¿cómo están? Estoy ____. Vamos a empezar el lab de hoy con los can-do statements.
  2. Ask quick, basic questions to get the students into Spanish and feeling comfortable:
    ¿Cómo están?
    ¿Tienen planes para el fin de semana?
    ¿Tienen planes para las vacaciones?
    ¿Están listos para los exámenes finales?

Main Activity

  1. The goal is for the student being interviewed to continuously speak Spanish for 3 minutes, so, even if they finish answering the questions really quickly, they must continue talking until the 3 minutes are up.
    Share these rules with students:
    Las reglas para los estudiantes:
    1. Tienen que hablar español todo el tiempo
    2. No pueden hacer preguntas durante la actividad. ¡Intenten usar todo el español que
    saben! Vamos a tener unos minutos al final para que hagan preguntas.
    3. Si terminan las preguntas temprano, tienen que hablar más. Tienen que hablar por tres
    minutos en total.
  2. There will be 3 topics (scenarios) for students to discuss. Each pair of students will need their own table/desk, and each table will have interview cards for one of the topics. So every table will have 4 question cards (2 for each student). The students will be in pairs and sit across from each other. The students will take a turn (3 minutes) to ask the questions they have, and then another one (3 minutes) to answer, in detail, the questions they are being asked. The goal is for the student being interviewed to continuously speak Spanish for 3 minutes. Even if they finish answering the questions really quickly, they should continue talking until the 3 minutes are up.
    Hoy vamos a estar en parejas. Tienen cuatro cartas enfrente, y una persona va a leer la pregunta, y la otra persona tiene que contestar la pregunta, tiene que hablar por 3 minutos en Español. Es importante usar muchos detalles. Después, cuando terminen, la otra persona tiene que leer otra pregunta, y la otra tiene que responder en detalle en Español por 3
    minutos. Si terminan las preguntas, tienen que seguir hablando Español hasta que los 3 minutos acaben. 
  3. After both partners take a turn to be interviewed (6 minutes in total), the student sitting on the right side of the table will move forwards, and the student sitting on the left side of the table will move backward. That way, every student will find a new topic and partner after every 6 minutes.
    Después de terminar, los estudiantes sentados en la derecha de la mesa se van a mover un asiento a la derecha para adelante, y los estudiantes a la izquierda de la mesa se quedarán sentados en el mismo lugar. Entonces todos los estudiantes van a tener un nuevo amigo y nuevas preguntas cada 6 minutos.

Wrap Up

  1. Leave about 5 minutes to wrap up and say goodbye for the semester!
  • ¿En tu opinión, ¿qué actividad fue la más divertida este semestre? (In your opinion, which activity was the most fun this semester?)
  • ¿Cómo vas a continuar practicando el Español? (How will you continue to practice Spanish?)

End of Lab:

• Read Can-Do statements once more and have students evaluate their confidence.
(Use thumbs up/thumbs down or download our student cards)
• Encourage students to be honest in their self-evaluation.
• Pay attention, and try to use feedback for future labs!

 

Relevant NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can hold a conversation regarding familiar topics I have learned throughout the semester
  • I can be interviewed in Spanish and answer questions in detail
  • I can speak Spanish for an extended period of time

Cultural NOtes: 

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