Spanish Level 3, Activity 11: Dos Verdades y una Mentira/ Two Truths and a Lie (Online)

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Description: Students will discuss different statements and identify which statements they believe are true and which one is false. They will converse with their partners and group members to explain why they believe the statements are true or false.

Semantic Topics: True, false, facts, truth, lie, exchange, Verdadero, Falso, Hechos, Verdad, Mentira, Intercambiar

Grammatical Structures: Present indicative, preterite, past perfect, complete sentences, el presente indicativo, el preterito, el pasado perfecto, las oraciones completas

Products: Spanish language and linguistics, tourism in Spanish-speaking countries

Practices: Guessing when others are lying

Perspectives: Why is it important to distinguish true statements from false ones? How easily can misinformation spread?

NCSSFL-ACTFL World-Readiness Standards:
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.

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.
  • COMT 1.2 Discuss personal preferences in activities and events both within and beyond the classroom.

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can exchange information in a chat room about which statements I think are true
    or false.
  • I can participate in a conversation with my partner about two true things that happened in our lives and one thing that did not.
  • I can ask questions to my partner to uncover which event did not really happen.

 

Materials Needed:

Warm-Up

  1. 1. Begin by opening the Google Slideshow and introducing the activity and the Can-Do’s.
    Hola, ¿cómo están? Estoy ____. Vamos a empezar el lab de hoy con los can-do statements.
  2. The warm-up activity is about two truths and one lie, start asking the following question to the students and tell them to write down their answers on the chatbox.
    Ahora les voy hacer una pregunta ¿Qué es una mentira? y por favor poner la respuesta (en español) en la caja del chat.

 

Explica “Qué es una mentira” en tus propias palabras.

  • Por ejemplo: Una mentira es como cuando los padres le dicen a sus hijos que Santa Claus es real. 

Go over the rules on the slide with the students and ask them if they have any questions.

Vamos a repasar las reglas de la diapositiva y después pregúntame si tienes alguna duda

Open up a timer and set it for a minute to get answers on the chat. If you didn’t receive enough answers, give them more time to answer.

Pon un cronómetro de un minuto para recibir respuestas. Si no has recibido respuestas de la mayoría, puedes aumentar el tiempo. Repasa las respuestas con los estudiantes (no es necesario leer cada una) y haz clic para mostrar la próxima diapositiva con las verdades y la mentira.

 

Main Activity

For the main activity, students are going to have two minutes to write down in a piece of paper or google doc two lies and one truth. Students are going to be placed in partners’ breakout rooms to talk with their partner to find out which one is the lie. Be sure to tell the students to ask questions to their partner about each statement.

Van estar en parejas en los breakout rooms y tener dos minutos para escribir dos mentiras y una verdad en un papel o un documento. Recuerden que tienen que hacer preguntas a su pareja no solo decir cual es la mentira.

Go over the rules from the slide with the students.

If students have more time, they can play another round of the game.

Wrap-Up

  1. If time permits, ask the students to share the lies with the entire group.

End of Activity

  • 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 activities!

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can exchange information in a chat room about which statements I think are true
    or false.
  • I can participate in a conversation with my partner about two true things that happened in our lives and one thing that did not.
  • I can ask questions to my partner to uncover which event did not really happen.

Cultural NOtes: 

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