Spanish Level 4, Activity 14 Personal Questions/ Preguntas Personales (Online)

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Description: The students will start by having a simple conversation. Then they will move into a speed dating activity. They will be using the questions that they created during the previous lab. To wrap things up they will talk about how they are going to practice their Spanish over break.

Semantic Topics: Questions, answers, speed dating, break, practice, conversation Preguntas, Respuestas, Practica, Conversaciones

Grammatical Structures: Past tense subjunctive, conditional, el imperfecto de subjuntivo, el condicional

Products: Preferences, routines

Practices: Asking and answering personal questions

Perspectives: Importance of individual choices and preferences and being able to communicate those with others.

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.”
  • “COMP 1.1 – Observe formal and informal forms of language.”

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can exchange opinions on what foods are healthy vs. unhealthy.
  • I can exchange opinions on the length of the workweek and give employees the option to work remotely.
  • I can exchange opinions about movies based on books and whether the movie or book is better.

Warm- Up

  1. Begin by reading the Can-Dos for the activity and opening the Google Slideshow.
  2. Ask the students a few questions to get them started with speaking Spanish before you move on to the main activity:

“¡Hola estudiantes! ¿Cómo están? Cómo pasaron el fin de semana? ¿Tienen planes divertidos para el fin de semana? ¿Cómo les va la semana?” 

Main Activity

  1. Remind students we are doing speed dating. Explain that each slide will have a timer. In partners, students will answer the questions but need to remember that both need to respond in the time given. When the timer goes off, one person will move. Then the process will repeat.

“¡Hoy vamos a hacer una actividad similar a ‘speed dating’! Cada diapositiva va a tener un cronómetro (timer). En parejas van a contestar las preguntas, recuerden dar tiempo para que LOS DOS pueden responder. Cuando suene el cronómetro, una persona va a mover y ¡El proceso repita!”

Wrap Up

  • Exit ticket, before everyone leaves they need to share one way they will keep up with their Spanish over the break

“Antes de salir, todos van a compartir una manera que van a seguir practicando español durante el descanso.”

End of Lab

  • Read Can-Do statements once more and have students evaluate their confidence.

(Use thumbs up/thumbs down or have them rate 1-5 on how they feel after the activity.)

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can exchange opinions on what foods are healthy vs. unhealthy.
  • I can exchange opinions on the length of the workweek and give employees the option to work remotely.
  • I can exchange opinions about movies based on books and whether the movie or book is better.

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Let's Chat! Spanish by Amber Hoye; Kelly Arispe; Abby Cain; Alejandra Garcia; Alejandro Montoya; Alexis Araiza; Anna Gamino; Ashley Johnson; Ashley Potzernitz; Ashlyn Nutting; Austin Robishaw; Blake Simony; Brooke Staszkow; Camille Daw; Carla Lara; Cecilia Morales; Chloe Robinson; Claire Werlin; Daniel Felix; Danielle Snyder; Elian Tovar; Emily Hawley; Gabby Bates; German Tovar; Iris Torres; Ismenia Gallegos; Jaelyn Quisel; Jenna Del Toro; Jordyn Preble; Jorge Corea; Julia Dryer; Kailyn Phillips; Kimberly Murphy; Linzy Carpenter; Madalen Bieter Lete; Madi Goertzen; Mariela Montoya; Maya Grubaugh; Mayra Saldivar; Natalie Mendoza; Nicholas Sulier; Ninna Payne; Ryan Byrd; Sergio Sarmiento; Sue Juarez; Tea Recanzone; and Yuliana Cisneros is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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