Attached are resources I am soon to use to teach the topic of daily routine to my Year 9 group. I am trying to build the language up gradually to a more complex level where they can use context, gist, the dictionary, etc. to develop a higher level of comprehension. This is all tested through a video comprehension. I have talked about the Sharnbrook school Spanish videos before although I am now having trouble locating them on YouTube. Until I find them I have uploaded the one I have used in these resources. The video comprehension is followed by a reading exercise based on the daily routine of the Mexican child bullfighter Michelito. I have made this up myself making certain assumptions.
POWERPOINT: Rutina diaria WORKSHEETS: LA RUTINA DIARIA wordgames sheet Michelito READING Mr Bean ordering cards Reading ENTREVISTAS rutinas diferentes Rutina diaria graded ws (thanks to Steve Ward) Rutina diaria QUESTIONS Sharnbrook video
I am soon to teach the topic of tourism to my AS Spanish group. I am basing my approach on a use of past paper questions so that I can cover the topic and do exam practice at the same time. The attached PowerPoint + resources are a combination of past exam questions on this topic area and resources I have put together myself to support students in accessing the examination questions.
POWERPOINT: VACACIONES WORKSHEETS: READING las vacaciones y el estrés READING Los extranjeros eligen España por su oferta de turismo urbano
I have a lower ability Year 9 Spanish set and we are on the topic of freetime. The attached resources are for the introduction and practice of the main verbs needed to talk about what you like to do. The aim is to try and build up towards a level 5 (albeit a low level 5!) where the students make reference to what they would like to do next weekend. There is also some time spent on possessive adjectives.
Hopefully people are familiar with the “Contra el ratón” slides I made a while ago (from slide 46) . The students have mini whiteboards + have to write down the Spanish + show this to me before the mouse gets into the hole.
I have used a video from the BBC Learning Zone. However, as the level is a bit difficult in parts for my group, I have only used sections, as will be apparent from the worksheets. On slides 77 + 80 you just click on the pictures and a hyperlink takes you to the BBC Learning Zone website.
The sheet titled “Reading BRAVO” is not mine. Thanks to whoever originally made this. I have adapted it a bit for my group.
POWERPOINT: En mi tiempo libre FOUNDATION new WORKSHEETS: Reading ENTREVISTAS freetime INFINITIVES + FUTURE REFERENCE READING ocio y las nuevas tecnologías STARTER statistics Vídeo SPANISH SHORTS ENTREVISTAS worksheet SPANISH VERSION Vídeo SPANISH SHORTS JESUS LARA Y JASON worksheet Possessive adjectives Reading BRAVO
This post is an update to a resource I made some time ago (click here). The aim is to present extended texts to students + for them to extract key information. I am using this with a middle ability group.
Firstly I want to point out that the second slide of the PowerPoint is adapted from a Rachel Hawkes resource. It is great for going over some key vocabulary in a more interesting way. Slide 3 is something my group have seen previously and we are just going over it again to recap key words. Slides 4-10 are for building up cultural context. The video about the future design for the Santiago Bernabeu stadium is not meant to me understood in detail. I just want the students to watch it for interest. The visuals and some key phrases I have highlighted tell the story. The video activity on Raul (former Real Madrid player) is based on a BBC Learning Zone video. The video link is shown in slide 11 or you can click on the image to be taken straight to the relevant page. This activity will be challenging for my group and I will probably simplify it a bit for them. The reading activity that follows based on an interview with Juan Mata is heavily based on the video activity reinforcing some of the language covered.
POWERPOINT: FUTBOL WORKSHEETS: ENTREVISTA CON JUAN MATA READING ENTREVISTA CON RAÚL
Just a quick post of something I did last week with my AS Spanish group. They have not got to grips with HAY in the different tenses, so we spent a bit of time on this. The PowerPoint is self-explanatory, I hope. The slides with pictures (1,3,4,5 + 6) are for the identification of the tense + translation. I printed out slide 2 for the students + they have to learn it all for a test this coming week.
Just a quick post to share a link I love for starter activities. The ifaketext.com website allows you to create fake iPhone text messages. As you can enter in the name of students, using one of these at the start of a lesson can really grab everyone’s attention. I have attached an example – a dull translation task really, but because I have used the name of one of the students in the group, they all read intently to find out what the message is saying, esp. the student whose name I have used.
The resources here are just updated versions of things I posted some time ago relating to the teaching of tenses (PREVIOUS POST – click here). The main addition I have made is to the activity towards the end of the PowerPoint where the students have to make up the plot of a series on Spanish TV. The programme I have used is called El Príncipe and this is shown on Telecinco. What I like about the series is that it is set in Ceuta and provides an opportunity to point out to students that Spain has two territories in north Africa. This will also be of interest to my students as the majority of them are Muslim.
POWERPOINT: TENSES WORKSHEET: ALL TENSES worksheet