Just a quick post to share two starter activities I have used recently. Both relate to false friends and are aimed at GCSE groups. The second PowerPoint has a video embedded into it which plays on a loop for students to note down the answers.
With my mind on preparation for the forthcoming GCSE exams I have made some resources on the topic of social issues with a focus on using various techniques to work out meanings. I am really pushing my Year 11 group (C/D borderline) to get on with revision and to learn vocabulary now that we have more or less finished the controlled assessment side of things. My aim is to get them to see that there are key words that simply have to be learnt and now is the time to do it. Let’s see what happens.
This post is really an update of some resources I posted a while ago. I have a lower ability Year 11 group and we are on the topic of holidays. In getting them to write about what they did on holiday I am encouraging them to give full details e.g. if they say they went to Oxford Street, they have to explain what this is as it may not be obvious to someone who is not from London. In my examples I have focused on Bilbao as it is a place I am very fond of + I think that it helps students to hear about different places.
I have included two PowerPoints as I thought it might be worth sharing the materials which help to build up to this point. I have had to delete quite a few things due to copyright, so the resources are slightly disjointed in places. It’s not amazing stuff, but it may be useful to someone.
POWERPOINTS: Las vacaciones ACTIVITIES FOUNDATION 1 Las vacaciones ACTIVITIES FOUNDATION 2 WORKSHEETS: Barcelona READING CARD ACTIVITY CROSSWORD I did We did FILL THE GAPS SHEET from the PPT slide HOMEWORK translation Ordinal numbers in Spanish Past tense verbs Presente o pasado VERSION WITH SUPPORT Qué tal las vacaciones Reading ENTREVISTAS narration FOUNDATION READING Las vacaciones de los españoles TIME MARKERS crossword
I am posting resources that I am trying to develop to teach physical descriptions to an able Year 10 group. I am still working on the PowerPoint – I am attaching the current version which I will improve over the coming weeks. The main focus of this post is to share the two reading activities. One is based on descriptions of two people who have disappeared (taken from a Chilean website – www.pdichile.cl) and the second is based on an old TV series from Spain, Física o Química. One day I will have to update this to a programme that is more current. If anyone has any ideas, I’d be most grateful.
As this is all language that we have covered at KS3, it is a challenge to move through it all making sure that anyone who has forgotten it all can catch up whilst ensuring that those who feel confident with it all don’t get bored. Well, my attempts so far are attached.
I mentioned in a previous post that we have been doing a lot at school to ensure that our schemes of work address the requirements of teaching about Life in Modern Britain. The attached resources focus on the language needed to describe friends but also an ideal partner. In working towards this students are presented with two gay characters from the old Antena 3 series Física o Química. We then go on to describe an ideal partner. The worksheet is put together using the gender neutral term “pareja” albeit grammatically it is feminine.
We have been doing a lot of work mapping Life in Modern Britain across the curriculum and ensuring that the school is promoting values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs. As a Stonewall Champion School a lot of work has been going into combatting homophobia and ensuring that this too is embedded in the curriculum. An example of this work is attached in a resource teaching about family and possessive adjectives. The exercise on possessive adjectives presents families in various forms. As we develop more resources at school I will share them.
POWERPOINT: RELATIONSHIPS familia
The attached resources aim to develop students’ ability to consider the advantages and disadvantages of different forms of technology. I will be using this with a Year 10 GCSE group shortly. Some of the material in this post is developed from resources I found online. Slide 5 has a reading task which I have adapted heavily from a worksheet that was posted on the TES resources website – I think! THANKS to whoever it was that produced the resource. This also applies to slides 8-28 which I have taken from a PowerPoint posted online. Again I have adapted the language.
For those of us in England parts of this resource support the promotion of British values (Life in Modern Britain) which has become something of a focus for Ofsted. The PowerPoint draws attention to the minimum age to be on Facebook (13 in the UK) as well as other aspects of e-safety.
POWERPOINT: Tecnología OPINIONES RESOURCES: CRUCIGRAMA positivo o negativo + READING READING beneficios riesgos de la tecnología READING tecnología DE ACUERDO O NO DE ACUERDO Thinking Skills CARD ACTIVITY higher version