Week 23

March 11 – Week 23

Topics – Los Viajes y Vacaciones (Conclusion to Health)

  • Both levels should be building vocabulary related to travel and vacation.
    • A review of the preterit tense
    • A review of the present tense of the “to be” verbs
  • Continuing Spoken Assessment on Health

5:30-5:45  Attendance, reading, checking in.

5:45-6:00  Intro topic – ¿Qué hiciste la semana pasada?

6:00-6:30 Health situations practice – read a story to a partner, then have them tell it back to you. They tell it back to you using tú or Ud, saying “You felt bad, you were sick, you went to the doctor, etc.”

6:30-6:45 Conversaciones – spoken assessment – “in sickness and in health”

  • Students work on handouts while individuals do the spoken assessment,
  • https://personal.colby.edu/~bknelson/SLC/preterite.html – a bunch of preterit review practice pages
  • Make a list of the preterit verbs that are difficult for you and plan to study them. We’ll eventually do another quiz on irregulars.
  • Handout on ser and estar

7:00-7:10 Review homework from previous week – various handouts

7:10-7:40 Conversaciones continued.

  • While doing spoken assessments, the rest of the class begins working on writing about trips/vacations
  • Write about a trip you went on ( a good one hopefully, or a bad one if it’s more fun to write about!)
  • Next write about a trip you want to go on (level 3 use future tense if you want, and if you actually plan to go on this trip).
  • Writing guidelines – no phones/computers/internet resources. You can use actual paper resources but nothing else. Hand write about a page double-spaced for each topic.
  • When finished work on re-reading last week’s chapter of Cajas de Carton, “El Aguinaldo”. 

8:00-8:15 Cloze – music listening activity https://zachary-jones.com/zambombazo/clozeline-vicente-garcia-juan-luis-guerra-loma-de-cayenas/ (cloze handout)

8:15-8:30 Conclusion – homework – finish any handouts. Continue to memorize preterit endings.

Something to check out over the break is Duolingo’s Spanish podcast. We listened to the first few minutes of an episode in class.  https://podcast.duolingo.com/spanish