Spanish SOL 4.1 The student will exchange information orally and in writing in Spanish on a variety of topics related to contemporary and historical events and issues. (a) Express and support opinions, and elicit those of others. (b) Exchange personal reactions to spoken and written information related to Spanish- speaking cultures. (c) Exchange information from sources such as newspapers, magazines, broadcasts, and Web sites.
The ‘Foreign Languages’ Subject Area
The students in this class are learning how to present information in front of the class on specific subject matter. This teaching of this lesson will commemorate the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, so they will learn about a historical event and employ necessary skills to present information on the hurricane to the class. Therefore, they will become familiar with presenting and communicating on a variety of historical topics. All classroom discussion and written notes will be done in Spanish. This lesson is meant to last for 90-minute class period, with the presentations to be presented on the next day.
Grade Level(s): 9-12
Duration: Four 45-minute sessions
Description: The students will decorate the classroom like a department store, including prices in pesos. Afterwards, the students will prepare skits of varying lengths using the department store they have just created.
Goals: A goal of this activity is for students to use the foreign language in a creative, but realistic way. Another goal is for students to work together in both decorating the room and presenting the skits. The students will also role-play various parts for the skit. In this lesson, technology is used to enhance the student experience and allow them to hear and see (and subsequently evaluate) themselves as Spanish language learners.
Objectives: The students will work in groups to decorate the classroom in order to create a department store. The students will present and review their own oral skits to go along with the department store theme, thereby practicing new vocabulary about a department store and reviewing already-taught vocabulary and structures.
Full Detail Plan
Students will analyze a poem by Pablo Neruda, “Me gustas cuando callas,” and understand his importance in Latin American Literature.
Understand the importance of Pablo Neruda in literature and politics
Practice reading, writing and speaking in Spanish
Manipulate the Spanish language to create their poems
Increase vocabulary of Spanish words
Relate their poetry writing to that of Neruda
Appreciate the work of their fellow students