Music is one of my favorite ways to engage students and expose them to Hispanic culture! You'll have your students hooked in no time with this catchy song by Spanish group Jarabe de Palo.
I use it in Spanish 1 in the first semester as we study adjectives and physical descriptions. Students will watch the music video and choose the lyrics they hear, such as "Bonita (mañana / manzana), Bonito lugar, Bonita la (cama / casa)"
The 1-page .PDF file is great to print out and the multi-page .PDF is easy to share with students on their tablet or laptop, while the .DOCX file contains the complete lyrics as well as a set of 20 words for individual students to look up to help with the translation as you review the meaning of the song after listening. (I have them look up their word before watching the video).
This activity, designed for beginners, features an extension activity in English to get them to consider "beauty" in unconventional ways. I have them read an article with plenty of photos about a 100-year old church in Asturias, Spain that was recently converted into an indoor skate park. Their homework is answer the question "In your opinion, what is “BONITO?” and include a photo as well as a short paragraph in English. I LOVED hearing what my middle-school students consider beautiful!
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