NACIONALIDADES This breakout activity is designed for beginning students to learn how to do a Breakout Activity. They read about Alisa, from Costa Rica. She is an active girl who likes many different activities. They use clues in the reading (# of activities) to open a 5-letter word lock. Next, students read about Spain's climate and geography and use clues in the reading (origin) to open a directional lock. Then, student read about Jaime's birthday party. They use clues in the reading to open a 3-digit lock. All of this is done through reading stories and looking at picture clues provided. Finally, students read a card that tells them in Spanish where the key for the locked box is hidden in the classroom.
The focus is on TPRS and CI.
Grammar: colores, números, comida, hay, quieren/queremos (querer), vamos (ir nosotros forms), estamos (estar), buscamos y encontramos (buscar y encontrar), ponen (poner), llegamos (Ilegar)
This activity is designed for 10 groups of students with a do-it-yourself breakout kit. Included are suggestions for locks, envelopes, boxes, and more for significantly less. With little modification, this activity can be used with the BreakoutEdu® kit. All the planning and organization is already done! This is very easy to set up and execute.
Students read comprehensible input (CI) to discover clues that open a lock and lead them to the next challenge.
In this activity, students read about preferences (gustar), nationalities and Spanish-speaking countries, and personal information (age, names).