Cultural Activities: Carrie the Dancing Merengue Dog

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6th - 12th, Higher Education
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This mini unit worked well as a reading piece during my larger dance and music unit. The kids loved it!
My students really enjoyed this mini-unit. I wish that I had discovered it earlier. Great to use in conjunction with the introduction of ar verbs.
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These lesson plans will introduce your students to Merengue and teach them the structure "baila" by learning about a YouTube star named Carrie, "The Dancing Merengue Dog" from Chile. The plans are appropriate for Spanish 1+ and will fill 2+ class periods (90-120 minutes). They include:

-a Spanish-language reading about Merengue

-a two-level embedded reading about Carrie

-an alternate, advanced reading about Carrie to use in multi-level classes

-two reading comprehension activities

-an interview activity that provides reading and speaking repetitions of first and second person verb forms

-two songs with lyrics activities

-a writing activity

-answer keys

-detailed lesson plans

Total Pages
18 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 days
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