"Sor Juana” is a cultural/ historical lesson plan about the child prodigy from colonial Mexico and her fascinating journey to world-renown as an author and outspoken feminist. Your students will be intrigued by her life, and especially her choice to devote herself entirely to her studies at the age of 16 by becoming a nun!
This lesson will help your students to grapple with and comprehend an unfamiliar reading in the target language. Then, students will speak in groups about Sor Juana's role in history in Spanish! The lesson wraps up with a written exit ticket in which they will synthesize their learning for the day in Spanish.
This is perfect as a stand-alone cultural/ historical lesson plan, an emergency substitute plan, or an enrichment lesson in a larger unit of study about education or famous figures in Latino history.
Note that the reading and communication activity is mostly in the preterite/ imperfect tense; however, the exclusive use of cognates and glossary terms help to make it accessible for students even if they have not studied preterite or imperfect.
Learning Target: I can communicate in Spanish about the role of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz in history.
Included in this download:
* A cognate-heavy cultural reading about "Sor Juana" with a glossary of words that may be unfamiliar. Appropriate for most levels of Spanish.
* A set of comprehension questions about the reading (with an answer key).
* Conversational activity in which students communicate verbally about the comprehension questions in small groups.
* A second set of conversation task cards which allows students to transfer their learning to new contexts. (May be used for differentiation, additional practice, or assessment.)
* A blank conversation task card template for you to create and/ or add your own speaking prompts to the conversation activity.
* Exit Ticket written assessment
* Suggested lesson plan flow