Whole Class Activity to Build Oracy
Objective: To build vocabulary through cooperative learning activities.
1.) Partner your students in their cooperative groups. If you are in a Dual Language classroom, remember to pair them with a partner who is dominant in Spanish and one who is dominant in English.
2.) Show students the sentence frame, “Yo observo ___________”. Model how to use the sentence frame using an example from one of the slides. Model by pointing, using gestures, and taking turns with a student building your sentence with more details each time.
3.) Once, the students understand how to play, you may let them try. You can try using one slide per day. The last slides will include some that are the same and some that are different. You may add to the sentence frame by saying, “Yo observo que son iguales porque___________”, or “Yo observo que son diferentes porque __________.”
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