This exercise utilizes contextualized definitions and a word bank to challenge students to "define" 14 common family terms, such as "La mère de mon père est ma __________."
This lesson pairs well with my introductory family vocabulary powerpoint (family_articles_worksheet.ppt), and my family tree-based activities: family_independent.doc and Family Reunion.doc
--family_independent.doc requires students to reconstruct a family tree using clues written from the perspective of nine members of a family. This is deisgned for independent work.
--Family reunion.doc is designed to get students up and moving: Each student is a member of one of several families, and students must ask one another questions in an effort to reunite their families and construct a family tree.