Try these activities to get students back in the swing of language learning the first day of class! Colorful posters tell kids exactly what to do!
1) ACTION SHOTS
Students enjoy Action Shots because they are funny but help reinforce important words for the course.
2) KARAOKE CLIPS
When we use music in class, it stays with students. Activate their presentational speaking skills and familiar language structures.
3) SOCK TALK
(free iPad app download for 30 second clips)
Get kids giggling with silly sock characters while they practice spontaneous interpersonal production.
4) STORY FORM
Create a story in a Google Form with questions for students to get creative and fill in the blanks with silly details while activating interpretive skills.
5) SKILL SKITCH
(free iPad app download)
Students feel more confident after they've considered what they really can do and selected strategies to address problem areas.
6) FOLIO FLASHBACK
When students look back on their work from previous courses after they've gotten some distance, they can more accurately self-assess their actual proficiency level. Connecting to ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines helps them understand where they are in their progress.
7) INTERACTIVE SYLLABUS
Link important sites and information to your class webpage or syllabus for students to sign up and explore. Make sure they can log in before getting down to business.
More information on implementation at http://sraspanglish.blogspot.com/2014/12/7-first-day-fun-stations-spanish-ii.html