Freebie|Weekend Chat Information Gap Activity| Spanish 1+| Past-tense
Weekend chat is a perfect way for teachers to introduce, reinforce or review common structures. Not to mention, it promotes movement and lively conversation, which should be the heart of world language class.
Disclaimer: I am not the originator of this idea, this is merely a twist for my unique bunch.
I created this present activity to provide some sentence stems for my level 1 students, who have not fully encountered the past tense. My plan of action is below.
- Invite students to guess what each word means (using the pictures within the document). My students love making inferences, so this should be fun. I might even turn it into a game.
- Invite them to fill out the information for themselves. I tried to include activities that would cover the gamut. For instance, everyone probably has talked to someone at some point during the weekend, or break. Circulate around the room and share what they did with other students. I will add questions for the next time. Right now it’s about identifying the word, sharing our activities and creating community.
- If needed, provide students with this Quizlet list.
I will most likely add to this in the future. However, the next time we engage in weekend chat, I will add questions for students to ask. This way, after a few times, they will have become proficient in the basic structure before more concentrated input takes place.