Beginners in an Italian class of any age can use the context of a familiar story like Noah's Ark to:
-Practice looking up new words in the dictionary
-Become familiar with the vocabulary acquisition process
-Challenge students to practice storytelling in the target language
This activity can easily be used in any Catholic or Christian school, or can be edited for use in a public setting.
In the early phases of language learning, the ability to ‘narrate’ and comprehend a familiar story with limited vocabulary in the target language will be empowering to your students. These activities are easily adaptable to Spanish or French. New and veteran teachers can use these lessons for a 2-day exercise in engaging with the acquisition and comprehension process, or as convenient and high-value plans for a substitute.
This 8-page editable download includes:
1. Teacher's Instructions
2. 'L'arca di Noè: Finding Nouns' handout & Answer Key - Practice using a dictionary to make decisions about the most important nouns to tell a story.
3. 'L'arca di Noè: Two by Two' handout & Answer Key - Practice making singular nouns plural.
4. 'Storyboarding with nouns' handout - Practice presentational and interpretive communication skills by storyboarding with nouns and challenging classmates to identify a new story.