Looking for new ideas to get your students SPEAKING the language AND to help boost their confidence?
This scaffolding activity, in a comic strip format, will guide your students and prepare them to speak about what they did over the weekend in the preterite tense.
a) First they practice with a guided practice worksheet and provided vocabulary lists.
b) Then, they create their own comic strip about what they did over the weekend.
c) You can have the students write or speak their ideas, or both!
d) Eventually, students practice their comic strip without using and notes and writing. After practicing several times out-loud with a classmate, the goal is to have the students present (in small groups, in front of the class or just with you) their comic strip story using only the images they added to the story as a guide instead of the vocabulary boxes and their notes.
1) Guided Practice comic strip. This Comic strip is already filled in with images and includes lists of vocabulary that students can refer to. Vocabulary includes possible verbs and possible sequence words. Students practice speaking in the preterite tense by telling the story presented in the comic strip. This is to be used as practice before they create their comic strip.
2) A blank comic strip for note taking and practice. They now create their own story.
3) Another blank comic strip to be used during their "presentation". The goal is to have the students describe orally their own comic strip without using any notes.