These activities were created to assist Novice language learners in developing skills related to ACTFL modes of communication, with an emphasis on the mode of interpretive listening in the context of Spanish classroom and school supplies.
The activities that accompany the audio recordings were created to allow teachers to easily differentiate and target specific skills.
“E” Activities – these activities are presented in English and focus on students being able to demonstrate comprehension of the audio sample.
“S” Activities – these activities are presented in Spanish and ask students to respond in Spanish. They will allow students to improve presentational writing and/or speaking skills (if done orally) as well as aural recognition of vocabulary.
“A” Activities – these activities focus on using context to predict word meanings and general vocabulary knowledge.
“B” Activities – these activities focus on making inferences about the person or situation presented in the audio samples.
“C” Activities – these activities, presented in English, assist students in making cultural connections to the information presented in the audio sample.
This resource deals with the theme of introductions in Spanish and includes:
-3 audio samples
sample 1: a student describes his classroom (easy)
sample 2: a student describes his classroom (hard)
sample 3: a student describes what is in his school bag
10 Activities in two different formats
Half Page Format – works well if you are using the activities as bell ringers, exit tickets, to differentiate, or for quick formative assessments.
Continuous Page Format – works well if you will be having students complete all of the activities for a given sample.