“No one ever says they want to learn to write a foreign language, they say they want to learn to speak a foreign language!” ~Holly Durham
Of the four language-performance skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening, speaking is the most useful, and least practiced, skill.
Kylie Pinkerton, Bonnie Chichester and Holly Durham have designed these Spanish Guided Speaking Activities for students grades 7-8 as fun, scaffolded, interactive, and interpersonal speaking projects, to be completed at the end of a unit.
Each activity includes:
-A speaking rubric
-An icon denoting pair or group work
-ACTFL-based "Can Do" statements
Especially great if you are using the Avancemos textbook Levels 1 as they are seamlessly paired with, and adapted from, the "repasos" at the end of each unit.