¡Hola! This is one of many pronunciation practice pages that I have used in the classroom. My students seem to enjoy this type of activity and are generally successful in helping each other to improve their pronunciation. Many are excited to participate at the end, demonstrating what they've learned.
Overview: This is a Spanish pronunciation practice set for the letters D and T, which are pronounced differently in Spanish (with the tongue on the teeth instead of the gums). It is intended for students to use orally, in pairs or small groups, with teacher guidance.
This set contains...
- the rules for pronouncing each letter
- 4 lists of words containing the D (one for each rule, plus a mixed list reflecting all 3 rules), for students to practice saying aloud
- a list of words containing the T, for students to practice saying aloud
- a list of words containing both D and T, for additional oral practice
How I use this: I generally introduce this to students by explaining and modeling the pronunciation, and then practicing with them aloud using select words from the page. After that, I have them get into pairs or small groups and practice all the words on the page. I encourage students to listen to each other, and to correct each other as needed. Of course, I float throughout the room and assist students as needed. When students are finished, I bring the class back together and call on students to pronounce the words aloud. Flashcards can be used for additional practice, or instead of the pages themselves.
Duration: Depending on the age and dynamics of the class, I'd say it takes 1 to 3 minutes to introduce the assignment and the rules for each letter, 3 to 5 minutes for students to practice together, and then another 2 to 4 minutes to bring the class back together to share what they've learned.
¡Gracias! -- Sr. Weiner :)
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