Spanish PowerPoint Presentation: The Months.
The first slide encourages the students to actively engage with the new vocabulary: working in teams, using their prior knowledge, knowledge of other languages and using a process of elimination to figure out the meanings. They then discuss the pronunciation and question each other before the teacher checks with the whole class.
The following slides present each month with a picture. Elicit the English and drill. I also elicit a gesture which can then be used for a fun game of Simon Says!
Slide15 has pictures of all the new vocabulary. This can be used for a Beat the Teacher game, which the students love!
The teacher points to a picture and says a word. If it is the correct word the students all repeat it. If it’s the wrong word the students must stay absolutely silent. If they do, they win 1 point. If not, the teacher gets 1 point. Most points wins!
The next section of slides have multiple choice questions.
The next slide can be used to ask ¿Qué es?
The final slides introduce ¿Cuándo es tu cumpleaños? and Mi cumpleaños es el 30 de enero. Use this to question the students or ask them to do a quick class survey of birthdays their books.