This stand alone activity uses common texting abbreviations in Spanish to facilitate real-world interactions between students using cell-phone templates and cell-phone lexicon. It works well with the Realidades 3 Ch. 3, but can be used in any intermediate Spanish class.
Part 1: gives common texting abbreviations, along with a translation prompt and finding a similar prompt in English (EJ: ymam=llamame=call me = ttyl).
Part 2: models 3 text conversation in the form of a screen shot, and has students compare and contrast them.
Part 3: gives the students the opportunity to translate a texting conversation into Spanish with the vocabulary.
Part 4: prompts the students to create their own conversation regarding an invitation to an event. This section includes objectives and rubric template.
This is a fun even that engages the students in language they enjoy. It facilitates writing and reading practice within the context of cultural comparison.
I typically run this mini-unit with an interactive writing assessment, where students text another student in the class to invite them to meet for an activity (plus a conversation about internet safety and the risks of false personas)
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