These activities are meant to help students learn to use diminutives in Spanish.
These activities go along with the song "Un Poco Loco" as performed by Los Tres Tristes Tigres and heard in the Disney movie Coco. Both versions (the Spanish and English) of this song are readily available on YouTube and iTunes and links to both versions of the song are referenced.
Students will begin by reading a brief biography, in Spanish, of the artists, in this case a comedy Mariachi band.
Students will then listen to the Spanish version of the song "Un Poco Loco" and attempt to fill in some common Spanish vocabulary words that are missing from the lyrics of the song.
Next the students will look at a a side by side comparison of the Spanish and English versions of the song and be asked to compare the two - do they say the same thing? Why not?
Students will then go through a tutorial that walks them through the creation of diminutives in Spanish. The tutorial provides ample examples of the uses of both -ito/-ita and -cito/-cita and then asks students to apply what they have learned to create diminutives of their own. Special attention is paid to the word "poquitito" heard in the song to highlight both the spelling change that occurs and the intended use of the double -ito ending.
Included in this download:
-Artist Biography & Questions
-Link to the song/video on YouTube
-Cloze Activity (Listening)
-English vs Spanish Lyric Comparison
-Answer Keys for all objective activities
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