With the purchase of this product you will receive one page of five bilingual simple questions and responses and one page of temperatures and conversions in a pdf format. The conversations are written at a beginning level using short questions and responses with expressions that are mostly reactive in nature but allow the student to feel as if they are in a real conversation using for the most part, Spanish 1 vocabulary. (Novice Level on the Foreign Language proficiency scale). These pages can be printed for use as seat work or shown on your document camera or smart board.
Utilize these questions and responses as a note taking activity and then allow your students to adapt them to your local region. Students have control to leave the questions as written or they can manipulate the context of the conversation by substituting an underlined word for their choice of vocabulary. Enhance the experience by pairing this activity with my weather images and expanded dialogue (links below).
If you would like a comprehensive weather glossary, please see my two page reference with over 150 thematic vocabulary; all related to conversations that you will have about weather and climate. The vocabulary has been prepared with season, calendar and topographical terminology to allow the teacher flexibility in lesson preparation.
Textbook dialogues often are connected only to the grammar of the chapter and do not have a variety of terms or flexibility with which to build and expand ideas. Textbook dialogues resemble rote memory exercises but, are not sufficient for adapting to student daily use. For this reason I developed my own thematic units and glossaries and let the students choose the vocabulary that had meaning beyond the textbook exercise.
Essential background knowledge:
- Weather vocabulary & expressions
- Numbers 0 to 100
- Calendar months
“Scaffolding" is the current terminology, however I like to refer to this educational strategy as "spiraling". The teacher provides the framework and examples of the activity and grammar and the students then reuse and recycle their prior knowledge while continually expanding with more complex structures and newer vocabulary. Students learn to take a more active role in their own learning and can be successful regardless of their skill level.
Thank you so much for returning to my store. With this product as well as all of Maestra Mapache's activities, you are receiving a multi-use product that will give you opportunity to reuse in new ways again and again.
Please see my other related resources below:
Weather, Seasons and Topography Images
Weather and Region Dialogue