This lesson is designed to teach students why learning Spanish has real world importance, relevance, and benefits. It’s intended for use at the beginning of the school year, but could be implemented any time you feel your students need to take a step back and remind themselves why learning Spanish is so critical.
Students will go through a “jigsaw” activity in which they will read and discuss different resources that give many reasons why studying Spanish is so beneficial. From those resources and discussions, they will pick the reasons that matter the most to them, and then conclude the day by writing down their number one reason for why they think studying Spanish is important.
Included in this resource are:
Page 3-5: Lesson Plan Suggestions
Page 6: Links to Why Study Spanish resources
Page 7: Teacher Jigsaw Planning Sheet
Page 8: Student Jigsaw Sheet with pre-made resource titles (English)
Page 9: Student Jigsaw Sheet with pre-made resource titles (Spanish)
Page 10: Student Jigsaw Sheet with no resource titles – customizable (English)
Page 11: Student Jigsaw Sheet with no resource titles – customizable (Spanish)
Page 12: Student Reason Exit Ticket (color English)
Page 13: Student Reason Exit Ticket (black and white English)
Page 14: Student Reason Exit Ticket (color Spanish)
Page 15: Student Reason Exit Ticket (black and white Spanish)
This product is also available as part of my First Days of Spanish Class Bundle
. Also included in the bundle are an editable Spanish Class Syllabus
and a Student Survey for Spanish Class
. Check out the bundle here
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