FOR THURSDAY, FEB. 25 -- Go to our KidBlog site (http://kidblog.org/TRSpan2) and start a new post. In at least 50 words, EITHER retell the PowerPoint story in class yesterday OR make one up of your own. Use lots of the material in the Unit 5 study guides above (imperfect, childhood vocab, reflexive verbs, characteristics, ordinal numbers, chores, deber). Make sure you find an image at search.creativecommons.org that illustrates some part of your retell and add it to your post. (For the image to show up, you'll have to download it to your computer and then upload it to your blog ... copying and pasting won't work!) If you weren't in class yesterday, you can make something up based on the embedded slide show below or just make the whole thing up.
Instructions for Jan 18 (Mon) -- Practice the new Quizlet flashcards below. Then do a test (either by choosing "Test" on the Quizlet site or choosing "Test" from the drop-down menu in the bottom-right of the box below). When you get a 100 percent score on the test, take a screenshot of it (CTRL + Switch Window Key).
When you have both of your screenshots, go to Classroom and turn them in under the assignment for today.
When you're done, go play this taxi racing game. It's pretty addictive! (PS -- Some of the irregular preterite verbs are a little different than the ones we're learning right now ... fair warning ...)
This week, we will be writing and producing children’s books in Spanish. The books should follow a plot, have characters and be illustrated. The books should be at least 13 pages long (not including a cover) and an illustration. Each page should have at least 20 words in Spanish. These books will be created in Google Presentations and will be embedded into a website so others can read them afterward. The Spanish should be basic, clear and understandable, and if you use words that everyone won’t know (don’t use too many!), define them at the bottom of the page.
Your book should be written in the preterite tense. You should also use at least eight words from our vocabulary sections. Underline these words so they’re easily seen.
RUBRIC 60 points: Content (story is understandable, has flow, logical; images clear and illustrate the story; correct number of pages and words in each section) 60 points: Accurate Spanish (uses preterite tense and verbs are changed accurately; vocabulary usage is good/appropriate; sentences formation is good) 30 points: Presentation (overall look of book, neatness, general appearance) SCHEDULE MONDAY: Decide on the plot of the story, the characters and what the scene will look like and write at least the first page. TUESDAY: Add at least three pages to your story (four total). WEDNESDAY: Add at least three pages to your story (seven total). THURSDAY: Add at least three pages to your story (10 total). FRIDAY: Add the three final pages to your story (13 total). MONDAY: Finish all 12 pages and the cover. Proofread with a partner. TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY: Activities with each other’s books.
IR (TO GO) IN THE PRETERITE: Yo fui = I went Tú fuiste = You went Él/Ella/Usted fue = He went / She went / You (pol.) went Nosotros fuimos = We went Ellos/Ustedes fueron = They went / You all went
***NOTE: The verb above (ir) is THE SAME AS SER (to be). So if you said "es" in the present tense, you'd say "fue" in the preterite.
TENER (TO HAVE) IN THE PRETERITE: Yo tuve = I had Tú tuviste = You had Él/Ella/Usted tuvo = He had / She had / You (pol.) had Nosotros tuvimos = We had Ellos/Ustedes tuvieron = They had / You all had
ESTAR (TO BE) IN THE PRETERITE: Yo estuve = I was Tú estuviste = You were Él/Ella/Usted estuvo = He was / She was You (pol.) were Nosotros estuvimos = We were Ellos/Ustedes estuvieron = They were / You all were
NOTE: Those same verb changes are used for the verb ser (to be) in the preterite, too.
Unit 3 test (Don't open the test until we're ready to start.)
Instructions for Nov. 6: Spanish 2 (3rd and 7th pd) -- Students should continue to work on their illustrated story presentations on Google Apps. On their presentations, they should write:
-- A story in 10 sentences, told in the first person, with each sentence using a verb ending in -car, -gar or -zar. It should be changed into the preterite (-qué, -gué, -cé endings). -- Each sentence should have a picture found on a Creative Commons image search (search.creativecommons.org), in clip art or created on the Google Drawing.
When they’re done, they should turn their presentations in to Google Classroom (they’ll know how to do this).
If they get done, they should go to Duolingo (www.duolingo.com) or Free Rice (www.freerice.com … change the subject to Spanish) to practice Spanish in the remaining time. They can borrow headphones from me (I have a bunch in the left side middle drawer of my desk … please keep track of who has them and make sure they get returned by the end of class!) if they’re working on Duolingo (they’ll need them for some questions).
Instructions for Monday, Sept. 8 -- This week we start a new unit! We have a new list of vocabulary to learn -- food and ingredient vocabulary -- and we learn how to form affirmative tú commands. Tú commands are basically when you tell someone to do something. Affirmative commands are when you tell someone TO do something (as opposed to telling someone NOT to do something). Make sure to check out the study guide (the link that says "U2S1 study guide") to see all of the irregular commands so you'll know how to do them. There are a few!
Today, start off by watching the video below. Use headphones (your own if you'd like or borrow some from my jar ... if we run out, listen to the video through the computer's speakers but turn the volume down so only you can hear it). When you're done with the video, practice forming tú commands with the Conjuguemos activity (first link below right). Do it for five minutes (click "Positive only" before starting!). when you're done with that, check out the two Quizlet lists below -- one with tú commands and one with this week's vocabulary.
Instructions for Tuesday, Sept. 9 -- Time to do something with your new commands and vocabulary! Today, you'll create a Google Presentation. It needs a title slide and 8 slides after it (total of 9). The title slide needs the title "Consejos para el restaurante". (PS: That means "advice for the restaurant".) The remaining 8 slides will be you giving advice for what people should do at a restaurant. Write a sentence using an affirmative tú command in the title of each slide. At least four of them need food/ingredient vocab words. Find a picture online (use search.creativecommons.org) that illustrates each sentence. Use affirmative tú commands in each one so you're telling your readers what to do. NOTE: DO NOT DO ANY NEGATIVE COMMANDS ... THAT MEANS DON'T TELL PEOPLE WHAT NOT TO DO ... JUST WHAT TO DO. If you use the word "no" in any of your commands, that's your first clue that it's a negative command. (i.e. "Serve the women first" is an affirmative command and is fine for this assignment ... "Don't serve the men first" is a negative command and is NOT OK for the assignment.) Finish all of your slides by the end of class. We will turn them in using Classroom on Wednesday.