You're going to set up a couple of important study resources for yourself in preparation for our final exam. The final will cover UNITS 4, 5, AND 6 (see below or study guides in your Drive). TODAY, you will: -- Create your own Quizlet list of 25+ vocab words you need the most work on (you'll need a Quizlet account ... sign up at quizlet.com) -- Create your own final exam study guide by copying and pasting sections from our Unit 4/5/6 study guides that you need the most work on into a Google Document. Copy at least three vocab sections you need work the most on and at least two grammar sections you need the most work on. >>>>>IMPORTANT: When done with the document, move it into the assignment folder with your name on it (using the folder button at the top or by dragging/dropping in Drive).
This will be for a grade. You will get credit for completing these two activities.
WHEN YOU'RE DONE, find the share link (see screenshot below) and copy/paste it into the "turn in links here" file below. Then copy/paste the link (using blue share button) from your Google Document into the "turn in links here" file below. >>>TURN IN LINKS HERE<<<
ASSIGNMENT FROM 4/30: Finish any commenting that you need to do from the blog challenge week (see instructions below). Then answer the questions from various blog posts in this form (click here). When you're done, if you have any missing assignments in the list above, finish those now. (If you have a timed writing, write it in a Google Doc, save it to the assignment folder with your name and add the word count to the file name.)
3/19 NATURE CAMPAIGN POSTER: Using Google Drawings (and Creative Commons photos), create an awareness poster for a threat to nature/the environment of your choosing. List some details to inform people about your issue and call them to action with some tú commands (see this study guide on affirmative tú commands or this study guide on negative tú commands). The poster should be visually appealing and use vocabulary extensively. The poster is worth 20 points (10 points: appearance; 10 points: accurate Spanish with lots of vocabulary). Try to finish this poster today in class, and if you can't, work out the details with Mr. Miller.
3/7 blog post: El chico en la foto se llama Javier. Es de Guatemala. Es un estudiante nuevo en la escuela primaria de Turkey Run. Obviamente, él es de un país completamente diferente. Su aparencia es diferente. Pero Javier quiere hacer amigos. Quiere aprender. Quiere tener una vida normal en su escuela nueva. Escríbele una carta de 100 palabras o más. Dale consejos (advice) para ayudarlo durante sus primeros días aquí.
This week, you’ll be delving into the history, culture and information about a Spanish-speaking country. With that newfound information, you’ll create an interesting two-minute screencast about the country to tell tourists all about it. Each day, you’ll create new slides with information and photos about your country, including:
Monday: An attention grabber (what’s great about the country, where is it, why people should travel there, use some present perfect)Tuesday: Interesting places to go within the country (give some details about them, use directions vocabulary to tell how to get there, etc.)
Wednesday: Famous person/people (pick one to three notable people from the country and describe them and their accomplishments, use describing friends vocabulary)
Thursday: The arts (describe movies, literature, visual art, music, etc. created in the country and use vocabulary from our unit on the arts)
Friday: The news (tell about interesting things that have happened in the news in your country recently, use reported speech and hacer with expressions of time)
Monday: Ecotourism (use outdoor vocabulary to describe what there is to do in the great outdoors in your country)
Tuesday/Wednesday: Wrap up your project, do peer editing, record your screencast
Create slides on Google Presentations about your country. Record your screencast using a computer with microphone and a screencasting web app like screencast-o-matic.com or screenr.com. Embed the screencast on our class website to turn it in.
Requirements: Each slide should have an image (photo, illustration, etc.) and a few sentences/bullet points of information. (Although you shouldn’t just read what’s on the slides; add more information verbally!) Use at least 12 vocabulary words we’ve had throughout the semester throughout the screencast. Spanish should be clear and accurate. Use verb tenses, vocabulary and sentence structures we’ve used in class. Do not use online translators to change your verbs, and don’t use them to find words we’ve used in class. Use a select few words we’ve not covered in class, and be sure to provide a definition on the slides.
RUBRIC 60 points: Content (text is understandable, has flow, logical; images clear and illustrate the content; screencast is long enough and enough words in each section) 60 points: Accurate Spanish (uses correct verb tenses and verbs are changed accurately; vocabulary usage is good/appropriate; sentences formation is good) 30 points: Presentation (overall look of slides and screencast, neatness, general appearance)
The blog post: In 100 words in English, write about the following: -- Why do you think Celia Cruz go to be so popular? -- What about her that you've learned is most interesting? Describe/give details to your readers. -- Who in today's culture do you think is like her (i.e. flamboyant style, big voice, etc.)? Why? Describe why that person is similar.
The videos: Go to http://amhistory.si.edu, click on "Her Music" and then click "Videos." Watch each of the short video clips to get a feel for Celia's music. You may even hear a song that you've heard before!
Did you finish everything? Then head to FreeRice.com and change the subject to Spanish. Earn rice for hungry people around the world.