Imagine that you work for a marketing agency in a Spanish-speaking country, and it's YOUR job to create an attention-grabbing website to attract people to come to your country! Using a Weebly website, create pages on the site that encourage people to ...
visit the environment and animals
travel to the country
get a job in the country
check out the various arts
Each of the four pages should have at least 40 words and an image. You must include something from each study guide this semester (Units 3, 4 and 5).
Go to students.weebly.com to log in. All passwords are Warrior1 until you change them. Devin: dalward395 Brayden: bbayird157 Morgan B: mblack892 Ashley: ablacketer817 Sydni: sbowling052 Becca: bbrand391 Dean: dbunting741 Chaylee: cchaplain495 Nathan: ndoan355 Alex: aemery701 Drew: dferguson727 Jake: jferguson929 Rachel: rgrayless677 Morgan H: mharbison759 Reece: rhunt842 Amy: arohr721 Lauren: lsunderman503 Madison: mthompson235 Bri: btrinkle071
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAY 1 -- Using a sheet of computer paper, divide it into six sections and make a comic strip. In the comic strip, your characters should use vocabulary terms (nature/animals vocab) in each section. There should be at least 30 words total. Underline all of the vocabulary terms. Turn assignment in to sub by end of class.
FOR THURSDAY, FEB. 25 -- Today, you'll be doing some Quizlet tests, taking screenshots of them and turning them into Google Classroom. First, take some time to practice through the two lists below (career vocab and irregular future tense). Once you feel confident in them, take a test with each one by clicking the drop-down menu ("Choose a Study Mode") and clicking on "Test". Click "Options" (top right in blue with the cog wheel/gear icon) and uncheck "Written." Then create a new test. Take the test until you get a 100 percent on it. When you do, take a screenshot (see image below to see how to do it). When you have both screenshots, go to Google Classroom and turn both image files in. Once you're finished, head over to Duolingo to practice your Spanish.
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Directions for TUESDAY, FEB 3 -- Go to Classroom and find your slide from yesterday (if you weren't here, we wrote the five most important things/things you'll remember from the movie, "Living on a Dollar"). Then, using your FIVE sentences, create a "mini poster" on that slide displaying your thoughts on the movie. Illustrate it by going to "Insert > Image > Search" and adding images for the background, for the individual sentences, etc. You can also go to the Living on One Dollar website (click here) and take screenshot images using your Snagit extension (it's not just for taking screencast videos!). Make it look nice -- it's a poster, after all! (That also means making your sentences read well ... yesterday, we were just getting our ideas down. Today, write with well-structured sentences.) Leave your poster in the slide in the the presentation it's already in (you don't need to save it anyplace else). Make sure your name is on it!
See my example in the image below (again, it doesn't have to be in Spanish!).
Instructions for Jan 19 (Mon) -- Check out this week's study guide (above -- Unit 3 Week 2). Practice the Quizlet flashcards below.
Then, get a sheet of computer paper (there's some in the printer) and draw a picture of a concert. Use markers/colored pencils/etc. In that scene, label at least 10 new vocab words in it. Neatness counts! Turn it in by the end of the period.
This week (and next 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.)
Monday: Famous person/people (pick one to three notable people from the country and describe them and their accomplishments, use describing friends vocabulary)
Tuesday: The arts (describe movies, literature, visual art, music, etc. created in the country)
Wednesday: The news (tell about interesting things that have happened in the news in your country recently, use hacer with expressions of time)
Thursday: Ecotourism (use outdoor vocabulary to describe what there is to do in the great outdoors in your country)
Friday: Wrap up your project, do peer editing, record your screencast (I will be back on this day and we will go over screencasting.)
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: 15o points total 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)
Spanish 3 (1st pd) -- Students will learn how to use the present perfect tense. First, they should read the study guide section about present perfect tense. Then, they watch the video that I recorded explaining the present perfect tense (looks like a Word document ... it's on the right). (It will be on the class website.) There’s also a present perfect song video they can watch … it’s next to my video (a guy with headphones ... it's on the left). (I would skip the first two minutes of the video … the guy takes FOREVER to start the song!)
Headphones: For these videos, they can borrow my headphones (again, please keep track of who has them so I get them all back) or they can just listen with the speakers in the Chromebooks … either watching by themselves or with a small group.
After they’re done reading the study guide and watching the videos, it’s time to practice! They should go to the “Present perfect: practice changing verbs (Conjuguemos)” and set the timer for 5 minutes. They should be able to get through at least 10 (more would be better) in 5 minutes, and their score on the activity will be the score I enter in the gradebook. (So if they want to do it over and over until they get a good grade, that’s fine!)
When they’ve done the activity, they should take a screenshot of it (Ctrl + the button right above the 6 key). Then, they can go to Google Classroom and turn that screenshot in as their assignment. They need to upload the picture file for the screenshot (by clicking to attach a file) and finding the file in the Downloads folder.
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, and Tuesday, Sept. 9
On Monday and Tuesday, you're going to create an animated video for me describing a strange day at school. We'll be using Powtoon (you'll need to create an account). Check out the tutorial videos and/or webpages in the links below to figure out how to do it.
The first thing you'll want to do is write a script. It should be at least 10 sentences in Spanish using the preterite tense (remember, the preterite is used for play-by-play in the past tense, telling about individual events that happened and are over).
Once your script is written, start creating your video. Use the animations, text, transitions -- anything you can fit in! -- to create your video. Have fun with it and be creative! As an added incentive, I'll buy a candy bar or drink from Gas and Grill to be delivered some day this week to the creator of the video I decide is my favorite.
Make your Spanish understandable and accurate. Pay close attention to how your change your verbs! Use your time wisely in class, too. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me using the contact form below. I will call or e-mail the sub as soon as I'm available.