July 28, 2012 by Kara
Now that we have shared our listening forms, we will share some of our favorite videos by themes. After discussing this with Megan, I’ve realized that we show videos to teach the culture in addition to learning new words. We both try to include a daily video to get them excited and thinking about the language. It creates great discussion too! Remember that it is important that they are doing something while they are listening.
I’ll start with back to school. I learned that “vuelta al cole” is the popular way to say this in Spanish. I will ask my students to try to find some videos too. I’m sure there are some new commercials that will come out soon.
They can learn from these! I will give them the supplies (or a picture) and the word on paper. They can match them up while they listen. I will take a little time to talk about “marcatextos” and how to break down that word. They could create their own video list for a project. Give them a real scenario: Greenwood elementary (our elementary nearby) is getting new students that speak Spanish. Create a…
Same as previous. There are a lot of these videos on Youtube. You could play only the sound as an assessment.
She gives a nice introduction and talks about her uniform. They should be able to get the main idea. This shows a lot about the culture.
I will ask the students to count how many times they hear “libros” and “cole”. This can lead to a comparison of how we get textbooks. It reminds me of college.
¡Qué onda! This is a quick one with “mochillas”. I would ask the students to describe this video in Spanish using Megan’s novice listening form. Es un… anuncio… sobre… escuela… Hay… estudiantes… en la clase.
Barbie can be anything! Even a profe de dibujo! I will freeze the screen at the end and ask them what profe would they be? This may fit younger or all-girl classes better.
One question: ¿Quién es tu profe de mate?
This song uses “papel” and “boligrafo” several times.
Cute song about “la de la mochilla azul”.
Cute song about “Su nombre en mi cuaderno”. I will give them the lyrics while they listen.
She talks quickly in this one, but I can think of two ways to simplify it. I will give them a short list of words and have students circle the ones they hear. Then at the end she says their days and times open, so I will see if they can figure that out.
And my favorite video for starting the year: http://www.senorwooly.com/video_indiv.php?cancion=puedo_ir_al_bano
I teach an entire lesson on how to get out of class. They have to give me this information so I can fill out their pass including WHERE are they going, the TIME, and the DATE.
What are your favorite videos about back to school??