"It is better to know how to learn than to know."Dr. Seuss

Activity Design:
Designer(s):Olaf Carlson
Subject / Course / Grade Level:Spanish, 8th Grade Spanish, 8th Grade
Materials Needed:iPads, cine.tele notes
Activity Objective(s):Students will be able to describe their favorite movie and program.
Students will be able to speak without paper(freely).
Focus of Professional Practice:
Targeted Elements of #lpcsd (please list any portions of or complete elements that are explicitly targeted in this activity)
  • Collaboration
  • Purpose-authentic task(if pen pals task is set up this would be a task for alt. school to evaluate)
  • Self assess/self monitor(students should listen to recordings and re-record if necessary)
  • Safe environment-students have the option to record multiple times and may record in different locations)
  • Shared experience
  • People networking-(pick classic American movie/experience-ask 3 friends, 3 adults)
  • Multiple opportunities-students could re-enact famous scene from movie

Mr. Carlson's Elements
  • Speaking in target language.
  • Speaking from memory.
  • Review of previous materials.(simple verb conj. 3rd person, adjectives, adjective agreement & placement, time & numbers, etc.)
Notes / Strategies for Differentiation:
  • Demonstration for full class of essay.
  • Students who have difficulty with free speaking may use paper first time but must attempt without.
Summary of Activity:
  • With what assignments/lessons/units was this activity used?

  • At what point(s) in the process did students document?
    • Students document throughout the process

  • What did students document?

  • What documentation prompts were provided?

  • What medium did students use to document?

  • At what point(s) in the process did students reflect?

  • What reflection prompts were provided?

  • What medium did students use to document their reflection(s)?

  • Students will prepare essays and freely speak/record into iPads.
Tasks:Describe the main steps of the activity/lesson/project here
  • Students will have speaking topics for final exam explained.
  • Students will use teacher demo of favorite movie to help write description(movie vocab. will come from notes, plot, etc. will come from review.
  • Students will practice reading to memorize.
  • Students will record and listen to recording to determine accuracy.
Student Work Samples:
please share at least two student samples from this activity, with a brief explanation of why you selected each sample
  • Sample One:
  • Sample Two:
  • Sample Three:
Teacher Reflections: Please share what went well, what was challenging and any take-aways for you and the students
Tweaks, Modifications and Iterations:
please identify any adjustments you have or will make to this activity, based on teacher/student experience
  • I would have students listen to a partner's activity and rate
  • Shared experience(students could talk about a movie that is representative/classic of their generation/American youth(The Outsiders)
  • Pen pal task- this would be a task/video to be sent to pen pals

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