Spanish Lessons: Emotions
I have compiled some of my favorite Spanish lessons for teaching emotions. I created a bundle with ready-to-go resources, but wanted to share some ideas here for you to try.
Introduce emotions through the Presentation. Students will catch onto the pattern.
Next, read the directions for the Immersive Vocabulary Quizzes. Select half of the words and do one of the Immersive Vocab Quizzes. Next, do the crossword puzzles and go over the answers.
Next, give students the handout for emotions.
At this point, I really like to play a game of Charades. I also like to play Pictionary, where students go up to the board, draw, and everyone else guesses or reverse Pictionary. You can use scratch paper, and they draw what you say. They can also use scratch paper, or their notebooks, and do this in small groups, where one person dictates, and the other people draw. Small whiteboards are ideal for this.
Hand out the video project. Let them read through the project to do the next day.
Start with simply asking students how they are, prompting them if they don’t get the answer right away.
Do your next set of Immersive Vocab Quizzes.
I like to do the interactive survey at this point, where students walk around and fill in the chart on how everyone is, and then report out. Do this as a language experience exercise, where you can compile their results on your board in correct language forms. In LEA (Language Experience Approach), you are correcting and documenting so they see the correct answer (don’t do explanations) and communication is not interrupted. I might even start with a Google Doc that I display and create a table, write all of their names in the table and record their results, writing correctly in Spanish how they’re doing. Writing on the board works just as well.
The next step is to give them the rest of class to work on their video Las Emociones. You can also just do this as a simple role play. That’s easy enough to do too if you don’t want to deal with video, though it’s quite easy today to do with phones. They will need to perform or present for the next class.
Give them some rehearsal or set-up time to do their presentation. I like to keep it short-no more than five to seven minutes. Have them share their videos or plays, and end with a quiz.
The unit is full of CI and provides lots of opportunities to communicate in Spanish.
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