Today I started by passing back their reading questions for Ch. 2 and asked them to look in their books to find the exact sentence to answer the question ¿Cuándo es el cumpleaños de Brandon? We talked about the importance of close reading and how most people got this one wrong. Then I wrote 5 statements on the board and asked them to translate them on the back of their paper to hit home the point that there is no “apostrophe S” in Spanish. I normally hate doing translation, but this is such a hard concept for them. The 5 statements were:
- Brandon’s mom = La mamá de Brandon
- Brandon’s room = El dormitorio de Brandon
- Katie’s rat = La rata de Katie
- The dog’s collar = El collar del perro
- Jake’s house = La casa de Jake
Since it was a block day and I had another 40 minutes, we played this Kahoot to review Ch. 3. I can’t take credit for creating it, although I did add pictures. They always love these and it raises the energy instantly! After that we copied down the question ¿Adónde va? into our “Preguntas importantes” list and I provided some pictures and input for them to practice this question. I also asked them personal questions like ¿Adónde vas antes de español? and then asked the next student ¿Adónde va Emma antes de español? before asking her the same question. Finally, I passed out the Chapter 3 reading questions and asked them to complete them independently and turn them into the basket. Tonight’s homework is to study some words that will appear in chapter 4 so they are ready to read tomorrow using this Quizlet. I plan to give them this simple matching quiz as a homework check at the beginning of class.