Currently, my 8th graders are studying a unit on their daily routine and hygiene. We have done all the standard vocabulary and grammar activities and well as personalized stories about their own lives and preferences, but so much has been happening in the world related to Spanish-speaking countries and I really wanted to incorporate that into our class while still meeting those vocabulary objectives, so I created this webquest.
How two workshops inspired a truly memorable lesson!
With my older students who have already learned about and been exposed to Day of the Dead, I find that a quick review is more effective and age-appropriate.
A big goal for me this year was to add more cultural lessons into my classroom. I started by purchasing Sra. Cruz's amazing Cultura Diaria - Daily Hispanic Culture Facts for Each Day of Spanish Class as my daily bell-ringer for my 6th graders. I made them a supplemental note-taking packet to go with it, and each week we look at a different country. Over the course of the week, they