In their first weeks as a beginning Spanish student, students will have received an introductory vocabulary list, including articles in the classroom. While memorizing the vocabulary is essential, a step towards learning this basic vocabulary is having students engage with the material. The chart below includes some of the most common materials vocabulary, though it can certainly be expanded. In the following activity, ask students to relate the terms to the greater context of a classroom and the scenarios they will encounter.
Students will create a T-Chart in which on the left side there is a scene where clearly a common classroom item is missing or needed. In the cell to the right, students will recreate the scene, but include the item that was previously missing. Students will also include the vocabulary terms for these items in the cell to the right as a way of learning and internalizing the vocabulary.
|Classroom Materials Vocabulary|
|la carpeta||binder/ folder|
|la hoja de papel||sheet of paper|
|el pupitre; el escritorio||desk|
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Grade Level 6-12
Difficulty Level 1 (Introducing / Reinforcing)
Type of Assignment Individual