Make sure you explain how the activities you've planned are linked with the course learning objectives.You might also consider asking students why they think you've asked them to engage in a certain activity. " Join me on Facebook to connect with World Language Teachers around the globe! Active learning goes by many names and can assume many forms, such as pairs of students conducting peer reviews, small groups of students discussing the assigned reading, or highly-structured cooperative learning projects that extend over the entire quarter.Regardless of the specific form, active learning more often than not involves students working together toward a common goal.
Some students resist peer learning and may even see it as an abdication of a faculty member's responsibility to teach.It is often helpful to introduce new learning activities by talking about why you're including it in the course. A FUN Communicative Activity for your students - an awesome way to get your students communicating completely in Spanish! This is a great way for students to practice a variety of skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening. ) lesson that my students get a kick out of- I hope yours will too! It was our first speed dating activity, and I wasn't sure how it would go, but they spoke Spanish the entire time. Very creative way to keep them in the TL." ***Please download the FREE PREVIEW to see everything included in this packet!In this packet you will find: * Instructions for use * Guided "speed dating" tracking sheets for your students to gather information from fellow classmates (speaking / listening) *Stay On Task points strips to encourage students to stay in the TL (speaking) *A questionnaire for students to fill out at the end of the activity (reading, writing) My students often choose to take on a persona for this game-- Pretending to be someone famous! :) What teachers have to say: "My class LOVED this activity! **** This activity covers ACTFL's National Foreign Language Standards in the following categories: COMMUNICATION~ Standard 1.1: Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions Standard 1.2: Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics This activity is also included in a larger Valentine's Day packet for Spanish classes, found here Enjoy! Love seeing them practice speaking without having to force them." "My kids loved this!
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