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Personalidades con Animales

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Title:

Personalidades con Animales

URL:

https://www.oercommons.org/authoring/57845-animal-personalidad-animal-personalities-novice-mi/view

Content Source:

Other
OER Commons -Boise State
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

This novice-mid Spanish activity combines emotions, personalities, and animals into a unique interactive unit. A Google Slide Presentation guides students and teachers through a warm-up, key activity, and wrap-up. During the warm-up students describe emotions using the provided emotion cards. Students then use interpretive reading skills to take a target language personality quiz and determine which animal best represents their personality. This quiz is similar to those studied in Psychology classes. Finally, students work in groups to use presentational writing and speaking skills to share their strengths and weaknesses based on their quiz results.

Content Standard(s):
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
1) Communicate and share on familiar topics with a variety of words, phrases, and simple sentences in the present time frame.

a. Greet and leave people in a polite way.

b. Exchange basic information about self and others.

c. Exchange basic information about their everyday lives.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpersonal Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Novice Mid Level
Students:
  • greet and leave people in a polite way.
  • introduce themselves and others.
  • answer a variety of simple questions.
  • make some simple statements in a conversation.
  • ask simple questions.
  • list basic descriptions about themselves and people they know.
  • list basic information about their everyday life.

Novice High Level
Students:
  • exchange some personal information.
  • exchange information using texts, graphs, or pictures.
  • ask for and give sample directions.
  • make plans with others.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • culturally appropriate ways to greet and leave others.
  • how to introduce themselves and provide basic information.
  • question words and how to recognize them in conversation.
  • how to describe themselves in first person.
  • how to describe others in third person.
Skills:
Students are able to:
Novice Mid Level
  • use basic greetings.
  • introduce themselves.
  • respond to yes/no questions.
  • respond to either or questions.
  • answer who, what, when where.

Novice High Level students are able to:
  • use basic greetings.
  • introduce themselves.
  • respond to yes/no questions.
  • respond to either or questions.
  • answer who, what, when where.
  • say age.
  • say what one likes/dislikes.
  • talk about places.
  • talk about times and dates.
  • Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    Novice Mid Level
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    Students understand that:
    Novice High Level
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    World Languages
    WLAN (2017)
    Grade: 7-12
    Level I
    2) Interpret what is heard, read, or viewed on familiar topics using the present tense.

    a. Identify main characters, themes, and ideas from narrative text.

    b. Recognize words, phrases and simple sentences in an informational text.

    c. Interpret visual and auditory cues.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communication
    Modes Of Communication:
    Interpretive Mode
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Novice Mid Level
    Students:
    • understand a few courtesy phrases when spoken.
    • recognize and sometimes understand basic information in words and phrases that they have memorized. recognize and sometimes understand words and phrases that they have learned for specific purposes. recognize words, phrases, and characters with the help of visuals. recognize words, phrases, and characters when they associate them with things they already know.

    Novice High Level
    Students:
    • sometimes understand written and oral simple questions or statements on familiar topics.
    • understand simple written and oral information when presented with pictures and graphs. sometimes understand the main topic of conversations that they overhear. sometimes understand the main idea of published materials. understand simple everyday notices in public places on topics that are familiar to them.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to recognize the difference between a question and a statement.
    • how to identify who is speaking.
    • how to identify who is being spoken to.
    • how to recognize the topic being discussed.
    • how to rely on pictures, graphs, or charts to aid in comprehension.
    Skills:
    Students are able to:
    Novice Mid Level
    • identify the key idea presented by a speaker or published work on a familiar topic.
    • differentiate between questions and statements.
    • gather basic information from graphs, charts and pictures.
    • rely on background knowledge to aid in comprehension of difficult or new words.
    • recognize characters and punctuation marks that are unique to the target language.
    Novice High Level students are able to:
    • identify the key idea presented by a speaker or published work on a familiar topic.
    • differentiate between questions and statements.
    • gather basic information from graphs, charts and pictures.
    • rely on background knowledge to aid in comprehension of difficult or new words.
    • recognize characters and punctuation marks that are unique to the target language.
    • locate places on a map.
    • identify purpose of a brochure/advertisement.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    Novice Mid Level
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    Students understand that:
    Novice High Level
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    World Languages
    WLAN (2017)
    Grade: 7-12
    Level I
    3) Present information on familiar topics with a variety of words, phrases, and simple sentences in the present time frame.

    a. Present basic information orally and in writing.

    b. Give simple instructions.

    c. Tell about familiar objects, experiences, and daily routines.

    d. Recite short memorized phrases, poems, and/or rhymes.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communication
    Modes Of Communication:
    Presentational Mode
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Novice Mid Level
    Students:
    • list information and fill out forms about themselves and others using words and phrases.
    • express his/her likes and dislikes using words, phrases, and memorized expressions (in writing and orally).
    • list information about familiar items in his/her immediate environment.
    • describe and list his/her daily activities using words, phrases, and memorized expressions.
    • present simple information about something learned using words, phrases, and memorized expressions (in writing an orally).

    Novice High Level
    Students:
    • recite and write information about his/her daily life using phrases and simple sentences.
    • describe a familiar experience or event and write short notes using phrases and simple sentences.
    • list basic information about a familiar person, place, or thing using phrases and simple sentences.
    • list information about others using phrases and simple sentences.
    • repeat basic instructions on how to make or do something using phrases and simple sentences.
    • retell basic information about things he/she has learned using simple sentences.
    • ask for information in writing.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to appropriately describe themselves using correct noun/adjective agreements.
    • how to organize thoughts into simple sentences.
    • how to differentiate between describing themselve and others.
    • (first person and third person).
    • how to gather information using various traditional and electronic research tools.
    Skills:
    Students are able to:
    Novice Mid Level
    • recall vocabulary from themes taught.
    • correctly pronounce vowels and key phonetic sounds when presenting orally.
    • correctly write sentences using correct punctuation and diacrytical markings.
    • correctly type special characters, accent marks, or other markings necessary to the target language.
    Novice High Level
    Students are able to:
    • recall vocabulary from themes taught.
    • correctly pronounce vowels and key phonetic sounds when presenting orally.
    • correctly write sentences using correct punctuation and diacrytical markings.
    • correctly type special characters, accent marks, or other markings necessary to the target language.
    • differentiate between questions and statements.
    • gather basic information from graphs, charts and pictures.
    • rely on background knowledge to aid in comprehension of difficult or new words.
    • recognize characters and punctuation marks that are unique to the target language.
    • sing songs in the target language.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    Novice Mid Level
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    Students understand that:
    Novice High Level
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    World Languages
    WLAN (2017)
    Grade: 7-12
    Level I
    6) Connect with other disciplines while using the target language.

    a. Use math skills to convert English measurements to metric system and to convert currencies.

    b. Locate cities, states, and countries where the target language is spoken.

    c. Describe weather in different locations around the world.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Connections
    Modes Of Communication:
    interpretive
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • identify the target language speaking countries and capitals on a map.
    • use exchange rates to calculate prices within the target language culture.
    • identify geographical influences on weather patterns in the target language countries.
    • use the metric system to identify measurements within tht the target language culture.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • the importance the metric system plays in measurements throughout the world.
    • that weather patterns are dependant on geographical locations.
    • currency changes from country to country and exchange rates are variable
    • where the target language is spoken.
    Skills:
    Students are able to:
    Novice Mid Level
    • use map skills to identify countries and geographical features around the world.
    • identify resources needed to calculate exchange rates and measurments.
    Novice High Level
    Students are able to:
    • use map skills to identify countries and geographical features around the world.
    • identify resources needed to calculate exchange rates and measurments.
    • investigate other disciplines using the target language language.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • proficiency in a foreign language is a vehicle to gaining knowledge that can only be acquired through that language and its culture.
    • world language learning offers opportunities to uncover big ideas in and about other disciplines.
    • strategies used to acquire a language are transferable to other areas of learning throughout life.
    • a second language facilitates the acquisition of information about the world outside our experiences.
    World Languages
    WLAN (2017)
    Grade: 7-12
    Level II
    1) Communicate and share on familiar topics with a variety of words, phrases, and simple sentences in the past time frame.

    a. Use the language to meet basic survival needs.

    b. Participate in conversations on familiar topics using a variety of phrases and simple sentences.

    c. Ask and answer questions on factual information.

    d. Narrate incidents in the past time frame.

    e. Describe activities and personal preferences in the past time frame.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communication
    Modes Of Communication:
    Interpersonal Mode
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Novice High Level
    Students:
    • exchange some personal information.
    • exchange information using texts, graphs, or pictures.
    • ask for and give sample directions.
    • make plans with others.

    Intermediate Low Level
    Students:
    • have a simple conversation on a number of everyday tasks
    • ask and answer questions on factual information that is familiar to them.
    • can use the target language to meet my basic needs in familiar situations.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • question words and how to recognize and use them in conversation.
    • how to describe themselves in first person.
    • how to describe others in third person.
    • interpret information from texts, graphs, and pictures.
    • utilize the language to express needs.
    Skills:
    Novice High Level
    Students are able to:
    • use basic greetings.
    • introduce themselves.
    • respond to yes/no questions.
    • respond to either or questions.
    • answer who, what, when where.
    • say age.
    • say what one likes/dislikes.
    • talk about places.
    • interpret meaning of question words when used in conversation and respond appropriately.
    • collect information using basic question words.
    Intermediate Low Level
    Students are able to:
    • ask and answer questions related to school subjects.
    • have a simple conversation on a variety of concrete topics.
    • relate information using basic informal commands.
    • construct verbs using formations that indicate past actions.
    • interpret meaning of question words when used in conversation and respond appropriately.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    World Languages
    WLAN (2017)
    Grade: 7-12
    Level II
    2) Interpret what is heard, read, or viewed on familiar topics using the past tense.

    a. Restate information from audio and visual documents in the target language.

    b. Locate key information from announcements and messages connected to daily activities in the target culture.

    c. Relate the main themes and significant details on topics from other subjects and products of the cultures.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communication
    Modes Of Communication:
    Interpretive Mode
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Novice High Level
    Students:
    • sometimes understand written and oral simple questions or statements on familiar topics.
    • understand simple written and oral information when presented with pictures and graphs.
    • sometimes understand the main topic of conversations that they overhear.
    • sometimes understand the main idea of published materials.
    • understand simple everyday notices in public places on topics that are familiar to them.

    Intermediate Low Level
    Students:
      • understand the basic purpose of an oral or written message.
      • understand messages related to his/her basic needs.
      • understand questions and simple statements on everyday topics when he/she is a part of the conversation.
      • identify some information from news media.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know: how to:
    • interpret audio and visual documents in the target language
    • identify key information and details from the target language materials
    • explain how the target language is connected to other content areas through geography, history, etc.
    • recognize basic products of the target language culture.
    Skills:
    Novice High Level
    Students are able to:
    • identify the key idea presented by a speaker or published work on a familiar topic.
    • differentiate between questions and statements.
    • gather basic information from graphs, charts and pictures.
    • rely on background knowledge to aid in comprehension of difficult or new words.
    • recognize characters and punctuation marks that are unique to the target language.
    Intermediate Low Level
    Students are able to:
    • identify patterns in the contruction of past tense verbs and how this impacts meaning of texts.
    • how to recognize and use descriptors in basic conversations
    • restate key information.
    • use cognates to assist in comprehension of target language materials.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    Novice High Level
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    Students understand that:
    Intermediate Low Level
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    World Languages
    WLAN (2017)
    Grade: 7-12
    Level II
    3) Present information on familiar topics with a variety of words, phrases, and simple sentences in the past time frame.

    a. Present basic information about people and activities.

    b. Recite songs, short skits, or dramatic readings.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communication
    Modes Of Communication:
    Presentational Mode
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Novice High Level
    Students:
    • recite and write information about his/her daily life using phrases and simple sentences.
    • describe a familiar experience or event and write short notes using phrases and simple sentences.
    • list basic information about a familiar person, place, or thing using phrases and simple sentences.
    • list information about others using phrases and simple sentences.
    • repeat basic instructions on how to make or do something using phrases and simple sentences.
    • retell basic information about things he/she has learned using simple sentences.
    • ask for information in writing.

    Intermediate Low Level
    Students:
    • talk and write about people, activities, events, and experiences.
    • express their needs and wants.
    • present information on plans, instructions, and directions prepare and present songs, short skits, or dramatic readings.
    • express their preferences on topics of interest and ask questions of others.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to describe their needs for school or work.
    • how to express thoughts on topics of interest or current events.
    • how to retell or present a short skit, poem, or song.
    • how to describe common activities.
    Skills:
    Novice High Level
    Students are able to:
    • recall vocabulary from themes taught.
    • correctly pronounce vowels and key phonetic sounds when presenting orally.
    • correctly write sentences using correct punctuation and diacrytical markings.
    • correctly type special characters, accent marks, or other markings necessary to the target language.
    • differentiate between questions and statements.
    • gather basic information from graphs, charts and pictures.
    • rely on background knowledge to aid in comprehension of difficult or new words.
    • recognize characters and punctuation marks that are unique to the target language.
    • sing songs in the target language.
    Intermediate Low Level
    Students are able to:
    • create command forms of verbs to give directions.
    • identify patterns in past tense verb formations.
    • form simple sentences using common idomatic expressions and/or vocabulary focusing on proper word order.
    • recite short songs, skits, or readings from memory.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    Tags: Animals, Communication, Connections, Emotions, Interpersonal Communication, Interpretive Reading, Novice Mid, Personalities, Presentational Speaking, Presentational Writing, Psychology, Spanish
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