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20 Spanish Conversation Starters Poster

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Title:

20 Spanish Conversation Starters Poster

URL:

https://goopenva.org/authoring/488-20-spanish-conversation-starters/view

Content Source:

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Type: Informational Material

Overview:

This useful resource provides a list of basic conversation starters for Spanish students in the novice low and novice mid learning stages. There are 20 different questions written in both the formal and informal forms so that students can compare the grammatical differences that appear based on who they are talking with. This resource can be printed for students or printed in post form to hang on the classroom wall. These questions also make great bell ringer questions. As students start class, the teacher should call out a number and have students use that question to start interpersonal conversations with their peers.

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
    8) Identify characteristics of the target language and the native language.

    a. Observe formal and informal forms of language.

    b. Identify word order for dates and placement of descriptors.

    c. Identify high-frequency idiomatic expressions.

    d. Identify cognates.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Comparisons
    Modes Of Communication:
    Presentational Mode
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • identify letters/characters of the target language alphabet or writing system.
    • recognize diacritical markings important to the target language.
    • recognize the grammatical differences between the formal and
    • informal the target language language use.
    • utilize correct word order in written and spoken conversation.
    • use high-frequence idiomatic expessions in everyday conversation.
    • use cognates to assist in comprension of the target language.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to recognize similarities among root words in order to aid comprehension in the target language.
    • that conjugations can effect the formality/tone of the provided information.
    • that word order varies across langauge and may differ from their native language.
    • that some expressions (ex.
    • idiomatic expressions) may not translate literally from language to language.
    Skills:
    Students are able to:
    Novice Mid Level
    • use the alphabet or writing system to express ideas.
    • identify appropriate situations in which to use formal and informal structures.
    • memorize common idomatic expressions.
    • match words from the target language to similarly structured words in the native language.
    Novice High Level
    Students are able to:
    • use the alphabet or writing system to express ideas.
    • use diacritical markings to clarify meaning when writing.
    • identify appropriate situations in which to use formal and informal structures.
    • memorize common idomatic expressions.
    • match words from the target language to similarly structured words in the native language.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
    • other understandings will depend on theme taught.
    Tags: Communication, Comparisons, Formal, Greetings, Informal, Interpersonal Conversation, Novice Low, Novice Mid, Questions, Spanish
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    Author: Chrissy Roe