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Daily Spanish Prompts

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Title:

Daily Spanish Prompts

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Content Source:

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Type: Informational Material

Overview:

This resource offers a list of 180 questions that cover a variety of Spanish proficiency from novice mid to intermediate mid. This diverse list of questions can be used at the start of class as a bellringer to practice presentational writing or speaking skills. If the class focus is writing, students should take no more than 5 minutes to write freely about the assigned topic. If the class focus is speaking, students should take 2 minutes to gather their thoughts then use an online recorder to record their response. Responses should be adjusted in length based on level. Finally, allow students one minute to reflect on their work. If the class focus is on interpersonal speaking then students should work in pairs to discuss the assigned topic for no more than 5 minutes.

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
    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 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
    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.
    World Languages
    WLAN (2017)
    Grade: 7-12
    Level III
    1) Exchange information on familiar topics with a variety of words, phrases, and simple sentences in a variety of time frames.

    a. Exchange basic information about self, others, and special interests.

    b. Ask for and provide information on familiar topics.

    c. Use language to handle tasks related to personal needs.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communication
    Modes Of Communication:
    Interpersonal Mode
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Intermediate Low Level
    Students:
      • have simple conversations on everyday topics.
      • ask and answer questions on factual information that is familiar to me.
      • use the language to meet my basic needs in familiar situation.

      Intermediate Mid Level
      Students:
      • start, maintain and end a conversation on a variety of familiar topics.
      • talk about my daily activities and personal preferences.
      • use my language to handle tasks related to personal needs.
      • exchange information about subjects of special interest to me.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • the target language vocab for specific purposes.
    • how to use verbs in a variety of time frames (present, preterit, imperfect, future, conditional.
    Skills:
    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 participate in conversations on a number of familiar topics using simple sentence.
    • handle short social interactions in everyday situations.
    Intermediate Mid Level
    Students are able to:
    • participate in a conversation on familiar topics using sentences and series of sentences.
    • handle short social interactions in everyday situations by asking and answreing a variety of questions.
    • usually say what they want to say about self and everyday life.
    Understanding:
    Intermediate-Low Level 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.
    Intermediate Mid Level studnets 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 III
    3) Present information on familiar topics in a variety of time frames using varied vocabulary and more complex sentence structure.

    a. Express needs, wants, and preferences.

    b. Present information based on topics of interest or personal experiences.

    c. Give oral presentations using a variety of formats.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communication
    Modes Of Communication:
    Presentational Mode
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Intermediate Low Level
    Students:
    • talk and write about people, activities, events and experiences.
    • express needs and wants.
    • present information on plans, instructions and directions.
    • present songs, short skits, dramatic readings.
    • express preferences on topics of interest.
    • write about topics of interest
    • write questions to obtain information
    • write basic instructions on how to do something
    • prepare materials for a presentation.

    • Intermediate Mid Level
      Students:
    • make presentations about personal & social experiences, something learned or researched, and common interests and issues while stating my viewpoint.
    • write messages and announcements.
    • make short reports about something I have learned or researched.
    • compose communication for public distribution.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • the target language Vocab for specific purposes.
    • verbs in a variety of time frames.
    Skills:
    Intermediate Low Level
    Students are able to:
    • write about and describe verbally appearance and personality traits, school workplace, famous place visted, holidays, vacations, typical celebrations, something learned and plans for future in a variety of time frames.
    • express needs and wants for school, work, or daily life in a variety of time frames.
    • give explanations.
    • give multi-step instructions.
    • describe plans for weekend, summer, holidays or vacations, and future.
    • describe what is needed for holiday or celebration.
    • write notes, outlines and drafts of presentations to be presented orally.
    • write about movies, television, influential figures, proverbs and simple poems.
    • create questions for discussion or reflection.
    • develop os simple questionnaire or survey.
    Intermediate Mid Level
    Students are able to:
    • make presentations on something learned and/or future plans.
    • make a report on a social event attended.
    • describe childhood or past experiences.
    • write a short article and give a short presentaiton on a current event.
    • write about and present on a topic from an academic subject.
    • describe how to plan an event.
    • give short presentation on influential figures, cultural event or landmarks.
    • write and present about a favorite movie, song, play, book, etc and tell why I like it.
    • give presentation on historical figures or famous people and tell why they are important.
    • create a flyer.
    • compose a letter.
    Understanding:
    Intermediate-Low Level
    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.
    Intermediate Mid Level 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: Bell Ringer, Communication, Intermediate Low, Intermediate Mid, Interpersonal Speaking, Novice High, Novice Mid, Presentational Speaking, Presentational Writing, Spanish
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