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De Colores

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Title:

De Colores

URL:

https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plans/de-colores

Content Source:

Edsitement
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

This novice low to novice mid Spanish activity is geared toward those in grades K-5. This activity teaches students 10 key colors in Spanish by using "De Colores" a traditional folk song sung throughout Latin America and the US. Students start by examining the lyrics of the song and identifying key vocabulary words. Students are then asked to complete a series of 3 worksheets that guide them through identification and use of the target vocabulary words. An assessment is included as well as an optional extension activity that encourages students to connect their color vocabulary to clothing items that have been previously learned.

Content Standard(s):
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice Low Proficiency Range
2) Demonstrate an understanding of simple spoken or written language presented through a variety of media resources on familiar topics.

a. Recognize key words and phrases in the target language.

Examples: colors, numbers, animals, weather, days of the week

b. Identify people and objects in their environment.

Examples: clothing, classroom items, family members

c. Understand basic instructions.

Examples: turn on lights, look at board

d. Interpret the meaning of gestures, intonation, and other auditory cues.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpretive Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • identify memorized or familiar words in an informational or
  • fictional text when supported by gestures of visuals.
  • understand memorized or familar words in a conversation (example: basic instructions).
  • interpret gestures and auditory clues.

3-5
Students:
  • identify familiar words in an informational or fictional text.
  • understand names and titles when speakers are introduced.
  • understand familar words in a conversation (such as hello and goodbye).
  • interpret gestures and auditory clues.
  • follow simple classroom instructions.

6-8
Students:
  • identify familiar words in an informational or fictional text.
  • follow instructions for simple class routines.
  • understand names and titles when speakers are introduced.
  • recognize numbers when heard or read.
  • recognize familiar words and expressions when heard.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • key words and phrases.
  • how to identify people and objects.
  • vocabulary for basic instructions.
  • how to interpret gestures.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

3-5
Students know:
  • key words and phrases.
  • how to identify people and objects.
  • vocabulary for basic instructions.
  • how to interpret gestures.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

6-8
Students know:
  • key words and phrases.
  • how to identify people and objects.
  • vocabulary for basic instructions.
  • how to interpret gestures.
  • numbers.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • apply and acquire vocabulary.
  • recognize and expand vocabulary.
  • demonstrate comprehension.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • apply and acquire vocabulary.
  • use context and resources to derive meaning.
  • recognize and expand vocabulary.
  • demonstrate comprehension.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • apply and acquire vocabulary.
  • use context and resources to derive meaning.
  • extract specific information by interpreting grammar and syntax.
  • explore a variety of topics and materials for information and pleasure.
  • recognize and expand vocabulary.
  • synthesize grammar and syntax.
  • demonstrate comprehension.
Understanding:
K-2
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.

3-5
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.

6-8
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: K-8
Novice Mid Proficiency Range
2) Demonstrate an understanding of simple spoken or written language presented through a variety of media resources on familiar topics.

a. Recognize everyday words and phrases on topics related to personal experiences.

Examples: Places to go, careers, leisure time activities

b. Identify cognates.

c. Categorize vocabulary in predictable topic areas.

d. Differentiate among statements, questions, and exclamations.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpretive Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • identify some basic facts in spoken or written language.
  • identify words and phrases in captions of pictures in books.
  • recognize statement and questions.

3-5
Students:
  • identify some basic words in spoken or written language.
  • identify words and phrases in captions of pictures in books, magazines or newspapers.
  • recognize statements and questions.

6-8
Students:
  • identify some basic facts in spoken or written language.
  • identify words and phrases in informational and fictional texts.
  • recognize statements, questions and exclamations.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • how to ask questions.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

3-5
Students know:
  • basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • how to ask questions.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

6-8
Students know:
  • basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • how to ask questions.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • use basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • ask simple and rehearsed questions.
  • use vocabulary learned in thematic units.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • use basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • ask simple and rehearsed questions.
  • use vocabulary learned in thematic units.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • use basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • ask simple and rehearsed questions.
  • use vocabulary learned in thematic units.
Understanding:
K-2
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.

3-5
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.

6-8
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: Audio, Colors, Communication, Interpretive Reading, Novice High, Novice Low, Spanish
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Comments

The lesson relies on printed lyrics only. If you would like to play the song for your students it can be easily located by searching YouTube. 

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Author: Chrissy Roe