ALEX Learning Activity

Real Estate Group Presentation - Phase 1

A Learning Activity is a strategy a teacher chooses to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill using a digital tool/resource.

  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Laura Buder
System:Vestavia Hills City
School:Vestavia Hills High School
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 2002
Title:
Real Estate Group Presentation - Phase 1
Digital Tool/Resource:
Immobilien Scout (German example)
Web Address – URL:
Overview:

Students will choose a real estate property for rent or sale in a target language-speaking city to research. After choosing a property, students will record information that they can understand from the website, such as price, size, number of rooms, year of construction, date of availability, location, and special features. Students will be using the interpretive mode of communication, as well as strengthening their understanding of products and practices of the culture.

This activity was created as a result of the World Languages COS Resource Development Summit.

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
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.

World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
5) Identify products of the target cultures.

a. Recognize arts, crafts or graphic representations of the target culture.

b. Identify the cultural elements found in music and short video clips.

c. Listen to, read, and identify the products from the target culture.

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.

Learning Objectives:

*Students can read and interpret words, phrases, and simple sentences in an informational text about housing, such as online advertisements for a house or apartment.

*Students can interpret visual and auditory cues to navigate a website about housing.

*Students can locate target culture cities where properties are located.

  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  
Phase:
Before/Engage
Activity:

Real Estate Webquest

*The students will work in a group of 3 or 4 students. They will first go the target-language real estate website and choose a furnished real estate property for rent or sale in a target language speaking city. The teacher may choose to provide a list of preselected furnished properties for students to choose from or give the students time to find one themselves.

*After choosing a property, students will then complete a graphic organizer recording information that they can understand from the website, such as price, size, number of rooms, year of construction, date of availability, location, and special features.

*Students will also view pictures of the various rooms and areas in the apartment or house and each group member will select a room to describe. Students will write out simple sentences describing the room, its size and style, and at least 4 furniture items.

Assessment Strategies:

*Informally assess if the students are able to identify the required information about their property in the target language, using context clues, inference, and prior learned vocabulary by checking for completion of the graphic organizer.  

*Informally assess if the students are able to write simple descriptive sentences about the room by checking for completion of the sentences.


Advanced Preparation:

Teachers should:

*view all 3 phases of this lesson. Phase 2, Phase 3  

*familiarize themselves with the real estate website they choose to use.

*pick out several furnished apartments, condos, or houses that the students can choose from, copy the links to each and also print the page to a PDF in case the property is sold or rented.

*choose optimal student groups.

*create the research graphic organizer for students to fill in with information about their property.

*print or post the directions and links for students to use.

Variation Tips (optional):

*Teachers without access to student devices for the webquest may choose to simply print out PDFs of a variety of properties for sale or rent for students to “shop” around.

Notes or Recommendations (optional):
 
  Keywords and Search Tags  
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