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ACTFL and NCSSFL Can-Do statements for presentational speaking and writing, interpersonal speaking, and interpretive reading and listening.

http://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/ncssfl-actfl-can-do-statements

Jefferson County Public Schools’ rubrics shared on Skydrive at Rubric Perfection

 

Chapter 1

Ongoing selfie project! Read about Carrie Toth’s social media project using Snapchat!

 

App of the Chapter: 30 Hands

Whether you are in a 1 iPad or 1:1 iPad classroom, you can do great things with iPad apps!

For a 1 iPad classroom, you will need to purchase the correct dongle to connect your iPad to your projector or monitor. Another option is to purchase Apple’s AirPlay software so that you can project over WiFi.

For a 1:1 iPad classroom, students can use the application on their own devices.

Give 30 Hands a try by downloading the free version from the App Store. If you like it, the paid version has more features you can explore!

The app 30 Hands is a great way to tell a story. In Chapter 1 (or in any of the novel’s chapters) you can use 30 Hands to review what students have read with a story summary.

One of the most fun ways to use the app is by selecting key chapter events and having students pose for “freeze frame” pictures. For example: A student posing as Wilhelm Kahlo poses with his parents. His expression is shocked as they tell him they are sending him to the United States alone.

Import the 4-6 pictures you have created from the chapter (or search for pictures online using search.creativecommons.org) into the 30 Hands app. Record sound individually for each picture and save your movie. Now you have a great way to discuss the reading students have already done.

Don’t forget that as you’re recording you can ask questions and pause for students to interact with the video. It adds a little novelty when the students are answering the television instead of the teacher!

 

 

 

On Pinterest – look for “Burning questions” to see examples of the bulletin board idea!

 

Barcos de papel:

http://www.guiainfantil.com/videos/319/como-hacer-un-barco-de-papel-origami/

There are many how-to documents available on the Internet, or you may already be familiar with folding paper boats differently than the steps given. Feel free to adjust and adapt the instructions to suit your style!

 

Chapter 2

 

App of the Chapter: Haiku Deck

Haiku Deck is an app that allows students to do a slideshow with pictures that they have taken or have researched. In the app, students can add text to the images as they create their presentation.

 

Use Haiku Deck to:

Retell the chapter.

Give imaginary events of Wilhelm’s relationships with María and Matilde.

Give facts students know about Wilhelm.

Create a top 5 list of reasons Wilhelm should wait to start a relationship with Matilde.

 

Chapter 3

 

Whether you are in a 1 iPad or 1:1 iPad classroom, you can do great things with iPad apps!

For a 1 iPad classroom, you will need to purchase the correct dongle to connect your iPad to your projector or monitor. Another option is to purchase Apple’s AirPlay software so that you can project over WiFi.

For a 1:1 iPad classroom, students can use the application on their own devices.

App of the Chapter: Popplet Lite/Popplet

This app is great in its free Lite version* and even better in the $4.99 paid version! The app creates graphic organizers that can be used to summarize readings, to connect classroom thoughts, and to organize just about anything!

What is a popple? It is a rectangular bubble. With Popplet, you can create a popple on the screen and add text, images, or drawings. Each popple can be moved around the screen, made bigger or smaller, and connected to other popples nearby.

After creating a central popple with the main idea of the chapter, students can add additional popples with textual support of the main idea. Just click the circle and drag toward the new popple to connect them. It is a great way to create a summary web of a chapter, a novel, a classroom story, or a film.

 

*In the Lite version:

you can’t save your Popplets;

you’re limited to one color;

you can’t share your Popplets.

 

Chapter 4

 

Whether you are in a 1 iPad or 1:1 iPad classroom, you can do great things with iPad apps!

For a 1 iPad classroom, you will need to purchase the correct dongle to connect your iPad to your projector or monitor. Another option is to purchase Apple’s AirPlay software so that you can project over WiFi.

For a 1:1 iPad classroom, students can use the application on their own devices.

App of the Chapter: Explain Everything

Available as both a free and paid version, this app is great for explaining… well… EVERYTHING! With a user-friendly interface and the ability to export as an mp.4, this is a great way to create short movies to share with the class!

Great features:

The ability to record sound one slide at a time. If you mess it up, you can just re-record!

The ability to import images and videos.

The ability to write on the screen as you are recording. Great for highlighting key points!

Use Explain Everything to re-tell class stories, to break down some content for your students with images or videos, to summarize a chapter in the novel, and so many more ways!

If you know (or don’t know) what App Smashing is, Explain Everything is a key app to own as it lends itself very well to smashes!
For more information on i+1 and the Input Hypothesis, visit sdkrashen.com.

 

Chapter 6

Whether you are in a 1 iPad or 1:1 iPad classroom, you can do great things with iPad apps!

For a 1 iPad classroom, you will need to purchase the correct dongle to connect your iPad to your projector or monitor. Another option is to purchase Apple’s AirPlay software so that you can project over WiFi.

For a 1:1 iPad classroom, students can use the application on their own devices.

App of the Chapter: Flipagram

Available for both tablets and phones, this app makes photo-based presentations fun and easy. Students simply upload their photos to the presentation, add background music, add a voice over, and save the movie. They can send you their Flipagrams in a snap.

Your students may already be familiar with Flipagram from their social media accounts.

Use Flipagram to:

Compare students’ families to the Kahlo family.

Show images related to Frida’s life as a biographical presentation.

Retell key chapter events with related images.

Predict what might happen next.

 

 

Detailed map of El Bosque de Chapultepec:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapultepec#/media/File:Esquema_de_Chapultepec_Mexico_DF.svg

 

 

For Freeze frame “Shake it up!” activity

High tech: If students have access to iPads, they can use apps like Explain Everything, Educreations, and 30 Hands to create their freeze frame retells. The iPads put all of the responsibility into the students’ hands! They will take their own pictures with the iPad, import the pictures into the app they choose, and record the narration of the story over the top. Share the presentations with the class to get additional repetitions of key structures and content!

 

Chapter 7

Whether you are in a 1 iPad or 1:1 iPad classroom, you can do great things with iPad apps!

For a 1 iPad classroom, you will need to purchase the correct dongle to connect your iPad to your projector or monitor. Another option is to purchase Apple’s AirPlay software so that you can project over WiFi.

For a 1:1 iPad classroom, students can use the application on their own devices.

App of the Chapter: Videolicious

Videolicious is a user-friendly movie making app that allows users to create short feature films.

When your class has had the chance to polish their skills at talking about future goals and dreams, have them create a Videolicious movie about the exciting future of your Spanish students!

Watching the movies together in class could be a great brain break. Bring some popcorn and enjoy!

 

For question quandary, you can also purchase write-on cubes such as this:

https://www.amazon.com/Teachers-Discovery-Erasable-Cool-Cubes/dp/B0050I4DKA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1513978752&sr=8-2&keywords=write+on+cube

 

 

Chapter 8

Whether you are in a 1 iPad or 1:1 iPad classroom, you can do great things with iPad apps!

For a 1 iPad classroom, you will need to purchase the correct dongle to connect your iPad to your projector or monitor. Another option is to purchase Apple’s AirPlay software so that you can project over WiFi.

For a 1:1 iPad classroom, students can use the application on their own devices.

App of the Chapter: Google Drive

Don’t forget that Google Apps are available for iPad and iPhone. Students can access their Google Drive and Google Docs directly from their devices! Make project production and sharing quick, easy, and familiar by adding this Apt App!

 

Canciones “para pedir posada”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeZya2R9uNI

 

 

Chapter 9

Whether you are in a 1 iPad or 1:1 iPad classroom, you can do great things with iPad apps!

For a 1 iPad classroom, you will need to purchase the correct dongle to connect your iPad to your projector or monitor. Another option is to purchase Apple’s AirPlay software so that you can project over WiFi.

For a 1:1 iPad classroom, students can use the application on their own devices.

App of the Chapter: Expedia

A travel app like Expedia or Kayak will allow students to price a trip like the one Frida dreams of taking to the United States.

Have them use the handout to collect information on the best deals versus the most glamourous vacations. (There are two copies of the handout on the next page.)

The key to using this app in class is to keep the search time short and the discussion time long. You can recycle a lot of travel structures finding out how students would spend their trips. Ask questions about their trips and tell little stories about each student.

 

 

Pinterest: Packing lists

It’s time to make use of those pins you’ve been collecting on Pinterest! Look for great pins of packing lists (in Spanish) and share them with the class!

Discuss with students what things Frida might have dreamed of packing to take on her trip to the United States. Are they similar to or different from the packing lists you’ve looked at?

Have students create and display their own packing list for a dream trip!

 

 

 

Chapter 10

 

Whether you are in a 1 iPad or 1:1 iPad classroom, you can do great things with iPad apps!

For a 1 iPad classroom, you will need to purchase the correct dongle to connect your iPad to your projector or monitor. Another option is to purchase Apple’s AirPlay software so that you can project over WiFi.

For a 1:1 iPad classroom, students can use the application on their own devices.

App of the Chapter: Strip Designer

Comic strips are such a great way to review chapter events or to illustrate key parts of a novel. Comics are often thought of as funny but many comic series tackle serious or even sad topics. This chapter will give students the chance to explore the darker side of the comic world.

Ideas for chapter 10:

Create a comic of the trolley accident.

Create a comic of Frida’s recovery.

Create a comic of the servant turning Alejandro away and Frida trying to call out to him.

Create a comic of the hardships Frida has suffered.

Create a short graphic novel style re-tell of the chapter.

 

Healthcare memes

Start a Pinterest board filled with healthcare memes. Just go to Pinterest, search on la salud and select memes that seem to be at an i+1 level for your students. (For more about i+1, visit http://www.sk.com.br/sk-krash.html and check out the Input Hypothesis).

Ideas for memes:

Allow students to create self-curated vocabulary lists of healthcare terms that could describe Frida’s medical emergencies.

Allow student groups to move table to table reading different memes and interpreting together what each says.

Give each student a meme and have them find 3-5 facts about it that they can share with the class.

 

Get students reading some authentic resources with infographics! Because infographics are copyrighted, we cannot include the images in the teacher’s guide but we can explain how easy it is to find them on your own. Authentic resources, especially infographics, let students see that they can read and understand materials that are written by native speakers and for native speakers. Those students with a passion for healthcare careers will love seeing the many cognates that exist in vocabulary related to illness and treatment!

Frida suffered from polio… but how do people get polio? What are its symptoms? How do people get other infectious diseases? It’s so confusing!

Look for infographics on the following topics:

infografía cólera

infografía hepatitis A

infografía fiebre tifoidea

infografía gastroenteritis

infografía polio

Either project each infographic for students to view together or pull up infographics for student groups on classroom devices. Allow them time to read and list symptoms of these illnesses, means of transmission, and treatment options. When they have had time to read, discuss as a group how they are similar and different. What words were easiest to recognize? Are there other common illnesses that display the same symptoms? Do any of the treatment or prevention ideas apply to common school-borne illnesses like the flu, the common cold, and stomach bugs?

 

Chapter 11

Whether you are in a 1 iPad or 1:1 iPad classroom, you can do great things with iPad apps!

For a 1 iPad classroom, you will need to purchase the correct dongle to connect your iPad to your projector or monitor. Another option is to purchase Apple’s AirPlay software so that you can project over WiFi.

For a 1:1 iPad classroom, students can use the application on their own devices.

App of the Chapter: Skitch

Skitch allows students to import a photo and mark it up, add arrows, and write on it. A great way to call others’ attention to particular aspects of a photo, Skitch is easy and fun to use.

Have students use Skitch to note special features of Frida’s work that Diego might have liked/disliked when she asked him to critique them.

 

La divina proporción:

Is there really a magical power to facial symmetry? Many believe that there is a número áureo or proporción áurea that determines whether one is deemed beautiful.

Search online both “simetria belleza facial” and “proporción divina” and select an authentic reading for your students about this theory of beauty. You’ll be amazed by how many propose that the most beautiful people are those who come closest to the Divine Proportion.

If you have technology at your disposal, there are several apps and websites that offer students a way to see their face “symmetrically”. They can even find out which side is better looking!

 

Art: Self-Portraits

What are your students attitudes about selfies? Have students take our selfie survey, then discuss the results!

OPTION: To survey the class: Use the site polleverywhere.com to create a classroom survey. In which cases do they feel that it is imperative to know a second language? They may vote for more than one of the cases (you will have to adjust this in the poll settings). Discuss the results as a class.

 

Frida Kahlo painted many portraits but she isn’t the only one! Many artists painted themselves. Take this opportunity to introduce your students to Spanish-speaking artists as they see themselves.

Try searching the internet for:

autorretrato Picasso

autorretrato Goya

autorretrato Botero

autorretrato Dalí

autorretrato Lomas Garza

autorretrato Diego Rivera

You can ask students to look at a portrait and the self-portrait and compare.

You can compare artists’ styles as you see how they portrayed themselves.

In an intermediate level class, you can have students identify how the self-portrait reflects the artist’s self-esteem.

 

The idea behind the Social Media Shares activities is to target ACTFL’s 5th C, Communities. How can we encourage our students to use the target language both inside the classroom and out? While it would be difficult to make a social media assignment worth points, it is not difficult to keep students engaged in posting by projecting and sharing what they post for the class. Knowing that their photos, tweets, and replies may be displayed in class is a powerful motivator.

Have students Instagram selfies in 4 of their favorite places with hashtags in Spanish that describe where they are. Have them also use the common hashtag #díasydíasdeselfies

 

Chapter 12

Whether you are in a 1 iPad or 1:1 iPad classroom, you can do great things with iPad apps!

For a 1 iPad classroom, you will need to purchase the correct dongle to connect your iPad to your projector or monitor. Another option is to purchase Apple’s AirPlay software so that you can project over WiFi.

For a 1:1 iPad classroom, students can use the application on their own devices.

App of the Chapter: Educreations

Educreations offers both a free and a paid version of this user friendly interactive whiteboard. The free version is incredibly versatile and allows users to save any number of projects but only allows one unsaved draft at a time.

Educreations allows you to import pictures and video, draw your own images, and record your voice narration over the top of the slide show.

Things that are great about the app:

You can create your slides and then as you record, draw on them to add emphasis to what you are saying.

It is so user-friendly that you can have a student draw on the slides as the class reads a chapter or tells a story. You can add the voice over later.

You can mix images, pictures, and video in the same presentation.

Caveats:

Once you begin recording, you can’t stop. If you make a mistake you either have to start the whole project over or apologize and continue recording!

In the free version, you can only have one unsaved draft at a time. This means that if your class is creating a story, you have to record the audio and save the file before the new class can create theirs.

 

This activity is designed to address

AP Beauty and Aesthetics theme: Ideals of Beauty

IB Cultural and Diversity Aspects themes: Concepts of beauty and fashion

Google “100 years of beauty in 1 minute.” This should take you to a series of YouTube videos designed to show the evolution of the Ideal of beauty over time and across cultures. Episode 1 is beauty in the U.S. but there are episodes from around the world (including Mexico) that will make for some GREAT in-class discussion of what it means to be beautiful. Can the word even be defined?

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SHARE

Visit Twitter for some Interpretive Reading practice. Search the hashtag #estademoda and find several things that are in style in Latin America and Spain. Share some of the things that are in style in your community by using the same hashtag!

If technology limitations keep you from tweeting in class, copy and paste some tweets that will be easy for your students to read and either project them or hand them out. Have students hand-write 2-3 #estademoda tweets to hand in.

 

Chapter 13

Whether you are in a 1 iPad or 1:1 iPad classroom, you can do great things with iPad apps!

For a 1 iPad classroom, you will need to purchase the correct dongle to connect your iPad to your projector or monitor. Another option is to purchase Apple’s AirPlay software so that you can project over WiFi.

For a 1:1 iPad classroom, students can use the application on their own devices.

App of the Chapter: PhotoGrid

The app PhotoGrid allows students to create photo collages that can be used to App Smash or can be projected as part of an oral presentation.

Ideas:

Have each student create a PhotoGrid of important places in their town/neighborhood.

App Smash by using the saved PhotoGrid as part of a presentation in Explain Everything or Educreations. Have students record themselves describing each picture as if they were sharing their town with a new student.

Project the PhotoGrids and have students share with classmates what each of the pictures means to them.

 

Selfie project

https://placidolanguage.com/2015/05/13/incorporating-selfies-and-self-portraits-with-frida-kahlo-unit/

Another option to convert student selfies into black and white images

 

Epilogue

Whether you are in a 1 iPad or 1:1 iPad classroom, you can do great things with iPad apps!

For a 1 iPad classroom, you will need to purchase the correct dongle to connect your iPad to your projector or monitor. Another option is to purchase Apple’s AirPlay software so that you can project over WiFi.

For a 1:1 iPad classroom, students can use the application on their own devices.

App of the Chapter: Touchcast Pro

The Touchcast Pro app gives students the power to create a newscast right from their iPad. From a green screen to a teleprompter, they can make as elaborate a presentation as their technological skills allow!

This app allows students to bring in websites, YouTube videos, images, and more as they present their engaging newscasts with classmates.

This is not an app for a complete beginner! Those with some experience learning new apps will find that it is easy and fun to use.

Suggested Project: Have students do a newscast about the death of Frida Kahlo. What might people have said about her on the news had this technology been available at the time?

 

Interactive notebook:

Take a virtual tour of the Frida Kahlo Museum in the Casa Azul in Coyoacán, MX. Visit www.museofridakahlo.org.mx and look at the different sections. Answer these questions in your virtual notebook:

Visita la sección llamada Frida Kahlo y haz clic en “fotos.” Escoge una de las fotos de Frida y responde a las preguntas:

¿Qué número es tu foto?

¿Qué ves en la foto?

¿Por qué te gusta?

Visita la sección llamada Colección Permanente y haz clic en “obras destacadas de la colección.” Mira las pinturas y escoge tu favorita. ¿Qué te atrae? ¿Qué ves? ¿Cómo se llama?

Visita la sección llamada Exposiciones. ¿Cuáles son las exposiciones temporales que hay en el museo ahora? ¿En qué consisten?

Share the Frida Kahlo Museum’s Virtual Tour with your class. A fun, interactive tour of the museum is perfect as an authentic art resource!

 

Use the floor plan to select the room you want to visit, then hide the map by clicking on cerrar mapa.

Use the arrow buttons to move around the room and look up or down.

Use the + / – buttons to zoom in and out.

Open the map again to move to a new room by clicking on abrir mapa.

 

Ask students to tweet about Frida’s life and work. What do they admire about her? What are some of their favorite paintings? In what ways can they identify with her? Share what other people are saying about her on twitter by searching the hashtag #fridakahlo. (She is a big deal among English speakers as well so while their tweets should be in Spanish, they may find a lot of tweets in English!)

 

 

 

 

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