Are you ready for your classroom to become interdisciplinary ?! With this activity, students are encouraged to walk around the room and communicate with 15 different classmate in order to gather information on how many hours they generally sleep. Students will first utilize the top of their worksheet to record their tally marks to keep track of their information, as well as use the boxes labeled “Initiales” to keep track of the students they speak to.
Prompt students before beginning the activity, that once they gather information from 15 different students, they will return back to their seat and create the bar graph (Say what?! Making a bar graph in Spanish class?!) in part B. YES! Your students will then make a bar graph using the information. After, students are directed to answer the 4 questions that follow to discuss their findings.
BUILT IN SUMMARY?! YES, that’s right! This activity comes with a built in summary activity for your lesson. After the follow up questions on the second page, there are “Controversial Questions” that you can use to have students turn-and-talk to discuss with a partner/small group, or to discuss as a class. The questions continue with the sleeping theme and make for the perfect summary activity!!
MODEL!!!! After reading the directions, model the activity for your students and review the question that students will be asking (¿Cuántas horas duermes?) and how they will answer ([Yo] duermo # horas.).
REVIEW WHAT A BAR GRAPH IS!!! When I did this activity with my students, I assumed that every student knew what a bar graph was. I then realized that I had some students creating line graphs. When I did this activity with my later in the day period, I reviewed what a bar graph was and there was no confusion!
Take a look at the follow up questions and review some words you think your students might struggle with. Such as “mayoría” and “minoría”. Don’t give them the answers, have them predict what they mean!
If you’re worried that your students won’t speak in Spanish, provide your students with some sort on incentive. Perhaps, give out HW passes.
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