Lower levels are very literal and need time to prep, but my upper levels get a shorter prep time and often use alter-egos instead of their true personality. I set up the room with long tables with girls on one side and boys on the other so they are facing each other.
Here is the super basic form that I used with Spanish I to plan their answers and questions.
The photos are usually of landscapes, street scenes, etc.
These are videos that your students already love watching, so they’ll be beyond excited to interact with them in the classroom.
I put a picture up and the student that sees the pictures describes the picture in the target language to the other student who draws what is described to them.
The drawing student is able to ask questions, but all communication must take place in the target language.
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This lesson plan focuses on conversational practice to encourage English learners to use a wide variety of language functions such as demanding explanations, making complaints, giving warning, etc.