¿Cuándo prefieres visitar un parque?

¿En invierno o verano?

Explica por qué.

porque…

¿Montarías en bici de montaña?

¿Qué harías en los parques?

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Prep:

  • Download “Agree/Disagree” signs (1 sign per partners)

Introduce the Objective 

Start by introducing the daily objective.

Question

Ask the question. See what they think. Throughout this lesson, use “winter” and “summer” as conditions for when they might do the activities. You may also want to remind them that winter and summer are different months in different hemispheres.

Mini-Grammar Lesson (optional)

Technically they only need the “I would” form to do this lesson, so any proficiency level can do this lesson. Novices will use it as a memorized phrase.

There are two images to explain “acampar” (regular verb) and “hacer” (irregular verb). Explain BRIEFLY that the -ía ending means “I would” in English. 

If they are intermediate mid or higher, you can expand on the grammar. You can introduce the phrase “Lo/la haría.”

From ACTFL’s Core Practices: “Teach grammar as concept and use in context. Students focus on meaning BEFORE form.”

Agree/Disagree

Put them with a partner with one Agree/Disagree sign.

Show an activity that is done in parks around the world. There’s a photo, the “would you” phrase and some have additional resources for some of them. 

There are some activities that are there twice, but in a different condition.

Camping, regular type, in the mountains… and then Camping in the winter. That may change their answers! Feel free to add more conditions to other ones on there to add details (intermediate).

Check for Learning / Reflect

At the end of class, ask what they would do in a park. See if they can do that at their proficiency target.

You can mark their “Objective Sheets” if they can do it at their proficiency target.

Remind them to be working on their experiences, especially if one relates to this objective.

If they are using the “Unit Vocabulary Sheet,” give them time to write down what they learned today.

Extension Ideas:

  • Come up with a list of other activities that can be done in parks. Assign one for them to research. Have them report back with the best parks/places to do that.

Share your resources and ideas with the community below!

9 Comments

  1. Claudia

    – You can also use: ¿Harías kayak? / ¿Irías en kayak? ¿Fotografiarías la naturaleza?

  2. Rose Wywrot

    I am unable to download the De acuerdo signs and the instructions PDFs for that activity. The link sends me to the PDF of the proficiency rubric. I’ve been testing out other pages to see if it is a me problem with Acrobat, but that doesn’t seem to be it. Would you check your links please?

    • Kara Parker

      That’s on me… these are new lessons that I thought I checked all links, but I’ve obviously overlooked a few. Let me know if you have any other issues!

      • Rose Wywrot

        They work now! Thank you for your speedy response. I love how this makes the partners accountable for their conversations and gives me feedback on everyone and not just the usual talkers.

        • Kara Parker

          No problem! I always say these are magic pieces of paper. It also practices the very important skill of listening during a conversation. Not an easy one for some people! 🙂

  3. Marta Harrington

    You can also use “tomarías/sacarías fotos”

    • Kara Parker

      So many choices for that one phrase!

    • Kara Parker

      You’re welcome, Dana. Glad you like it!
      I LOVE your idea to add the fears!! That will help them hit that intermediate mark. Thanks for sharing!

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