Haz una lista de los parques que has visitado.

 ¿Cómo de atrevido/a eres?

Explica lo que has hecho en un parque.

Incluye detalles.

 

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Since this lesson is targeting Intermediate Mid, they will be using the present perfect. If it is new to them, accept their errors as part of the learning process. If they are familiar with it, clarify any questions they have and you may want to add a grammar explanation of the -ado/-ido ending.

Prep:

  • Download/copy a “Seek&Sign” for each person

Introduce the Objective 

Start by introducing the daily objective.

Question

Since they will be talking about their own experiences today, this question will let them think about the parks that they have visited. Remind them that they can include any type of park or nature place they want… city, state, regional, national, etc.

Ask them to write the year as well if you want to work on some big numbers.

Interviews

Show the speech bubbles to model the “have you” / “I have” structure (present perfect).

Model this with a student that you know loves talking about parks. Ask about the parks they have visited. Make a list of your questions on the board as you go.

Which ones? ¿Cuáles?

Best one? ¿El mejor?

Where? ¿Dónde?

When/What year? ¿Cuándo/en que año?

How long ago? ¿Hace cuánto tiempo? -> Hace # años…

With whom? ¿Con quién?

Worst one? ¿El mejor? ¿El peor?

Then put them with a partner to ask/answer/find out the same information.

Outcome Quiz: ¿Cómo de atrevido/a eres?

Let them scan the QR code or give them the URL. They will take the quiz and reflect on the results at the end. This gives them a chance to see pictures to support some new words and details. Let them use a dictionary as needed.

Seek & Sign – Have you ever?

Now that they have activated their memories about parks and learned some new detail words, let them ask/answer what they have done at them. This was meant to be focused on doing these things AT ANY PARK, but if that excludes people, feel free to open it up to “in the wild” or “anywhere.”

Pass out a sheet to each person. Read “Seek & Sign” below for the directions.

Overall, they will ask the question at the top by filling in the blank with the phrase in the box. The other person will answer. If they answer “yes,” then they will sign the paper. The goal is to get a different signature on every box.

Alternative Option: Put them with a partner or small group. Let them ask these more like an interview.

Check for Learning / Reflect

Let them answer the question at the end to see if they can do it 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:

  • If they are intermediate mid or higher, you can explain how to form the present perfect if they ask.
  • Ways to track which parks you visit have a big appeal! There is an app for the US National Parks with a checklist. There are maps to scratch off. Books to get stamps at the parks. Look at these examples. They can create their own.
  • You/they can create a “give yourself a point for everything you have/haven’t done” game that you see on social media about parks. Remind them to keep it clean. (Google that to see an example).
  • Create an outcome quiz like this: https://www.buzzfeed.com/fuze/how-adventurous-are-you

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6 Comments

  1. Marta Harrington

    I can’t wait to do this unit with my Spanish 4 class. I was wondering if you could change the questions to “Qué tan atrevido eres/tan aventurero eres? Thank you!!

    • Kara Parker

      Yay! Hope you love it! Question about the question (ja): Originally I had what you wrote, but my editor suggested the one that is there now. Is it wrong?

      • Marta Harrington

        I guess that is how they say it in Colombia. It sounds strange to me, but that is OK. I can live with it, hhaha.

        • Kara Parker

          The editor is from the Northeast part of Spain. It’s been really interesting learning all these dialect differences! You can definitely point that out to your students. That hits the “Compare language” standard from ACTFL. 🙂

    • Kara Parker

      I reworded the quiz. I think we had a dialect difference going on, so I figured we could pick a different phrase that sounds good to all. What do you think?

  2. Kara Parker

    Yep! Thanks and I got that fixed.

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