¿Cuál es la mejor razón para ver un perfil en las redes sociales?

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Prep:

  • Hang up student PROFILES that were created in class yesterday (from this lesson: 
  • Download and print 

Step 1: Introduce the Daily Objective

By the end of this class, students should be able to read profiles to find out some information about others. 

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Step 2: Question of the day

What’s the main reason to look at someone’s profile? 

You can let them discuss with a partner and then share ideas with the whole group. 

If they are a quiet class, give them options and let them choose one.

 

Step 3: Lo que tenemos EN COMÚN handout

Give this handout to each student and explain they will use this to reflect on what they find out as they read other people’s profiles today. 

 

You may want to go through each section to make sure they understand what to look for. 

Review some phrases that will help them today: 

Nosotros dos tenemos

A Emma y a mí nos gusta

Los dos somos… 

 

Step 4: Gallery Walk Activity

Hang profiles up around the class and let students walk around and read over them at their own pace.

(After an eternity of Zoom meetings, I think we can ALL appreciate more opportunities to get up and walk around!)

 

When they find something they have in common – they can add it to their paper. 

 

Step 5: Post-Activity Reflection

Were they surprised about the things they have in common? 
Did they learn something new about a classmate?

Moral of the task: We don’t have to be alike in EVERY way to have SOME things in common.

Life skill: Always be able to find ways to connect to people – even if they seem different than you!   

Digging Deeper: CATFISH LESSON

Add ONE profile that you create to mix in with the student profiles. Add interests and info that students can relate to. Then see if students can guess which profile is a FAKE. 

Be careful on the internet! Some profiles are fake, and you may not be talking to who you think you’re talking to.  

Check for Learning

 Have them show what they know by writing it down, coming to you 1-on-1 or recording a quick video. 

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

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

Extension Ideas

Encourage them to start looking at the options on their “Redes Sociales” unit experiences.

Which ones look most interesting?

 

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12 Comments

  1. Madison Brandfass

    Hi! This looks like a great way to start the year with level 3! This unit does not look complete though. Am I missing it on my end? Thanks!

  2. Madison Brandfass

    Whoops sorry I just saw the “coming soon fall 2021”! Do you have an idea of when this will be fully ready?

    • Megan Smith

      Hi, Madison! Hoping to finish it by early August! Yes, I’m planning this for level 2 or 3 so you can review some of the basics without it feeling like a review. Similar skills (greeting, introduction, giving opinions, sharing usernames and names) but in a new and relevant context for high school learners. If you know of any resources to support any of these lessons, leave them as a comment. A little inspiration goes a long way for us all! 🙂

  3. Madison Yoakam

    Hi! What suggestion do you have for adding the catfish? I ABSOLUTELY LOVE that idea! Just wondering if I create a fake profile of a student in the class or what exactly you invisioned. Such a good idea!

    • Megan Smith

      Hi, Madison! Curious about what you decided to do? I would have made the profile myself acting like a teen and seeing if I fooled anyone. I would remind them that this activity was NOT real and tricking other people is NOT a good thing to do, but something we need to be aware of.
      Teaching students to stay safe on the internet is an important task!

      • Madison Yoakam

        Hi! So I ended up making 2 catfish profiles and students had NO idea which were the catfish at first. They were shocked when I told them there were 2 fake profiles and told them to be careful online… they never know who they are truly looking at! jajajaja

  4. Lauren Terrill

    We started talking about Catfishing today in class. Is there a word for “catfishing” in Spanish?

    • Megan Smith

      I dug around to find the word for “catfishing” but never saw it in Spanish. Anyone else know the answer to this?

  5. Juliana Smith

    Hello,
    I am so confused, (and I hate saying this) but what profiles are we supposed to share with the students? I tried looking online and I don’t see profiles per se so I am not sure what I should be sharing. I was trying to get real ones online but all I get is one sentence about the person. What am I missing?
    Thanks,
    Juliana

    • Megan Smith

      Sorry for any confusion! This lesson follows up the other one about profiles here: https://www.adiostextbook.com/redes-sociales/mi-perfil-2/

      In the other lesson, they look at bios/profiles and see what info others include and they create their own.

      In this lesson, you use the profiles they created the day before and have students read over each others’ and see what they have in common etc.

      Does that help?

  6. Catherine DeMarco

    I’m enjoying these resources tremendously! Thank you… BTW is there a Spanish word for CATFISH , other than the animal?

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