Using Centers in the FL Classroom. NNELL Conference: 9/24/11 Glastonbury, CT Presenters: Augusta Gonzalez, Stefanie Sonstrom. Essential characteristics of good centers. Familiar material Application Differentiation Time Accountability. Centers for the traveling teacher:.
Using Centers in the FL Classroom
NNELL Conference: 9/24/11
Presenters: Augusta Gonzalez, Stefanie Sonstrom
Spanish I Review Stations
Station 1—Pick-an-Answer7th and 8th: Classes and schedule
Three possible answers. Students put the golf tee in the hole of the answer they think is correct. They pull up the card. If it comes out, the answer is correct. (Correct answer has bottom of hole cut out)
Station 2—Worksheet Station
7th grade—Regular verbs
8th grade—Ir, Ir + a + place, Ir + a + infinitive
Laminated worksheets with answer sheets. Students check answers before moving on to the following station.
Station 3—Matching Cards7th and 8th: Regular verb meanings
Students have sentences with a missing verb. They have to match the verb to the sentence. In order to self-check, you can see the back of the cards at the top of the picture. Students know answer are correct when the stick on the back matches up.
Station 4—Pictures and Prepositions
7th grade (shown) Classroom picture
8th grade Community picture
Students pick an item card (or a place in the community for 8th grade) and a preposition card. They are to form a sentence using that item (or place) and the preposition. Once students take turns sharing sentences, students had to write 3 sentences of their own based on the picture.
Station 5—Board Game
7th grade Greetings and common expressions and questions
8th grade Clothing/Store
Played like a regular board game. Laminated bright paper has the answer key and game directions.
Station 6—Manipulatives and Worksheets
7th grade: Subject pronouns (Create the subject pronouns chart and match the English meanings to the Spanish pronouns)
8th grade: Comparative and Superlative formulas
(put formulas in order)
I didn’t get a picture of this for some reason. After students completed the manipulative exercises, they completed a worksheet and then checked their answers.
7th and 8th: Food
Students had to match the word to the correct sentence. Students self-check answers to make sure that the sticker on the back matches up.
Station 8—Board Game
7th and 8th: Irregular verbs (two different games)
Students conjugate verbs (regulars and irregulars). I took this from an old worksheet I had titled “La rana Lucas” and changed the verbs to fit my needs. (Bright green sheet had answer key and directions)
7th grade: Classroom items and Definite and Indefinite Articles
8th grade: Question words/Expressions
This is a game I made up. Students have a stack of 50 cards. They pick two cards at a time and put them face down. They turn them face up one at a time. If they answer correctly, they keep the card. If they answer incorrectly, student passes that card (and any other card that is still face down) to the team player to his/her right.
Station 10—Extreme Scattersquares
7th grade: Ser + adjectives
8th grade: Bedroom/House/Chores
I took the regular scattersquares idea and made it extreme! I bought two big blank calendars from Learning How and made a puzzle out of it. Puzzle was 6 x 7. The best part was actually having space to do more than just vocabulary words.
This was a really cool experience for me as a teacher. Students were all actively engaged and reviewing and having fun! I loved watching them experience all of the different activities. I can’t wait to make more stations!
Irregular verbs game, the Keep-a-card/Take-a-Card game, Pick-an-answer and the big scattersquares!
Dawn Rondot and shared in an ACTFL blog in 2010.
Music video activity