Quincea ñera. QUINCEA ÑERA. Spanish Project for Heritage Learners NHLRC/STARTALK 2012 Heritage Language Teacher Workshop July 20, 2012 Los Angeles, California Susana Velazquez Valdira Ueno Vilma Peccin. project OVERVIEW. 30 High school students Spanish Heritage Language Learners
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Spanish Project for Heritage Learners
Heritage Language Teacher Workshop
July 20, 2012
Los Angeles, California
- 4 hours of preparation
- 1 hour of final culminating project, a Quinceañera party for the students and their families.
- 10 minutes - teacher instructions and response to exit cards
- 25 minutes – students work in their groups
- 20 minutes – small groups - while the groups are still working, student leaders from each group meet in a separate group to share their previous findings and listen to new ideas and opinions.
- 5 minutes – teacher’s feedback and exit cards.
Keeping in mind the 5 C’s:
Quinceañera party, in a fun and meaningful way.
an opportunity to use the target language in atraditionalcelebration in theirheritageculture.
By planning and organizing a Quinceañera party, students will have the opportunity to integrate the 4 skills and subskills and fulfill objectives according to their specific needs.
- Create short narrations to describe the decoration items by using the right vocabulary, incorporating the present tense and connecting words.
- Use the target language, demonstrate critical thinking and ability to support their decisions in a coherent way by using compound sentences, comparing and contrasting and the appropriate register.
Research celebration experiences, formulate appropriate questions, prepare and conduct interviews, synthesize their findings in a final cultural project to be displayed at the party.
Research previous invitations in newspapers to support and discuss their findings in order to guide the groups and help them write the invitations.
Make decisions using critical thinking to develop an interview, and enhanced leadership skills in order to make recommendations and guide all students to write the invitation by incorporating
key vocabulary, register, orthographic rules, genres.