LESSONS 1-5

Lesson Plans

Beginning I: Reading and Writing for Spanish Speakers 

Day 1

1.   Introductory games (give your name and some animal, food or object you like that starts with the same letter as your first initial. See if you can provide all names with animal/food of all other classmates.

2.   On a note card, have students write their names, the main reasons they are taking the class, where they are from (country), and how many years they have studied in school in their home country.

3.   Review bilingual class syllabus, calendar, & closing procedures.

4.   Fill out and sign attendance form. Photocopies should be made by teacher for following week and returned to students.

5.   10 min break if needed.

6.   Provide Spanish Open Computer lab hours. http://home.comcast.net/~tkowitt/site/?/page/Computer_Lab_Hours/ 

7.   Give computer lab tour (rooms 254 and 334)

8.   Make sure to give the students an HCC campus map in case they want to use computers in the library or other parts of campus.

9.   Hand out folders to each student with main class website   http://tkowitt.home.comcast.net info, basic and cursive writing worksheets, Pumarosa I & II booklets, and printout of Starfall website.

10.   Introduce computers (parts of computer: on button, Explorer icon, Website Bar,    etc.)

11. Demonstrate how to click on the top 10 websites. Ensure that students become acquainted with www.Starfrall.com, www.Pumarosa.com, www.HandwritingForKids.com, and www.LanguageGuide.org websites.

***Encourage students to bring their own earphones the following week.

***You may want to provide a basic computer and internet tutorial using a bilingual website and slideshow.

In English: http://www.learnthenet.com/english/index.html 

In Spanish: http://www.learnthenet.com/spanish/index.html 

In French: http://www.learnthenet.com/french/index.html 

12. Close activity: Teach students how to log off and shut down computer.

Day 2

1. Explain why CASAS and LWIS are given. Explain that it is more of an assessment than a test so that they don’t worry. CASAS takes about 1.5 hours with all explanations. Students may go into hall when they complete the test.

2. BREAK

3. Explain how to do LWIS form using overhead transparency provided by Mary Barton. Provide bilingual worksheet from visual dictionary with explanation of name, last name, zip code etc.

4. Hand out books if time.

Day 3

1.   Sentence writing assessment: Provide student with a visual writing prompt (the image with the car accident. They keep this in room 200 in HR. Ask Katie for it.) and a sheet with lines for writing a response. Make sure students write their name on the sheet.

2. Handle students who need to be transferred while other students are completing their writing assessment (get green transfer forms from room 200). You may tell them in the hall so that other students do not overhear. Give students the option of returning to the class if the level they are transferred to is too hard.

3. Students may share what they saw in the image with a partner and then with the class.

4. Click on “Alphabet” link at the top of the main class website. http://home.comcast.net/~tkowitt/site/?/page/Alphabet/  

5. Pass out the alphabet phonetic sounds in Spanish sheet. (A=ei=Arbol)

6. Learn Alphabet Song using link at the bottom of this website page. http://www.hello-world.com/English/song/alphabet.php

7. Demonstrate the phonetic sounds/pronunciation of the alphabet using:

Pumarosa: http://www.pumarosa.com/ingles/alphabet/index/load.htm?f 

www.Uiowa.edu website: http://www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/ (click on the American flag)

Audio/visual: http://www.languageguide.org/im/alpha/eng/    

8. Use the sign language section of Starfall http://www.starfall.com/n/level-k/sign-abcs/load.htm?f  on the alphabet page to have students practice phonetic sounds independently. They may also use the basic alphabet page http://www.starfall.com/n/level-k/index/play.htm?f

9. Have students take out the Alphabet writing practice worksheets out of their folder (printouts of http://www.enchantedlearning.com/letters/old/all.shtml and http://www.enchantedlearning.com/letters/cursiveall.shtml)

 

10. Have them practice using the HandwritingForKids websites.

Upper case letters (mayusculas)
www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/manuscript/animation/uppercase.htm Lower Case letters (minisculas) www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/manuscript/animation/lowercase.htm Cursive (Cursivo)
www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/cursive/animation/uppercase.htm
www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/cursive/animation/lowercase.htm

(Demonstrate how each letter is animated in the site when the mouse is placed over the letter. When you click on a letter the letter should be isolated and animated. Explain how to use the arrow keys at the top of the computer screen to return to the rest of the alphabet letters when they have finished practicing writing the one letter.)

11. Correct common mistakes with letters (based on the Spanish alphabet): Ff, Gg, Ii, Jj, Kk, Nn, Qq, Tt, Yy, Zz. (No RRrr or ˜n)

12. Free practice with alphabet letters in Starfall, Pumarosa, and HandwritingForKids.

13. Begin work on Basic Grammar book. Preview first 10 pages.

 

(ALPAHBET INFO)

Alphabet

ENGLISH ALPAHBET GAMES AND SONGS

http://www.agendaweb.org/grammar/alphabet.html
  

http://www.hello-world.com/English/song/alphabet.php ABC Song


A B C D E F G

H I J K

L M N O P

Q R S

T U V

W

X

Y and Z.

Now I've learned my ABCs. Tell me what you think of me! 

 

Alphabet Games in ENGLISH

http://www.literacycenter.net/lessonview_en.htm

 

Alpahbet Games in SPANISH

http://www.literacycenter.net/lessonview_es.htm

 

Alpabet Games in FRENCH

http://www.literacycenter.net/lessonview_fr.htm

Alphabet games in GERMAN

http://www.literacycenter.net/lessonview_de.htm

http://www.pumarosa.com/ingles/alphabet/index/load.htm?f

English Alphabet Sounds for Spanish Speakers

A=ei=Arbol (tree)

B=bi=Bola (ball)

C=si=Casa (house)

D=di=Dedo (finger)

E=i=Elote (corn)

F=ef=Foco (light)

G=yii=Gato (cat)

H=eich=Javier (Havier)

I=hay=Iguana

J=yei=Yoyo or (d)CHaqueta (jacket)

K=kei=Kilo

L=el=Lapiz (pencil)

M=em=Moneda (money)

N=en=No

O=ou=Oso (bird)

P=pi=Pico (peak)

Q=kiu=Queso (cheese)

R=ar=Robot

S=es=Serpiente (snake)

T=ti=Tomate (tomatoe)

U=iu=HAcha (ax)

V=vvi=Vecino (neighbor)

W=dabel-iu=agUA (water) or gUAnte (gloves)

X=ex=AleXandra

Y=uai=LLuvIA (rain)

Z=zzi=Zapatos (shoes) 
 

Day 4

1. Have class practice handwriting using worksheets from folder: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/letters/old/all.shtml and http://www.enchantedlearning.com/letters/cursiveall.shtml)

Pass out extra whole alphabet practice both regular and cursive worksheets. 

Have them practice using the HandwritingForKids websites: Upper case letters (mayusculas)
www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/manuscript/animation/uppercase.htm Lower Case letters (minisculas) www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/manuscript/animation/lowercase.htm Cursive (Cursivo)
www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/cursive/animation/uppercase.htm
www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/cursive/animation/lowercase.htm

2. While students are practicing handwriting, assess students individually for phonic knowledge of individual alphabet letters using Starfall assessments. Provide students with a printout of the Starphall Alpahbet page as seen on the website (http://www.starfall.com/n/level-k/index/play.htm?f) and circle all letters they will need to practice independently.

3. Demonstrate how to practice numbers 1-100

Pumarosa 1 The Numbers : Los Números: http://www.pumarosa.com/ingles/numbers/index/load.htm?f   LanguageGuide.org: http://www.languageguide.org/im/num/eng/

4. Orally review all numbers with special attention paid to difficult numbers (to pronounce) such as 3, 13, 30, & 33, as well as 6, 16, & 60. Use Pumarosa number pronunciation page for assistance:  http://www.pumarosa.com/ingles/numbers/pron_num/load.htm?f

5. Practice numbers with phone numbers in book on pages 8 & 9.

6. Practice Greetings

Pumarosa 1 Lesson 3 Greetings : Saludos: http://www.pumarosa.com/ingles/greetings/index/load.htm?f   LanguageGuide Level 1 Greetings: http://www.languageguide.org/txt/common/eng/   

7.  Review personal pronouns:

Personal/subject Pronouns on LanguageGuide.org:

http://www.languageguide.org/english/grammar/esp/part1/ 

Possessive Pronouns: http://www.languageguide.org/english/grammar/esp/part1/possession_this.jsp

Personal pronouns with Pumarosa:

http://www.pumarosa.com/ingles/pronouns/index/load.htm?fhttp://www.pumarosa.com/ingles/present_tense/ex_tobe_questions_nm/load.htm?f 

Personal Pronouns with Sheraton.com in Spanish http://www.shertonenglish.com/

ALL Pronouns: http://www.shertonenglish.com/resources/es/pronouns.php?sid=fcee9e3154ab5e2904e82058dfdc8ad6

Personal Pronouns:

Pronombres Personales I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they http://www.shertonenglish.com/resources/es/pronouns/pronouns-personal.php Accusative Pronouns

Pronombres Acusativos me, you, him, her, it, us, you, them http://www.shertonenglish.com/resources/es/pronouns/pronouns-accusative.php  Possessive Pronouns:  

Adjetivos Posesivos my, your, his her, its, our, your, their http://www.shertonenglish.com/resources/es/pronouns/adjectives-possessive.php            

8. MANY PRACTICE EXCERSISES for pronouns with Agendaweb.org http://agendaweb.org/grammar/pronouns.html     

9.   Complete p. 12-14 in Book. (Pay special attention to the phrase “middle initial” in book and provide translation.)

10. Closure: Review letter phonetic sounds using Alphabet page http://home.comcast.net/~tkowitt/site/?/page/Alphabet/ 

11. Sing Alphabet song http://www.hello-world.com/English/song/alphabet.php

Day 5

Independent practice of writing alphabet (regular and cursive) using HandwritingForKids website.

Upper case letters (mayusculas)
www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/manuscript/animation/uppercase.htm 

Lower Case letters (minisculas) www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/manuscript/animation/lowercase.htm

Cursive (Cursivo)
www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/cursive/animation/uppercase.htm
www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/cursive/animation/lowercase.htm

(Complete individual oral phonetics exam during this period)

 

2)      Sing alphabet song http://www.hello-world.com/English/song/alphabet.php

3)      Alphabet quiz

4)      Review numbers using LanguageGuide.org (1-100) http://www.languageguide.org/im/num/eng

 

5)      Review personal pronouns:

 

Pronouns on LanguageGuide.org

http://www.languageguide.org/english/grammar/esp/part1/

 

Pronouns on Pumarosa

 

Personal pronouns:

http://www.pumarosa.com/ingles/pronouns/index/load.htm?f 

http://www.pumarosa.com/ingles/present_tense/ex_tobe_questions_nm/load.htm?f 

Review Possessive pronouns with:

http://www.languageguide.org/english/grammar/esp/part1

 

MAIN SITE http://www.shertonenglish.com/

 

MAIN Pronoun page: http://www.shertonenglish.com/resources/es/pronouns.php?sid=fcee9e3154ab5e2904e82058dfdc8ad6

 

Pronombres Personales I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they

http://www.shertonenglish.com/resources/es/pronouns/pronouns-personal.php 

Pronombres Acusativos me, you, him, her, it, us, you, them http://www.shertonenglish.com/resources/es/pronouns/pronouns-accusative.php 

Adjetivos Posesivos my, your, his her, its, our, your, their http://www.shertonenglish.com/resources/es/pronouns/adjectives-possessive.php  

6)      Review vocabulary: middle initial, last name. Explain that names always start with a capital letter.

7)      Complete page 14-17 in book.

8)      Give practice Unit 1 exam.

 
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