Daily Routine- English Template, Novice High

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The Daily Routine


In this activity, students will ask their partner questions to create an appropriate schedule of activities. Students will describe their daily activities and routines. Students will learn how to describe time, activities, and days of the week. They will also learn how to ask questions regarding time and activities. 

Proficiency Level:

 Novice High


Daily Routine, Shower, Bedtime, Schedule, Plan, Weekend

NCSSFL-ACTFL World-Readiness Standards:

  • Standard 1.1 Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
  • Standard 1.2 Students understand and interpret spoken and written (target language) on a variety of topics.
  • Standard 1.3 Students present information, concepts, and ideas in (target language)  to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.

Idaho State World Language Standards:

  • COMM 1.1 - Interact and negotiate meaning (spoken, signed, written conversation) to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions
  • COMM 2.1 - Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.
  • COMM 3.1 - Present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics using appropriate media in the target language.
  • CONN 2.3 - Compare and contrast cultural similarities and differences in authentic materials.

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can exchange information about what to do in my home town or favorite town.
  • I can compare and contrast my daily routine with friends.
  • I can interact with a partner to create a daily routine and itinerary for an outing.
  • In my own and other cultures I can interpret simple schedules and consider how people think about time (intercultural).

Materials Needed:

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1. Begin by introducing the Can-Dos for today’s activity, found on the Google Slideshow

2. Following the warm up slide on the Google Slideshow, there are pictures of things people do as part of their daily routine. By clicking the mouse one more time the word will be uncovered for the lab to see.

"Now, we are going to play a game. I am going to put a picture on the screen and you will all need to tell me what the word for that picture is in Spanish."

Main Activity

1. Split your group into 2 groups; the celebrities and the personal assistants. Using the name tags on the Slideshow, assign each "celebrity" a famous person on the board.

"We are going to split into two groups. One group will be celebrities and the other group will be personal assistants. For this activity, Karen you are Penelope Cruz, Andrew will be Luis Fonsi, etc..."
2.  The personal assistants need to ask the celebrities questions to find out more about their daily routine and preferences. *The "Preguntas a Considerar" are in the slideshow, leave them up for students to reference during the main activity. Personal assistants need to record the celebrities' responses on a personal whiteboard using a Vis-A-Vis marker. 

"The personal assistants need to ask questions to the celebrities to understand their preferences and routines. The celebrities will have to respond. There are some questions on the screen that you can use on the screen, you can use them throughout the activity. The personal assistants need to write the answers of the celebrities."  

3. Pass out the Itinerary Sheets (one per group of 2 students). Using the information they gathered, the assistant and the celebrity will create an itinerary for a one day visit to the personal assistant's favorite town. The itinerary should include both the getting ready part and then what they will actually do for the date.

"The personal assistants and celebrities need to work together to create an itinerary for the celebrity. The itinerary takes place in the favorite city of the assistant. The itinerary needs to include the steps to get ready for the day and the fun activities to do in the city" 

3. After students have finished making their itineraries, have them share a few things about their itinerary. (You can use the provided questions or make up your own.)

"Each group needs to share some things about their itinerary" 
"Can you share two parts from the preparation for the day?"

"What two activities are you going to do in the city?"

4.  *If, there's time, have them switch roles.
"We are going to change roles and do the process over again. Now the personal assistants will be the celebrities and the celebrities will be the personal assistants." 


Ask students some of the following questions to finish the lab: 

1.  "What is something that you should never forget to do in your morning daily routine" 

2.  "What is your favorite part of the day?"

3.  "Do you have something unique about your daily lab?" 

End of lab:

• Read Can-Do statements once more and have students evaluate their confidence. 
(Use thumbs up/thumbs down or download our student cards.) 
• Encourage students to be honest in their self-evaluation.
• Pay attention, and try to use feedback for future labs!

Relevant NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can exchange information about what to do in my home town or favorite town.
  • I can compare and contrast my daily routine with friends.
  • I can interact with a partner to create a daily routine and itinerary for an outing.
  • In my own and other cultures I can interpret simple schedules and consider how people think about time (intercultural).

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