Tracy Rains
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Middle School, High School
  • Introduction to Spanish
  • La Escuela
  • adjectives
  • communication
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
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    Downloadable docs, Interactive, Text/HTML, Video

    Describe Your Class

    Describe Your Class


    What is your favorite class?  How would you describe that class or teacher? Are they fun, interesting, boring, etc.? In this seminar you will learn new adjectives that describe what your classes may be like.

    ACTFL Standards

    • Communication: Interpersonal and Interpretive

    • Cultures: Practices to Perspectives

    • Comparisons: Cultural Comparisons

    Learning Target

    I can understand simple captions under photos.

    Habits of Mind

    Applying past knowledge to new situations

    Critical Thinking Skill

    Constructing Support




    Introductory warm-up activity.

    Did you ever read a picture book?  Pictures really help tell a story and can help someone read what the text says.  In this seminar you will be able to use new vocabulary and pictures to figure out what words mean.  Try this one!

    By: alefargan, CC0,

    Academic/Concept Vocabulary

    View the vocabulary list here.


    Read and watch the resources to learn about this concept, then do the practice activity.




    Click here to read.

    Learn Spanish 100 most used adjectives in Spanish

    Play the match game in this interactive to practice and learn the vocabulary terms you will need to understand for this Seminar.  Choose another study tool to practice also!

    Explore More

    Read about Puerto Rico's public education system here.


    Discuss your ideas / opinions / understandings.


    Based on what you learned in the Explore and Engage sections of this Seminar, answer the following prompt:

    Look at a Website for El Colegio Abraham Lincoln , a bilingual school in Bogota, Colombia. Colegio is a false cognate. It does not mean college or university. In some countries it means school, and in some countries it means private school. Browse through their scheduling and school has to offer. After reading about the Colegio, what are some differences in scheduling that you see from a school in Colombia to the school you attend? Were any of them interesting to you? Why or why not?


    Now it is time to self-check how much you have learned about the this topic.  If you do not know as much as you thought, go back to the “Explore” section of this seminar and reread, rewatch, or redo the activities listed.  See your facilitator if you have questions.


    This is a task or project where you can show what you know.

    You have just arrived to España and you received your class schedule to your new school.  Create a schedule you may receive.  The first column must be a sentence indicating at what period the class is, the second column indicates the class, the third column is a sentence that describes the class you mention in the second column, and the fourth column is a picture of the class.  Your class schedule must have at least 5 different classes. Your schedule must be in the following format:

    La hora

    La clase

    Una frase para describir la clase

    Una foto de la clase


    Primera hora


    La clase de matemáticas


    La clase de matemáticas es aburrida.



    Complete this wrap-up activity where you reflect on your learning.  

    1. Write a reflection essay answering the following questions:

    • Imagine your family just had to move abruptly to Mexico. Do you think you would feel comfortable in a Spanish school? Is your vocabulary of classroom objects and schools strong enough? Why or why not?  



    2. Post an Artifact.

    • Include an artifact(s) that contains specific experiences, readings, assignments, or discussions in this course that supports your point.

    • What did you learn by creating this artifact? Be specific.

    • How did this artifact and other course elements help you reach it? Be specific.