IU8 Author
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Middle School, High School
  • La Familia
  • family
  • la fiesta
  • la-fiesta
  • parties
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    Activities at Parties

    Activities at Parties


    Planning a party or being at a party can be a lot of fun.  What types of activities happen at a party or do people do  You may already know a few, but in this seminar we will take a look at more specific verbs dealing with a party.

    ACTFL Standards

    • Communication: Interpersonal Communication

    • Cultures: Relating Cultural Practices to Perspectives


    Learning Target

    I can ask for and provide information on various topics.

    Habits of Mind

    Applying past knowledge to new situations

    Critical Thinking Skill



    Introductory warm-up activity.

    Parties are full of fun activities, friends, family, and yummy food! What other activities do you do at parties, would it include the same things as this party? What you do at a birthday party, may be different than what you do at Las Fallas, so let's learn more about these celebrations and what you do!

    Academic/Concept Vocabulary

    • Abrir

    • Celebrar

    • Decorar

    • Hacer un video

    • Preparar

    • Sacar fotos


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




    Click here to read.

    Watch the video Top Parties in Spain, spanish famous festivals .

    • Be sure to take notes as you watch.

    • Rewatch, rewind and pause as you need.

    Use this interactive to practice and learn the vocabulary terms you will need to understand for this Seminar. Choose your study mode!

    Explore More

    Access one, many, or all of these resources to explore this topic more deeply.

    • Read and learn more about Dia de Los Muertos here.


    Discuss your ideas / opinions / understandings.

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

    • Did you do your work the way other people did theirs? In what ways did you do it differently? In what ways was your work or process similar? You may refer to online work or work you have done in the classroom.


    Now it is time to self-check how much you have learned about 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 are planning a themed birthday party for a friend or family member.  What theme would you pick?  Write 4-5 sentences in Spanish using your vocabulary words from this module to describe the birthday party.  Find a picture online that goes with your description.  Submit your typed sentences and picture together.  You will be graded on your usage of vocabulary, grammar, and spelling.



    Write a reflection paragraph answering the following questions:

    • In what ways have you improved in your (concept/skill) ?

    • What brought about those improvements?

    • What was your biggest accomplishment in the seminar?