Today's peek into my classroom: a writing activity based on a real guide of "What's on in Madrid?" that I got while I lived there. (You can download current and past issues of the pamphlet on the Madrid VCB webpage. Be sure to check out all the other awesome resources on the page while you're there!) My students get to choose from several pages that I've copied for them from my pamphlet: such as "Museums and Parks" and "Food and Flamenco".
|one of the guide pages my students can choose from|
|Students fill in one row for each place they choose.|
And of course, they get to learn more about Madrid! (We do this activity the day after we watch the part of a video about Spain that focuses on Madrid, so they have some background knowledge about the city.) Students who choose "Museums/Parks" get a peek at some of the famous places to visit in Madrid, and the students who choose "Food/Flamenco" get to learn about Spanish foods from the restaurant descriptions. I also run a self-scrolling slideshow with pictures of Madrid on the projector while they work so they can see more sights.
As with all culture-vocab combination activities I do, students are WAY more intensely engaged than if they were just practicing the language by itself!