But I like to establish a routine with some additional activities. I'm only doing Spanish 1 this year, but these activities worked for other levels because you can always use more language when reacting or describing whatever it may be. And these are great to get into class mode.
Often times I pick something because it relates (well or loosely) to some words we have been going over or I simply find it hilarious and need to share it but find a way to get the high frequency words in there.
Here is what I ended up on. Since we only meet every other day (due to block scheduling), I really will only do this 10 or so times each. The thing I enjoy is I can often do some different passes of old words and/or add some enrichment vocab (for those quick kids who want more vocab) and sometimes (if appropriate) I can do some pop-up grammar.
Mondays - Memes - TEMPLATE
Tuesdays - Joke - TEMPLATE
Friday - Fails (pictures/videos) - TEMPLATE
others I have used or wouldn't mind using sometime:
- trending topics in Spanish speaking countries on Twitter
- Pick-up lines
- Proverbs / wise sayings
- Chuck Norris facts (these aren't popular to kids anymore)
- wacky news story
- viral videos
- movie trailers
- pranks (so many on youtube!)
If you can think of any others that you have used or would like to, comment below!
After these we'll do reading from a novel, some TPR, a song, a story, PAT, etc.
*I am able to do so much during class as a result of 90 minute classes every other day.