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Learning the Spanish Language

Lesson 2

Lesson Title: Spanish Greetings

Lesson Author:  Mr. Nelson Baquero

Grade Level: 8-12 – First year.
Subject Area: Foreign Language
Time Allotted for the Lesson: 50 min.

Short Description of Lesson:
In this lesson, the learners are presented with a web-based instructional visual containing a short demonstration of a Spanish greeting. Students are encouraged to follow the model since a practice demonstration is to follow. Students must click on the different tabs to start the sequence. Repetition is the key to learning this particular lesson, therefore short clips are provided.

Classroom Layout and Grouping of Students:
The learner will be accessing the material from the school’s computer lab. The room is organized in four rows of 5 individualized stations, for a total of 20. When at home learner can continue to practice by accessing the material at anytime through an internet connection.

State Curriculum Standards met in this lesson:
I. Standard Number 1 (Goal One): Communicate in a Language Other Than English
1.3 Present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.
Performance Indicators: The student is able to describe assorted objects and people (e.g., dress, types of dwellings, foods); use appropriate vocabulary, gestures, and oral expressions for greetings, introductions, leave takings, and other common or familiar interactions (e.g., exchanging names, address, phone number, place of origin, general health/state of being; using the telephone; making and responding to requests).

National Education Technology Standards for Students (NETS•S) met in this lesson:
2. Communication and Collaboration
Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students:
a. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
b. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
c. develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures.
d. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.

Instructional Objective(s):
1. Given a web-interactive visual, students will be able to learn a short Spanish greeting, by viewing the video clips and practicing repetition, with 100% accuracy.

 Materials and resources needed for this lesson
1. A notebook or indexed folder 
2. A pencil or pen
3. Textbook to be decided.
Technology resources needed for this lesson
1. computer connected to internet with minimum speed of 56k baud-rate,
2. printer
Web Addresses needed for this lesson:

Student’s Present level of Performance and Knowledge:
There are not pre-requisite for this lesson. Students have previously used the computers in the computer lab, and teacher will give an accessibility introduction to help students.

Instructional Procedures
Lesson Set:
To raise attention and motivation, teacher gives a brief description of the lesson for the day, and explains why it is important to learn appropriate Spanish greetings. Next teacher ask students to pay close attention during the clips, and focus on greeting mannerisms, since there will be an evaluated demonstration at the end of class. Then the teacher encourages class participation by asking for two volunteers to demonstrate the learned greeting.
Techniques and Activities:
Dialogue vocabulary identification
Identify all new terms that will be introduce during the Spanish greeting.
Teacher introduces the vocabulary included in the web-interactive visual.
Next teacher explains how to access the visual and how to navigate through it.
Students are encouraged to visualize themselves performing the greeting.
Lesson Closure:
Teacher reminds students the importance of memorizing the corresponding word translations, because a greeting quiz will be given at the end of the week, to reinforce far learning.
10 minutes before the class ends, the teacher will ask students to collaborate in pairs of two and demonstrate the Spanish greeting learned during this lesson. 

Adaptations for Special Learners:
Short video and audio clips are used in the web-interactive visual to help learners create a mental model of the learned lesson, and to minimize cognitive load. Teacher will assist those students with visual impairment needing a larger computer screen resolution. 

Supplemental Activities: Extension and remediation:
Teacher will be available after school to answer additional questions and provide additional explanations.


Students will be assessed formative and informally on the basis of completing a Spanish greeting demonstration, worth 10 points, in front of the class.
A post Greeting vocabulary quiz, worth 20 points, will be given at the end of the week to allow students’ time to memorize content and vocabulary.
Students are required to keep a topic-indexed notebook or folder. Writing and taking notes from the instructor’s explanations and from the web-interactive visual is worth 30 points.

Grading Criteria:


Post greetings quiz 
Hands-on Demonstration 





Total points = 100

GRADE Percentage

A = 100-90
B = 89-80
C = 79-70
D = 60-69
F = 59-0

Student Products:
Taking the quiz at the end of the week and turning-in a topic-indexed notebook or folder including the Spanish grammar presented during this lesson.  

* Note: This lesson plan template is adapted from the model that is recommended in the book Preparing to Use Technology: A Practical Guide for Technology Integration.