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Lesson Plan

Subject/Grade Level: 7th- 8th/ Introduction to Spanish

Lesson Title:
Who is in your Family?

Lesson Duration: 60 minutes

Performance Objective: Upon completion of this lesson, the student will be able to
Will be differentiate between family members in Spanish
Will be able to differentiate sibling birth order (oldest, youngest, older, younger)
Will be able to describe family relationships (his father, my sister, her brother, etc)

Preparation

Framework Strand:
Communication, Comparisons

Content Standard Competencies/Objectives:


Communication:
1. Interpersonal Communicate on very familiar topics using a variety of words and phrases
that have been practiced and memorized.
b. Ask and answer a variety of simple questions.
c. Communicate basic information about myself and people I know.
5. Interpretive Reading Understand familiar words, phrases, and sentences within short and
simple texts related to everyday life and understand the main idea of what is being read.
a. Recognize words, phrases, and characters when associated with already known
material.
b. Understand short, simple messages on familiar topics.
Comparisons
Standards
1. Language Comparisons: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on
the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own.
MS CCR/CCSS:
L.7.1a. Explain the function of phrases and clauses in general and their function in
specific sentences.

ISTE:
1. Empowered Learner
Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing,
achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning
goals, informed by the learning sciences. Students:
b. build networks and customize their learning environments
in ways that support the learning process.
c. use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves
their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety
of way
Instructional Aids:
La Familia PowerPoint presentation
Thing Link image of siblings with relationships labeled in Spanish
Ruth Ricks - Introduction to Spanish - La Familia Plan
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PurposeGames link: https://www.purposegames.com/game/spanish-family-members-quiz
Que Chevere 1A Textbook

Materials Needed:
Adivina Quien worksheet
Equipment Needed:
Computer and projector
Internet access
Desired Student Prerequisites:
Understanding of noun, adjective order in Spanish
Understanding of use of tener (to have)
Introduction/Anticipatory Set
Show Elf meme Family is my favorite, and tell students Vamos a hablar sobre la familia (Were going to talk
about the family!). Show objectives for the day.
Lesson Outline/Procedures: Instructor Notes:
1. Teacher will introduce the family vocabulary using the La Familia 3. Ask, either or questions
PowerPoint like, es el padre o el madre?
2. Students will listen and repeat vocabulary to check for vocabulary
understanding (es un madre)
a. Students will write vocabulary in their vocabulary notebooks
Ask yes or no questions es
3. Teacher will briefly review new vocabulary with just pictures showing
un perro? (si, no)
a. Teacher will question for understanding
b. Students will answer either or, yes or no questions
4. Show Thing Link picture and have students try to answer three questions on
the photo
a. Have student write their answers to the following questions on the
photo
A. How many younger siblings does Mrs. Ricks have?
B. How many older siblings does Mrs. Ricks have? 8. Example description while
C. How many older siblings does Mrs. Ricks have? talking about photos:
Es mi madre, es la esposa de
D. How many older brothers does Mrs. Ricks have?
mi hermano, es la hermana
E. How many younger sisters does Mrs. Ricks have?
de mi amiga
b. Review photo questions, having students raise their hands to
answer or select randomly (I have a cup with students names on
clothespins to pull from)
5. Continue family vocabulary with students listening and repeating and
writing the new words down in their vocabulary notebooks
6. Family member quiz game on purpose games
a. Students are divided into two predetermined teams to compete
for the lowest quiz time on the game
7. Introduce Spanish possessives using La Familia PowerPoint (his father, my
mother, her sister, etc.)
8. The teacher will show pictures of their family and talk about the
relationships (in Spanish)
9. The teacher will show students a picture of the Flintstone Family and have
them write 3 sentences in Spanish that describe the characters
relationships to one another
10. Students will complete the ?Quien es? Worksheet
11. For class tomorrow, ask students to email themselves a picture of their
family with at least 5 family members (pets count), or a picture of a famous
family or a cartoon family (NOT the Flintstones). They will use this image to
create their own Thing Ling image to present to the class in Spanish

Application

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Guided Practice:
PowerPoint
Thing Link image and questions on image
Family member quiz game on purpose games

Independent Practice:
Answering questions on Thing Link image
Quien es? Worksheet
Sentences on Flintstone family relationships

Summary
Lesson Closure:
Teacher will ask students to email themselves a picture of their family with at least 5 family members (pets count),
or a picture of a famous family or a cartoon family (NOT the Flintstones). They will use this image to create their
own Thing Ling image to present to the class in Spanish. Teacher will have students verbally list relationships they
could label in their picture.
Evaluation
Informal Assessment/Review:
PowerPoint
Thing Link image and questions on image
Family member quiz game on purpose games

Formal Assessment:
Students find a picture of a family (famous, cartoon) and label the image.
Quien es? Worksheet

Lesson Extension
Extension/Enrichment:
Family Tree Extension activity (end of Familia PowerPoint)
Have students draw their own (real or imaginary) family tree. They can use the para decir mas
vocabulary on pg. 151 if needed, and use the model on page 150.
o Use https://bubbl.us/ to make out a family tree example
Have students guess the family members of additional pictures
If Chromebooks are available, have students go ahead and find a picture to start working on Thing Link,
and open a Thing Link account if they dont already have one
Accommodations/Differentiation:
Discuss how families can be different and teach stepmother, stepbrother, half-brother, etc. vocabulary

References:
Flintstone image: http://www.listal.com/list/cute-cartoon-families
Elf image: http://picsmine.com/37-funny-family-meme-images-photos/
https://www.purposegames.com/game/spanish-family-members-quiz
Quien es? Worksheet from La Profesora Frita La Familia en Espanol Family Unit lesson set (teachers pay teachers)
Que Chevere 1A EMC World Languages, 2016.

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