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Children's Literature/WL Lesson Plans

Technology/WL Lessons Plans
Title Topic Print
A Trip to the Zoo animals printer-friendly version
Around the Mexican Town maps/ directions printer-friendly version
Can You Describe Me? wild animals printer-friendly version
Can You Find the Color? colors printer-friendly version
Diez amigos van al mercado
  (Ten Friends Go to the Market)
shopping printer-friendly version
¿Dónde está?
   (Where is it?)
locations printer-friendly version
Eyewitness personal description printer-friendly version
Finding a Job reading ads/ writing letters printer-friendly version
First Aid Squad basic questions printer-friendly version
Le Bonhomme Sandwich
  (The Sandwich Man)
body parts printer-friendly version
Let's Make Paella food printer-friendly version
My Home Town giving directions printer-friendly version
¿Qué vas a hacer?
  (What are you going to do?)
weekend plans printer-friendly version
Title Topic Print
Anuncios comerciales
persuading others printer-friendly version
Having a Bad Day self expression/ persuading printer-friendly version
Title Topic Print
A Conversation in a Restaurant foods/ descriptions printer-friendly version
Aclarando malentendidos
  (Conflict resolution)
self expression printer-friendly version
Dangerous Weather vacations/ weather printer-friendly version
Frida Kahlo: Mi interpreptaci Mexican art printer-friendly version
The Incompetent Doctor health printer-friendly version
Las Meninas art descriptions printer-friendly version
Letter to a Friend expressing thoughts and emotions printer-friendly version
Problem in the Emergency Room health printer-friendly version
Problems at the Airport traveling printer-friendly version
Un Nouveau Parfum creating/ describing printer-friendly version
Vive La France Libre DeGaulle/ French Resistance printer-friendly version
Vive le Francais! relationship of language and culture printer-friendly version
Ferris French's Day Off! health, excuses printer-friendly version

Lesson plans and assessments contributed by Central Jersey World Languages Professional Development Institute 2000.
¿Dónde está? (Where is it?)

Title: ¿Dónde está? (Where is it?)

Topic: Location

Level: Novice

Focus Age Group: 10 to 12 years

National Standards Goals:

Communication   Cultures   Connections   Comparisons   Communities

Communicative Mode:

Interpersonal   Interpretive   Presentational

NJ Cumulative Progress Indicators:

  • 7.1.5    Provide and obtain information on familiar topics
  • 7.1.8    Create and respond to simple phrases, questions, and sentences
  • 7.1.10  Generate and respond to short messages such as invitations, directions, announcements, and appointments

Timeframe: 30 minutes of one class period

Description of the Task
You are forgetful. When you can't find something, you ask your mom because somehow she always knows where your things are. You must ask the logical questions to find the objects in front of you and tape them in the correct location.

Materials Needed: Picture of the inside of a house, pictures of 10 objects, tape

Teacher Notes:

  • Provide each student with a copy of a house, cut-out pictures of 10 items that are going to be "lost" in the house (sneakers, pencil, etc.) and 10 strips of tape.
  • Students put tape on the backs of the objects and then place them as well as the house on the desk in front of them.
  • Students will ask the teacher the question "¿Dónde está mi _____?" to discover the location of the missing object.
  • Repeat this process until all objects have been used.
  • Collect work and evaluate.
  • Students should have a previous vocabulary base which includes common school supplies, direction words (under, next to, etc.), rooms in a home, and furniture.

Scoring Criteria:

3 Exceeds expectations
  • Student correctly places 8 or more objects
2 Meets expectations
  • Student correctly places 5 to 7 objects
1 Does not meet expectations
  • Student correctly places fewer than 5 objects

Kristina E. Fellin
John Witherspoon Middle School
217 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540


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