- Divide the class into two teams. Assign a referee (who is good at writing and spelling) to each team. Give the referees an equal number of student weather drawings from Activity #9.
- When you give the signal, the referees post one picture in her/his teamís spot on the chalkboard, asks the question, ¿Qué tiempo hace?, and indicates to the team to send one student to the board. The students at the board then each write a sentence about their pictures.
- The team referee checks the sentence, gives the team: 1 point for two or more errors, 2 points for one error, and 3 points for no errors, erases the sentence, posts a new picture, asks ¿Qué tiempo hace?, and indicates that another student should come to the board.
- After all of a refereeís pictures have been posted and described and all of the students on the team are all seated, that team can shout ¡Mira!. The first team to shout ¡Mira! receives three extra points. When both teams are finished the referees add up their teamís points. The team with the most points wins the game.
Assessment: Are the students participating appropriately in the game? Are the referees reading and evaluating the sentences seriously and assigning the correct number of points? Are the students able to write sentences with few to no mistakes?
Objectives: TLW be able to interpret a picture and write a sentence describing the weather in Spanish.
Languages In Use: ¿Que tiempo hace?, Hace frio., Hace calor., Hace fresco., Hace sol., Hace viento., Hace buen tiempo., Mira
Materials: chalk, chalkboard, pictures of weather expressions, masking tape
Communication 1.1: Students provide written information about weather pictures when they write a descriptive sentence.
Communication 1.2: Referees understand and interpret written language when they read and evaluate the sentences.
Connections 3.1: Students practice cooperative learning through their participation in the game.