- Play a tape of animal sounds and have the students hold up a puppet of the animal that makes that sound.
- Then a student shows his or her puppet and makes the animalís sound. Another student says the name of the animal.
- Students are grouped into threes to play a Charades-type game. One member of each group selects an animal name from a hat. Allow two minutes for group collaboration. In whispering voices, each group decides how they will role-play that animal. Call each group up to the front of the class to perform. The rest of the class guesses which animal was portrayed. If students need more assistance, the actors could make the animal sound in addition to the action.
- Begin a Venn diagram with the students to compare the sounds animals in English make versus those that animals make in Spanish. Pairs can complete their own diagrams together. For example:
Assessment: Can the students produce the animal sounds when they see an action and name the animal when they hear the sound or do they need assistance in the form of either/or questions? Is each pairís diagram complete including all of the animal sounds in the appropriate place or is it incomplete? Did the pair attempt to speak in Spanish during the activity or did they lapse into English?
Objectives: ˙TLW will listen to, enjoy, and recite a poem about animals sounds. TLW will compare the sounds that animals make in Spanish with those the animals make in English.
Language in Use: hace; pío,pío (pajarito), miau (gato); guau, guau (perro); gru gru (leon); hiiiiiiii (caballo); iii (mono), gru gru (tigre), brreh (elefante). ¿Cómo hace el pajarito en inglés? ¿En España? ¿Cómo hace el tigre? ¿Quién hace miau, el tigre o el gato?
Materials: Tape of animal sounds in Spanish, student-made animal puppets for each student to hold up, small pieces of paper with animal names in Spanish written on them, a hat
Communication 1.1: Students provide and obtain information about animals and their sounds;
Communication 1.2: Students understand and interpret written and spoken language about animals;
Comparisons 4.2: Students demonstrate understanding of the nature of culture through comparisons of the animal sounds in Spanish and English;