Post pictures of la granja, el circo, la casa, and la selva in four different places in the classroom.
- Teacher asks the following questions and the students point to the pictures of the places: ¿Dónde está la granja?, ¿Dónde está el circo?, ¿Dónde está la selva?, ¿Dónde está la casa?
- Students listen to teacher state the name of an animal and then point to a picture of the place where the animal lives. (Some animals, such as the horse, may live in two places.)
- Teacher tosses an animal to a student who walks over to the picture of that animal's corresponding place of residence.
- Students respond to open-ended questions about each animal and its place of residence. (¿Dónde vive el elefante?)
- Students are grouped into pairs. Give each pair a sheet with animal pictures on it. Student A points to and names an animal and asks another student to name the place where the animal lives. Student B then points to a different animal, asking Student A where that animal lives. Student A responds with the animal's residence. Students repeat this procedure until they have asked each other about all of the animal pictures.
Assessment: Observe students. Are they able to identify all of the animals? Are they demonstrating comprehension by pointing to and standing under the appropriate place of residence? Are they staying in Spanish during the pair activity? Are their questions understandable? Can they identify each animalís place of residence?
Objectives: TLW will understand the names of the animalsí and where they live.
Language in Use: la granja, el circo, la selva, la casa, el elefante, el pájaro, el pajarito, el mono, el gato, el tigre, el caballo, el perro, el león, ¿Dónde está la/el ______?, ¿Dónde vive el tigre? El tigre vive en el circo.
Materials: Posters of where each animal lives, pair plastic or stuffed animals, sheet of animal pictures
Communication 1.1: Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, and exchange opinions about animals and where they live.
Communication 1.2: Students understand and interpret spoken language about animals.