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tech lessons: Conexiones

Title: Conexiones CD-Rom

Level: High School

Standards Addressed:
  Foreign Language Standards NETS Performance Indicators (9-12)
1. Correo 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 1,2,3,4
2. Kiosco 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 4.2 1,2,3,4,5,6
3. A conversar 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2, 5.1 2,3,4
4. A jugar 1.2, 2.1, 3.1, 4.1, 4.2 1,5,6
Timeframe: Three - four 45-minute class periods

Materials Needed: Conexiones CD-Rom (IBM version) to accompany text by Eduardo Zayas-Bazán, Susan Bacon and Dulce García

Activities: Each chapter has four corresponding activities:

  1. Correo: Students read an e-mail message written to them and can look at two pictures related to the note. They then respond to it by writing a letter in Spanish, and can save it to disk, or print it.
  2. Kiosco: Students read an article related to the chapter and complete an activity. There are comprehension questions and then a directed search that can be completed using other sources. This is a directed research, with specific procedural steps given. Students are reading, writing, and connecting to other things. There is a WWW icon to allow for an internet search while you are using the CD-Rom.
  3. A conversar: Listening/ speaking - Students click on "Play question" and listen to a native speaker asking a question of a second person. Students can then record an answer and play it back to listen to themselves and/or listen to a second native speaker giving their response to compare. There are approximately five.
  4. A jugar: By answering multiple-choice questions correctly, a photo puzzle related to the theme is uncovered. This task involves reading, critical thinking and visuals. There are approximately five.

Leslie Port
Toms River HS South
55 Hyers Street
Toms River, NJ 08753


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