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Teacher Name-:  Romeo Panetta Date-:  Spanish Language
Grade Level-:  1 Subject-:  Spanish Language
Title-:  The Barking Mouse Unit-:  Foreign Languages
Period-:  4
Title--: Foreign Language
Introduction/Focusing Event-:   This will be an introductory lesson for grade 1. The teacher will display the following website on the screen from the computer: Students will follow along as they listen to the story of The Barking Mouse.

Content/Language Goals-:   Students will learn the vocabulary for family names and some common sentences.
Students will learn to appreciate another culture and their language.
Curriculum Standards-:   NL-FL.K-12.1 COMMUNICATION

Communicate in Languages Other Than English--
Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions
Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics
Students present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.

Gain Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures

Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studied
Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the culture studied.

Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information

Students reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language
Students acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its cultures.
Cultural Objectives/Performance Indicators-:   NL-ENG.K-12.9 MULTICULTURAL UNDERSTANDING

Students develop an understanding of and respect for diversity in language use, patterns, and dialects across cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions, and social roles.

Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home & Around the World

Students use the language both within and beyond the school setting
Students show evidence of becoming lifelong learners by using the language for personal enjoyment and enrichment.
Learning Objectives/Performance Indicators-:   After listening to the story of The Barking Mouse, the students will be able to work independently on the computer to review the story.
Students will learn family words and common sentences in Spanish.
After the students listen to a guest speaker, they will ask questions to learn more about the Hispanic culture.
Given a set of word cards, students will practice saying these words aloud to a partner.
Lesson Development /Demonstration/Explanation-:   The teacher will begin by using a KWL chart, brainstorming with students to understand their previous knowledge. They will list What We Know About Spanish Language and Culture. What We Want To Know About Spanish Language and Culture. At the end of the lesson, the students will complete the last section of the chart, What We Learned About Spanish Language and Culture.
Teacher will display the Cuban folktale, The Barking Mouse on the screen from the computer. After students enjoy this story for the second time, the teacher will post word cards on a bulletin board, displaying words from the story in Spanish. Children will have individual sets of these cards for independent practice. After a discussion about the story and how the mother mouse saved her family, lead the students to understand how a "second language" helped mother mouse. Apply this to their own life. When would they use this language?
Students will then be directed to the computer Lab to work with partners and reread the story independently.
A guest speaker will be invited to the classroom to share Hispanic culture, clothing, foods, etc. and language with the students. After listening, the students will ask their preplanned questions to the speaker. If possible, the guest speaker should be a parent or family member of a student in the class or a significant adult in the students' life.
Accommodations for Special Needs-:   Students who experience difficulty with the computer will be partnered with a student more proficient.
Teacher will spend one on one time with students having difficulty with word cards.
Students needing more challenge will be directed to addition websites to explore.
Materials/Resources-:   Website:
Computer and screen for teacher
Computers in computer lab for students
Word cards
Prepared questions for guest speaker
Assessment Of Lesson-:   Students will be assessed with the following checklist:
1. Student displayed listening skills during the reading of story.
2. Student participated in creating a questionnaire for the guest speaker.
3. Student was able to learn the words for family members and common sentences.
4. Student was attentive to the guest speaker.
5. Student was able to use the computer with ease.
Independent Practice-:   Students will work with a partner on the computer. They will read the story of The Barking Mouse and other websites that the teacher assigns.
Teacher Reflection-:   Did the students show respect for the guest speaker? Did the students gain an appreciation for learning another language and culture? What did the students enjoy most? How will I follow up this lesson?
How well did the students complete the last section of the KWL chart? What Did I Learn About Spanish Language and Culture?