explicacion autoprueba

explicacion autoprueba - glance to make sure the words are...

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Colegas, Attached please find the template I use for the AUTOPRUEBAS. I'll offer a few suggestions below, but please know that, in my experience, this does not create extra work for us; rather, it puts the responsibility of choosing and learning new, interesting words squarely on the students' shoulders. 1) I put a copy of the template on my FirstClass conference so students go and print one out every time we have a new vocabulary unit. You could handle this through almost any email or fileshare program. I do this once and it's there for the whole year. 2) On night #1, they choose 15 words and list them in the left and middle columns, leaving the right column blank. Sometimes these are words from readings, others from Breaking the Spanish Barrier or Triángulo. 3) On day #2, they hand in the list. They tear off the left column to use to study and I keep the right side. This is the quiz that I will give right back to each of them the next day. I give this a quick
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Unformatted text preview: glance to make sure the words are new and interesting. 4) On night #2, in addition to other homework, they study their list of words and definitions. 5) On day #3 we dedicate 5 minutes at the start of class to take the quiz. Students fill in definitions in the right hand column. I vary this over the course of the year: Spanish to English, English to Spanish, Spanish to Spanish with definitions, Spanish to Spanish with synonyms, etc. This process may seem long, but we teachers don't prepare anything and we don't correct anything until the day of the quiz. The students own the words and the process and do almost all the work at home. After kids get the hang of it, in two or three tries, it works perfectly. I find that this process really augments the more traditional way of dealing with vocabulary in discussion, class notes and Q & A....
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