Create a booklet during the year to use for review of learned vocabulary
Lesson objective: Students will create a booklet during the year for review
of learned vocabulary.
Materials: 24 x 9 Black construction paper, colored paper scraps (from
recycle box), glue, scissors.
- After you have learned colors and clothing (or vocabulary
from some other sort of unit), have your students make a"un payaso." Post
your example of your payaso. (My suggestion is to create one of your own
of each, first, to see how they go.)
- Pass out one piece of black paper to each student and ask them to use
only cut paper (no drawing). They are to create a clown dressed extremely
bizarrely--using loud colors. The more detail, the better.
- Demonstrate how to cut things out, like hair that will stick out,
applying texture, etc. . . . Discuss extras, like bows, hats, flowers, fingers,
buttons, etc. . . . (Don't forget to include striped and polka dotted things,
etc.) State requirements like the need for hats, accessories, shoes, hands
and textured hair, etc. Try to have them include as much of your covered
vocabulary in their pictures as possible.
- Have one group at a time go to the box of scraps and pick 3-4 colors to
work with. Pass out scissors and glue for students.
- Supervise activity, offering suggestions. When done, laminate them
and post on the bulletin board.
Closure: Use these to review and discuss vocabulary for color, numbers
body parts and clothing. Example: Have a student talk about his 'payaso'
using his Spanish as much as he can. "My clown has 2 red shoes, three
green buttons, red hair and a yellow hat." (Mi payaso tiene dos zapatos,
tres zapatos, tres butones verdes, pelorojo y un sombrero amarillo.)
Make the same sort of pictures with houses by making colorful houses
with windows, flowers, trees, chimneys, doors, etc. that will use house
- Weather (four different types of weather on 4 quarters of the one black
- Family (Showing 3 or 4 family members all sizes and ages to talk
about-including their clothing)
- Rooms in a house (showing furniture in each room)
- Town setting (depicting different buildings, ie. the park, the library, etc.
- The classroom (depicting all the different vocabulary words, including a
student and a teacher)
- Happy, sad, etc. (Tengo _______) (Pictures of hungry, thirsty, happy,
When done with these, collect, laminate and save them. At the end of the
year, make into their own booklets for each of them to use to practice
their vocabulary. There are no words in the book, only colorful pictures
that they can use as prompts to describe using their learned vocabulary.
Kathy would be glad to answer any questions that you have about these lessons. Please write to her.