The introduction of Hispanic culture in classrooms is crucial in fostering cultural awareness and understanding. Having a set of pre-selected scaffolded cultural activities in Hispanic culture to use thought the school year is an incredible resource for teachers looking to bring cultural relevance to their classes.
Culture and Proficiency for All Students
The Top 12 Scaffolded Cultural Activities, designed for novice to advanced students, include 12 different activities that are aligned with AP Spanish Language and Culture themes. With three scaffolded versions for each activity, teachers can use them in mixed or multiple-level classrooms, saving them time and effort in planning and preparation.
The set contains scaffolded activities for students of all levels, from novice to advanced, and provides an excellent mix between culture and language proficiency. Reading, speaking, and writing activities based on authentic resources, with texts that have been carefully adapted for each level, are included.
What are some scaffolding Spanish activities to use
The reading activities provide an insight into the lives of famous Hispanic artists such as Fernando Botero, Antonio Gaudí, and Eva Perón, and provide an opportunity for students to describe their work and identify how their work relates to their country.
The activities are designed to help students reflect, discuss, and give their opinions, which are key elements of language proficiency.
The scaffolded activities are also relevant and timely, covering topics that are important to Hispanic culture. For instance, the activity about hurricanes in Puerto Rico helps students understand the environmental challenges faced by the island and the impact of hurricanes on its citizens and economy. The activity on Marca Peru informs students about the government’s initiative to promote Peruvian products, tourism and more, thereby helping them appreciate the efforts made to promote the country’s identity and culture.
The activities also provide opportunities for writing tasks based on students’ proficiency levels, which is essential in developing their writing skills. Writing tasks help students to improve their grammar, syntax, and vocabulary while enabling them to express themselves creatively. Teachers can use these tasks to assess students’ writing skills and provide feedback to help students improve their writing abilities.
Scaffolding Spanish activities that are easy to use by teachers
The scaffolded activities are also designed to save teachers time and effort. There is no need for teachers to research, adapt, or think about tasks for each level, as it’s all done for them.
Each activity comes with three scaffolded versions for each proficiency level, and teachers’ notes are included for each version, providing guides on what to do before, during, and after the activity. The answer key is also included, making it easy for teachers to assess students’ progress and provide feedback.
The scaffolded activities are aligned with AP Spanish Language and Culture themes, enabling teachers to start working with AP themes from the very first day of classes with students in Spanish 1. Many people view AP Spanish as an unachievable level of language, but that’s not the case at all. With these activities, teachers can provide their students with the resources to achieve this level of language proficiency.
The scaffolded activities are fully editable, giving teachers the flexibility to make any changes they want to. They can tailor the activities to suit their teaching style and their students’ needs, making them a perfect resource for teachers who want to bring Hispanic culture to their classes every month.
These scaffolded cultural activities are an incredible resource for teachers looking to bring cultural relevance to their classes. They provide a mix of culture and language proficiency, with reading, speaking, and writing activities based on authentic resources.