Brandon Brown Quiere un Perro Chapter 1

As a review for my Spanish 2 class, on the 3rd day of school we began activities for the novel Brandon Brown Quiere un Perro by Carol Gaab. This is my first adventure into the CI world and thank goodness my school allowed me to purchase the amazing Teachers Guide. Our class periods range from 30-45 minutes, depending on the day. 

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Day 1 Before Starting the Novel – Brandon Brown Quiere un Perro 

  • Played this video of the Dancing Merengue Dog as students entered class just for fun
  • Pre-Reading Discussion Questions for Chapter 1 found in the TPRS Teachers Guide
    • Questions were posted as a bell ringer to discuss at their tables
    • As a class, we talked about pets
  • Standing Pet Survey – I asked different questions in Spanish about pets and students would either stand or sit based on the response. (Ex. Everyone stand up, sit if you have a dog, sit if you have a cat, etc.)
  • Projected, read & discussed the Llamas as Pets article from the TPRS Teachers Guide
  • Projected, read & discussed the Mascotas del Mundo Hispanohablante slideshow from the TPRS Teachers Guide, as well as completed the accompanying quiz as a class. 

Day 2 – Chapter 1 of Brandon Brown Quiere un Perro

  • I read chapter 1 to the class. Each student had a copy of the novel and followed along. We stopped after each paragraph to discuss, reinforce vocabulary, and check for understanding. 
  • We reviewed what had happened in Spanish by asking the students many questions about the story. 
  • Students read the chapter again. They had the option to read alone or out loud with a partner.
  • They worked with a partner to answer 10 short-answer reading comprehension questions. 

Day 3 – Chapter 1 

  • Brandon Brown Kahoot Chapter 1 – this 10 question Kahoot quiz was both fun and gave me feedback on how much the students understood day 1. 
  • We discussed short answer reading comprehension questions, both at their tables and as a large group. 
Overall it went very well and we are looking forward to the rest of the book!

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