Inside: Get your students moving and speaking Spanish with Find Someone Who people hunts. These interpersonal speaking activities are no prep and easy to use. Mix up how you Find Someone Who including distance learning and socially distanced options. Instructions on how to use the new TPT Digital tool are also included!
I have always enjoyed using Find Someone Who people hunts during my days as a Camp Adventure counselor. They force you to move around, talk to everyone and build a community who knows more about each other. I had never created one for my own class until I posted my 1st day of Spanish 2-4 a couple of years ago. Then suddenly I fell in love and started creating versions for no-prep Weekend Chat, the 1st day back from Winter Break, my high frequency verb units, French class, and more.
For all versions, start by having all students look at the questions to make sure they know what they all mean before starting. Instruct students to stay in Spanish and to try to answer in complete sentences for the duration of the activity. Once they are done asking questions on the front, there is an extension to write when they learned about their class on the back, which really helps to differentiate for fast finishers.
I started creating so many of them, that as with anything, I needed to make sure that I was mixing up HOW I was using them, as to not let them get dull. Here are some ways to mix up using a Find Someone Who.
**2021 Update! Due to requests, I am going to start with distance learning and socially distanced Find Someone Who options.
The Socially Distanced in Person Find Someone Who
The Distance Learning Find Someone Who
- The TPT Digital Annotation Tool (compatible with Google Classroom!) Now on most PDFs I can add an overlay of digital text boxes, pick the pages I want to include & click assign to Google Classroom. Then with a connection to Google I can directly assign these now digital activities for students to complete and turn in online. I have already created the digital text boxes for you in Mi verano (I used in Spanish 3/4 day 1), ¿Fuiste…? ( I used in Spanish 2 day 1) & the ¿Tienes…? Freebie ( I plan to use this week in Spanish 1). All you need to do is go to the link click the “Create Digital Activity” button below the download & follow the instructions below.
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The Classic Find Someone Who
Set everyone loose to ask and answer questions of anyone in the room. Have students to try to get a different person to answer each question, or at least get everyone to answer one before you go back to ask again. This is my far the most chaotic of the options, but it is great if you can give students this freedom and movement, especially when they are just returning from a break and have a lot of energy.
The Structured Full Class Find Someone Who
Have students sit with a partner to do a personal interview. This works especially well with the high frequency verb unit options (Super 7 present, Sweet 16 present, imperfect, preterite, or Super 7 French). Learn how to use High Frequency Verb units in this blog post. This is a great way to do a one on one special person interview for students who do not want to go in front of the class or to make sure that everyone is interviewed. It allows students to learn a lot about one of their classmates, and then to write about them using the expansion on the back to practice third person as well.
The Small Group
The Novice Class
I wanted to be able to have my novice Spanish students to complete a Find Someone who right away in the school year. So I created a Find Someone Who focusing on Tiene, or has. My Spanish 1 students (who had some exploratory middle school Spanish), completed this activity on day two of school this year. I gave them the version with the most support, including the I form on the front and the sentence starters on the back as well. You can get this activity for Free too!
Where can you get Find Someone Who activities to try these versions out? Click below
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