Learn how to use a show in Spanish class in this short video
- Episode 1 viewing guide from Kara Jacobs awesome & the same style she created guides for past shows.
- Guides for Episides 2-5 from Abbie & Leah – very comprehensive like Kara’s & includes focus Vocab & slideshows.
- Guides for Episodes 6 & 7 from Abbie & Leah – similar to their other guides but a little more upper level without focus vocab
- Kara Jacobs – includes templates to fill out in any episode
- Kara Jacobs post 2 – with more ideas – includes a great slideshow to introduce show
- Maris Hawkins – resource and ideas for episodes 1-2 plus a resource packet to go deeper here
- Maestra Ehlert – more ideas for using the show
- ¡Go! Vive a tu manera Facebook group – collaborate and share resources with other teachers using the show.
- Other possible resouces for episodes 1-13 from Profa en el Sofa (not guides, but more pre or post viewing activity ideas with the show)
- Present a slideshow of pictures of characters to describe in advance.
- Use the needed vocabulary in context in advance, maybe with a story or reading or game.
- Maybe use screenshots from the show to discuss in advance.
- While watching the show, pause often to check for comprehension.
- Do activities after watching to help process, review, and once again check for comprehension.
When starting out with El Internado, I usually do a week-long unit of just the show, so we can actually finish a full episode. Each day is an intro, watch for 10-15 minutes while pausing, reviewing, and then repeating the next day. Then we only watch on Friday as a continuous unit all year. Monday-Thursday is our normal novel or story unit.
For more information check out Teaching TV Shows in Spanish Class.
**Update! I started the show with my Spanish 2. We did a full week unit using the great Episode 1 viewing guide from Kara Jacobs. I used the intro slideshow to introduce the characters. Then we watched for about 10 minutes each day for a week. The pattern was usually, intro, watch, let students fill out the viewing guide, and then the next day review guide & repeat. At the end of week one, we did an assessment of episode one matching characters, as well as doing a free write to retell the episode.
Then the plan is to watch it each Friday going forward using Guides for Episides from Abbie & Leah. We review the past episode using screenshots, introduce the new vocab, intro what will happen using screenshots, watch the show & then do the paper guide to practice reading and review what just happened.
Do you plan to use it? What resources will you use?
UPDATE OTHER SHOWS FOR SPANISH CLASS
MAYA Y LOS 3
Bonus 1 is if you are looking for a show for younger students. There is a newer animated limited series on Netflix. Maya y los tres is set in precolonial Mesoamerica. It is fantasy but brings in many cultural elements of the diverse cultures that lived on the land that is now Mexico. It has nine episodes that are only about 30-35 minutes each and would be appropriate for elementary-high school Spanish. If you want to show one or more episodes, check out many resources in this new blog post. There is a guide here for episode 1 if you want to try it out. The 32-minute first episode would be a great one-day sub-plan.
*NEW! TIERRA INCÓGNITA
Is Go too cheesy for your students? There is a new Spanish language PG thriller from Argentina on Disney +. The eight episodes are only about 30-35 minutes each. If you want to show one or more episodes, check out many resources in this new blog post. There is a guide here for episode 1 if you want to try it out. The 34-minute first episode would be a great one-day sub-plan around Halloween. You can get Free intro slides below.
You always share so many resources. Thanks!!