Those purposes are:
1. Read to learn vocabulary.
2. Read to practice interpretive skill.
3. Read to learn how the past tenses are used (discover the rules).
4. Identify a travel problem and how someone solved it.
5. Retell a story in their own words
6. To begin to manipulate the past tenses to tell a story
Our context is still the travel unit you may have see me write about recently, but more specifically travel problems and how to deal with them. With that theme and those targets in mind, here's the interpretive lesson I put together:
The Assignment Sheet
The Story Packet
How to Extend the Lesson
2. Read & Retell - (Reading + Presentational Speaking) - Allow the groups to choose the story they liked the best or felt the most comfortable with. Tell them they will have to retell the story to you in their own words. Give them time to reread and rehearse what they need to say to do the retelling. Then, have them retell the story and grade their presentational speaking performance.
3. Compare& Contrast - (Reading + Presentational Writing + Presentational Speaking) - Give each student a Venn diagram and instruct them to compare and contrast their own travel experience with Sra. Lenord's travel experience. Have them write the shared travel experiences in the center, overlapping part of the diagram. You might question them to get them to discover how they would communicate that (3rd person plural). Have them write the differences in the appropriate parts of the diagram. Finally, have them present to each other or to you for a presentational speaking grade. If you want to grade it, use a modified version of the rubrics posted for this lesson.
4. It's INTER-personal, man! - (Reading + Interpersonal Speaking) - Explain to your students that the goal is to learn as much about their partner's travel experiences as possible. Have the students prepare questions for a conversation based upon what they read about you or Sra.Lenord's travels. Encourage them to prepare as many specific questions as they can. Then guide them to develop follow up questions to those more specific questions. Ask them, "what questions would we ask if we wanted more information about what our partners just said in response to that question?" Then, pair them up and have them use the questions they prepared to converse with each other about their past travel adventures, problems and how they dealt with them.
P.S. Don't judge any Spanish mistakes you see. Remember that no one should expect perfection from anyone. :-)
Happy Coaching, friends!