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1.23: Discussion- Preguntas con números

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    • Erica Brown, Alejandra Escudero, María Cristina Montoya, & Elizabeth Small
    • SUNY Oneonta via OER SUNY

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    Purpose: You will practice writing about how many things you have in Spanish by participating in a written discussion board in Spanish. You will use the question word ¿Cuántos(as)…?, classroom vocabulary, and the verb tener to form and answer questions.

    Task: This activity has three parts.

    1. An initial post to the discussion board
    2. A follow up interaction with two classmates
    3. A final remark to your peers who commented on your initial response

    Paso 1. Choose three questions from the following list that you want your classmates to answer.
    . Post your three questions to the discussion board.

    1. ¿Cuántos años tienes?
    2. ¿Cuántos libros tienes en total?
    3. ¿Cuántos lápices hay en tu mochila?
    4. ¿Cuántos papeles hay en tu mochila?
    5. ¿Cuántos teléfonos tienes en total?
    6. ¿Cuántos cuadernos hay en tu mochila?
    7. ¿Cuántos relojes hay en tu casa?
    8. ¿Cuántos profesores tienes?
    9. ¿Cuántas clases tienes?
    10. ¿Cuántas carpetas hay en tu mochila?

    Paso 2. You will respond to the original posts of two classmates by answering their question and asking them ¿y tú?

    Paso 3. Just as you have responded to the questions of two of your peers and asked them ¿y tú?, some of your peers have responded to your questions and asked you ¿y tú? on your original post. Finish up the conversations by responding to each peer who commented on your original post. Answer their questions, and politely thank them for their time and sign off. If you need some help wrapping up the conversation, there are some ideas listed below.

    Criteria: The components of this activity add up to 100%.

    Part 1. 30% of your grade will be earned for posting your initial three questions in Spanish to the discussion board on time, 10% for each question.

    Part 2. 35% of your grade will be earned for interacting with two peers on their initial posts: you are to answer the three questions on the posts of two peers, so each answer is worth 5% and responding with ¿y tú? after each question is worth a total of 5%.

    Part 3. 35% of your grade will be earned for responding to your peers on your original post: you are to answer the ¿y tú? questions that your peers asked on your original post (5% each) and politely thank them and sign off (2.5% each).

    In the following example, Joanna posts three questions. Her peers, Ted and Alan, answer the questions and ask ¿y tú?. Joanna responds to their ¿y tú? questions and politely wraps up the conversation. Joanna still needs to respond to the questions of two other peers on the discussion board and ask them ¿y tú? to earn full points.


    Joanna: ¿Cuántas clases tienes?
    ¿Cuántos cuadernos tienes en tu mochila?
    ¿Cuántos profesores tienes?
    Ted: Hola, Joanna. Tengo tres clases. ¿Y tú? Tengo un cuaderno en mi mochila. ¿Y tú? Tengo tres profesores. ¿Y tú?
    Joanna: Hola, Ted. Tengo tres clases también. Tengo dos cuadernos en mi mochila. Como tú, tengo tres profesores. Hasta la próxima vez.
    Alan: Hola Joanna. Tengo una clase. ¿Y tú? No tengo ningún cuaderno en mi mochila. ¿Y tú? Tengo una profesora. ¿Y tú?
    Joanna: Hola Alan. Yo tengo tres clases. ¿En serio no tienes ningún cuaderno en tu mochila? Tengo dos cuadernos en mi mochila. Tengo tres profesores. Gracias, Alan. Hasta luego.

    Additional comments students can use to wrap up the conversation:

    • ¡Qué lástima! / ¡Qué pena! (What a pity / That’s too bad)
    • También (As well)
    • Como tú (Like you)
    • ¿En serio? / ¿Verdad? (Really?)
    • ¡Qué bueno! ¡Qué bien! (That’s great!)
    • ¡Gracias! (Thank you!)
    • Adiós (Goodbye)
    • Hasta luego (Later)
    • Cuídate (Take care)
    • Nos vemos (See you later)

    Contributors and Attributions

    • Discussion: Preguntas con nu00fameros. Authored by: Diamond Wilson with Lumen Learning. License: CC BY: Attribution

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