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    Learning Log – Ventanas – chapter 7

    This is a list of topics you are responsible for in chapter 7 and what you need to be able to do with them. Copy and paste this into a document or print it out so that you can use it to guide you through this lesson. For each topic under Part I, list at least two activities you did to learn the material. Write at least one sentence about what you learned or about your learning experience with the activity. Be aware that you may need many more than two for some of the topics. Do as many as you need to until you are confident that you know the material well enough to get the grade you would like on the exam and to reach the stated objective. There are often links in the book to websites that have exercises to help you practice the topic on that page.  There are two parts to this assignment. On part II, just follow the instructions.

    Part I

    Lesson 7

    1) verbs dealing with daily activities - I can talk about the self-care activities I do every day. (Spanishdict (This is the vocab from the textbook) (Select multiple choice or open input. You may want to do multiple choice and then open input.), EasySpanish 342) (Select multiple choice or open input. You may want to do multiple choice and then open input.) (2 pts)


    2) Reflexive situations – conjugations with pronouns – I can fill in blanks with the correct conjugations of reflexive verbs and can use reflexive pronouns in the sentences I create (possibilities: Spanishdict Grammar: do lesson 1 here. Spanishdict (This is the same as the above link. Just select Conjugation Drill in the drop down menu by Start the Quiz)Spanish Language & Culture), Butterfly Spanish If you want to continue to something more advanced, you can do more of the lessons, but they have information we are not looking at yet as a class. Unit 5 Lesson 59, (This one has good explanations of how we do this in English), Lesson 60 (This one explains where to place the pronouns when used with two verbs working together). (2 pts)

    3) The preterit - I can use the preterit to talk and write about the past. In order to make sure that I can do this, I can fill in blanks with the correct conjugation of verbs in the preterit. ( (various under grammar unit 6: Note that we aren´t learning many irregular verbs yet and we aren´t learning the imperfect yet either. I don´t recommend adding those until you know the regular and stem changing verbs really well.), studyspanish verb drills,, SpanishLanguage&Culture) You will probably need to complete a lot of drills in order to learn the preterite! (2 pts)

    4) I can correctly conjugate stem changing verbs in the preterit tense. (studyspanish (various under grammar unit 6), studyspanish verb drills, conjuguemos, SpanishLanguage&Culture) (2 pts)

    5) Know clothing - I can describe my clothing and tell what I usually wear in different environments. Spanishdict,What´s Barcelona Style? Easy Spanish (2 pts)

    6) Know colors - I can use the names of colors in my descriptions of clothing and other things. Spanishdict, How to Say All the Colors in Spanish (Same as above). (2 pts)

    7) Demonstrative pronouns - I can use demonstrative pronouns to point out what I want to look at or buy in a store. Span¡shd! (2 pts)

    8) Shopping - I can complete tasks helpful for shopping. Phrases You Need to Go Shopping - EasySpanish, Spanishdict (2 pts)


    Part II

    Lesson 7

    1.      Listening – 5 activities for lección 7 or at least 20 minutes total – please list them (recommendation – consonant l, consonant ll,,, There are so many options for listening! Radio, TV, podcasts, etc. You can find many options in other places in this learning log.) (5 pts)




        2. Speaking – Pronunciation – 5 activities – (Recommendation – see above) Make sure to use at least two activities for repeating what you hear. I recommend using the shadowing strategy at least once. (5 pts)



    2.      Reading – 1 reading of at least one paragraph in Spanish, a fill in the blank exercise can count. Just make sure you are paying attention to the meaning as well as the conjugations. (recommendation – 1st paragraph of , (5 pts)



    3.      Writing – at least ten complete sentences in Spanish. Suggestions for topics: Telling what you do every day, telling what someone else does every day. Pay attention to whether or not you need to use a reflexive pronoun or not for each situation. (10 pts)






    4.      Culture – Do two of these and write your paragraph underneath these suggestions. Look up something about Hispanic culture and summarize your findings in at least 5 sentences. Then write your observations, comparisons, analysis, perception, or opinion about the information. Please write about a specific topic instead of just listing random, unrelated facts. (10 pts.) (recommendations – 1) Daily life and social customs in Mexico

     The face of the Southern Border that nobody shows - Chiapas and Guatemalashows This is a YouTube episode done by Jorge de Leon, a YouTuber I just found out about recently. His videos are great! This one is about a community on the border of Mexico and Guatemala. You will definitely not understand everything, but you will hear natural speech and you can also choose to have subtitles in English or Spanish. You may hear some indigenous languages as well, although I don´t remember if they are in this particular video. You can also learn so much just by what you see.

    Here is another one. The secret of the Mexican desert - Tula, a pueblo mágico in Tamaulipas

    And another: The never conquered of Oaxaca - Mixe Nation

    Duolingo Podcasts: The Spanish in these podcasts are for intermediate level learners. However, the people speak slowly compared to natural speech and the host gives you the main idea in English every so often. Listening, even if you don´t understand everything, can help you get used to different accents and give you practice listening for the gist of what you hear. If you understand some words, you can feel good about it at this point. You can also follow along with the transcripts. I have not listened to all of these, I just tried to post ones that in some way go with the topic of the lesson. 

    Episode 103: Costumbres - Siestas in Spain

    Episode 98: Hilos de cambio

    Episode 76: Terapia de tatuajes

    Episode 74: El nopal es el nuevo cuero

    Episode 56: Tejiendo un legado)

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