How to Adapt My Lessons for 50-Minute Classes (Instead of 90-Minute Blocks)
|Making it fun on whatever schedule you're on!|
Thanks for the helpful info and answers to my questions! I will be meeting with our Spanish teacher tomorrow and will be presenting your lesson plans to use in our hybrid homeschool setting. The class will meet 2 X a week for 50 minutes. She may need to adjust what she tries to accomplish. I really love all the hands-on and interactive activities you have in your lessons. If you could suggest a prioritization of the activities when we don't have 90 minutes, that would be helpful. We will have 30 class periods (50 min. each) for 1 st semester.
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Ok, so if you're only meeting twice a week for 50 minutes, I would suggest:
Warm up quiz
Intro new vocab
Grammar or Graphic Organizer/writing activity
Warm up quiz
Read the reading that goes with the skit from Class 1
Grammar or Graphic Organizer/writing activity (whichever one you didn't do in Class 1 above)
Culture activity and/or conversation practice OR...
Sometimes if the mood is right and I have kids who enjoy giving me crazy ideas for a plot, we make up a new/improve skit to practice the vocab one more time, and that can be a blast. :)
I'll be teaching on traditional 55-minute periods this school year and the above plan is what I'll be doing on alternating days. More on my new teaching job soon!
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