As I mentioned in yesterday’s post about “Tengo Tu Love,” today we listened to Camila’s song “De que me sirve la vida,” a single from their 2010 album “Dejarte de Amar.” It worked as a great activity for students to put the lyrics in order as the song goes at a relatively slow pace that students are able to keep up with. After I made copies of the lyrics, I used the paper-cutter to cut several sheets at a time, but only to the margin so they wouldn’t all mix together. I then took one sheet at a time and made the small cut to gather all the lyrics from only 1 sheet so I could gather them in a paperclip to hand out to the students. Although each student probably would have been able to do this activity on their own, I had them work with partners, so I didn’t need as many sets. You can download my sentence strips here, with teacher copy in proper order and student copy in random order for students to cut out themselves.
At the end of the lyrics, I told that it would repeat again except for the first two strips. That way they could double check their answers or put in any strips they missed. At the end, I projected the lyrics, which almost all students had correct anyway.
We then proceeded to watch the music video, which has a great message. If you haven’t seen it, I suggest watching it now:
After the video, we talked about the message of the video about being accepting of others, and standing up for people. I think this is a great video for teaching tolerance and it also tied in nicely to our recent unit of positive and negative commands.
However, the video flashed those “posters” quite quickly, probably too quickly for a novice learning to be able to read and/or understand. I have taken screen shots of a majority of the posters and compiled them.
The first set of pictures is a majority of the signs; whether is be someone stating a problem, talking about self-worth, talking about how someone else views them or treats them. Also includes the signs from the second set.
The second set of pictures include posters that “da ánima” or enouragement to people. Most are in a command form (mainly informal, affirmative and some negative).
If you want the actual powerpoint, each “sign” on a page, so you can pick and choose the “signs” you want to use, you can download the item for free here.