I saw a tweet with a “Tournament of Books” in relation to the NCAA Basketball tournament that is going on right now in sports. I asked my PLN on twitter on ideas on how to incorporate this idea in the WL class.
I already have my students following a La Liga Spanish team, and we will do a World Cup unit before the end of the school year, so I wasn’t necessarily looking for something sports related.
Within minutes I had a response from
@senordaves : “Best Spanish artists? Musicians?”
Of course! I play music all the time in class. My students know I am a huge fan of artists Jesse & Joy and Juanes. I could put together a “Sweet 16” bracket of songs that we have listened to in class. I can have students fill out their brackets at home. Each day, we can preview 2 songs and class and poll the students to see which song they like better. At the end of the day, when all classes have voted, we have a winner who advances to the next round!
Update: We’ve decided to have a 12-song Bracket this year. Download it yourself. We created a playlist on youtube where students can watch/listen to the songs and then write 8 vocabulary words for each song. Here’s a FREE PDF.
If you want an editable version, check out our Foreign Language Music Lesson product.