The following activity was used today as a transition between two main vocabulary sets. Last week, we watched and discussed the paperman video. During the discussion, I focused on three terms:
estaba enojado – was angry
no quería trabajar – did not want to work
tiró un avión de papel – threw a paper airplane
After our discussion, we had a day in the library for SLO “I can” statements and a long weekend. I felt like I needed to re-visit the structures before moving on, so I decided to try “Freeze Frame”.
First we read this story about a man who did not go to work and made his boss angry:
Then I asked for two actors to come to the front of class. All other students were directors and were given a slip of paper with one scene from the story. Each director had to position the two actors to fit his/her scene. After each scene was set, I narrated it and a student photographer snapped a photo. Tomorrow, we will use the photos as a basis for retells and/or free writing.
*This activity may work better if each group acts as director and actors, forming a freeze frame themselves. I used the same two actors for each scene because I wanted consistent characters for the retells.