The target language reading activity explained in the video above is called ‘The Last Word’. It’s super fun, distracts from the fact that you are making them play with the same story for the 857th time, and is super fun, ;).
- Select a target language story. The story could have been created together with TPRS, a synopsis of a Special Person Interview, lyrics from a Señor Wooly song, an OWI story, a storytelling challenge, a cultural reading from El Mundo en Tus Manos, or even a MovieTalk recap. It should be a story that the students already know fairly well. This means you either created it together, or you have already used it for other learning experiences. Here are some ideas if they need some more repetition first.
- Project, hang, or print the short story so that students can see it.
- Create groups of about 3.
- Organize the students so that only one can see the story.
- The student who can see the story selects a random sentence from the story and reads it slowly aloud. If they read at a normal speed, it doesn’t work.
- The students who cannot see the story repeat everything they hear as soon as it’s spoken, but they try finish the sentence before the reader does.
- The first to finish the sentence wins.
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Hello activity today. You rock, as usual. Love you to pieces. I have an embedded reading that I am going to use with this- students are going to be in homogeneous groups and decide which version of the text they want to work with. Joy!
how often does it circulate to a new person being able to see the story?
Hey, Carmen! I have them rotate after every sentence to maximize engagement. You can see how seamlessly they can do it at 3:23 in the background of the video. Thanks for the question!!
This sounds super fun and I’m going to try on our next story!
Question: did you make your Super 7 (?) posters or did you purchase them? I need some and do NOT want to make them myself.