The end of the year is a great time for students to reflect on their learning. This is especially important in a year as unusual as this one where students experienced very different types of learning environments. Your students have all accomplished things when it comes to their language learning, and this activity gives them a chance to celebrate those victories and reflect on areas to improve.
This activity can be modified for any language (or content area!) and can be scaffolded to help novice students use target language in a simple way to reflect, or they can reflect in English.
Students can be creative in the format they choose for their assignment so it represents their personality.
Students choose three examples of work to highlight for the school year:
Students compile their examples in a format appropriate for their presentation - pictures, videos, screenshots, etc.
Students create their presentation with written or oral commentary about the examples. The amount and type of commentary will vary according to the student’s proficiency level. See scaffolding below.
Students share the presentation with the class, a partner, or a small group.
To scaffold for novice learners:
To scaffold for intermediate learners
To scaffold for advanced learners
Janet's teaching experience is in Spanish, having taught all levels, both AP Language and AP Literature, dual credit courses, and native Spanish speaker courses. After seven years of teaching high school Spanish, she joined the Carnegie Learning team, but she still serves as an adjunct Spanish professor at Lone Star College in Houston, as well as an AP Reader for the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam. Her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish is from Geneva College, and she learned my Master’s degree in Spanish focusing on Hispanic Linguistics from the University of Pittsburgh. She enjoys traveling and experiencing new places (when there isn’t a pandemic). She also loves presenting at local, regional, and national world language conferences on a variety of topics from differentiated instruction to cultural biases and how they impact the classroom.Explore more related to this author