Group 5 (12-14 year olds)
THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS CYCLE ARE:
That students are responsible for the execution and maintenance of the structural rituals of the class
That students demonstrate full understanding of the specific references of each pronoun
That students choose to actively take advantage of the participation and production spaces in the language
WE SUGGEST YOU CHECK THE EVIDENCES WITH WHICH YOU WILL OBSERVE IF YOUR STUDENTS HAVE ACHIEVED THESE OBJECTIVES
1. STARTING SONG
Just like in previous cycles, the Starting Song is the moment for preparation of the Vivadí class. There are different proposals to carry out this activity to strengthen the pedagogic use of the use.
This is the main activity that will follow the narrative in our classes. There are surveys, creative projects and activities around the school (if that's a possibility).
The hands-on! activities are always inspired by the narratives, so make sure you check them in advance in order to choose the best.
Everything starts with the narrative. It may be a written text, a short movie, a speech, a scene from a documentary, a comic strip, etc. Our classes begin here, and we will be constantly referring back to it in our activities.
Always try to generate curiosity in your students by eliciting from them any kind of speculation
The narrative will always be followed by a simple discussion, in which you will ask specific questions about what they’ve heard or seen.
These are activities that require body movement. They may be learning brain breaks or music videos for kids to sing and dance along.
These activities may be done in any part of the class, especially if kids are too distracted or have been seated for too long.
When choosing the “Sing along” activity, try to have students choose the music videos. You may select a student to be responsible for that in each class. This will help build their autonomy and develop their active participation.
My class is 25 to 30 minutes long!
Remember that if your periods are shorter than 50 minutes, you can try out these shorter plans!
1. STARTING SONG
As usual, we will begin the class with the starting song.
We suggest you let the kids start this activity by themselves, even with a bit more autonomy than in previous cycles. Once you see they’ve started singing and dancing, you can join the fun.
If the kids are concentrated, we propose a few activities that will help you manage the energy of the group.
If the kids are euphoric, we propose a few activities that will help you manage the energy of the group.
Ask the children to get in pairs.
One of them will be the dancer and the other will be the mirror.
The idea is that the dancer moves freely to the rhythm of the starting song and the mirror has to imitate the dancer’s moves.
You can tell the children to switch roles halfway through the song so that they all get to act as dancers and as mirrors.