Encouraging Question Asking



I’m on a mission to create better question askers in Spanish 3/4 this year. Wherever possible I am trying to come up with contexts in which they can ask and answer questions related to what we are working on.

This activity is built around the first 5 chapters of Vida y Muerte en la Mara Salvatrucha but you could easily adapt it to your curriculum!

1. The larger pictures will be on the floor in the center of the room, students will sit around them in a circle. (We do this often to review material.)

2. Students will take turns picking up one of the pictures (there’s no order) and talking about what it symbolizes in the main character’s life.

3. When we have some good ideas for what each picture might mean and I have modeled some questions for them, students will return to their desks and I will hand out their assessment.

4. Students will complete the assessment in class and hand in.

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