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La Camisa Negra

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Songs are a fabulous way to incorporate authentic materials!  Every year I use Juanes song La Camisa Negra in my Spanish 1 classes. This year I revamped my follow up activities.

On the first day I briefly introduced the song, students really liked it (and thought it was a happy/jolly song!)

The second day, the students followed along with the Spanish version to get visual and audible input. Then we read through it together and discussed the “true” meaning of the song.

Day 3, I gave them a cloze copy of the song. They listened to the song approx. 4 times. This is great because they start identifying and making connections between the different sounds and words.

On the fourth day we reviewed the Cloze activity. Then students worked on a worksheet where they had to illustrate vocabulary from the song. They also had to match pictures with vocabulary and then choose four words from the vocabulary to create Spanish sentences.

Day 5 -I plan on discussing reading strategies and then reading an article about Juanes (the famous Colombian singer!)

The kids REALLY enjoyed this! I caught some of them singing it in the hallways!

What are YOUR favorite songs to use in the classroom?

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Vivir Mi Vida……la la la la….

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Vivir mi vida la la la la…. 

When I first heard this song I thought….”I MUST USE THIS!!!”  It is SO catchy! Definitely something my students will enjoy.

I whipped up these snazzy worksheets to go along with them.

They will have a cloze activity where they are listening to the song and trying to fill in the blanks.

We will discuss the song, the meaning, perspective etc. Then students will illustrate key vocabulary words from the song.

Later students will practice writing sentences using vocabulary words from the song.

Finally I have created an article from some authentic sources about Marc Anthony. My mini geniuses will read through these and answer comprehension questions.

What Spanish Songs Do YOU love/use in your classroom?