Classroom Items Vocabulary
Subject area: Spanish
Grade level: 4 /5 grade
Time Needed: 50
Standard: Uses the target language to exchange
Materials: A paper bag containing commonly used
classroom items such as; a pencil, an eraser, a ruler, a pen, a notebook, paper
and a book. Music CD,
“ “, overhead projector, vocabulary handout.
class by playing the song, “Que hay en la clase?”.
song has played once, ask the students if they recognize any of the
vocabulary. Do they know what the
song is about?
the song again but hold up or point out the classroom items that are being
the paper bag with the classroom items on the table and say the vocabulary
in the L2. Ask the question, “Que hay en la bolsa?” Answer with, “Hay un/una
____________.” Go through
all the items in the same manner.
Be sure to review the correct use of un/una/unos/unas.
students repeat the vocabulary as you say it.
- On the
overhead, explain to the students that “Hay” means both
“There is or There are”.
Model how communicated as a statement or as a question. Discuss the use of voice inflection
tells the listener that you are asking a question. Have students think about English and
how we let the listener know that we are asking a
question. Compare and contrast the
- Now ask the question, “Que hay en la
clase?”. Answer each
question but have the students show you the items that they have. Encourage students to ask the question
and to answer.
model how to play the game, “Que no esta?”. Place the items on the table. Have students look at the items and then
cover their eyes. Remove one or two
items and let students say what is missing.
students into groups of 3. Give each
group their own collection of items and have them play “Que no esta?”.
students a handout with the vocabulary words that they have learned. Using
an overhead of the same handout go over with the students.
their homework assignment which is to practice the vocabulary at www.quia.com/jg/276241.html. Students will find matching, flash
cards, concentration and word search games.
lesson by asking students to recap what we did in class today. Tell them that knowing this vocabulary
is going to be essential because they will be hearing it everyday.
Differentiation: Encourage the gifted students to ask
and answer the “Que hay en la clase?”
questions. Also, place these students
together as a group when playing the game.
Technology Link: Quia website
for more practice. Very
Assessment: Observe students by circulating around room
while playing in small groups.
Cross Curricular: Language arts when discussing