8th grade students have been working hard to master their reflexive verbs! They created how-to guides that explained how to conjugate these different kinds of verbs, which helped them better understand the ways of using and conjugating them. Students flexed their creativity muscles by completing mini-stories using reflexive verbs as well. There were many stories written about the daily routines of children and their families, but also about non-human characters, like trees and ducks as well. The creativity they demonstrated in these stories was fantastic, and made their work enjoyable for them and their classmates.
We have also been learning about how to understand a text written in Spanish, even if we do not understand every word. Students interacted in pairs, only in Spanish, to read a text about a mysterious text message, to answer questions about what happened in the text, and also worked individually to describe what happened in the story. Using strategies like looking for context clues, cognates, and words that they already know, students were able to work through this challenging story and learned more about the famous literary characters Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.