Like the rest of the world, I’ve been obsessed with the music video for Bomba Estéreo’s Soy yo. My sisters and I keep sending each other texts or links the video. So obsessed that I had to do a unit on it.
Here’s the tentative plan. There might be a need for additional review before moving on to day 4. We’ll see how it goes.
- Students will be able to recognize and understand the structures “se preocupa”, “la aprueban” and “la critican”.
- Students will be able to say what makes them special.
- Students will be able to list their talents.
- Students will feel a sense of community and safety by getting to know more about each other and a willingness to share special talent.
- Monday (day 1):
- Model the mingle activity
- Students do mingle/interview activity to review vocab for hobbies and leisure activities (See Bex post for more detailed instructions)
- Brain break and transition – watch the music video
- Students write summaries comparing themselves with their classmates
- Exit ticket: students respond to the questions ¿Tienes un talento especial? ¿Cuál es tu talento especial?
- Tuesday (day 2):
- Introduce structures “se preocupa”, “la aprueban” and “la critican”
- ¿Tus padres aprueban? activity. Students are presented with an activity and have to say whether their parents would approve or not approve of that activity, like a boyfriend with piercings and tattoos. Still need to make the graphic organizer for this activity.
- Brain break and transition – since it’s election day, watch the elections version of the music video
- Base reading from Kara Jacobs’ activities
- Wednesday (day 3):
- MovieTalk of the music video focusing on the target structures
- Transition activity – Play Before and after again focusing on the target structures
- Embedded reading of the music video based on Jacobs’ activities
- Thursday (day 4):
- Plickers survey to preview the song’s theme of self-acceptance
- Listen to the song and read Spanish/English lyrics (See Jacobs’ activities)
- Talk about the phrase “soy yo”
- Modified version of Zambobazo’s Cancionero for Soy yo
- Monday (day 5):
- Reading assessment: Read adapted version of NYTimes article on how this viral music video has inspired pride and confidence amongst latinas
- Writing assessment: Prompt – Write a diamante poem about your uniqueness in which students say what makes them special and what talents they have – very fast, a bit like Mad Libs
- Friday (day 6 – Bonus day!)
- Talent show(case) – An in-class talent show (with non-performance option to be part of talent exhibit). Students share their special talents like being able to play the hand trumpet or flip a water bottle. Students introduce talent in Spanish.