5 -7 minutes
Maria Cecilia Rosales
I use what I call Dictation- Reflection to assess gramatical concepts, listening comprehension and writing skills.
I dictate ten conjugated verb forms from the active vocabulary list for the chapter in question (bailamos, trabajan, etc). Students are asked to:
1- Write down the conjugated verb form I dictate (bailamos)
2- Identify the infinitive form of that verb (bailar)
3- Identify the implicit subject pronoun in the inflection (nosotros/ nosotras)
This is helpful for true beginners and for heritage speakers who know how to conjugate verbs, but don't know the grammatical rules. (metacognition)
80% + accuracy means we have met the learning objective. If the group scores 79% or lower, we STOP, retool and practice some more.
Students like this activity because of the immediate feedback: peer review or group—each group reports 1 or 2 answers to the class.