Although throughout the school year Spanish IV and V students partnered with local elementary schools like Foster through our Academic Service Learning Program, distance learning has given them a different opportunity to practice their conversation skills. In a new partnership with United to Learn, ESD students have read cuentos, or children's stories, over video that will be shared with students through the local nonprofit. Each student selected a story (some of them popular tales we might recognize such as Little Red Riding Hood, some of them popular Hispanic tales) and used their reading and pronunciation skills to animate the stories.
"Taking an active role in reading creates an opportunity for students to listen to themselves," said Upper School Spanish teacher Marcela Garcini. "They are able to hear new words and become familiar with them, and most importantly, they continue practicing the target language while helping others within our own neighborhoods."
Click the videos below to hear several examples of students' language skills.
La Caperucita Roja by Gerrit Parker ’20
Tairon el Super Tramposo by Biz Newsom ’20
¡Qué Desastre! by Zeke Gibson ’20
Muy bien, Eagles!