Language and Section: Spanish Intermediate 11-2

Date: November 13th , 2012

Class theme/topics discussed:
Murphy’s laws

Goal of the class:
The students will explain if they consider themselves pessimistic or not when facing problems in their lives.
Also they will learn some new expressions in Spanish by reading Murphy’s laws.

Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below):
Ask the students how they react when they have a problem going on in their lifes.
Ask the students whether they consider themselves either pessimistic or optimistic most of the times.
Give each student the article about the origin of Murphy’s laws to read.
Get them in pairs so they can discuss the reading.
Ask the students to say what they talk about when they were in pairs.
Give each student 2 different Murphy’s laws and tell them to think about it and relate it to situations that have happened in their lives.
Get the students in groups of three and let them talk about it.
Finally, ask each pair to say the most 2 relevant laws and how it relates to their lifes.

What technology, media or props did you use? (satellite tv, internet resources, playmobiles, etc.)
Hand outs.

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
This activity worked very well specially because the students could express very common situations that have happened in their life and relate it with Murphy’s laws that are sayings that tell the truth about life in a fun way.

How could this class be improved/ modified?