Class theme/topics discussed: Horoscope and zodiac signs.

Goals of the class: learn how to read/say the horoscope and review the future.

How did you structure the class? 

  1. 5 min: warm-up exercise where we all reviewed together the months, seasons, and zodiac signs. I asked them to tell me what they knew, and we brainstormed together.
  • 15 min: I displayed the horoscope for each zodiac sign for last weekend and each of them had to read their horoscope and tell the class if it was right or not depending on how they had spent their weekend.
  • 15 min: I displayed a picture from a Spanish newspaper that described the personalities of each zodiac sign. We read it all together, and we asked each other if they thought those descriptions matched their personalities or not.
  • 10 min: We did a quick review of the future tense where I gave them some verbs in present and then they had to put them in future. Afterwards, I asked them to work in pairs and highlight all the verbs that were in future in the horoscope texts that we had read before.
  • 15 min: Finally, I asked them to write a horoscope prediction for the weekend for their classmates using all the verbs in future. At the end, they had to read them out loud.

What technology, media or props did you use? (Internet resources, handouts, etc.)

Canva presentation and future tense handout

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

The reading of their own horoscopes was super fun because they could relate, and they could say if it was true or not. It was also a super fun way to learn more from each other. The last part where they had to write their classmates’ horoscope predictions went a bit worse because I thought that they had a better knowledge of the future tense than what they actually knew, so some parts were not really well said and they had difficulties conjugating the verbs.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

I think that for this level I should have explained the future in more detail, not just a quick review, that’s why we are going to continue on the same topic and next Wednesday we are going to review the future in depth.