|Latin I student work included words like: via, soror,|
comedit, domus, silva, deus, mons, caelum, ursa, and terra
If you haven't checked out One Word at a Time Stories (OWATS), then I recommend you do. It's a great activity and something I find myself going back to over and over.
This new activity is based on OWATS, but provides some support and opportunity for students who do not feel confident in writing a story. I'm calling it One Word at a Time Pictures (OWATP).
My purpose in using this activity is to see how students can use words with each other in new ways and also create materials I can use later to give input in new ways too. One of the things I really liked about this (much like with OWATS) is that I can pick words that don't really seem to go together and then kids get really creative to make it all work.
|Latin II student worked with words like faber, ignis, mater,|
puella, flos, fortis, domus, magnus, and parvus
This is quite simple to set up:
- Have a list of words you want to use/target (for whatever reason)
- Type those words out, put the English (especially if they are new words), and make them nice and BIG :)
- Cut them out.
- Students sit in groups (size of your choosing)
- each group gets one word
- They draw that word (and label it) in the center of their paper.
- They draw a second word and add it to their image.
- They continue until they have reached the amount of words you want them to OR have all the words in their image.
- EVERY part of the image must be labeled.
- if they add something not on your list, it still must be labeled.
- Images must be coloured.
I plan on using these for picture descriptions. You can use a few in one class, or as a warm up! I could also see some other activities as follow up for various levels and classes:
- match the word to the picture (re-label)
- write a story that goes with the picture
- picture discussions