Video: 12 minutes Lesson: 38 minutes
• :00 Warm up: Have students review proper pronunciation.
• :02 Pre-test: In all lowercase letters, write some English words on the board (like john, dog, chicago, pencil, american,
etc.). Ask the students to identify which words should be capitalized and which should not. As you discuss each
word, write the Spanish equivalent on the board next to it. Ask students if they can think of any words that have
accents. Write them on the board. Ask students to pronounce them. Go over the learning objectives.
• :06 Playing Video: Hand out the Viewing Guide and go over viewing questions and expectations. While the program is
playing, pay careful attention to students’ reactions. Difficult concepts include the capitalization rules that apply to
days of the weeks and months, proper nouns and adjectives, book titles, and the use of accents to differentiate words
that are spelled the same. Pause and check students’ comprehension periodically after key points.
• :18 Question & Answer Session: Ask the class for the answers to the viewing questions. See if any parts of the program
were difficult or confusing for the students. Ask a few questions to check their understanding of the key topics.
1. How are the days of the week capitalized differently than in English?
2. What are some similarities in capitalization in English and Spanish? Differences?
3. What are the two reasons for using accents?
• :23 Practicing Material: Hand out the Worksheet and give the class 6-8 minutes to complete it. Students are allowed to
use their Viewing Guide. Monitor the students’ progress, helping where needed. Go over Worksheet as a class.
• :33 Applying Material: Hand out the Activity. Give the students 5 minutes to complete it on their own, and then read
aloud as a class, reviewing capitalization corrections after each line.
• :46 Wrap-up: Briefly sum up what has been covered i