Using the preterite tense, write a five sentence paragraph describing what you did over the weekend. ¿Qué hiciste por el fin de semana?
Durante el fin de semana, fui a muchos lugares con mi familia y mis amigos. En Viernes, ví una película nueva en el cine. Fue una película de acción con Channing Tatum. Después, comimos helado enfrente del cine. En Sábado, jugué con mis primos en la casa de mis tíos y más tarde, tocamos guitarras y cantamos.
[Grades 4-12] If I were to give you a plane ticket for anywhere in the world... 1. Where would you go? 2. Who would you bring with you? 3. What would you do? 4. Why would you go there? [College Level Essay Question] In Sudhir Venkatesh's "Gang Leader for a Day," he uses Participant Observational Research to study a group of gang members who are living in the Robert Taylor Home Projects in Chicago. Using Venkatesh's study, please answer the following questions in a well-constructed essay using examples from the story. How can Participant Observational Research both help and hinder a sociological study? How might it have helped as well as hindered Venkatesh's study? How does this compare to Non-Participant Observational Research? Which method do you think would be most appropriate for Venkatesh's study? Why? Requirements: Single-space, minimum of one page
[Grades 4-12 Response] Icebreaker Prompt. Depending on the grade level, more detail, research, and elaboration is required. Example answer for elementary: 1. If I could go anywhere in the world, I would choose to visit Mexico City. 2. I would bring my best friend with me. 3. I would like to see the luchas libres because my friend told me that they are really funny. I also would try different kinds of food. 4. I chose Mexico City because I have friends from there, and I think it would be interesting to see where they come from. Example answer for high school: 1. I would like to visit Mexico City during the Day of the Dead holiday, specifically communities such as Coyoacan, Centro Historico, and Condesa. 2. My best friend has always wanted to visit Mexico City, so I would take her with me. We met in our freshman year Spanish class, and since then, have helped each other learn the language and culture of different Latin American countries. We both have a major interest in Mexico and want to know more about this country. 3. I would like to visit the Zocalo in Mexico City, which is the center of Mexico City. There are many museums, restaurants, and cathedrals there. It is a very historic center as it once was the capital of Tenochtitlan (the Aztec empire). There you can see old Aztec pyramids with Spanish churches built on top of them. This visual is an interesting contrast to the bustling city streets and traffic. I think it would be very interesting to see it in person! 4. I decided to visit Mexico City because I have learned about it in my Spanish class. My teacher went into a lot of depth in regards to the culture of Mexico and how Mexico City compares to other surrounding villages and towns. It is one of the largest cities in the world and is an international mecca! [College Level Essay Response] Answers may vary.
[Example current events prompt from ESL Beginning to Intermediate Literacy class pertaining to floods in Louisiana.] Imagine you are in Louisiana during the floods. Answer each question using the present tense. 1. How do you feel? 2. What do you do? 3. How do you help?
[Example response: ESL Beginning to Intermediate Literacy] 1. I feel sad, tired, and confused. My house is destroyed, and there is water everywhere. 2. I find my family. We go to a shelter at a church. We get food and water. 3. I give food to my neighbors. I wash people's clothes.