Inside: Toma Uno - a fun activity that will get your class moving and engaged no matter what level they are at.
This activity is great for anyone that loves doing Running Dictation and is looking for something new. I first learned about it when student teaching with Allison Weinhold | misclaseslocas.com, in 2019 because she sent me this video from Carrie Toth | somewheretoshare.com (she learned of it from Todd Hanlon-Alle) and that's the beauty of sharing on the internet is finding ideas that stay with you throughout the years!
Toma Uno is a group collaborative and competitive take on basic comprehension questions. It's also a great way to give students valuable input and model question and answer writing. It also encourages students to use decoding skills to match answers with questions in the target langauge.
Carrie does an incredible job of explaining this activity and you can see that in her video below:
(If you like to read instructions I've typed them below!)
Write 10 questions and their corresponding answers
Print question papers
Print and cut tabs on answer papers
Hang answers around room and hall
Put students into groups of 3-4 students. Give each group 1 paper with all the questions on it (I recommend 10 questions). Also give them a glue stick. Students rotate one student going to pull an answer tab from one of the pieces of paper hanging around. (Label each answer paper with a number or letter so students can communicate which ones they've already pulled so they don't repeat) That person brings back their answer tab and they work as a group to decide which question it answers/belongs with. You can have them race the other groups to make it competitive.
-If doing this with more advanced students consider throwing in some FALSE answers to make it a little harder.
-When writing your answers keep them a little vague so that students have to work harder to comprehend and show true comprehension.
-Smaller groups of 3 have been the most successful for me, but I have done up to 5 in large classes with success.
Save yourself time and grab my editable template HERE so you can do this activity on any topic.
Or try out my pre-made ones: Selva Tropical, Ser vs Estar, Get to Know Your Teacher, etc. on TPT
DISCLAIMER: Once again this is not my original idea I just use it a lot in my room and wanted to share it here .
Let me know if you try this activity out and how it goes in your classroom!
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