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Fecha:____________________

Reading Learning Activities
MUZZY Part 1
(A) Pre-Reading/Viewing:
a. Below are the things you should be able to say in Spanish after reading/listening to the
text/video. Think about these vocabulary words and phrases as you watch the video. You do
have to write anything down. You should just watch and listen to the video from beginning to
end, focusing mainly on what is happening in the story, but thinking about how each of the
things below are said in SPANISH.

Greet someone in the morning, afternoon, and night

Tell his/her name – “I am…”

Describe himself/herself and others, using specific adjectives and singular pronouns
i. I am…
ii. You are…
iii. He is…
iv. She is…
v. fat, pretty, strong, smart, big, small, brave

Tell what he/she has – “I have…”

Tell what he/she likes - “I like…”

Ask for something politely and use simple courtesies – “May I have…?” “please” “thank you”

Count from 1-10 and tell how many of things there are

(B) During Reading/Viewing: Now we will watch the video again, but it segments. Answer the following
questions as you watch each scene (Escena). Each set of questions for each section will be followed
by the following two activities: 1) Discuss answers with table group. 2) Share/discuss answers
together as a class.
1. Escena 1 (Scene 1) 0:00 – 2:05 – Answer the following questions from scene 1.
i. Think about the phrase “Yo soy…” that is used in the text.
1. What do you think that this phrase means in English? _____________________________
2. What type of information is it used to tell in this scene? __________________________
3. What is a shortened version that can be used? __________________________________
STOP
2. Escena 2 (Scene 2) 2:05 – 3:38 – Answer the following questions from scene 2.
i. Look at the images and the clock. What expressions are appropriate for greeting someone at
each time of day?
1. When you arrive to school ______________________________________
2. When you come to wheel class ___________________________________
3. When you are going to bed _____________________________________
STOP

3. Escenas 3 & 4 (Scenes 3 &4) 3:38 – 5:41 - Answer the following questions from scenes 3 & 4.
i. This portion will be viewed/read 2-3 times to focus on different concepts with each view.
ii. During the 1st viewing, think about the following vocabulary words and try to guess their
translation in English. Review correct responses before moving on to the next viewing.
GUESS

ACTUAL ENGLISH TRANSLATION

1. Fuerte _____________________

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2. Gorda ______________________

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3. Hermosa ____________________

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4. Listo _______________________

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5. Valiente _____________________

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6. Grande ______________________

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7. Pequeño _____________________

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iii. During the 2nd viewing (scene 3 only 3:38-4:58), focus on the following phrases and try to guess
what they mean in Engilsh.
GUESS

ACTUAL ENGLISH TRANSLATION

1. Ella es…

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2. Él es …

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3. Tú eres…

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iv. During the 3rd viewing (scene 3 only 3:38-4:58), answer the following comprehension questions.
You may answer in English.
1. What do El Rey and La Reina think about each other? _____________________________
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2. What does Silvia think about Juan? __________________________________________
3. Why does Corvax get so upset? _____________________________________________
STOP
4. Escena 5 (Scene 5) 5:42 – 7:03 – Answer the following questions from scene 5.
i. Tell how you would say the following expressions in Spanish:
GUESS

ACTUAL ENGLISH TRANSLATION

1. I have … ___________________________

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2. I like … ___________________________

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STOP
5. Escena 6 (Scene 6) 7:03 – 7:58 – Answer the following questions from scene 6.
i. Is Carlos being polite or rude to the waiter? ______________________________________
ii. How do you know? _________________________________________________________
iii. What do you think, “¿Me puede dar…? is asking? ___________________________________
STOP

6. Escena 7 (Scene 7) 7:58 – 8:27 – Answer the following questions from scene 7.
i. Is Silvia being polite or rude to the the king and queen? _____________________________
ii. How do you know? _________________________________________________________
STOP
7. Escenas 9-10 (Scenes 9-10) 9:06 – 11:05 – Answer the following questions from scenes 9-10.
i. How do you ask “How many?” in Spanish? _____________________________________
ii. ¿Cuántas plantas hay? (Answer in Spanish) ___________________________________
iii. ¿Cuántos árboles hay? (Answer in Spanish) ___________________________________
iv. Translate the phrase “Yo no sé” to English. ___________________________________
v. What do you think “Yo sé” means in English? __________________________________
STOP
8. Escena 11 (Scene 11) 11:05 – 12:16 – Answer the following questions from scene 11.
i. Pay close attention to the conversation between Juan and Silvia.
1. How does Juan feel about Silvia? ____________________________________________
2. What does he say to make you think that? _____________________________________
3. How does Silvia feel about Juan? ___________________________________________
4. What does she say to make you think that? ____________________________________
STOP
9. Escena 12 (Scene 12) 12:16 – 13:25 – Answer the following questions from scene 12.
1. Compare and contrast the following two phrases: (How are they similar/different (in
appearance)? What do you think each expression means?

Te quiero.

Me quieres.

STOP
10. Escena 13 (Scene 13) 13:26 – 13:58 – Answer the following questions from scene 13.
i. How do the King and Queen feel about Juan and Silvia’s relationship? ____________________
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(C) Post Reading: Complete the following speaking and writing activities after completion of all the
reading tasks above.
1. HABLAR (Speaking): Working with a table partner, give the following information orally IN
SPANISH, using complete sentences. Then switch roles so that both have the opportunity to do
the speaking task. Use your answers to the during reading activities as guidance if you do not
remember how to say something in Spanish. You may write your statements down on a piece of
scratch paper if desired.
i. Greet your partner using the appropriate greeting for the time of day right now.
ii. Tell him/her your name
iii. Describe yourself (use a descriptive adjective from the story or another adjective you know)
iv. Tell him/her something that you have (can be family members, pets, things, etc. or can be
something imaginary that you pretend to have right now, such as un burrito, un lápiz, una gorra,

etc.) You may add descriptive adjectives or numbers to describe or tell how many you have.
v. Tell him/her something that you like. (*As a bonus, also tell something you don’t like.)
vi. Ask him/her politely for several of something (anything) – *For example (“Can you give me 3
pencils, please?")
1. He/she should pretend to (or really if possible) give you the items you ask for, and you
should politely respond by saying thank you.
vii. Tell him how many of the items there are. For example: “There are three pencils.”

2. ESCRIBIR (Writing): Working individually (but helping each other in your table groups if
needed), write a letter to un amigo in Costa Rica, providing the following information in
COMPLETE SENTENCES IN SPANISH:
i. GREETING (Use any letter greeting or general greeting appropriate for any time of day.)
ii. YOUR NAME
iii. A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOURSELF
iv. THE NAME OF YOUR “MEJOR AMIGO/AMIGA”
v. A DESCRIPTION OF YOUR FRIEND (Here you must use a subject pronoun (Él or Ella) and a
descriptive adjective.)
vi. SOMETHING OR SOME THINGS THAT YOU LIKE OR LIKE TO DO
vii. HOW MANY PEOPLE YOU HAVE IN YOUR FAMILY
viii. HOW MANY STUDENTS THERE ARE IN YOUR CLASS
ix. A CLOSING TO THE LETTER
x. SIGN YOUR NAME

EVALUATION (Writing Task)
Max Score: 30 points

Meets Criteria

Vocabulary Use

Grammar

0-2 points
Contains 0 - 2
required
elements
Poor vocabulary
use: 8 or more
mistakes in
vocabulary use
(word choice)

3-4 points
Contains 3 or 4
required
elements
Fair vocabulary
use: 6 - 7
mistakes in
vocabulary use
(word choice)

Poor Grammar
use: 8 or more
mistakes in
grammatical
use and/or
spelling

Fair Grammar
use: 6 - 7
mistakes in
grammatical
use and/or
spelling

5-6 points
Contains 5 or 6
required
elements
Good
vocabulary use:
4 - 5 mistakes
in vocabulary
use (word
choice)
Good Grammar
use: 4 - 5
mistakes in
grammatical
use and/or
spelling

7-8 points
Contains 7 or 8
required
elements
Excellent
vocabulary use:
2 - 3 mistakes
in vocabulary
use (word
choice)
Excellent
Grammar use: 2
- 3 mistakes in
grammatical
use and/or
spelling

9-10 points
Contains 9 or
all 10 required
elements
Superior
vocabulary use:
1 or no
mistakes in
vocabulary use
(word choice)
Superior
Grammar use –
1 or no
mistakes in
grammatical
use and/or
spelling

You may use this space to complete the writing task.
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