7.2: Interpretive Communication Activities

Name Description Standards Skills
Audio Jigsaw Puzzle Students are each given a piece of a story (a few lines or a paragraph) and then go around the class reading their pieces to one another. Have students transcribe the pieces of the story and put them in the correct order. Interpersonal, Interpretive Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing
Create a Creature Students write and then record simple phrases describing a unique creature. Recordings are compiled and students are challenged to draw on paper what they hear in the descriptions. Interpretive, Presentational Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing
Group Presentational Storytelling Start a story prompt -- “once upon a time there was a…” -- and go around the room asking students to tell the next part of the story. Record each student’s contribution and then playback the entire story once it’s finished. Interpretive, Presentational Listening, Speaking
Karaoke Stream music out to students and have them sing along. Interpretive Speaking, Reading, Culture
Live Speaking Assessment Ask the class questions and record students’ responses. Student screens are locked and the instructor has control of the record button. Interpretive, Presentational Listening, Speaking
Peer Feedback & Assessment Conduct a quick synchronized speaking assessment. Afterwards, have students listen and grade each other’s recordings. Interpersonal, Interpretive, Presentational Listening, Speaking
Picture Charades Send a picture to one student and and have him/her describe it to the rest of the class to guess what the picture might be. Interpersonal, Interpretive, Presentational Listening, Speaking
Practice an AP Exam Practice the Simulated Conversation and Free Response portions of an AP Language Exam using past years’ exams available for downloaded on CollegeBoard’s website. Interpretive, Presentational Listening, Speaking
Transcribe the Audio Upload an audio file for students to listen to and transcribe. Use Turtle Mode and Repeat to listen to the clip as often as needed. Interpretive Listening, Writing
Watch & Discuss Video With a Partner Students view a YouTube video, discuss, and record predetermined questions with a partner. Interpersonal, Interpretive, Presentational Listening, Speaking, Culture
Write, Record, & Share a Story "Students write a fantastical story and then record it in DiLL. Afterwards, pair students up and have them listen to each other’s recordings, transcribing them down into the target language. " Interpretive, Presentational Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing