Spanish Reflection on Unit 3

7 Ways Unit 3 Was Like Harry Potter

  • Spanish class was a place we could learn something no one else on that floor could learn – how to conjugate Spanish verbs. This is like how muggles can not learn magic
  • Spanish is just like magic! You can tell everyone how to conjugate and everyone will think you are so smart you must be Hermione Granger because it seems so hard! 
  • All it takes to get good at magic (if you’re a witch or wizard) is practice and hard work! If you practice and work hard during Unit three, preterite and/or the direct/indirect/reflexive pronouns, and you will be great at the ‘magic’ of the past tense and other parts of the Spanish language
  • To some people conjugating verbs is like going to potions class with Snape. But this is simply because they don’t know how to do it and have little to no success. Instead they must practice this art of Spanish ‘magic’ and is will soon become as if they are playing Quidditch. 
  • Learning to conjugate is a hidden talent that you will only find if you are taught about it. Just like magic! Young Witches and wizards, particularly muggle born, don’t know they’re magic until someone shows them or teaches them how to do it.  
  • You can mess things up and get things wrong and make mistakes just like Hagrid but you will always have a second chance. 
  • You can become like Charley Weasley, take the skills you have learned and travel the o

Metaphor about Unit 3 : You must know the ropes of conjugation to steer the conversation correctly.

Quote about Preterite Tense: “Don’t let the past steal your present.” -Cherralea Morgen                                    
How is what you have learned relevant to other classes/material you are learning?

Learning a second and/or foreign language can help train your brain in mathematics. Nathan Collins explains this in his article for Pacific Standard, “[l]earning multiple languages trains the basal ganglia to switch more efficiently between the rules and vocabulary of different languages, and these are skills it can then transfer to other domains such as arithmetic.” In other, simpler words, learning a second language helps your brain to do something similar to multitasking. The same skills used while learning and speaking your second language are the same parts of your brain that are used while doing mathematics. 

Write a headline of no more than 10 words to summarize your learning this unit:

“It’s Easier Than it Looks”              – Allison Barton                                            

Works Cited:

– Collins, Nathan. “How a Second Language Trains Your Brain for Math.” Pacific Standard. Pacific Standard, 24 Sept. 2014. Web. 07 Mar. 2017.

– “Past and Present Quotes.” Aspire Higher Motivational Quotes. Happy Publishing, 31 Jan. 2016. Web. 07 Mar. 2017.It

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