Here is a great reading technique that I adapted from Cynthia Hitz (http://palmyraspanish1.blogspot.com/). This is how I used it to pre-teach vocabulary for chapter 4 of Brando Brown Canem Vult:
- I projected the following list of words on the board.
evigilat = wakes up
sonos facit = makes noises
obdormit = falls asleep
sumit = picks up
ponit = puts
iterum = again
timet = is afraid
umidus = wet
it = goes
inspicit = inspects
cibum petit = goes to get food
2. I assigned a word/phrase to each student or pair of students, depending on class size.
3. I gave them one minute to come up with a simple, clear and easily repeatable gesture for their word(s).
4. Each student, or pair, taught their gesture to the class.
5. We then practiced all of them a few times with me calling out the words in Latin.
6. I projected the story onto the board and read it aloud, while each student stood up and did their gesture every time they heard their word(s) mentioned.
Preparation: Writing that list of words in google doc.
a) My kids seemed to really enjoy the movement.
b) The gestures helped to re-establish meaning for students in a fun and engaging way.
c) Comprehension of the story was really high on the first read through.