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Teaching Foreign Languages K–12

A Library of Classroom Practices

U.S. and Italian Homes

Video Summary
In this lesson, students practice vocabulary relating to homes, furnishings, and directions. First, they compare typical U.S. and Italian homes, using their own drawings and a PowerPoint presentation by Ms. DiGennaro. Next, they practice vocabulary words as they match labels to pictures of furniture, play a card game, and even dance! Students then use the vocabulary in two final activities: They follow classmates' directions to place pictures of furniture on a floor plan on the board, and then work in pairs to draw a picture of a home described by their partner.

Standards Addressed




Practices, Products




School and Community

Key Terms
negotiation of meaning
thematic units

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Classroom at a Glance
Teacher: Marylee DiGennaro
Language: Italian II
Grade: 9
School: North Haven High School, North Haven, Connecticut
Lesson Date: October 9
Class Size: 11
Schedule: Block schedule, 82 minutes every other day

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