Language Experience Approach (LEA) uses students’ own experiences to create shared texts for further instruction. In this clip, students are retelling a narrative from the previous week. Instructional goals include discussing school-related vocabulary, including school schedules and classes, in addition to time references and ordinal numbers.

The viewer will note the respect for the target language environment throughout the clip, as well as the ownership the students feel for the shared narrative and the way in which they negotiate meaning.

These students are in their first Spanish class and have experienced approximately 3 months of instruction at the rate of one 50 minute period per day.