Song activity: “Hoy desperté” – Kevin, Karla y la Banda (Spanish version of Katy Perry´s “Wide Awake”) (El pretérito)

Thanks to a friend and fellow Spanish teacher, I have found the music of Kevin, Karla y la Banda (KKLB). They have dozens of OUTSTANDING Spanish versions of today´s top pop songs. They cover many artists that our students are listening to, such as Taylor Swift,  Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, One Direction, Selena Gomez, etc. Since our students are already familiar with the tune and basic messages of the songs, it will facilitate comprehension of the lyrics in Spanish! For this reason, I am planning to make several activities with KKLB songs. Here´s the first one! Below you will find links to an activity sheet and answer key for this excellent rendition of Katy Perry´s “Wide Awake” for practicing the preterit. Also, I included the following introductory explanation to use the message of the song to help students understand why the verbs are in the preterit:

“In this song, the singer declares that she has “woken up.” She has decided to put an end to a difficult period in her life and to move on.

All of the preterit verbs in the song express actions that were completed at a specific point in the past.”

Hoja de actividades: “Hoy desperté” (PDF)

Clave de respuestas: “Hoy desperté” (PDF)

Update: Check out Profesora Hanson’s blog for another post about KKLB & activity sheet for the song “Siempre supe” (cover of Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble)!

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7 pensamientos en “Song activity: “Hoy desperté” – Kevin, Karla y la Banda (Spanish version of Katy Perry´s “Wide Awake”) (El pretérito)

  1. Thank you again for your great activity. I did this song with my level 2 this school year and they enjoyed it so much I made a worksheet for KKLB’s version of “I Knew You Were Trouble” for my level 3 students as they reviewed preterite conjugations. I just started blogging so I did my second post on this and attached my worksheet I created so any KKLB Spanish teacher fans can incorporate this one too!
    http://profehanson.weebly.com/blog

    Thank you for sharing your great ideas!

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    • Profesora Hanson, I just checked out your blog post! First of all, thanks so much for acknowledgement and the link to my blog! I will put a link to your post at the bottom of my KKLB post too 🙂 I really like your worksheet. I think I will use it next semester! Good luck with your new blog. It looks great!!

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