This year I am teaching the bookends: levels 1 & 2… and AP. One teacher sanity saving strategy for teaching six classes with three preps is to use the same activities across levels, adapting for the class you’re in.
Weekend chat is one of those activities. Though I have some high flyers in AP (in all classes, really) even they can benefit from scaffolded support to help them grow. Often times AP Weekend Chat is in partners/small groups, while the lower level courses tend to be large group oriented.
Here’s a supporting document that I created to help all levels. Each student gets a copy on Monday or Tuesday (we are on an A/B schedule) to use as we have our weekend chat, then I collect them and save them for the next week. Hope you find it helpful!
You can find editions adjusted for quarantine-friendly activities here.
Updated 9/2020: Get the Spanish edition with preterit tense here: Weekend chat placemat
Update 9/8/2018: A future tense version of the Spanish edition (Iré…): Weekend chat placemat Spanish Future
Updated 9/2020 Update 9/19/2018: An immediate future version of the Spanish edition (Voy a…)
And thanks to Lindsay Smythe Doucet, here’s a French version: Weekend chat placemat FRENCH
Update 11/23/2018: Thanks to Wendy Farabaugh for contributing an alternative past tense French version: Weekend chat placemat past tense FRENCH
German editions past & immediate future (I’m going to…) are here! Weekend chat placemat German
Interested in helping produce versions in other languages? Message me! It’s fast & easy–just fill in translations in a spreadsheet & I’ll take care of the rest.