Oh Noah!

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Oh Noah!, (formerly known as Noah Comprende) is designed to teach Spanish to children ages six to eight through animated videos with embedded games that help build vocabulary. In each three-minute video, a misunderstanding launches a comic misadventure. Kids learn language better when they can put it into meaningful context. Although – like Noah – they may not understand all the Spanish dialogue, kids can comprehend the story told through rich visual storytelling, much like a silent movie.

Each video features opportunities for kids to roll their cursor over objects on the screen to hear the Spanish translation. Three different vocabulary-driven, arcade-style games reinforce learning. Leveling and racing against the clock encourage replayability and repeated exposure to vocabulary. Another game on the website, How Do You Say…?, helps kids learn common expressions in Spanish.

Print out Oh Noah games and activities.

  • Hammer Away

    In this webisode, Noah tries to help the handyman working on Abuela's building, but when the handyman points to a hammer (“el martillo”) just as a dog walks by, Noah misunderstands and follows the dog on a wacky chase through the town. Students learn Spanish vocabulary and common phrases related to this adventure.

    Grades: K-2
  • A Whale Tale

    Learn and practice Spanish, including vocabulary words for the items in the whale's belly and fish tank, through the Oh Noah! "A Whale Tale" webisode and related games. In the webisode, Noah's Abuela wants Noah to help their elderly neighbor sweep the porch, but when Noah confuses sweeping for paddling, they wind up in the belly of a whale. Students can learn, build upon, and apply the Spanish vocabulary by playing the interactive games.

    Grades: K-2
  • Monkey Business

    Learn and practice Spanish, including vocabulary for jungle animals and furniture through the Oh Noah! “Monkey Business" webisode, related games, and lesson plan. In the webisode, Abuela points to the screen when watching a nature program on TV that shows a monkey eating a banana (“un guineo”). Noah thinks “un guineo” means a monkey, and heads off to the jungle to get one for her. Students can learn, build upon, and apply the Spanish vocabulary by playing the interactive games. In the “At Home in the Jungle” lesson plan, students will practice this Spanish vocabulary through a classroom game and Venn diagram activity.

    Grades: K-2
  • How Do You Say…?

    This interactive game offers students an opportunity to learn Spanish expressions used commonly in conversation. First students see a group of four black and white illustrated scenes, accompanied by corresponding written and spoken Spanish expressions that describe the scenes. Then they advance to a new page featuring only one of the four illustrations and are prompted to match the scene to the correct Spanish expression. Four written and spoken choices are provided at the bottom of the screen. Once they match the scene to the correct expression, the illustration transforms into color. After making a series of four correct matches, students are invited to print out a page containing the four illustrated scenes, which they can color, turn into flash cards, or combine with other sheets to create a phrase booklet.

    Grades: K-2
  • Out on a Limb

    Learn and practice Spanish, including vocabulary for clothes and landscape features, with the Oh Noah! "Out on a Limb" webisode, related games, and lesson plan. In the webisode, Coco wants an apple (“manzana”), but Noah thinks she wants a bird, so he builds his own wings and takes flight over the neighborhood. Students can learn, build upon, and apply the Spanish vocabulary by playing the interactive games. In the "A Bird's Eye View of My Neighborhood" lesson plan, students will become map-makers as they map their neighborhoods and label their map legend using Spanish words.

    Grades: K-2
  • Not Milk?

    Learn and practice Spanish, including vocabulary for food and farm animals, with the Oh Noah! "Not Milk?" webisode, related games, and lesson plan. In the webisode, Noah heads off to a farm and ends up getting chased by a bull he thought was a cow. Students can learn, build upon, and apply the Spanish vocabulary by playing the interactive games. In the "Now We're Cooking" lesson plan, students will practice their new knowledge as they make a delicious snack.

    Grades: K-2
  • Goodbye Kitty

    Learn and practice Spanish, including vocabulary for gardening items and table setting items, with the Oh Noah! "Goodbye Kitty" webisode, related games, and lesson plan. In the webisode, Coco asks Noah to get her cat (“gatito”) from the other side of a busy street, but Noah thinks she’s asked him to rescue a lion, and that’s when the trouble starts! Students can learn, build upon, and apply the Spanish vocabulary by playing the interactive games. In the “Get a Green Thumb” lesson plan, students will practice their Spanish vocabulary by learning the life cycle of a plant and engaging in a bean planting activity.

    Grades: K-2
  • Down the Drain

    Learn and practice Spanish, including vocabulary for playground equipment and numbers, with the Oh Noah! “Down the Drain” webisode, related games, and lesson plan. In the webisode, Coco's ball (“pelota”) rolls into the sewer and she asks Noah to retrieve it. Noah doesn't know what “pelota” means, so he brings back a crocodile instead! Students can learn, build upon, and apply the Spanish vocabulary by playing the interactive games. In the “Got Your Number” lesson plan, students will practice this Spanish vocabulary through a mapping activity, color-by-number sheet, and an assortment of number games.

    Grades: K-2

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