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Para qué se usa - Card Game

Para qué se usa - Card Game

This game is the classic " I have... Who has ...? " game, designed to practice the classroom objects and what we use them for (verbs like write, read, colour, paint, cut, erase etc). This is an easy-to-play game and a great way to practice essential language concepts with the whole class. As students match up the answers on their cards with questions on other students’ cards, they get valuable practice with vocabulary, as well as reading and listening skills. Directions: Cut out the cards along the dotted line and laminate. For bigger classes, you might want to print several copies of each set. Give out all the cards in the set to the students. It is important to use all the cards. Choose a student to go first. I usually do that by a counting rhyme (for example, En la casa de Pinocho, solo cuentan hasta ocho, 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8) Have the selected student read the question at the bottom of the card aloud and then put the card down. The student who has the card with the answer then reads that answer aloud. This student will then read the question at the bottom of their card and put the card down. Play continues in this fashion until all of the cards have been played. The game will end with the same student who started play. Every card in the set is connected to a card before it and a card after it. To keep the game moving at a quick pace, all students need to pay attention to every question that’s asked. I tell my younger students that this is a magic game and that the magic only works if you pay attention, which is actually true. The magic happens in the end, when the question on the last card actually matches the answer on the very first card. Enjoy!
didade
Los objetos de la clase - Card Game

Los objetos de la clase - Card Game

This game is the classic " I have... Who has ...? " game, designed to practice the names of some of the main classroom objects. This is an easy-to-play game and a great way to practice essential language concepts with the whole class. As students match up the answers on their cards with questions on other students’ cards, they get valuable practice with vocabulary, as well as reading and listening skills. Directions: Cut out the cards along the dotted line and laminate. For bigger classes, you might want to print several copies of each set. Give out all the cards in the set to the students. It is important to use all the cards. Choose a student to go first. I usually do that by a counting rhyme (for example, En la casa de Pinocho, solo cuentan hasta ocho, 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8) Have the selected student read the question at the bottom of the card aloud and then put the card down. The student who has the card with the answer then reads that answer aloud. This student will then read the question at the bottom of their card and put the card down. Play continues in this fashion until all of the cards have been played. The game will end with the same student who started play. Every card in the set is connected to a card before it and a card after it. To keep the game moving at a quick pace, all students need to pay attention to every question that’s asked. I tell my younger students that this is a magic game and that the magic only works if you pay attention, which is actually true. The magic happens in the end, when the question on the last card actually matches the answer on the very first card. Enjoy!
didade
Family Vocabulary + SER and Adjectives Spanish

Family Vocabulary + SER and Adjectives Spanish

Have students read Manny's story about his family (from Modern Family). Using context clues students will work in groups to discover what the family vocabulary in English - means in Spanish. Great constructivist activity that is student centered - allowing them to find the meaning. -Introduces 16 vocabulary words for family. (intro to new vocab) -Extends to have students describe members of the family using SER/ADJ (practice using vocab in short sentences) -Free writing activity where students write about their family/a famous family. (applying new vocab and prior knowledge of adj/ser to write a paragraph describing multiple members of the family)
stephaniehmetzger
Quinceañera Group Project

Quinceañera Group Project

Have students learn by doing! Very minimum prep needed from teachers, and guides students with rubrics for self-directed learning - with genuine motivation as at the end of the projects students throw a quinceañera in class! Spilt class into three groups: Restaurant Group: Create the menus, organize the food to bring for the party, and serve the food (all in Spanish!) Great way to create an authentic ordering and serving Spanish conversation Invitation Group: Create the invites for the party to hand out to students and adults, also the option for a second project addition of making games and decorations, Dance Group: Create a dance choreography to bachata for the quinceañera - includes a playlist of videos for your students to learn from. Example videos from my classroom. Speeches for mother and father of the quince girl. Includes: -3 group project rubrics -A Powerpoint including a video, notes, writing prompts, and an outline for your quinceañera in class -Bachata Dance videos
stephaniehmetzger
Spanish Instagram Food Posts

Spanish Instagram Food Posts

Fun Activity or Project, where students get a blank template included in this powerpoint of an Instagram post with a comments section. Includes directions for students to post a photo of a meal (or draw) create silly hashtags about the meal, and include comments from their peers using the IR+A (voy a comer...) structure that can easily be adapted for what you are working on in your unit. Students include the number of likes in Spanish as well, and makes for a great display in your classroom revolving around a food unit. NO PREP needed.
stephaniehmetzger
Spanish Communicative Activity - Using IR and Comida

Spanish Communicative Activity - Using IR and Comida

Simple communicative activity where students go around and ask ¿Qué vas a comer para cena? ¿Dónde vas a comer? -- students then have a model that they use to respond, write their classmates answers down in the boxes, and they write their answers in the third person (VA a comer....) practicing IR + a + infinitivo/place and food vocab
stephaniehmetzger
Infinitives Spanish Worksheet

Infinitives Spanish Worksheet

Infinitives warm up activity in Spanish, to get students thinking about what an infinitive is before working with new tenses. They organize the verbs into AR,ER, and IR - can easily be extended. Uses common verbs in Spanish
stephaniehmetzger
Forming Questions, Interrogative Words Spanish (No prep!)

Forming Questions, Interrogative Words Spanish (No prep!)

Includes 5 different fun activities for students to practice making questions at each level. Scaffolded by easy to more challenging to help students build to a creation level. Activities included (no prep!) -interviewing famous people worksheet -Warm up/Do Now - turning infinitives into questions -Personal interview sheet, responding to questions about their favorite things etc - Directions for a Communicative Activity between students and a partner - Project: Students will create a talk show where they interview people (famous, or friends etc), present to class
stephaniehmetzger
La entrevista Spanish 1/ Interviews

La entrevista Spanish 1/ Interviews

In order to get students working with responding to questions in Spanish, and in different forms (tú/yo/él/ella) this worksheet lays out an interview format for students to first respond to questions in the YO form, then ask a partner these questions in a TU form, and write down what their partner says in the ÉL/ELLA form. This is a great writing and speaking, and listening activity!
stephaniehmetzger
Spanish Question Word Poster/Handout

Spanish Question Word Poster/Handout

This Poster has fun images to help students remember what key question words mean, you can enlarge this at a staples/etc or give it to the students as a handout. Por qué - the letter Y/ Why? Dónde - a werewolf/ Where? Cuándo - a venn diagram/ When? (venn/when) Cómo - howling wolf/ How? Quién - an owl/ Who? Cuál - a witch/ Which? Qué - a light bulb/ What? (watt*)
stephaniehmetzger