Informe Semanal. The 'Informe Semanal' programme is good for AS and A2 (they have covered topics such as racism and integration, nuclear energy etc which will be familiar to anybody teaching the AQA Spec. I recently found out that if you download the new version of Real Player from the Internet (it is free) then you can actually download the videos.
PowerPoint/Revision presentation introducing types of Houses in Spanish as well as geographical location/floors. Vocabulary is taken from listos 1, module 4, section 1 and 2. Using pictograms then allows pupils to build longish descriptions. Have also uploaded a sheet with the descriptions of each slide so that you know what to expect.
A guide to creating teaching materials using SMART Notebook.
I have produced an example SMARTNotebook file, but I can't upload it here at the moment, so I have instead supplied a link to a different website where I have also posted the file.
<p>This is a spelling and vocabulary exercise which allows students to practise vocabulary related to Mi ciudad/mi barrio. Students can see each word and listen to the word being spoken. The word is then hidden and the students have to type it into a box (Look-Cover-Write-Check). If they spell the word incorrectly, they can see the word and try again until they spell it correctly. Vocabulary included: el aeropuerto la biblioteca el centro comercial el hospital la playa el supermercado el ayuntamiento el castillo la discoteca la iglesia Note that this resource uses standard Argentine pronunciation - this is notable in ayuntamiento and playa you may wish to highlight this for your students. This resource is fully customisable to work with any vocabulary (you will have to supply the sounds) - follow the instructions in the read_me file in the folder. This was produced using a template from the Barking College content workshop. For additional templates, please contact the content workshop - they are very keen to work with other colleges/providers - see www.contentworkshop.co.uk for more details. Objective This will help students improve their knowledge of the sound-spelling relationship in Spanish. It will also consolidate their vocabulary knowledge. Assessment Are the students able to complete the exercise? Prior Knowledge Students should have been taught vocabulary related to places in their town/neighbourhood. Expectations This will help students improve their knowledge of the sound-spelling relationship in Spanish. It will also consolidate their vocabulary knowledge. Hints Help files are available at www.contentworkshop.co.uk I am unable to upload zip files here, so I have instead included a link to another teaching resource website where I was able to upload the files. You will have to unzip this file - the students will need to click on the learn_start.html file. I put this on the college’s VLE (Moodle) following these steps: 1) Upload the zipped file to the files area of your course. 2) In the files area, click on unzip next to the resource - click OK when prompted. 3) The resource will now be in a folder in the files area of your course. 4) Select link to file or folder on the main course page - click on Choose or upload a file - go into the resource’s folder and choose the learn_start file. There is a read_me file with this resource - it gives instructions on how to edit the template yourself - it is fairly straightforward and not as complicated as it looks. I recommend downloading Audacity (Google it - it’s a free download) to record the sound files for the exercise.</p>
<p>Authentic video news broadcast from Tele Noticias - An Argentine cable news channel. Suitable for high level students for listening activities. Objective as an authentic resource there are a number of ways that it could be used - two suggestions: 1) Allowing students to listen to news stories that are already familiar to them (ie: International news) exposing them to new, authentic language. 2) Allowing students to be aware of current affairs in the Spanish speaking world.</p>
Fun Winter themed activities for practicing Spanish numbers, colors and clothing vocabulary. The completed pictures make a colorful wall display.<br />
This set comprises:<br />
* 3 vocabulary handouts.<br />
* ¿Qué lleva el muñeco de nieve? Differentiated activity sheets.<br />
* La batalla con bolas de nieve. Differentiated activity sheets.<br />
* Los búhos color by number activity.
¿Qué lleva? Great for practicing noun/adjective agreement and revising vocab sets - clothing and colors. The students color in a teddy bear and then write four sentences to describe it using a clothing word and a color word.<br />
The completed pages can be used to make a colorful wall display.<br />
Handouts of the Spanish clothing (la ropa) vocab and masc/fem, sing/plural of color vocab are included in the pack. These can be given to all students if this is an early activity, given to some to provide differentiation or not used at all if you want to use the activity as assessment of learning.<br />
As a final activity, students can design and color in their own teddy bears and write four sentences of description or design and swap to describe.<br />
This resource comprises:<br />
1. Six teddy-bear activity sheets<br />
2. One sample completed teddy-bear activity sheet to display or use as an example<br />
3. One design-your-own teddy-bear activity sheet for students to clothe themselves<br />
4. Color and b/w handout of color vocab<br />
5. B/w handout of clothing vocab<br />
Country Information Presentation – covering all the key facts about the country – such as history, geography, language, landmarks, tourism etc, Language resources – words and phrases, flashcards of Spanish things, display resources for notice boards, photo packs, flag and activities, writing / drawing / designing / craft activities, food photo cards, recipes, famous paintings by Dali / Picasso, maps of the world /continent /country, map task, card matching game, quiz, number flashcards, tour guide badges, reward chart, word search etc<br />
A comprehensive three page test on the imperfect tense in Spanish. Questions include fill in the blank conjugations, changing the verb from the present to the imperfect tense, personal questions, and writing a short original paragraph.