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Spanish resources for secondary teachers (KS3-5)
Spanish present tense regular verbs
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Spanish present tense regular verbs

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Lesson designed to teach the present tense in Spanish with regular verbs for beginner to intermediate learners. Lesson is suitable for independent study but could just as easily be used in the classroom. Also introduces key grammar terminology.
Spanish reflexive verbs (relationships)
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Spanish reflexive verbs (relationships)

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A lesson designed to each lower intermediate or intermediate Spanish pupils how to conjugate reflexive verbs in the present tense in the context of relationships. Uses worked examples to support independent practice.
Introduction to photo description
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Introduction to photo description

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Lessson introducing the photo description task for GCSE Spanish. By the end of the lesson, students should be able to formulate extended descriptions of on image related to a familiar topic. Lesson focuses mainly on requirements for speaking exam but there is a follow-up writing task (in the Edexcel format but easily adaptable for AQA). Lesson uses the PALMS acronym to help pupils develop their ideas. There are two versions of the Power Point: for one the “S” in PALMS stands for “speculation” and in the other it stands for “season” so you can choose the version employed in your school. Although PALMS phrases are the main vocabulary focus, the lesson incorporates a range of topics that pupils are likely to have seen by year 9 / early on in year 10, such as family and friends; free time; work and environment. The lesson is designed to be dynamic and makes much use of modeling. You may wish to cut some activities for a single lesson. There is a fair amount of printing and some cutting required.
Dictatorships_Cold War and Cuba
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Dictatorships_Cold War and Cuba

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Series of two lessons designed to give Spanish A-level pupils an understanding of the historical context of the Cold War for the AQA Monarchy and Dictatorship topic, and different perspectives on the Cuban Revolution and Castro dictatorship. Comes with an accompanying timeline for Cuba, Latin America and the rest of the world. Although the Cold War is not a discrete topic on the Spanish A-level syllabus, I find one of the most challenging aspects of the Monarchies and Dictatorships topics is that often pupils lack the historical background knowledge and framework to comprehend why so many dictatorships emerged in Latin America in the twentieth century and how they were sustained. In my experiences, students access the topic a lot more easily with an introductory lesson on this inserted in. The lesson on Cuba uses authentic material to offer differing perspectives on the Castro regime. The timeline is supplied to offer support for one of the more challenging topics, especially for pupils with no grounding in this historical period. You may wish to give to pupils in its digital format so that they can easily add additional dates to it. The timeline can continue to be used as reference in the subsequent Popular Movement topics.