PPT presentation with listening guide that gives background into Spain's famous Camino de Santiago de Compostela. St. James Way. This presentation is completely in Spanish yet very comprehensible. A great way to give your students background on this cultural phenomenon. Also comes with a listening guide to keep students engaged during the presentation.
This is the Powerpoint I use to teach my students the Imperfect Subjunctive. This Powerpoint assumes that they have already learned the Present Subjunctive. I use WEDDING for my Subjunctive triggers. Since this is a Powerpoint file it could be easily modified for the WEIRDOs out there. (a little Spanish teacher joke) :) There are 14 slides with 3 interactive ¡Practiquemos! slides to allow students to check their comprehension.
Teach your students this authentic Christmas carol (villancico) from Venezuela. Included is a cloze activity and explanation of regional vocabulary. Also included, is a brief grammar review sheet over the concepts of diminutives and correctly using accent marks using examples from the song.
This powerpoint is what I use when I talk about the grammar point of Ser vs. Estar in my Spanish classes. The powerpoint is over 90% in comprehensible Spanish (per ACTFL guidelines) making it possible to maintain TL use even when explaining this tricky grammar concept. There are three opportunities for students to practice/formative assessment.
Great presentation for Navidad. Multimedia PPT presentation explaining the tradition of Las Posadas in Mexico. Also discussed are the festivals of similar origin "Novena de Aguinaldos" and "La Parranda." The slides are all in Spanish but at a very comprehensible level. I use this as an introduction before doing a simulation of Las Posadas with my upper level students.
When teaching the location prepositions in Spanish, I use this rhyme with gestures to help my students. This Word doc includes the rhyme (with the English translation) and a link to my Youtube video showing the gesture for each preposition.
Listening activity with answer key for the song Don Quijote by Rocio Durcal. You can find the video for the song on Youtube. I use this when I do my Don Quixote unit with my Spanish 3's.
This authentic text from April 7th, 2014 talks about the release of a new game based on Semana Santa en Seville, Spain. The runner style game has the traditional "nazareno" in pointed hood and cape running through the streets of Seville to get to his processional on time. There is so much good vocabulary in this 3 paragraph, high interest, authentic text. Who knows, you may even have a student download and play the game. Included is the original text and a teacher's guide.
Quiz over 100 high frequency words in Spanish. These 100 words make up about 50% of speech. I have students do these every so often throughout the year. Included are 10 quizzes with answer keys and instructions on how to make more. xls and pdf format..
This powerpoint is what I use when I introduce the Future Tense in my upper level Spanish classes. The powerpoint is over 90% in Spanish (per ACTFL guidelines). There are two opportunities for students to practice/formative assessment.
When you are presenting family vocabulary words, why not use a culturally authentic example? This Powerpoint uses the Spanish royal family tree to introduce words like padre, madre, hijo, etc. UPDATED to reflect the abdication of Juan Carlos.
To help my students understand when to use the Preterit or Imperfect in Spanish, I have them read and write fairy tales. In this zipped file you will find instructions, a template I give to students to help them brainstorm their Fairy Tale, and a 23 slide, example Powerpoint.
Complete, ready-to-use, standards-based activity that has been classroom tested. Turn your room into a Latin American mercado. Everything you need to run a successful Mercado simulation in your classroom. Over 15 pages of detailed material. Bonus Introduction Powerpoint Presentation.
Quizzes for every chapter of the Blaine Ray novel "Mi Propio Auto." Assess students vocabulary and comprehension. Use as a formative or summative assessment. Open or closed book. Answer keys are provided for each quiz.
All of my Christmas themed activities and lessons. Included are 1. Villancicos - https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/spanish-christmas-carols-villancicos-11182564 2. Burrito Sabanero Cloze Activity - https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/burrito-sabanero-activity-11182573 3. Las Posadas ppt. - https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/las-posadas-11182555 These three items cost just under $10 individually. Buy them bundled for only $8
Teach your students about how Spanish speaking countries celebrate Epiphany (Día de los Reyes Magos) with this authentic resource. Contains a powerpoint presentation of Nicaraguan Poet, Rubén Darío's poem "Los Reyes Magos," with background information on the author and holiday, and a listening guide (in .doc and .pdf format) with directions for students to write their own letter to the Reyes at the end. WARNING: Because of the holiday, the poem has Christian elements in it. I recommend that you read the poem before buying. Just Google "Rubén Darío Los Reyes Magos."
This authentic resource guides your students through an interactive website from Spain that allows children to write a letter to the Wise Men for the Día de los Reyes Magos. The download contains a .pdf and .doc that can be edited. I first work with students to figure out keywords that they will encounter. I then have them look up the words they didn't get in small groups. After that, they must individually go to the site and successfully create a letter to one of the Wise Men and answer the questions on the Preguntas page which includes a Venn Diagram for comparing and contrasting Christmas in the US with Los Reyes in Spain. After they have written the letter, they are given the option of printing. Would be a great way to decorate your classroom.
This presentation talks about how and when to use the present subjunctive using the popular acronym W.E.D.D.I.N.G. and asking students to visualize the word "que" as the ring that binds the two separate clauses together. This presentation also introduces the most frequent irregular verbs using the acronym D.I.S.H.E.S.
When I first introduce the concept of the Preterite vs. Imperfect in class, I set up a time with a colleague to come into my class while my back is turned and "steal" something. When I turn around and my students tell me what happened, I feign shock and tell them that we will need to write up an incident report and turn it in to the office. That's when I hand each of them one of these forms. :) You could adapt the "incident" to be anything you want. This form is general. Students begin to see how describing the scene is usually in the Imperfect and describing the specific actions is usually in the Preterite. I use DUWIT (Imperfect) and DISC (Preterite) but this is in Word Doc format so you can replace this with your own acronym. You can also add your school logo, if you would like, in order to make this more "official" looking. Also included is a poster that I put up that illustrates DISC vs. DUWIT.
This is a low prep, high impact review game. Great for sub plans. Students write in their vocabulary words on the spaces (in English or Spanish). Then in teams of 3-4 play by rolling, moving their piece, and then saying the word. If they get it wrong they must go back. I have a box of 10 or so dice that I can pass out to the students and I usually just have students make their own game pieces out of coins, paper scraps, erasers, etc.