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.
The form that I use for students who would like to get extra credit by going to an authentic Latin Restaurant (i.e. Mexican, Salvadoran, Ecuadorian, etc) and putting their Spanish to use in an authentic, outside of class, context.
This Doc has my specific information but it is very simple to modify to meet your needs.
This is a Powerpoint, completely in Spanish, that I use to introduce the events of the Texas Revolution. Could be used as an intro to TPRS novel Rebeldes de Tejas, although, for copyright reasons, it makes no reference to the book, just the historical events.
Also included is a 1 page student guide with an answer key that students can use to write the vocabulary and create a timeline to visualize the events from Mexico's independence to the Treaty of Velasco.
This powerpoint is what I use when I introduce the Conditional 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.
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.
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.
Are your students struggling to understand the Subjunctive mood? This Powerpoint explains, in simple terms, the 3 different moods in Spanish: Indicative, Imperative, and Subjunctive. I use this as a primer before we look at when and how to use the Subjunctive in my upper level Spanish classes.
This simple, low prep game is a fun way to help students practice conjugating verbs. This game can be reused every time you introduce a new verb tense, i.e. Preterite, Imperfect, Future, Conditional, etc... Included is a PDF and DOC so that you can use right away, or modify this to fit your specific needs. Also included is an instruction page for the the teacher with tips on how to best implement this in your classroom.
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.
This is an activity that I developed for my Spanish 4 students. In our Unit on Immigration, we also work with the Imperfect Subjunctive. I teach that first, then introduce this. Later students will use the Imperfect Subjunctive to put themselves in the shoes of immigrants.
This Word Doc has key vocabulary and terms front loaded. There are also questions that promote higher order thinking. Also included are the song lyrics, a link to a Youtube version, and discussion questions at the end.
*Warning. The lyrics reference drugs, alcohol, topless bars, Lorena Bobbitt, and has the word "ramera." I recommend you look at the lyrics online before buying. I avoid the first verse and most of the chorus (where all of these are contained) and focus on the second verse. Also, the official video has a child urinating in a bucket and you can see his exposed buttocks. The video link I have included shows the album cover throughout the song.
This is the storyboard template that I use for my Spanish classes when we read different TPRS novels such as ¿Dónde Está Eduardo?, Rebeldes de Tejas, Esperanza, Vida y Muerte en la Mara Salvatrucha, La Hija del Sastre, Guerra Sucia, etc. This storyboard template is blank, so it could be used for whatever novel you use. The template asks students to write their name, the book, the chapter, who, when, and where in Spanish. I sometimes use it as a worksheet and sometimes I use it as an assessment. It works great for both.
This is the Powerpoint I use to introduce students to Quijote and Cervantes before we read the Teacher's Discovery graphic novel. This multimedia powerpoint is almost entirely in Spanish but with vocabulary helps to make it comprehensible for Spanish 3's.
List of over 130 boy and 130 girl Spanish names on each page. Simply print the two pages and copy about 20 of each onto blue and pink sheets of paper respectively.
Great to hand out at the beginning of the year when students choose their Spanish names. Collect them and reuse year after year.
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.
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 has become a fun tradition in my Spanish classes. The day before Thanksgiving break we always play "Lotería" with Thanksgiving vocab. Included is the 24 space board (1 space "gratis") and a vocabulary list of 42 words. I am including a Word and PDF of the list in case you would like to modify it. I have also included a detailed instruction sheet with some tips that I have learned over the years to help the game go better.
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."
I developed this graphic to help my students conceptualize Por vs. Para. This graphic illustrates the transient nature of Por while showing Para as more of an end point.
On page 2 I have written color coded sentences that illustrate the explanations on the graphic. The sentences are exactly alike except for the word Por or Para. There is also an explanation of what is being said in parentheses.