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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
Activity using the song "Me Gusta, Me Gusta" by los Buitres de Culiacán Sinaloa. This ready to use activity is appropriate for novice and intermediate students.
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.
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.
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.
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