El Alamo Introduction Powerpoint

El Alamo Introduction Powerpoint

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.
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Un Restaurante Latino Extra Credit

Un Restaurante Latino Extra Credit

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.
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El Futuro, The Future Tense in Spanish

El Futuro, The Future Tense in Spanish

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.
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El Camino de Santiago

El Camino de Santiago

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.
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Present Subjunctive Presentation

Present Subjunctive Presentation

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.
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Imperfect Subjunctive Powerpoint

Imperfect Subjunctive Powerpoint

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.
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Por vs. Para Graphic

Por vs. Para Graphic

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.
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Spanish Prepositions, Las Preposiciones Rhyme

Spanish Prepositions, Las Preposiciones Rhyme

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.
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Semana Santa Videogame Authentic Text Activity

Semana Santa Videogame Authentic Text Activity

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.
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The 3 Moods of Spanish (intro to the Subjunctive)

The 3 Moods of Spanish (intro to the Subjunctive)

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.
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Dice Game - Conjugation Practice

Dice Game - Conjugation Practice

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.
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"Si El Norte Fuera El Sur," Immigration, Imperfect Subjunctive

"Si El Norte Fuera El Sur," Immigration, Imperfect Subjunctive

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.
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Ser vs. Estar Powerpoint

Ser vs. Estar Powerpoint

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.
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Don Quijote (Quixote) Intro Powerpoint

Don Quijote (Quixote) Intro Powerpoint

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.
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Spanish Marketplace - El Mercado Simulation

Spanish Marketplace - El Mercado Simulation

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.
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Los Reyes Magos - Three Kings Day Presentation

Los Reyes Magos - Three Kings Day Presentation

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."
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