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Education: Masters in Spanish. Bachelors in French. One year’s sojourn in France; two summers in Spain and one in Mexico. I have been teaching for 30 years during which time I have taught French I-IV and Spanish I-AP. I served as Consulting Teacher in my district helping teachers with curriculum, lesson planning and classroom management. I create Spanish and French Grammar PowerPoints that are complete lesson plans, illustrated TPR Story PowerPoints, No-prep lesson plans and much more.

Education: Masters in Spanish. Bachelors in French. One year’s sojourn in France; two summers in Spain and one in Mexico. I have been teaching for 30 years during which time I have taught French I-IV and Spanish I-AP. I served as Consulting Teacher in my district helping teachers with curriculum, lesson planning and classroom management. I create Spanish and French Grammar PowerPoints that are complete lesson plans, illustrated TPR Story PowerPoints, No-prep lesson plans and much more.
El Correo Electronico PowerPoint and Handouts for AP Spanish
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El Correo Electronico PowerPoint and Handouts for AP Spanish

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This 26-slide PowerPoint includes the following: ~Instructions for how to write the correo electrónico /email for the AP Spanish test ~Suggestions for the student ~A modeling of the formal register ~A practice in which students change the informal register to the formal ~Examples of saludos and despedidas ~An example email prompt from Triángulo Aprobado ~Vocabulary to ask for more information ~Sample possible questions for asking for more details ~A sample correo electrónico / email response with all the required elements numbered and labeled ~password for El Correo Electrónico PowerPoint YOU WILL NEED MICROSOFT OFFICE 2002 or later in order to access the password-protected PowerPoint The handouts include: ~Instructions for the student ~a check list for the student of the required components ~Vocabulary for the saludo, despedida, and asking for more information ~A sample email response ~A PowerPoint Cover Sheet, "El Correo Electrónico" for AP Spanish
Spanish "Ser" PowerPoint, TPR Story & INB
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Spanish "Ser" PowerPoint, TPR Story & INB

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This Ser TPR Story is about two boys who like the same girl. The TPR story contains many uses of the verb "Ser" in context. The contents include the following: ~illustrations of each conjugation of the verb "ser" ~TPR Story illustrated with many photographs ~True/False activity ~Fill in the blanks activity in which students interact with the story using the verb "ser" ~activity in which students answer questions about the story using the verb "ser" ~password for the PowerPoint (YOU WILL NEED MICROSOFT OFFICE 2002 or later in order to open this password-protected PowerPoint.) Also included are the following activities: ~Student Handout on the verb, "Ser" ~Interactive Notebook Activity in which students complete the sentences and answer the questions based on the story ~Power Point Answers
El Correo Electronico PowerPoint an Handouts for AP Spanish
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El Correo Electronico PowerPoint an Handouts for AP Spanish

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This 26-slide PowerPoint includes the following: ~Instructions for how to write the correo electrónico /email for the AP Spanish test ~Suggestions for the student ~A modeling of the formal register ~A practice in which students change the informal register to the formal ~Examples of saludos and despedidas ~An example email prompt from Triángulo Aprobado ~Vocabulary to ask for more information ~Sample possible questions for asking for more details ~A sample correo electrónico / email response with all the required elements numbered and labeled ~password for El Correo Electrónico PowerPoint YOU WILL NEED MICROSOFT OFFICE 2002 or later in order to access the password-protected PowerPoint The handouts include: ~Instructions for the student ~a check list for the student of the required components ~Vocabulary for the saludo, despedida, and asking for more information ~A sample email response ~A PowerPoint Cover Sheet, "El Correo Electr��nico" for AP Spanish
Preterite- Eight Stations Activity in Spanish
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Preterite- Eight Stations Activity in Spanish

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Preterite - Eight Stations Activity in Spanish by Angie Torre Have you ever wished you could multiply the teacher's presence in a classroom of 30 plus students in order to give your language learners more opportunities to hear and speak the language? This activity provides eight more teachers and keeps students communicating in Spanish for one or two entire class periods as they proceed from one station to the next asking and answering questions. Used as a culminating activity to the teaching of the preterite, "Eight Stations" thoroughly cements this past tense in the minds of the students. It can also be modified to reinforce any grammar or vocabulary concept.
Irregular Preterite TPR Story Power Point in Spanish
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Irregular Preterite TPR Story Power Point in Spanish

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This Irregular Preterite TPR Story PowerPoint is about a teacher who loves Snickers. Even though she does everything she can to hide her extra-large Snickers from her students they keep finding it and eating it. Finally, she manages to keep it for herself but then has a bigger problem. This Spanish TPR Story repeats the irregular preterite of the following verbs: estar, poner, venir, ver, ir, irse, and tener. Students recycle the verbs in context by rewriting the story, changing only the underlined parts. The TPR Story includes the following: ~Spanish TPR Story with photographs and visuals ~True/False Activity ~Printed Story with instructions, true/false activity, and underlined words and phrases. ~PowerPoint Password (YOU WILL NEED MICROSOFT OFFICE 2002 in order to access the password-protected PowerPoint.)
Spanish Travel TPR Story Present and Preterite
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Spanish Travel TPR Story Present and Preterite

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Spanish Travel TPR Story Present and Preterite by Angie Torre This Spanish Travel TPR Story supplements any travel vocabulary by providing the necessary comprehensible input, i.e., repetition in context. It is a story about an unfortunate traveler who faces many obstacles, some ridiculous, on his journey to meet a friend. It includes travel vocabulary, the TPR story and the following activities: ~true/false ~complete the sentences ~answer the questions ~cloze activity ~answer keys. The first activities are in the present tense. Later, after teaching the preterite, the teacher may use the cloze activity to reinforce the travel vocabulary, provide more comprehensible input and practice the preterite.
Preterite Practice- TPR Stories in Spanish
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Preterite Practice- TPR Stories in Spanish

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Preterite Practice- TPR Stories in Spanish by Angie Torre Six original TPR stories, all in Spanish,with accompanying activities: ~true/false questions ~complete the sentence ~answer the questions ~cloze activities/assessments All have answer keys. Stories are funny and capture the attention of the students. Few text books have enough comprehensive input to enable students to assimilate and produce language fluidly. These stories provide the necessary repetition in context and manipulation of the language to ensure students can communicate freely about past events.
How to Write a Persuasive Essay for AP Spanish PowerPoint and Activities
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How to Write a Persuasive Essay for AP Spanish PowerPoint and Activities

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This 68-slide PowerPoint and activities on, “How to Write a Persuasive Essay for AP Spanish” include the following: ~The goal of the persuasive essay and how to reach it ~The use of cause and effect to make one’s point ~The different kinds of arguments ~The different kinds of evidence ~Vocabulary to express cause and effect ~Expressions for stating one’s opinion ~Vocabulary for meeting objections ~Components of the introduction ~Components of the developing paragraphs ~Components of the conclusion. ~Ideas for a hook ~When and how to meet objections ~Examples of the causes and effects for a particular topic and questions ~Examples of evidence for that topic ~Step-by-step instructions for the reading and analysis of the three sources and writing of an essay in Triángulo Aprobado. (It can be used with other texts as well.) ~Possible thesis statements for that topic demonstrating how to manipulate the sources to support different thesis statements, i.e. yes, no, or both ~Instructions on how to write an outline and organize one’s essay ~Instructions and examples for how to cite sources ~Synonyms for, “dice” ~Instructions for avoiding the first and second person in formal essays ~Practice activities to avoid using the first and second person The activities work in conjunction with the PowerPoint, “How to Write a Persuasive Essay for AP Spanish”. There are 19 pages of activities which include the following: ~Sample persuasive essay with vocabulary and indicators for thesis statement and different ways to cite sources ~Practice activity in which students interact with the essay, identify components, cause and effect, evidence, and methods of citing sources ~Answers to practice activity ~Peer edit of introductory paragraph ~peer edit of first developing paragraph ~peer edit of persuasive essay ~vocabulary for cause and effect and expressing one’s opinion ~Step-by-step instructions for the reading and analysis of the three sources and writing of an essay in Triángulo Aprobado. (It can be used with other texts as well.) ~a template for organizing a persuasive essay ~password for Powerpoint YOU WILL NEED POWERPOINT 2002 or later to open this password-protected PowerPoint. Note: Three items are label, "poster" but are not. There was no category for them. Three of them are cover previews to give you an idea of what is inside. The other is the password you will need to open the Power Point Presentation.
Preterite- Eight Stations Activity in Spanish
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Preterite- Eight Stations Activity in Spanish

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Preterite - Eight Stations Activity in Spanish by Angie Torre Have you ever wished you could multiply the teacher's presence in a classroom of 30 plus students in order to give your language learners more opportunities to hear and speak the language? This activity provides eight more teachers and keeps students communicating in Spanish for one or two entire class periods as they proceed from one station to the next asking and answering questions. Used as a culminating activity to the teaching of the preterite, "Eight Stations" thoroughly cements this past tense in the minds of the students. It can also be modified to reinforce any grammar or vocabulary concept.
Spanish Double-Object Pronoun TPR Story Power Point
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Spanish Double-Object Pronoun TPR Story Power Point

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Spanish Double-Object Pronoun TPR Story PowerPoint and Activities by Angie Torre This 47-slide TPR Story PowerPoint and Activities is a story about a boy who tries to impress a girl with Sra. Torre's teddy bear. He steals the bear and gives it to a girl but it ends up getting passed to many different people before it ends up where it belongs. The story includes many uses of direct, indirect and double object pronouns in Spanish and is illustrated with engaging photos. In the second part of the PowerPoint the story is repeated with the pronouns left out. Students fill in the appropriate direct or indirect object pronouns or double object pronouns. The accompanying activities include the following: ~instructions ~pre-teaching of vocabulary ~story ~variations ~comprehension questions ~password for the Power Point Four files are examples of what you will find in the Power Point. For more engaging resources and ideas, please visit my website and blog: www.bestpowerpointsforspanishclass.com
Spanish Present Perfect Activity
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Spanish Present Perfect Activity

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Instructions only- no printables. During this activity, students will be talking about things they have never done. This is a culiminating activity for the lesson on the Present Perfect which cements the concept in the student's minds. It works well for the following reasons: ~Students will be speaking Spanish the entire time, ~Students get a taste of culture as this is a game Spanish students love to play, ~It is hilariously fun and students will beg to play it again. When students are having fun, they learn. ~It helps students to be proficient in the present perfect. ~It is an authentic interaction with the language, not an artificial practice.
Spanish Adjectives Ser Gustar TPR Story & Activities
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Spanish Adjectives Ser Gustar TPR Story & Activities

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In this packet are two goofy, engaging stories about Jorge and Linda. Both TPR stories reinforce the adjectives, ser, and gustar for level one Spanish. In addition to the vocabulary and TPR stories the materials include the following activities: ~true/false, complete the sentences ~answer the questions ~put the events in order ~corresponding story pictures ~write your own story using the new vocabulary and answer keys. These activities provide the necessary repetition and manipulation of the language that enable students to assimilate and produce the target language. They serve to supplement the text as few textbooks provide the necessary comprehensible input.
Spanish Present Perfect Activity
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Spanish Present Perfect Activity

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Instructions only- no printables. During this activity, students will be talking about things they have never done. This is a culiminating activity for the lesson on the Present Perfect which cements the concept in the student's minds. It works well for the following reasons: ~Students will be speaking Spanish the entire time, ~Students get a taste of culture as this is a game Spanish students love to play, ~It is hilariously fun and students will beg to play it again. When students are having fun, they learn. ~It helps students to be proficient in the present perfect. ~It is an authentic interaction with the language, not an artificial practice.
Spanish "Ser" PowerPoint, TPR Story & INB
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Spanish "Ser" PowerPoint, TPR Story & INB

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This Ser TPR Story is about two boys who like the same girl. The TPR story contains many uses of the verb "Ser" in context. The contents include the following: ~illustrations of each conjugation of the verb "ser" ~TPR Story illustrated with many photographs ~True/False activity ~Fill in the blanks activity in which students interact with the story using the verb "ser" ~activity in which students answer questions about the story using the verb "ser" ~password for the PowerPoint (YOU WILL NEED MICROSOFT OFFICE 2002 or later in order to open this password-protected PowerPoint.) Also included are the following activities: ~Student Handout on the verb, "Ser" ~Interactive Notebook Activity in which students complete the sentences and answer the questions based on the story ~Power Point Answers
AP Spanish Lesson Plans and Curriculum for an Entire Year
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AP Spanish Lesson Plans and Curriculum for an Entire Year

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AP Spanish Lesson Plans and Curriculum for an Entire Year by Angie Torre About Me: I have been teaching Spanish for 29 years. Since I have been teaching AP Spanish, all of my students have passed except one. Last year, all my students passed the AP Spanish Test with mostly 5s and a few fours. Last year, my principal nominated me for Teacher of the Year. I worked as a Consulting Teacher for two years mentoring participating teachers on quality lesson planning, instructional strategies, engaging activities, TPR Story-Telling, equity, and classroom management. HERE'S WHAT SOME OF MY BUYERS HAVE SAID ABOUT THIS CURRICULUM: ~Ensayo Persuasivo Power Point: Thank you so much. Everything is AWESOME!!! This has saved me so much time. You are a life saver. / It was a great presentation. I used it with my AP Spanish class, and it was exactly what I needed. ~Presentación Oral Power Point: The power point is priceless!! Well worth every penny!! / Everything you need to know in one place. ~Correo Electrónico Power Point: Excellent resource to share with students. A step-by-step guide to plan, and write an e-mail reply. Plenty of sample questions to request more information, vocabulary lists, a checklist, a sample email...thank you!!!!! / Well done! I have been searching for more material to help my students succeed on the Exam and I think I have found it!! Wow!! Los Pronombres Relativos Power Point: Amazing PowerPoint. Very, very thorough with tons of examples. I have purchased so many of your products and love them all. Muchísimas gracias, Angie!!! AP Spanish Lesson Plans and Curriculum for an Entire Year: Wonderful!!!! / Invaluable! Product description: This curriculum meets all the Learning Objectives set forth by the College Board and is based upon the three modes of communication: “Interpretive, Interpersonal, and Presentational” and the six themes: “La belleza y y la estética, La vida contemporánea, Las familias y las comunidades, Los desafíos mundiales, Las identidades personales y públicas y La ciencia y la tecnología”. It is also relevant to high-level Spanish GCSE students. All lesson plans are based on the EDI (Explicit Direct Instruction) model. The lesson plans are based on a 90-minute instructional day for the block schedule but can be easily modified for a regular schedule and include extra lessons and activities. The goal of this curriculum is to enable students to communicate with maximum proficiency in the language, i.e., to comprehend authentic spoken and written Spanish, to speak and write Spanish using advanced language and idiomatic expressions, and to pass the AP Spanish Test with high marks. 894 Power Point Slides; over 1,000 pages of printables, handouts and lesson plans. The first four files are examples.
Spanish Ser vs. Estar TPR Story and Activities
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Spanish Ser vs. Estar TPR Story and Activities

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Ser Estar TPR Story and Other Activities by Angie Torre This story is about the twins, Ana and Maria. One day, Maria is too sick to go to school so Ana goes to her classes in her place. She also goes out with Mari­a's boyfriend while pretending to be Mari­a. Students stay engaged in the story to see what happens next. This TPR story provides language in context to help the students assimilate the concept of ser and estar. After the dramatization of the story, students write in the verbs "ser" and "estar" and answer questions about the story. The narrative is written in the present tense and may be used before the lesson on the preterite. Also included in the Story are: ~A paired activity for Spanish Two ~A paired activity for Spanish Three ~A practice activity in which students write the reason for each verb in the sentence, ( It may be used for guided practice, for homework or for a test) ~An EDI lesson plan for Ser and Estar ~All answers are provided except for the paired activities. The first four files are examples to demonstrate what you will see in this product.
How to Write a Persuasive Essay for AP Spanish PowerPoint and Actities
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How to Write a Persuasive Essay for AP Spanish PowerPoint and Actities

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"El ensayo persuasivo" by Angie Torre This 68-slide PowerPoint and activities on, “How to Write a Persuasive Essay for AP Spanish” include the following: ~The goal of the persuasive essay and how to reach it ~The use of cause and effect to make one’s point ~The different kinds of arguments ~The different kinds of evidence ~Vocabulary to express cause and effect ~Expressions for stating one’s opinion ~Vocabulary for meeting objections ~Components of the introduction ~Components of the developing paragraphs ~Components of the conclusion. ~Ideas for a hook ~When and how to meet objections ~Examples of the causes and effects for a particular topic and questions ~Examples of evidence for that topic ~Step-by-step instructions for the reading and analysis of the three sources and writing of an essay in Triángulo Aprobado. (It can be used with other texts as well.) ~Possible thesis statements for that topic demonstrating how to manipulate the sources to support different thesis statements, i.e. yes, no, or both ~Instructions on how to write an outline and organize one’s essay ~Instructions and examples for how to cite sources ~Synonyms for, “dice” ~Instructions for avoiding the first and second person in formal essays ~Practice activities to avoid using the first and second person The activities work in conjunction with the PowerPoint, “How to Write a Persuasive Essay for AP Spanish”. There are 19 pages of activities which include the following: ~Sample persuasive essay with vocabulary and indicators for thesis statement and different ways to cite sources ~Practice activity in which students interact with the essay, identify components, cause and effect, evidence, and methods of citing sources ~Answers to practice activity ~Peer edit of introductory paragraph ~peer edit of first developing paragraph ~peer edit of persuasive essay ~vocabulary for cause and effect and expressing one’s opinion ~Step-by-step instructions for the reading and analysis of the three sources and writing of an essay in Triángulo Aprobado. (It can be used with other texts as well.) ~a template for organizing a persuasive essay ~password for Powerpoint YOU WILL NEED POWERPOINT 2002 or later to open this password-protected PowerPoint. Three files are just cover previews to give you an idea of what's inside.
Spanish Adjectives Ser Gustar TPR Story & Activities
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Spanish Adjectives Ser Gustar TPR Story & Activities

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In this packet are two goofy, engaging stories about Jorge and Linda. Both TPR stories reinforce the adjectives, ser, and gustar for level one Spanish. In addition to the vocabulary and TPR stories the materials include the following activities: ~true/false, complete the sentences ~answer the questions ~put the events in order ~corresponding story pictures ~write your own story using the new vocabulary and answer keys. These activities provide the necessary repetition and manipulation of the language that enable students to assimilate and produce the target language. They serve to supplement the text as few textbooks provide the necessary comprehensible input.