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I am an experienced 6-12 World Language Educator with experience teaching Italian, French and Spanish. I promote a proficiency-based way of learning language, to get students actually talking!
Subject Pronoun Dice & Spinner for Verb Conjugation Practice and Games - Italian
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Subject Pronoun Dice & Spinner for Verb Conjugation Practice and Games - Italian

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This download comes with two products - a subject pronoun dice AND spinner. These make it fun and easy to practice conjugating verbs in any tense! Now any tedious verb exercise is turned into a game, or into a speaking or writing activity. How can I use it?: -for whole class activities and games -in group or partner practice activities -on its own or with an existing lesson/activity -as a learning station or learning center Who is it for?: -Students learning Italian at any level -Students in Grades 6-12 After using this activity, students will be able to: -conjugate verbs in any tense for any subject with confidence and ease Includes: -3 pages of content -detailed instructions and ideas for use -ideas for games and activities to practice verb conjugation -subject pronoun dice -subject pronoun spinner
Participation System for World Language Classes
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Participation System for World Language Classes

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Want to ensure participation in your World Language class? This complete participation system is a sure way to get students talking, involved, and engaged in class. It includes everything you need - the rubrics, the participation tickets, and the grading system to make it a success! How can I use it?: -incorporate it at the start of the year, or in the middle of a semester! Who is it for?: -Spanish, French and/or Italian Students in Grades 6-12 Includes: -26 pages of content -detailed instructions and ideas for use -detailed explanation for students and teacher of how to earn, collect, and grade participation points -class participation rubric -five different templates for participation tickets, ready to use! -detailed lists of girl/boy names in Spanish, French and Italian -nametags to place on desks with useful classroom phrases to encourage class participation (in Spanish, French and Italian) -infographic and 18 discussion questions to get students thinking and discussing about why learning a language is important -cultural awareness/competency activity
Weather Practice Spanish
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Weather Practice Spanish

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This product helps integrate weather into your daily classroom routine! It includes vocabulary posters for classroom use, a game to practice, and a short weather report assignment that focuses on proficiency. How can I use it? -to review weather -to practice and learn weather -to develop students’ proficiency in speaking about the weather Who is it for? -Novice language learners At the end of the lesson, students will be able to… -say basic phrases about the weather -speak about the weather in another country or city -describe what the weather is Includes: -11 pages of content -detailed instructions and ideas for use -vocabulary posters for use in the classroom -a game to practice using the vocabulary -a short weather report assignment aligned with proficiency goals
Italian Definite & Indefinite Articles
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Italian Definite & Indefinite Articles

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This set of foldable notes for interactive notebooks is a great way to supplement your lesson on definite and indefinite articles. How can I use it? -to teach definite and indefinite articles in Italian -to review definite and indefinite articles in Italian -to supplement your lesson on definite and indefinite articles in Italian -to scaffold your lesson for students who need additional learning supports Who is it for? -teachers and students who like to integrate dynamic details into a lesson -students who need additional learning supports At the end of the lesson, students will be able to… -use definite and indefinite articles before a noun Includes: -5 pages of content -detailed instructions and ideas for use -a foldable “flower” for interactive notebooks on definite articles in Italian -a foldable “flower” for interactive notebooks on indefinite articles in Italian
Casa Italian Lesson
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Casa Italian Lesson

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This 2-hour integrates house vocabulary and the verb “essere” in dynamic activities or stations for students. Perfect to review to learn these concepts. How can I use it? -to teach house vocabulary and the verb “essere” -to review house vocabulary and the verb “essere” Who is it for? -Novice level language students At the end of the lesson, students will be able to… -describe the items in their house -describe what there is in a given house or room Includes: -12 pages of content -detailed instructions and ideas for use -four integrated and dynamic stations, including listening, speaking and writing with the content -exit slips -activities aligned with ACTFL proficiency guidelines
FIVE Lesson Spanish Travel Unit - Train, Taxi, Hotel, Food and Directions
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FIVE Lesson Spanish Travel Unit - Train, Taxi, Hotel, Food and Directions

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This Travel Unit includes five 1-hour lessons intended to give students contextual and meaningful practice with common travel experiences. All lessons are provide detailed vocabulary lists followed by authentic contextual activities to give students real-world practice with common travel experiences and communication needs. By the end of the Unit, students will feel confident and ready to pick up their passports and go! How can I use it?: -to teach new learners about common travel experiences and how to communicate while traveling -to review with students before a class trip -use the Unit in sequence, or split up the lesson to complete over the course of a year or term -as various learning stations or learning centers Who is it for?: -Novice High Spanish Students -Students in Grades 6-12 At the end of the Unit, students will be able to: Book a train ticket: -order a train ticket in person or online -talk about their train travel schedule -talk about where others would like to go -talk about what they and others are going to do -talk about what time they and others are going to do an activity Book a Hotel Room: -reserve a room at a hotel -speak comfortably about cash and credit card numbers/information -give dates and other relevant information Negotiate a Taxi: -barter for a lower price -explain where they need to go Reserve a Room at a Hotel -speak comfortably about cash and credit card numbers/information -give dates and other relevant information Describe a Traditional Dish: -describe a dish they like and their opinion of it -compare dishes and talk about what dishes taste like Use a Map: -ask for directions -follow directions -give directions Includes: -40 total pages of content -vocabulary lists for each lesson (5 total) -proficiency-based assessment with stampsheet for each lesson (5 total) -3 communicative activities to get students talking about train travel -contextual and authentic Travel Simulation to have students practice booking a train online -fake euro “money” and fake Spanish “credit cards” -contextual and authentic Travel Simulation to have students negotiate a taxi -contextual and authentic Travel Simulation to have students practice booking a hotel room -communicative speaking activity where students research and talk about a traditional dish from a Spanish-speaking country -2 communicative activities to practice asking for, giving, and following directions
Italian Table Mat - Speaking Phrases for Participation - FREE
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Italian Table Mat - Speaking Phrases for Participation - FREE

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Hearing a lot of English in your Italian class? This tablemat has all the small phrases that students need to feel confident about speaking in class. It is colorful and makes common phrases accessible to students. Laminate a copy for each desk, and students will be participating in no time! How can I use it?: -laminate a copy for each desk for easy reference -print a copy for students to keep for easy reference Who is it for?: -Students learning Italian at any level -Students in Grades K-12 By using this resources, students will be able to: -speak in class with confidence -use Italian for common needs and questions Includes: -1 page of content -a colorful, organized, easy-to-use tablemat
Spanish Table Mat - Speaking Phrases for Participation - FREE
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Spanish Table Mat - Speaking Phrases for Participation - FREE

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Hearing a lot of English in your Spanish class? This tablemat has all the small phrases that students need to feel confident about speaking in class. It is colorful and makes common phrases accessible to students. Laminate a copy for each desk, and students will be participating in no time! How can I use it?: -laminate a copy for each desk for easy reference -print a copy for students to keep for easy reference Who is it for?: -Students learning Spanish at any level -Students in Grades K-12 By using this resources, students will be able to: -speak in class with confidence -use Spanish for common needs and questions Includes: -1 page of content -a colorful, organized, easy-to-use tablemat
Spanish Present Tense Puzzle Game
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Spanish Present Tense Puzzle Game

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This quick and fun game helps students review and practice their present tense conjugating skills. How can I use it?: -as a practice activity for students learning the present tense -as a review for students who have seen the content before -as a learning station or learning center Who is it for?: -Novice High Level Spanish students -Students in Grades 6-12 At the end of the activity, students will be able to: -identify verbs conjugated with their corresponding subjects Includes: -2 pages of content -detailed instructions and ideas for use -printable puzzle - just cut and go!
Spanish "Hay" Poster
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Spanish "Hay" Poster

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Do you students often forget how to pronounce the word “hay” or how to use it? It’s such a useful phrase, but very often mistakenly used! This simple poster is easy to print and put up in your classroom, and can gently remind students how to use “hay” and how to pronounce it! Have it posted or print them out as a quick reference while students practice writing or speaking. Includes poster.
Italian Prepositions Puzzle
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Italian Prepositions Puzzle

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This product includes a puzzle to help students combine prepositions with articles! How can I use it?: -to have students practice combining prepositions with articles Who is it for?: -Novice language students and up in Grades 9-12 At the end of the lesson, students will be able to: -correctly combine le preposizioni articolate Includes: -detailed instructions and ideas for use -7 pages of puzzle pieces
Italian Greetings Interactive Notebook Activities
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Italian Greetings Interactive Notebook Activities

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This product has INB vocabulary and activities and games to practice with common greetings in the target language! How can I use it?: -to have students practice with common greetings, such as name, age, and how you’re doing Who is it for?: -Novice language students and up in Grades 6-12 At the end of the lesson, students will be able to: -correctly ask and answer using common greetings Includes: -detailed instructions and ideas for use -8 pages of content -vocabulary and accompanying envelope for interactive notebooks -communicative activity -2 simple games for practice
Spanish Lesson on Chores - Quehaceres, Tener Que & Deber
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Spanish Lesson on Chores - Quehaceres, Tener Que & Deber

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This 2-hour lesson on chores and deber/tener que uses students’ interactive notebooks as well as fun games and activities to learn about and then practice with chores (quehaceres) and the verbs tener que and deber. How can I use it? -to teach new learners about chores, and the verbs tener que and deber -as a review for students who have seen the content before -as a part of a learning station or learning center Who is it for? -Novice Level Spanish students -Students in Grades 6-12 At the end of the lesson, students will be able to: -identify common chores and household activities -talk about responsibilities and which chores they and others have to do Includes: -8 pages of content -detailed lesson plan and instructions for use -interactive notebook pocket and picture flashcards -printable tener que / deber notes - with answer key -interactive notebook tener que / deber review and sentence practice -interactive game to practice with content