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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!
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!
Commedia dell’Arte Lesson, Activities and Play
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Commedia dell’Arte Lesson, Activities and Play

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This 3 hour lesson on the Italian theatrical tradition of commedia dell’arte has students learning relevant terms in Italian, doing research and presenting on common stock characters of the tradition, and then acting out a short play! How can I use it?: -as a cultural addition to an existing unit -as a self-contained cultural lesson -as a quick lesson for a substitute teacher Who is it for?: -Italian Students in Grades 6-12 -Novice level students or above At the end of the lesson, students will be able to: -describe the costumes and personalities of stock characters of the commedia dell’arte tradition -enact a short commedia dell’arte play (in Italian and/or English) Includes: -28 pages of content -detailed instructions and ideas for use -INB vocabulary with explanations in English and/or Italian -dynamic game for vocabulary practice -activity for research and presentation on common stock characters -instructions and materials to put on a short play -mask templates to decorate
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
Travel Lesson - Buying a Train Ticket
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Travel Lesson - Buying a Train Ticket

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This Travel Lesson includes a 1-hour lesson intended to give students contextual and meaningful practice with buying a train ticket. This lesson is part of a five-lesson Travel Unit. You can buy it here! : http://bit.ly/1jWTOGZ This lesson includes a detailed vocabulary list followed by authentic contextual activities to give students real-world practice with common travel experiences and communication needs. By the end of the Lesson, 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 Includes: -8 pages of content -vocabulary list -proficiency-based assessment with stampsheet -3 communicative activities to get students talking about train travel -contextual and authentic Travel Simulation to have students practice booking a train online -fake Spanish “credit cards”
Spanish About Me Banner
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Spanish About Me Banner

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This product is a small banner to use in the first week of school to get to know students and have them work with basic vocabulary. How can I use it?: -to have students practice with “get to know you” vocabulary, such as name, age, birthday, and favorite things Who is it for?: -Novice Level language students in grades 6-10 Includes: -detailed instructions and ideas for use -small banner
Italian Carnevale - Seven Cultural Writing, Speaking and Listening Activities
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Italian Carnevale - Seven Cultural Writing, Speaking and Listening Activities

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This 3-4 hour lesson on Carnevale makes this exciting and important cultural event into an accessible and fun learning opportunity for students. How can I use it?: -as a cultural addition to an existing unit -as a self-contained cultural lesson -as a quick lesson for a substitute teacher Who is it for?: -Students in Grades 6-12 -for Italian students with proficiency levels of Novice and up At the end of the lesson, students will be able to: -use and understand common vocabulary words associated with Carnevale -articulate the timeline and schedule of annual Carnevale celebrations -compare and contrast Carnevale celebrations around the world -describe the personality and costumes of Commedia dell’Arte maschere stock characters that inspire the present-day Carnevale masks -describe and even create the stunning costumes typical of Carnevale celebrations -listen to and recite Carnevale-themed filastrocche -have discussions about social change and what changes they might make if they had the chance Includes: -31 pages of content -detailed instructions and ideas for use -assessment stampsheets -vocabulary and notes for INB -labels/titles for learning stations -vocabulary game -SEVEN activities to engage in the target language as well as with cultural information about Carnevale -seven mask coloring pages
French Verb Tense Reference Guide Booklet
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French Verb Tense Reference Guide Booklet

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Looking for a simple resource for students to access the tenses you cover during the year? This is a small reference guide that students can keep their notes on various tenses, including: (1) le présent, (2) l’impératif, (3) le futur proche, (4) le passé composé, (5) l’imparfait, (6) le futur, (7) le conditionnel, (8) le passé simple, (9) le plus-que-parfait, & (10) le subjonctif présent, and keep it handy for class activities and assignments! This resource comes with a student version and teacher version (answer key), and students can bring it with them as they continue in higher levels of coursework. How can I use it? -as a review of various tenses, including: (1) le présent, (2) l’impératif, (3) le futur proche, (4) le passé composé, (5) l’imparfait, (6) le futur, (7) le conditionnel, (8) le passé simple, (9) le plus-que-parfait, & (10) le subjonctif présent -as a reference guide before major assessments -as a teaching tool to complete throughout the year -as a learning station or learning center Who is it for? -Intermediate Level French students learning various tenses, including: (1) le présent, (2) l’impératif, (3) le futur proche, (4) le passé composé, (5) l’imparfait, (6) le futur, (7) le conditionnel, (8) le passé simple, (9) le plus-que-parfait, (10) le subjonctif présent,-Students in Grades 6-12 At the end of the lesson, students will be able to -conjugate verbs in various tenses, including: (1) le présent, (2) l’impératif, (3) le futur proche, (4) le passé composé, (5) l’imparfait, (6) le futur, (7) le conditionnel, (8) le passé simple, (9) le plus-que-parfait, & (10) le subjonctif présent, Includes: -16 pages of content -detailed instructions and ideas for use -two 15-page booklets: student version and teacher version (answer key)
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
La Famiglia Activities
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La Famiglia Activities

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This 3-hour activity on “la famiglia” helps students to engage in discussion about their and others’ families. A great way to teach or review family vocab, or to supplement a lesson you already love! How can I use it? -to teach family vocabulary -to review family vocabulary -to supplement your lesson on family Who is it for? -Novice level language learners At the end of the lesson, students will be able to… -describe members of theirs and others’ families Includes: -5 pages of content -detailed instructions and ideas for use -a writing and speaking activity -a short proficiency-based project
Spanish Activities to Practice with Food
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Spanish Activities to Practice with Food

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This product is a set of communicative activities to help students practice communicating using food vocabulary. How can I use it?: -to have students practice with common food vocabulary Who is it for?: -Novice Level and up Spanish language students in grades 6-12 Includes: -detailed instructions and ideas for use -3 pages of content -communicative activities to practice communicating using common food vocabulary
Activities Dice Game (any language!)
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Activities Dice Game (any language!)

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This product is dice game to practice with vocabulary related to common activities How can I use it?: -to have students practice with common vocabulary Who is it for?: -Novice Level language students in grades 6-10 Includes: -detailed instructions and ideas for use -dice game
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
Emoji Exit Ticket
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Emoji Exit Ticket

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Looking for a quick way to get your students to self-assess after a lesson or activity? Use this fun emoji exit ticket! You can use it to gauge student understanding as a formative assessment, or add the image to an activity to assess understanding. Fun and easy to use!
Destroyer - A Verb Conjugation Game - Practice Conjugating Any Tense - Spanish
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Destroyer - A Verb Conjugation Game - Practice Conjugating Any Tense - Spanish

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This communicative game has students conjugating verbs and speaking to each other in the target language. Use it to practice with conjugating in any tense! Great to add to a lesson, or as a review activity. After playing, students will feel confident about conjugating, and even have fun in the process! Includes game and instructions. How can I use it?: -as practice at the end of a lesson on conjugating in a specific tense -as a review for students who have learned a tense in another course or lesson ​-as a learning station or learning center Who is it for?: -Students learning FRENCH/ITALIAN/SPANISH -Students at any level -Students in Grades 6-12 At the end of the activity, students will be able to: -conjugate with confidence and ease Includes: -2 pages of content -detailed instructions and ideas for use -printable boardgame
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
French Imperative Lesson & Practice
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French Imperative Lesson & Practice

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This 3-hour on the imperative has students engaged in teaching and learning from their peers! Students learn about regular and irregular rules of the imperative, prepare lessons on a particular aspect of the tense, teach others, and then participate in fun activities to synthesize their learning. How can I use it? -to review the imperative -to introduce the imperative to students Who is it for? -Intermediate level language learners At the end of the lesson, students will be able to… -tell someone what to do Includes: -13 pages of content -detailed instructions and ideas for use -scaffolded notes to organize student groups -activities to practice with the imperative -a proficiency-based short project to engage students with the content
Spanish Market Mercado Simulation
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Spanish Market Mercado Simulation

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This 3-hour lesson is a dynamic classroom simulation to get students talking! It includes materials to review numbers, bargaining or haggling vocabulary, as well as shopping vocabulary. It also includes all the materials needed to prepare for and execute a dynamic communicative 1-hour activity where students engage in a shopping exchange with their classmates. How can I use it? -To review numbers -To review shopping vocabulary -To learn about the culture of bargaining or haggling -To practice communicative speaking Who is it for? -Novice language learners Includes: -21 pages of content -detailed instructions and ideas for use -a student booklet to guide and drive learning -vocabulary on numbers, shopping and haggling/bargaining -a cultural lesson on haggling/bargaining
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
Clothing Dice Game (any language!)
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Clothing Dice Game (any language!)

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This product is dice game to practice with clothing vocabulary How can I use it?: -to have students practice with common vocabulary Who is it for?: -Novice Level language students in grades 6-10 Includes: -detailed instructions and ideas for use -dice game
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.