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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 Vocabulary Crossword Game
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Spanish Vocabulary Crossword Game

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This is a fantastic vocabulary game for fun or review! Students work to gain the most points for their words, and can be played with vocabulary from any unit of study. Based on Scrabble, this game can be played as a class or in groups of 3-5. How can I use it? -as a review -as a fun activity -as a learning station or learning center Who is it for? -Spanish students at the Novice level or above -Students in Grades 6-12 Includes: -a Scrabble-based board game with terminology (such as “double word” and “double letter”) written in the target language -a score sheet to print and keep track of teams’ points -printable letters for play (including point values) -distribution of letters appropriate for target language
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
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
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
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
Destroyer - A Verb Conjugation Game - Practice Conjugating Any Tense - French
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Destroyer - A Verb Conjugation Game - Practice Conjugating Any Tense - French

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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
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”
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 "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.
Body Parts and Doler - Games & Activities for Practice
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Body Parts and Doler - Games & Activities for Practice

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Tired of practicing with body parts and doler in the same boring way? This 3-hour lesson uses fun activities and games to practice with these concepts in dynamic ways. With monsters, Guess Who, and other fun activities, this lesson is a great way for students to practice and solidify their understanding and ability to use these terms and concepts. How can I use it?: -at the end of a lesson to practice body parts and doler with new learners -as fun review for students who have seen the content before -as learning stations or learning centers Who is it for?: -Novice High Level Spanish students -Students in Grades 6-12 At the end of the lesson, students will be able to: -talk about body parts -talk about what pains them and others Includes: -6 pages of content -detailed lesson plan and ideas for use -Monster Guess Who Game -detailed notes on doler with answer key -interactive communicative activity to practice with doler -ideas for additional practice with doler and body parts
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
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!