Let pupils know that Spanish is fun to learn if they choose activities that interest them, and that they will succeed if they're enjoying their language learning. 15 suggested activities for pupils to complete outside of class to boost their knowledge. Can be displayed on board or printed off for pupils to check off the activities they've completed.
KS3 - KS4 Film review. Play trapdoor for speaking or use as a scaffold to write a review of a film you have watched in class. The example uses Kirikou and La Famille Belier, but you could quite easily change those details to write about any film you have watched. One slide includes all of the words in English.
A list of questions on the topic of Region and Environment with sentence starters to help pupils begin to prepare answers. Also includes a checklist of components for pupils to include - connectives, opinion phrases, intensifiers, adjectives. Can be used as a prompt to create a written piece - just write the points into paragraphs instead of individual questions. I downloaded a word list from tes which pupils used to compose their answers. Could be used for year 9 to GCSE groups.
Poster to print off or could be displayed on whiteboard. Lots of Spanish filler phrase to use in speaking to buy more thinking time and add fluency and spontaneity to conversations. Use regularly with conversation questions to get pupils in the habit of using them.
Bueno, pues, a ver, es decir, la verdad es que, o sea, aunque, entonces etc.
Describing features of a house - what there is/isn't - il y a une cave, un balcon, un jardin, une piscine etc.
Ideal for low to middle ability groups - lots of visual support and interactive games, co-operative learning. True/False celebrity house reading exercise and culminating in written work about pupils' chosen celebrities houses.
LO: Can I say where my house is in relation to other things?
La parada de autobuses
Articles - matching activity, splat & o&x games, translation & writing
LO: Can I say where my house is in relation to other things? Powerpoint to teach vocabulary to give a more precise location, following on from house and area.
L’arrêt de bus
près de / loin de /à côté de / en face de
du / de la / de l' /des
Matching activity, Splat, O&X games, translation activity.
Lesson to bring together learning on film topic and write about films using 3 tenses. Activities include Odd-one-out, Quiz-quiz-trade, translation, Multiple choice reading quiz, guess the sentence from the first letter and a couple of truly terrible jokes (sorry!). Also includes writing frame and word mat.
GCSE Grammar Mat to support with all of the grammatical knowledge required at GCSE level, all on one page. May be used as a revision resource, or as a reference to support classwork and homework. Includes articles, prepositions, intensifiers, comparatives, superlatives, conjunctions, diminutives, augmentatives, negatives, neuter articles, quantifiers, demonstrative pronouns, possesive pronouns, reflexive verbs.
Vocab recap - students fill in table and knowledge gaps filled with help of teacher
Present the reflexive verbs and give students some verbs from their list to conjugate on mini whiteboards
Extended reading task with multiple choice answers for whole class response using decision discs. Could also be used as a translation task.
Writing frame to allow pupils to create their own written work from the model provided.
Vocabulary recap -
Places in town - una tienda, un parque, un espacio verde, un polideportivo, un museo, una playa, un bar, un colegio, un cine, un mercado, un restaurante
Adjectives - tranquilo/ruidoso, grande/pequeño, industrial/rural, bonito/feo, turístico
Visual support slide - can be used to play 'slap the board' or adapted to play Kim's game etc.
Speaking activity - Questions about the town
Reading - extended text with multiple choice questions - use with decision discs to get whole class response
Writing - framework for points to include.
Pupils can use a greater variety of adjectives by using this Adjective Alphabet - find a Spanish adjective for any letter of the alphabet. If you have pupils who repeats adjectives when justifying opinions, give them this and tell them to find something more interesting. Can also be used for revision.
Spanish Verb Mat for Higher GCSE and A Level. Students can see at a glance how to form all tenses required for GSCE and A Level on one page. Preterite, imperfect, imperfect subjunctive, imperfect continuous, pluperfect, perfect, past participles, present, gerund, present continuous, imperative, simple future, conditional, near future, subjunctive. Also includes lists of irregulars for each tense. Assumes pupils have basic knowledge of infinitives, stems etc. Great Revision resource, especially now that translation and grammar feature more prominently in the GCSE exams.
Make sure your pupils know the basics by having them on display in your classroom - All of the information is in Spanish, but with visual support. All you need to do is press print and stick it to the wall to provide your pupils access to this vital information.