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Battleship: French alphabet, numbers, and speaking for beginners
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Battleship: French alphabet, numbers, and speaking for beginners

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Authentic language? Check. Gets students speaking? Check. An element of fun? That, too. This resource engages students in the naval battle game similar to Battleship, allowing even beginners to communicate exclusively in French. Players use numbers and letters to play–perfect to get beginning students speaking, listening, and understanding French. Students play in pairs, which means everyone uses the language. This is a great info-gap activity to get beginning students speaking confidently. I use this resource in the first weeks of junior high and high school French I, as soon as we’ve covered the alphabet and numbers. I love getting students speaking right from the beginning. Download includes printable game board as well as detailed instructions.
Telling Time Worksheet: Spanish
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Telling Time Worksheet: Spanish

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Students practice telling time in Spanish with this bright printable worksheet. Download includes printable worksheet and answer key. Also included in the Time Bundle product. For numbers practice, check out the Numbers Bundle!
Dominoes Verb Practice: El pretérito y el imperfecto
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Dominoes Verb Practice: El pretérito y el imperfecto

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Engage your students in a creative activity for practicing or reviewing past tense verbs: the old-fashioned game of dominoes…reimagined. This resource allows students to practice both the imperfecto and pretérito. The dominoes of the set have students identify verbs in the pretérito versus the imperfecto as well as their uses, match verbs with their meanings, or match similar verbs. The dominoes include: • Regular preterit: –ar, -er, and –ir verbs • Preterit verbs with an irregular stem: Andar, estar, tener, caber, haber, poder, poner, saber, hacer, querer, and venir • Irregular preterit verbs: ser, ir, dar, and hacer • Regular imperfect: –ar, -er, and –ir verbs • Irregular imperfect verbs: ser, ir, and ver • Verb meanings • Uses of the preterit vs. imperfect, specifically “a completed action,” “setting the scene,” “a continuous action in the past,” and “used to (habitual action in the past)” The verbs included are as follows: andar, caber, comer, dar, estar, haber, hablar, hacer, ir, poder, poner, querer, recibir, saber, ser, tener, venir, ver
Describing People Practice: Draw the Faces
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Describing People Practice: Draw the Faces

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In this activity, students are given written descriptions of eight different people and eight face outlines to color in. Students must understand the French directions to complete the faces correctly. I love this kind of activity, where students draw and color. It allows them to use a different modality to learn--not to mention adding some fun variety to homework time. This is a great activity to practice vocabulary for describing people. Specifically, the worksheet uses the following vocabulary: yeux, oeil cheveux vert noir bleu gris rose noisette marron rousse long court raide frisé bouclé chauve moustache barbe petit grand nez oreille bouche
Math Worksheet: Practicing French numbers for beginning learners
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Math Worksheet: Practicing French numbers for beginning learners

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This is not a typical worksheet for practicing numbers in French. Instead of rote translation, students complete simple addition problems (quatre + quatre = __) and greater than/less than problems (deux __ quatre) that require them to think through the French vocabulary for numbers 0-100. Download includes printable worksheet and answer key.
Telling Time Worksheet: French
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Telling Time Worksheet: French

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Students practice telling time in French with this bright printable worksheet. Download includes printable worksheet and answer key. Also included in the Time Bundle product. For numbers practice, check out the Numbers Bundle!
Monthly Reading Log: Improve target language reading through frequency
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Monthly Reading Log: Improve target language reading through frequency

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Research has shown that one of the best ways for students to improve their reading proficiency is simply by reading. What they read, however, matters. The best material for students to improve their reading proficiency is material they choose themselves, as that's what they are most interested in and motivated to read. This reading goal was designed with that research in mind. Teachers of any target language can give this assignment, since it can be customized to the target language as well as student needs. Teachers simply need to change the title of the assignment and the name of the target language on lines 1 and 2. After that, there is space where the number of minutes assigned and assignment due date can be filled in by students when the assignment is given. The reading log is designed to span four weeks. It asks students to document information about the material read as well as self-assessing comprehension. The assignment also asks for a parent signature. I suggest students start this kind of target-language independent reading at an intermediate level of language study. I first assign it to French III students midway through the year as well as assigning it to advanced classes. It is my goal that this simple tool will help students improve their reading proficiency as well as the enjoyment they gain from reading in their target language.
Self-Assessment and Meta-Cognition Activities for World Language
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Self-Assessment and Meta-Cognition Activities for World Language

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Paying attention to the learning process helps learners improve, and that’s what these tools are for. These research-based self-assessment resources let students learn how to help themselves improve, particularly in speaking and listening activities. There are also tools to help you give feedback. Included in this bundle of resources are the following: • Listening Guide • Presentational Speech Self-Assessment • Speaking Activity Teacher Assessment • Speaking Activity Self-Assessment • Emotional Temperature Chart • Speaking Focus Signs
Téléfrançais Worksheets: Now w/ all episodes and key
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Téléfrançais Worksheets: Now w/ all episodes and key

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Téléfrançais is a Canadian TV show designed for kids learning French. All 30 of the ten-minute episodes are available on YouTube. These worksheets are intended to help students follow along, to better comprehend the language of the all-French show, to retain more of what they hear, as well as to help them stay focused. I had a previous version of this resource available for download. This is a revised and improved version of that same resource. This version: –Now has worksheets for ALL EPISODES –Now includes a KEY for each episode –Has been revised, eliminating or re-wording ambiguous questions, including more material to help students understand the entire episode, and so on.
"Go Fish" for Food Vocabulary
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"Go Fish" for Food Vocabulary

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“Go Fish” is a simple game that’s perfectly suited for language learning. The group activity requires students to both speak and listen to their target language. In this version of the game, students practice food vocabulary while playing, specifically the following words: Ice cream, orange juice, salad, bread, cheese, chicken, apple, banana, hot dog, egg, milk, grapes, pear, butter, cake, cookie, yogurt, tomato, sandwich, French fries, soup, coffee, pineapple, strawberries, hamburger, orange, melon
Battleship: Practicing shopping exchanges and vocabulary
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Battleship: Practicing shopping exchanges and vocabulary

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The game of Battleship is an excellent activity for the foreign language classroom. Not only does it engage students, this activity also scaffolds students’ use of whole language: It has them speak to communicate a message and listen to understand what others are saying. This version of Battleship has students practice the names of different products they might shop for and their prices. By doing so, students role-play a possible shopping conversation several times. This provides excellent practice for using shopping vocabulary and prices, practicing shopping conversation, and asking and answering questions. Note: The items students “shop” for in this activity are: un livre, une cravate, une écharpe, une lampe, un sandwich, une salade, un t-shirt. Students work in pairs to play the game. As indicated in the directions, each player first places “ships” by marking the squares of their choosing on the “vous” grid. Students then work to discover the other player’s ships. The first one to do so wins the game. To look for a ship, the student follows the scaffolded sentences shown on the activity: To ask if a ship is in a square of the grid, the student asks if their partner would like a product (along the side of the grid) of a certain price (along the top of the grid). The square in question is where these two pieces of information line up. After the second player hears the first player’s question, the second player answers that yes, they would like the product (indicating they have a ship or part of a ship in that square) or no, they would not (indicating the space is empty). Students take turns asking about different squares on the grid in order to find all of their partner’s ships. It is my hope that students enjoy this activity, that using it they improve their speaking and listening skills, and that this resource eases some of the difficulty of planning engaging, effective lessons.
Dot-to-Dot: Spanish numbers and speaking for beginning learners
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Dot-to-Dot: Spanish numbers and speaking for beginning learners

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This fun dot-to-dot activity allows students to creating an original design, then gets them speaking exclusively in Spanish using numbers (1-64) to guide their partner in replicating the drawing. This is a great activity to get even early beginners speaking, listening, and understanding Spanish—and a great way to start building confidence in using the language. Download includes printable worksheet as well as detailed instructions.
Math Worksheet: Practicing Spanish numbers for beginning learners
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Math Worksheet: Practicing Spanish numbers for beginning learners

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This is not a typical worksheet for practicing numbers in Spanish. Instead of rote translation, students complete simple addition problems (cuatro + cuatro = __) and greater than/less than problems (dos __ cuatro) that require them to think through the Spanish vocabulary for numbers 0-100. Download includes printable worksheet and answer key.
Battleship: Spanish alphabet, numbers, and speaking for beginning learners
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Battleship: Spanish alphabet, numbers, and speaking for beginning learners

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Authentic language? Check. Gets students speaking? Check. An element of fun? That, too. This resource engages students in the naval battle game similar to Battleship, allowing even beginners to communicate exclusively in Spanish. Players use numbers and letters to play–perfect to get beginning students speaking, listening, and understanding Spanish. Students play in pairs, which means everyone uses the language. This is a great info-gap activity to get beginning students speaking confidently. I use this resource in the first weeks of junior high and high school Spanish I, as soon as we’ve covered the alphabet and numbers. I love getting students speaking right from the beginning. Download includes printable game board as well as detailed instructions.
French Sight Word Practice: Improve reading by practicing the 100 most common French words
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French Sight Word Practice: Improve reading by practicing the 100 most common French words

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Learning sight words is an important strategy for students learning to read—in any language. When a reader recognizes a sight word automatically, they don’t have to stop and try to decode the word. Reading is faster, smoother, and the reader can focus on the meaning of the text and on decoding more difficult words. The result? Their ability to get information out of what they read improves (not to mention frustration going down and confidence going up). This bundle of resources focuses on French sight words, specifically the 100 most common word sets (including verb conjugations) in the language. Frequent manipulation of the words helps students learn them. To that end, this bundle includes the following resources: • An introductory document • A document to create a “word wall” • A student packet This document includes each of the 100 words as well as space for students to write the meaning of the word next to it. This allows students to have a packet with all the words for reference and study. • Ten PowerPoint presentations Each presentation presents 10 of the 100 words, showing the word (numbered to match the student packet), its use in context, then its English meaning. This is followed by slides that show only the vocabulary words (so the teacher can review them with students) and a projection to play “The Flyswatter Game.” • Ten review worksheets After one of the PowerPoint presentations helps students practice a set of 10 words in class, the corresponding worksheet is intended as take-home practice for those same 10 words. As students manipulate these words, you will see improvement in their reading ability as well as in their confidence as they approach the written word.
Dominoes: A game practicing French numbers for beginning learners
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Dominoes: A game practicing French numbers for beginning learners

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Engage your students in a creative activity for practicing numbers 0-100 in French: the old-fashioned game of dominoes, with a twist. The printable domino squares of this resource use both the written words (cinquante) and numerals (50), so students actively practice French while playing with fellow students. Download includes a printable domino set as well as detailed instructions.
Dominoes: A game practicing Spanish numbers for beginning learners
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Dominoes: A game practicing Spanish numbers for beginning learners

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Engage your students in a creative activity for practicing numbers 0-100 in Spanish: the old-fashioned game of dominoes, with a twist. The printable domino squares of this resource use both the written words (cincuenta) and numerals (50), so students actively practice Spanish while playing with fellow students. Download includes a printable domino set as well as detailed instructions.
Telling Time Bundle: French
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Telling Time Bundle: French

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This digital download includes three resources that help beginning French students learn to tell time in the language. The bundle includes a reference handout, a written worksheet, and a partner speaking game: HANDOUT: A clear printable handout for students on how to tell time in French. Includes information on hour and minute, as well as terms like “'til” and “quarter,” all illustrated with examples. Even includes information on the 24-hour clock! WORKSHEET: Students practice telling time in French with this bright printable worksheet. Download includes printable worksheet and answer key. PARTNER SPEAKING GAME: Get students speaking French! This activity has students practicing how to tell time in French–as well as speaking and listening to the language. This is an info gap-style game students play in pairs. Download includes printable game with instructions. For numbers practice, check out the Numbers Bundle!
Dominoes Verb Practice: Imparfait and Passé Composé
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Dominoes Verb Practice: Imparfait and Passé Composé

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Engage your students in a creative activity for practicing or reviewing past tense verbs: the old-fashioned game of dominoes…reimagined. This resource allows students to practice both the imparfait and passé composé. The dominoes of the set have students identify verbs in the passé composé versus the imparfait as well as their uses, match verbs with their meanings, match verbs with their helping verbs, or match similar verbs. The dominoes include: • -er, -ir, and -re verbs • “House To Be” or “Dr. and Mrs. Vandertramp” verbs (verbs that use the helping verb “être” and agreement in the passé composé”) • Verb meanings • Conjugations in the passé composé and imparfait • Uses of the passé composé vs. the imparfait, specifically “setting the scene,” “a completed action,” “a continuous action in the past,” and “’used to’ (habitual action in the past)” The verbs included are as follows: aller, avoir, boire, écrire, être, faire, finir, lire, manger, mettre, naître, parler, pouvoir, voir
Dot-to-Dot: French numbers and speaking for beginning learners
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Dot-to-Dot: French numbers and speaking for beginning learners

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This fun dot-to-dot activity allows students to creating an original design, then gets them speaking exclusively in French using numbers (1-64) to guide their partner in replicating the drawing. This is a great activity to get even early beginners speaking, listening, and understanding French—and a great way to start building confidence in using the language. Download includes printable worksheet as well as detailed instructions.