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Welcome! I am a high school language teacher (Spanish). I love working with students and creating creative, engaging content for teachers to promote learning. Please visit my store and follow me! Let's collaborate!

Welcome! I am a high school language teacher (Spanish). I love working with students and creating creative, engaging content for teachers to promote learning. Please visit my store and follow me! Let's collaborate!
Spanish Stem Changing Verbs
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Spanish Stem Changing Verbs

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This is a 15 slide Power Point presentation lesson on the basics of Stem-Changing Verbs in Spanish. The three stem-change types are introduced and explained and common verbs are listed for student reference. The lesson is then chunked into a set of three different activities. First, students answer questions about pictures using Stem-Changing Verbs, finish statements and then translate sentences, all using Stem-Changing Verbs. This is a great resource for first year learners or as a review for year two Spanish Language Learners.
Spanish Legends and Stories Vocabulary
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Spanish Legends and Stories Vocabulary

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This is a great resource for Spanish Teachers. It is a 29 slide Power Point Presentation focusing on introducing vocabulary related to legends and elements of a story. The lesson is also broken up into small guided vocabulary practice activities with a more complex activity at the end where students describe what was going on in a picture using the vocabulary. If you want your students to write or describe a story at some point in the course, this Power Point is an excellent resource.
Spanish Greetings Bundle
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Spanish Greetings Bundle

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This is a three part resource: Greetings Power Point: This Power Point contains greetings, common introductory questions and good byes that are used in conversations. Included are guided practice activities and an Independent dialogue activity for students to complete in pairs or groups. Dialogue Writing Sheet: This activity sheet allows students to write down and translate sentences while listening to the group dialogues from resource #1. Dialogue Homework Sheet: This activity sheet has students read a formal dialogue and fill in the blanks with the appropriate phrases to complete it. The second part has students answer analytical questions about the dialogue and the third part has students write their own scenario based dialogue.
The Spanish Verb Ser
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The Spanish Verb Ser

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This is a nine slide Power Point presentation on how to use the verb Ser to describe people. This is a perfect resource for Spanish Teachers teaching first year Spanish Language Learners. Included in the lesson are a guided practice activity and one independent practice activity. Please purchase this resource today! You won’t be disappointed.
History of the Spanish Language
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History of the Spanish Language

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This is a two page worksheet that supplements a video. The video link is optional but the URL is included in the activity. In this resource, students are introduced to the origins and linguistic influences of the Spanish Language. After the video students may complete the fill in the blank activity, answer true or false questions then discuss the different influences on languages such as English and Spanish. This is a great resource to use during the first weeks of school to provide a solid understanding of the language. Purchase this great resource today!
Travel and Vacation Worksheet (Spanish)
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Travel and Vacation Worksheet (Spanish)

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This colorful worksheet is a great way for Spanish Language students to practice using new travel themed vocabulary by writing sentences with them. Students will also be able to include Direct Objects in these sentences and rewrite them using Direct Object Pronouns, expanding on their knowledge prior lessons. Please purchase this worksheet today and follow my store!
Spanish Introductions Lesson
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Spanish Introductions Lesson

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This resource is a Power Point presentation lesson containing 22 slides. This resource introduces formal and informal conversational greetings, questions and responses people may use in basic conversations and a brief cultural comparison. The lesson is chunked so that students have the opportunity to practice each type of greeting before moving on to new ones. There are guided practice activities so that students practice different types of address based on who they are talking to. The lesson ends with an Independent Practice activity where students act out their own dialogue. This is a great resource for engaging new Spanish Language Learners in the target language.
Where are you from? Worksheet Lesson
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Where are you from? Worksheet Lesson

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This is a 3 page worksheet lesson (which includes the front cover sheet) that is a perfect resource for Spanish Language teachers who are teaching beginner Spanish language learners. There is a comprehensive lesson on how to ask where different people are from as well as two guided practice activities for student mastery.
Spanish Gustar Worksheet: ¿Qué Le Gusta Hacer?
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Spanish Gustar Worksheet: ¿Qué Le Gusta Hacer?

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This is a two page worksheet (with two sections) for Spanish teachers to use for their first year Spanish Language learners. The objective is for students to use the verb Gustar to write about what different celebrities like to do based on the pictures provided. In the second section, students will engage in more critical thinking as they think about activities they like to do and compare those activities with those of the celebrities they wrote about. This activity uses popular culture as a means to engage students in using the target language to write about activities liked. Purchase this activity today!
Describing People in Spanish (using Ser)
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Describing People in Spanish (using Ser)

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This is a 28 page Power Point lesson for Spanish Teachers. It is useful because it breaks down how to use the verb Ser to describe people in specific contexts. There is also a plethora of slides introducing different adjectives used with Ser to describe people. The presentation is chunked with Guided Practice activities and an independent practice activity at the end. Please purchase this resource today! You and your students will enjoy it!
Spanish Ordinal Numbers Lesson
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Spanish Ordinal Numbers Lesson

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This resource is a twenty two slide Power Point lesson on how to use ordinal numbers to describe the order of places and things using house and living related vocabulary in Spanish. Included is a brief guided practice activity, a really fun standing game (with instructions), followed by a brief cultural comparison activity and lesson on living quarters in Spain. This resource is a colorful and great way to engage students in using the grammar and vocabulary in the target language.
Daily Routine of Spain
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Daily Routine of Spain

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This is a nine slide Power Point presentation primarily in Spanish for Spanish teachers. It presents the traditional daily routine of a Spanish adult through out the day with visuals and partner questions on each slide. At the end of the lesson students create a Venn diagram of similarities and differences between the lifestyle of the U.S. and Spain. They will use that to write a cultural comparison paragraph. Finally there is an Independent Practice activity where students will use their knowledge of Spain’s schedule to create and talk about a hypothetical but culturally accurate daily routine of someone living in Spain.
Ser and Estar (Spanish) Lesson Bundle
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Ser and Estar (Spanish) Lesson Bundle

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This bundled resource is a great product for Spanish Teachers teaching Level 1 or 2. The bundle contains a Ser vs. Estar Power Point (12 slides) with several (oral) guided practice activities, a Ser vs. Estar Practice Worksheet (2 pages) and a (Dialogue) presentation students may do as partners or in groups. Each resource effectively articulates the differences between the two verbs with opportunities to apply them in context. Purchase this interactive resource today!
Adverbs Worksheet
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Adverbs Worksheet

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This worksheet is for elementary school teachers introducing adverbs to their students. In this worksheet, students receive a brief introduction to what adverbs are and examples of how they are used in context. Then they describe pictures by writing sentences with adverbs.
Vacation Activities Bundle (Spanish)
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Vacation Activities Bundle (Spanish)

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This bundle contains 4 interactive activities for Spanish Teachers to give their students when doing a unit on traveling and vacations. Vocabulary Worksheet: Students will write sentences about activities people do while on vacation using target vocabulary. Reading Activity: Students will read and answer questions about an email a friend sends describing what she plans to do on a vacation in Costa Rica. Hotel Dialog: Students read and fill in a conversation between a customer and a hotel receptionist checking the client into the hotel. Hotel Writing Activity: Students will describe a picture where two customers are checking into a hotel then answer follow up questions about travel lodgings they prefer while on vacation.
The Uses of the Verb Ser
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The Uses of the Verb Ser

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This is an excellent resource for Spanish teachers who are teaching a beginner’s Spanish Language course. This is a 3 page worksheet (not including the cover page) that details some of the more specific uses of Ser with contextual examples. Then each section is broken down into different Guided Activities where students can practice applying the uses of Ser. The last activity culminates in a communicative activity where students ask each other their nationality and where they are from. Purchase this fun resource today!
Spanish Subjunctive Writing Activity
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Spanish Subjunctive Writing Activity

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Una Cuestión Escolar is a Subjunctive Writing Activity. This activity is for Spanish Teachers and geared towards their level 2 or 3 students. Students will watch a news video clip in Spanish about drug and weapons prevention in Mexico schools. Then students will write about their opinion(s) on the issues raised as well as potential solutions using the Subjunctive Tense. This is a great activity for second and third year level Spanish Language Learners to learn and write about current events in the target language and culture. Please purchase this activity today!
Mayan Civilization (in Spanish)
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Mayan Civilization (in Spanish)

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This is a 17 page/slide on the ancient Mayan civilization. This can be used by Spanish Teachers. The slides are all in Spanish and focus on the basics of Mayan architecture with visuals. The end of the Power Point consists of a project best geared towards 2nd or 3rd year Spanish Language Learners. Students will be asked to hypothetically construct a pyramid and present ways to improve construction and process in the target language.
Irregular Spanish Verbs in the Preterit Lesson
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Irregular Spanish Verbs in the Preterit Lesson

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This is a color 23 slide Power Point lesson on all of the Irregular Verbs in the Preterit Tense of the Spanish Language. This resource is great for Spanish teachers teaching second or third year Spanish Language learners. The presentation contains Verb conjugations, sentence samples and guided practice activities so that students will be able to read and write about events in the past. Purchase this resource today!
Madrid's El Rastro Writing Activity in Spanish
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Madrid's El Rastro Writing Activity in Spanish

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This is a two page resource for Spanish teachers and may be geared towards year one or two Spanish Language Learners. The resource contains a short reading (in Spanish) on Madrid’s El Rastro outdoor market with high lighted vocabulary. Teachers can also add videos to supplement the reading. Then students will write about what they hypothetically do and buy at El Rastro using Stem-Changing Verbs. The type of Stem-Changing Verbs to use are listed but students must put them in the proper forms and construct the sentences themselves.