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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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
Early Roman Emperors (of the 1st Century)
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Early Roman Emperors (of the 1st Century)

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This is a seven page worksheet packet for history teachers focusing on early Roman History. The resource focuses on the reign of Rome’s first century emperor, Marcus Aurelius, the challenges he faced and how he transitioned his rule to his son, Commodus. The last page contains some discussion questions where students can analyze the rule of both emperors as well as use some critical thinking skills pertaining to political issues of that time.
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!
Vacation Activities (Spanish)
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Vacation Activities (Spanish)

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These two resource focus on activities people do while traveling or on vacation (for Spanish language teachers). Vocabulary Worksheet: Students will write sentences with the words provided in the Preterit Past Tense. The vocabulary words are related to vacation and travel activities. Communication Activity: Students will engage in interpersonal communication by asking each other questions about what they did on past trips and vacations and will record responses. In the second part of the activity students will analyze the responses received and self compare by answering a series of reflective questions.
Anti Bullying Activity
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Anti Bullying Activity

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This is a video based worksheet activity where students watch a short film on high school bullying. Then students answer questions about the film and share responses with peers. This is a great resource for addressing bullying and brainstorming potential preventative measures and solutions. There is no right or wrong answer. The teacher is free to guide discussion about the film and worksheet with the class as he/she sees fit. This can be a great resource for Life Skills teachers or any teacher who wants to teach and discuss student social development in the classroom.
Introduction to Adjectives Lesson
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Introduction to Adjectives Lesson

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This 5 slide Power Point presentation is great for language arts teachers who are introducing or reinforcing grammar concepts to their students. The presentation contains a guided practice activity that is chunked into smaller pieces so that students will be able to write about what they are like using adjectives.
Grammar Lessons Mini-Bundle
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Grammar Lessons Mini-Bundle

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This mini-bundle contains two resource that are great for elementary school language arts teachers. The bundle includes: Worksheet: A 2 page worksheet on Subjects and Predicates with several guided practice activities. Power Point: A 6 slide Power Point presentation on adjectives and adverbs with four guided practice activities.
Greeting Conversation Worksheet
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Greeting Conversation Worksheet

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This is a 3 page worksheet for Spanish language teachers. This worksheet contains a concise introduction to common greetings and salutations in Spanish with appropriate responses as well as two Guided Practice activities. The first begins with students reading a conversational greeting between two people then writing one of their own. Included is a Nota Cultural about how people traditional greet each other in Spain. Purchase this resource today as a fun and colorful way of introducing Spanish language conversation to your students!
Numbers Worksheet (Los Números)
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Numbers Worksheet (Los Números)

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This is a 3 page worksheet for Spanish teachers who are teaching beginning Spanish Language learners about numbers. Students will be able to ask and answer questions about their phone number using Spanish numbers one through ten. You can pair this activity with Spanish videos on numbers and/or worksheets containing the Spanish numbers. Please purchase this resource today and follow my store!
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!
What are you like? Speaking Activity (Spanish)
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What are you like? Speaking Activity (Spanish)

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This is an activity for Spanish Teachers geared towards year one or year two language learners. Students will be able to converse about their physical and personality traits using Ser and appropriate adjectives. More in depth learners can include why they are certain personality traits. You may modify the assignment by using your own oral rubric according to the course level.
Aztec Mini Project (Spanish)
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Aztec Mini Project (Spanish)

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This activity can accompany a lesson or video on the Aztecs. Students will draw a member of Aztec society and then write about his/her traits using the verb SER and adjectives. This activity is geared towards Spanish Level 1 classes but can also be used for higher level Spanish classes or even elementary school history classes. Included is a rubric for the writing portion of the assignment. You may modify it as you deem necessary. Please purchase this resource today!
Spanish Lesson on Ser vs. Estar
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Spanish Lesson on Ser vs. Estar

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This is a seven slide Power Point lesson that is a great resource for Spanish teachers. This lesson can be used for first or second year Spanish Language Learners. It contains two instructional input slides. The rest of the slides contain guided practice activities with a conclusion or check for understanding activity at the end. The lesson is engaging yet articulate, clearly breaking down the rules for two often erroneously used verbs. Please purchase this product and follow my store!