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Welcome! I am a former high school language teacher (Spanish and English) and History teacher. I love working with students and creating creative, engaging content for teachers and learners to promote learning and language acquisition. Please visit my store and follow me! Let's collaborate! Also feel free to read my free and informative language articles on my Hub Pages website at HubPages.com/@marma
The Ottoman Conquest of Constantinople
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The Ottoman Conquest of Constantinople

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This is a six page PDF worksheet lesson on the factors leading to the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople. This product includes: defined and highlighted key terms, 5 pages of instructional content, colorful images and maps with captions for further contextual insight, 3 chunked comprehension exercises, an answer key. I hope you enjoy this resource on the Ottomans and that your students find it insightful and enjoyable. Please show your support by following my store. Thank you.
Why Learn Spanish? Power Point
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Why Learn Spanish? Power Point

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This is a nine slide Power Point presentation for Spanish teachers or any other teachers promoting the benefits of learning a foreign language such as Spanish. The last slide contains a brief discussion for students. This can be a great resource to use during the first week of classes.
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.
Si Clause Worksheet (Spanish)
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Si Clause Worksheet (Spanish)

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This is a 2 page worksheet that briefly introduces Si Clauses and includes clear examples for using them with different Verb Tenses. Also included are several guided practice activities that gradually increase in complexity. This is a great resource for Spanish teachers teaching more advanced level courses or grammar. Cause and effect statements can be difficult to master in Spanish so this resource strategically chunks the input and practices for optimal student mastery. Purchase this great resource for your students today! Enjoy!
Spanish Uses of Preterit and Imperfect
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Spanish Uses of Preterit and Imperfect

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This is a Power Point presentation of eleven slides that is for Spanish Teachers teaching second or third year Spanish. This resource can be used as an introduction or review of the uses of the Preterit and Imperfect Tenses after conjugations have been covered. The presentation is divided into a few short guided practice activities with an Independent Practice activity where students write a fictional story about Cortes and Moctezuma’s encounter.
Gustar and Backwards Verbs Packet (Spanish)
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Gustar and Backwards Verbs Packet (Spanish)

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This 7 page resource is an instructional packet on the Verb Gustar and verbs like it. Included are colorful and articulate explanations, examples and useful guided practice activities (with answer keys). Purchase this useful resource for your students today and make learning fun and easy for them. This resource is great for year 1 or 2 students! And please, follow my store!
Ordering Food in a Spanish Restaurant
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Ordering Food in a Spanish Restaurant

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This is a colorful six page resource for Spanish Teachers or anyone wanting to practice ordering food in a Spanish speaking restaurant. This is meant to be a supplemental practice activity for reinforcement after food related vocabulary and verbs have been taught. Learning Objective: Learners will use food and drink vocabulary and phrases to order meals in a restaurant. Included are several fill in the blank guided practice activities and a partially written dialog (at the end) that students complete where they order food from a restaurant waiter. Purchase your resource today and have fun teaching and learning food vocabulary! And please, feel free to show your support by following my store!
Aztec Warriors Mini-Packet
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Aztec Warriors Mini-Packet

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I recently revised this product and it is a total of 6 pages. It is a mini packet on the Aztec Military where students will be able to learn about the development and ranking of warriors in Aztec society. This resource includes: * 4.5 pages on informational content and relevant images. * 1 page of pratice activities (a fill in the blank and free response) * An answer key for your convenience. This is a great resource for teachers of Social Studies, History, World Cultures or even Spanish. Please purchase this resource today and show your support by following my store. Thank you!
Hernan Cortes and the Aztec Empire
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Hernan Cortes and the Aztec Empire

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This is a four page mini-lesson that history or Spanish teachers can use. The resource contains four pages of readings on Cortes’ conquest of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula followed by three critical thinking questions for student application. The objective is for students to be able to learn just how Cortes was able to topple the mighty Aztec Empire. Purchase this great resource today!
(Spanish) Weather Lesson Presentation
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(Spanish) Weather Lesson Presentation

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This slide contains 22 colorful slides that Spanish teachers can use to teach several weather expressions and questions. Students will be able to describe the weather, temperature and describe a weekly forecast. The end of the lesson contains a few guided practice activities where students can practice describing the weather of the image presented or forecasting a segment of a week posted on the slide. In the last slide, a map of Spain with 8 cities are listed. The teacher can modify this as an in class activity where students research one of the cities and present the weekly forecast in that Spanish city in the target language.
La Casa Worksheet Packet (Spanish)
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La Casa Worksheet Packet (Spanish)

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This is a FIVE PAGE WORKSHEET PACKET that is perfect for Spanish Teachers who are teaching their students about house-related vocabulary. The packet also includes Verb explanations and examples on Tener que/Deber/Estar so that students can write about what they have to do in specific parts of the house and where house-hold items are. Included are chunked activities where students write about household chores they should do based on the images in the packet and as well as where items are located. This is a great resource for further guided practice on household vocabulary with activities that gradually increase in grammatical complexity. Students should have a vocabulary list on household terms present to help aid in the completion of the packet. Purchase this engaging activity today! And please follow my store! You won’t be disappointed!
Spanish Weather Activities (2 Day Lesson)
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Spanish Weather Activities (2 Day Lesson)

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This is a four page activity that is great for Spanish Teachers focusing on first year Spanish Language Learners. The day begins with students pairing up and practicing how to talk and write about the weather in different cities in Spain. Then students will create their own weekly weather forecast for a city in Spain. Finally, students will be arranged in groups and apply all their skills by creating and presenting a one week weather forecast to the class in the target language. The vocabulary required will included weather expressions, temperature and days of the week. There is also a speaking rubric included to help teachers grade the forecast presentation. This resource is a great way to engage students in the target language. Purchase this resource today and thank you!
Weather in Spanish
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Weather in Spanish

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This is a 12 slide Power Point Lesson that introduces different weather expressions in Spanish. The lesson culminates with an activity where students describe the weather in different regions of Spain based on the map provided. This is a great resource for Spanish Teachers teaching beginning level Spanish.
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.
School Supplies Vocabulary in Spanish
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School Supplies Vocabulary in Spanish

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This is a colorful 19 slide Power Point for Spanish Teachers introducing vocabulary to Spanish Level I students related to materials students need in class with sentence samples to help students express what they need and bring to class. There is a reading activity with partner questions followed by a short dialog where students will talk about what items they bring to class.
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!
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.
Classroom Expectations Presentation
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Classroom Expectations Presentation

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This is a Power Point presentation of 18 colorful slides. It is perfect for teachers who would like to present and elaborate on policy and procedural expectations at the beginning of the school year.
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.
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!