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Spanish resources that are easy for learners to access, and that encourage learners to start speaking Spanish with confidence from the outset.

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Spanish resources that are easy for learners to access, and that encourage learners to start speaking Spanish with confidence from the outset.
Guide to trigonometry to find the missing side of a right-angled triangle
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Guide to trigonometry to find the missing side of a right-angled triangle

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This workbook is for all students, but especially foundation level students who are struggling with trigonometry. In it, there are detailed explanations with many examples for students to work through each step of the way. They will learn to name the sides of a right-angled triangle, decide on the ratio to use, apply the ratio and apply their new knowledge to other shapes. The learners can read all the information, written in a conversational style, easy to take in when completed in their own time either during lessons or as homework.
Transition Day Activities
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Transition Day Activities

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Aimed at groups of SEN children visiting secondary school, these activities will help new starters find their way around and feel happy about their move in September.
El alfabeto español
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El alfabeto español

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Consider why the alphabet is useful. Practice the vowels in a catchy chant. Go through the sounds of the Spanish alphabet. Practice spelling words to your classmates. Think about spelling and how you feel about it. Spell out your names. Play the alphabet challenge with a friend.
Present perfect Christmas letter
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Present perfect Christmas letter

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A revision of the present perfect, with 2 tasks: review what you have done since you won the lottery, and write to a friend saying what you have done so far to get ready for Christmas.
Christmas words
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Christmas words

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Spanish christmas words. Can the children learn them, and use them as you try to make them say the English equivalents?
Blank number lines for rounding
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Blank number lines for rounding

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Learners are encouraged to think about the rounded number either side of the question number. There are blank number lines for learners to work on, and there is a table encouraging learners to think of the number either side if rounded, and the next digit to the right which will decide if the question should round up or down.
Gentle Beginners' Spanish course, part one.
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Gentle Beginners' Spanish course, part one.

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Spanish e-book to support learners as they begin to speak Spanish. 160 pages of explanations, examples, exercises and resources to help and encourage your students. Written in Spanglish, the English - Spanish mix that maximises exposure to the target language at the same time as allowing full comprehension (as long as the student is preparado to make a few guesses inteligentes). Cognates are used wherever possible. The course is written around 5 themes: introductions, countries, occupations, the family and ordering in a cafe. There are also lots of varied activities throughout to practice the basics of pronunciation and using numbers. This book is designed to be easy to use in the classroom, and for learners to be able to read through and remember outside the classroom. It minimises preparation time. With plenty of pictures throughout, 14 point text and double line spacing, it is accessible to dyslexic students. This book has a friendly, conversational style and makes suggestions about how to study and how to remember new words. Non-Spanish speakers have read this book, and told me that they were able to read it from cover to cover. One reviewer said, "You don't realise when it is Spanish you are reading, because it all blends in." I hope Spanish teachers and students give this book a try, because I have found it to be successful in engaging my learners and giving them the knowledge and the confidence to speak Spanish.
Spanish family words
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Spanish family words

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First learn some vocabulary ... father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, husband and wife. Test your students then practice using the words el and la for the. Read a text in Spanglish about showing possession in Spanish with "the wife of my brother" structure. Practice using this structure; draw a family tree and describe it. The verb tener is presented and used to ask and answer about classroom equipment, and about brothers and sisters.
Spanish farm animals.
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Spanish farm animals.

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A block of 4 lessons based on farm animals. Children learn to say "I like your cow/ pig/ duck/ dog" through song, and in another song they learn "there is" and that adjectives come after the noun. They practice rhythm, learn about nouns, gender, and that the word for "the" is different for each gender. They also play a game in which they practice saying "I want" and another game in which they practice numbers 1-6. By the end of the block lower differentiation learners will be very familiar with the animals, and upper differentiation learners will be familiar with several key pieces of transferable language. Throughout the block children learn and practice items of British Sign Language to accompany the translations from English to Spanish, engaging children in movement, and illustrating meaning and word order.
Lines, angles and triangles.
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Lines, angles and triangles.

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GCSE foundation for SEN and low ability learners. Lots of practice and support to learn how to calculate missing angles on lines, parallel lines and in triangles. Label triangles as right-angled, equilateral or isosceles. Practice drawing parallel lines. Cut out and play with images and labels of: angles on a straight line add up to 180; vertically opposite angles are equal; co-interior angles add up to 180; alternate angles are equal; corresponding angles are equal. Includes 2 multiple choice quizzes which direct learners to the correct answers, for that all important feeling of success. PDF file for stability and ease of printing. Word file in case you wish to make alterations or additions.
Surds ... an introduction to basic rules and simplifying
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Surds ... an introduction to basic rules and simplifying

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This is for students new to surds. find out what a surd is think about square numbers learn how to multiply surds with examples, questions and answers find out what happens if you square a surd … or cube a surd learn how to simplify surds Talk through the presentation material, check your learners are on board with a few questions to answer, and move on when you are happy that they understand.
Spanish profesiones
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Spanish profesiones

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Lots of profesiones are strong cognates. Use this video to introduce some vocabulario de los profesiones to your estudiantes. Play the video with the sound only first, and use the pause button to give los estudiantes la oportunidad to answer the challenges, and then write their own. Encourage them to use español whenever they can. Much more slow, accessible Spanish available on Youtube. Search for "spanglish fantastico"
2: Professions
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2: Professions

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Lesson 2 continues on from Introduction to Spanish lesson: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/introduction-to-spanish-11706470 Boys and girls choose affirmations beginning with "Soy ...", eg soy contento or soy contenta, to introduce the idea that some adjectives agree with gender. Children work with professions cognates, eg soy recepcionista en un hotel, creating memory cards they can use to play matching pairs games with friends/ test each other with. Link to La Bamba video with bi-lingual lyrics for the quote "Yo no soy marinero, soy captián." Pronunciation work for the letters J and G, and animated review of the lesson.
1: Introduction to Spanish
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1: Introduction to Spanish

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Covers: the letter ñ; giving your name; yes, no and don't know with a name guessing game; tú, usted and how are you?; how are you game; review of lesson.
Spanish Course Part 2 Ebook
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Spanish Course Part 2 Ebook

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Over 170 pages of Spanish activities that you can copy and use in class to teach students about the following topics: the town, directions, shops, public transport and restaurants. The emphasis is on fluency and pronunciation. This course is Spanglish Fantástico, designed to give students the confidence to get on with speaking Spanish.
Describe your routine
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Describe your routine

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Beginners' Spanish class. Learn how to describe your routine. Practice present simple tense. Listen to a song by Los Autenticos Decadentes, called La Guitarra, and use it to write about the routine of a father and son.
Complete Spanish Course to build Confidence in Speaking
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Complete Spanish Course to build Confidence in Speaking

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Spanish e-books to support learners as they begin to speak Spanish. in total, over 300 pages of explanations, examples, exercises and resources to help and encourage your students. Written in Spanglish, the English - Spanish mix that maximises exposure to the target language at the same time as allowing full comprehension (as long as the student is preparado to make a few guesses inteligentes). Cognates are used wherever possible. The course is written around 10 themes: introductions, countries, occupations, the family, ordering in a cafe, the town, directions, shops, transport and restaurants. There are also lots of varied activities throughout to practice the basics of pronunciation and using numbers. This book is designed to be easy to use in the classroom, and for learners to be able to read through and remember outside the classroom. It minimises preparation time. With plenty of pictures throughout, 14 point text and double line spacing, it is accessible to dyslexic students. This book has a friendly, conversational style and makes suggestions about how to study and how to remember new words. Non-Spanish speakers have read this book, and told me that they were able to read it from cover to cover. One reviewer said, "You don't realise when it is Spanish or English you are reading, because it all blends in." I hope Spanish teachers and students give this book a try, because I have found it to be successful in engaging my learners and giving them the knowledge and the confidence to speak Spanish.
Hotels: checking in and describing rooms
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Hotels: checking in and describing rooms

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Checking in to the hotel your receptionist doesn't seem to have the correct booking for your party. Can you sort it out? Describe your hotel, or describe your house. You will need this vocab for all the rooms. Practice the verbs that mean have: check out tener, and haber for the present perfect, with the most common regular verbs. Describe your hotel or describe your house. You will need this vocab for the positions. It will help you when you are asking where something is. Read about the Parador network of hotels in Spain. There are questions to extend your thinking and discussion, and there are items of vocab for you to look for, and include in your work.