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Full time teacher since 2003. I specialize in fun readings and worksheets.

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Full time teacher since 2003. I specialize in fun readings and worksheets.
French Imperfect Reading: Mon Enfance Lecture (L'imparfait)
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French Imperfect Reading: Mon Enfance Lecture (L'imparfait)

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This French language reading introduces students to talking about recurring past events by using imperfect tense. It talks about the childhoods of three different people and the activities they used to enjoy. The reading includes 8 reading comprehension questions. Answer key included Activity idea: Have the students underline all the imperfect verbs they find in the reading and then have them talk about their own early childhood habits using the imperfect tense.
Spanish Weather Worksheet: El tiempo
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Spanish Weather Worksheet: El tiempo

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This worksheet includes three parts to help your students get comfortable with weather expressions in Spanish: matching 14 expressions (English to Spanish) placing expressions on a chart choosing between Hace/Está/Hay a short translation including the seasons and types of weather within the seasons. Editable Word file Answer key included.
Mi Familia Lectura | My Family Spanish Reading
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Mi Familia Lectura | My Family Spanish Reading

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This 3-page file includes: (100% in Spanish) ~A simple and fun reading where Paula, 16 years old, describes four members of her family: her younger sister, an uncle, a cousin and her mother. The reading includes examples of descriptions of people, hobbies, professions, as well as gustar and tener expressions and therefore serves as a great review for Spanish 1 students. ~A separate worksheet with 10 short answer reading comprehension questions as well as a family tree for students to complete based on the descriptions found in the reading! ~Answer key. Level: Spanish 1 (present tense only) Zip file includes 2 versions of the reading, with and without a key. Enjoy!
Spanish Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns Worksheet + Handout
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Spanish Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns Worksheet + Handout

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This 3-page file includes: ~A handout explaining the uses of direct and indirect object pronouns along with example sentences ~A worksheet with 20 exercises (10 direct object/ 10 indirect object) where students need to complete each sentence with the correct object pronoun. ~Answer key. Editable Word file.
French Reflexive Verbs Reading: Daily Routines: Lecture en Français
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French Reflexive Verbs Reading: Daily Routines: Lecture en Français

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This 6-page file includes: ~A French reading with the descriptions of 4 people’s morning routines including preparing for work or school. The reading includes many reflexive verbs for students to see in context. ~The same reading but with the reflexive verbs highlighted. ~A worksheet based on the reading with 12 reading comprehension questions and a writing assignment. ~Answer key. NOTE: This file includes two versions of the worksheet in French and in English. Includes: je m’appelle je me lève s’habillent se brossent se préparent me lève me rase m’habille me réveille me souviens se réveille
Las partes del cuerpo: Body Parts Spanish Worksheet
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Las partes del cuerpo: Body Parts Spanish Worksheet

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This worksheet contains matching and short answer questions to help students review body parts vocabulary. Answer key included Includes the following: brazo cintura boca pierna cara orejas pelo ojo rodilla cabeza dedo pie muñeca nariz espalda mano
Spanish Imperfect Reading: ¿Cómo era la vida? (Imperfecto)
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Spanish Imperfect Reading: ¿Cómo era la vida? (Imperfecto)

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This 6-page file includes: ~A 2-page reading completely in the imperfect tense where a young girl asks 5 family members what life was like when they were young! The reading is followed by a reading comprehension section and a short writing assignment. ~The same reading with the verbs highlighted for students to see them in context. ~A worksheet with 10 short answer reading comprehension questions and a writing assignment. ~Answer key. Activity idea: Have students ‘interview’ an older family member about what life was like when they were young and have them write a paragraph about it for homework. NOTE: This resource is 100% Spanish.
Spanish Conjunctions / Linking Words Worksheet (Conjunciones)
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Spanish Conjunctions / Linking Words Worksheet (Conjunciones)

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This 3-page file includes: ~A page with a list of 18 common Spanish conjunctions with English translations followed by 10 exercises where students have to fill in the missing linking word. ~The same page with hints to help students for differentiated learning. ~Answer key. Editable Word file
Los Deportes Lectura: Spanish Beginner Reading on Sports
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Los Deportes Lectura: Spanish Beginner Reading on Sports

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This easy Spanish reading includes descriptions of three young people’s favourite sports activities. Includes 8 reading comprehension questions. Answer key included. Ideal for beginner learners to review basic vocabulary of sports, days of the week and present tense verbs. Activity idea: After reading, have students discuss their own sports activities in class or for homework.
Faire du Shopping Lecture en Français: Shopping French Reading
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Faire du Shopping Lecture en Français: Shopping French Reading

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This 3-page file includes: ~1 beginner level French reading about a family that goes shopping together to the local mall and buys various articles of clothing for each member of the family. Great way for students to see clothing vocabulary in context and also review adjective placement/agreement. ~The same reading with 11 adjectives missing for students to fill in for practice in the correct form! ~Answer key. This reading includes a glossary of new vocabulary and five reading comprehension questions in English to ensure comprehension. Editable Word doc. Vocabulary includes: les vêtements la cravate le maillot de bain les soldes le pantalon les chaussures la veste les chaussettes la jupe le magasin rouge bleu blanches noir nouveaux/nouvelle grand
Spanish Reflexive Verbs Reading: Verbos Reflexivos Lectura - Mi rutina diaria
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Spanish Reflexive Verbs Reading: Verbos Reflexivos Lectura - Mi rutina diaria

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This 4-page file includes: ~A reading in the present tense that makes use of numerous reflexive verbs to show how opposite a married couple is! The husband is an early riser while his wife likes to sleep in. It also discusses their son’s morning routine. The reading includes a full glossary of new vocabulary. ~A worksheet with 10 true/false reading comprehension questions and a short writing assignment. ~Answer Key. (2pgs) Activity idea: Have students mime out their actions and have their partner say what they are doing using reflexive verbs! Includes: me levanto me ducho me afeito me visto me pongo se despierta se baña se seca se maquilla se peina
French Cognates Reading: Lecture avec des Cognates (100% in French)
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French Cognates Reading: Lecture avec des Cognates (100% in French)

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This 4-page file includes: (100% in French) ~A simple French reading including over 40 French English cognates for beginner students to learn to recognize them. The story talks about a family that takes a trip to South Africa to go on safari. ~The same reading but with the cognates highlighted for context. ~A worksheet with 9 short answer questions based on the story ~Answer key Level: French 1 (total beginners) Editable word file
Mis deportes favoritos Lectura - My Favorite Sports Spanish Reading + Worksheet
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Mis deportes favoritos Lectura - My Favorite Sports Spanish Reading + Worksheet

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This 3-page file includes: ~A reading for beginners in the present tense in which 4 students describe their favorite sports and after school activities. Also uses gustar expressions. ~A worksheet with 12 true/false reading comprehension questions and a short writing section. ~Answer key. Great for review on sports vocabulary. Also includes many days of the week and family vocabulary. Example vocab: los deportes las artes marciales el fútbol el voleibol nadar patinar jugar tenis hacer yoga esquiar bailar correr andar en bicicleta
Das Interview German Reading: Script for Job Search (Arbeit Suchen/CV)
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Das Interview German Reading: Script for Job Search (Arbeit Suchen/CV)

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This 3-page file includes: ~A German reading with a dialog between three people - two of which are interviewing another for a job. This interactive script is a great way for students to see work-related vocabulary in context. Reading includes 5 reading comprehension questions and a section where the students create their own short resume in German and then interview each other for a job in German! ~Answer key. Activity ideas: students can work in groups of two or three to read through the script before moving on to conduct their own interviews using their “resume.” Editable file.
French Imperfect Reading: Comment était la vie ? (Imparfait)
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French Imperfect Reading: Comment était la vie ? (Imparfait)

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This 5-page file includes: ~A reading in which a 13-year-old boy interviews his parents and grandparents about what life was like for them when they were young. The reading is completely in the imperfect tense for students to see it in context. ~A worksheet with 8 reading comprehension questions in English and a short writing assignment in French for homework. ~The worksheet with 8 reading comprehension questions in French and a short writing assignment in French for homework. ~Answer key. (2pgs) Activity idea: Have students underline all the imperfect forms they find in the reading. Editable word file.
English Future Tense Reading + Worksheet: My Summer Plans (ESL /EFL /ELL)
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English Future Tense Reading + Worksheet: My Summer Plans (ESL /EFL /ELL)

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This 3-page file contains: ~A simple reading in the future tense about what 12-year-old Paul will be doing with his summer. The reading includes five reading comprehension questions. ~A worksheet for students to write down their own summer plans using the future tense. ~Answer key. Ideal to review future tense construction.
Weihnachten ~ German Christmas Reading
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Weihnachten ~ German Christmas Reading

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A German reading written from the perspective of a 12-year-old boy living in southern Germany. He talks about Christmas traditions in his region in general as well as how his family celebrates. It also includes a description of the history of the Christmas tree! The reading is in a mixture of present and past tenses and includes a glossary of new vocabulary. Includes reading comprehension questions. Vocab includes: das Weihnachten der Stern der Ursprung die Nüsse die Überraschung die Könige das Lied beten singen Editable word file. Answer key included.
Ser vs Estar Quiz
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Ser vs Estar Quiz

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This quiz focuses on the uses of ser versus estar. It includes three parts for a total of 25 points. Editable Word file Answer key included