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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.
Spanish Negatives and Affirmatives: Handout / Worksheet + Reading
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Spanish Negatives and Affirmatives: Handout / Worksheet + Reading

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This 4-pg file includes: ~A handout that introduces Spanish students to the most common affirmative and negatives. The explanation followed by 10 fill in the blank sentences. ~A reading that allows students to see negatives and affirmative in context. It is a dialogue between two friends that come from very different families, one is very sociable and outgoing and likes to do everything while the other family is introverted and never enjoys doing anything! The reading includes a glossary of new vocabulary and reading comprehension questions. ~Answer keys included. (2pgs) Editable word file. Includes the following vocabulary: nada nunca algo alguien nadie no a veces siempre también ni…ni… tampoco
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!
Los deberes Lectura: Spanish Reading on Chores (Quehaceres/tareas domésticas)
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Los deberes Lectura: Spanish Reading on Chores (Quehaceres/tareas domésticas)

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This 3-page file includes: ~ A reading in which four people described their weekly chores around the house. ~ A worksheet based on the reading with ten short answer questions, a gap fill exercise and a short writing section. ~Answer key Includes the following vocabulary: cortar el césped lavar la ropa preparar la comida sacudir el polvo limpiar el baño planchar pasar la aspiradora hacer la cama poner la mesa ir al supermercado lavar a los perros
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.
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.
Mis programas favoritos televisión Lectura: Spanish Movies and TV Reading
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Mis programas favoritos televisión Lectura: Spanish Movies and TV Reading

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This 3-page file includes: (100% in Spanish) ~A fun Spanish reading in which five young people talk about their favorite TV shows and movie genres. ~An accompanying worksheet with eight reading comprehension questions and a short writing section where students talk about their own viewing habits. ~Answer key. Level: Beginnner
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 Sports Vocabulary Worksheet: Los Deportes
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Spanish Sports Vocabulary Worksheet: Los Deportes

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This worksheet includes four parts to help your students get comfortable with sports expressions in Spanish: matching 10 expressions (English to Spanish) 7 translations placing expressions on a chart choosing between sports they like/don’t like/would like to try a short translation about an active young person Editable Word file Answer key included.
Preterite Spanish Task Cards - Pretérito - 24 Conversation Starters
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Preterite Spanish Task Cards - Pretérito - 24 Conversation Starters

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This 6-page file includes: ~24 task cards focused on asking questions (6 pages x 4 cards per sheet) ~Recording sheet ~1 blank sheet for your ideas All 24 task cards feature a unique verb in the preterite tense in the you or he/she form to encourage conversation. Includes regular and irregular verbs. Example questions: ¿Dónde naciste tú? ¿Qué hiciste el domingo pasado? ¿Cómo celebraste tu último cumpleaños? Can be used alone, in pairs or in small groups!
Das Essen Lesung: Easy German Reading on Food
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Das Essen Lesung: Easy German Reading on Food

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This easy German reading includes descriptions of three young people’s eating habits: cooking with family, eating out and being a vegetarian. Includes 8 reading comprehension questions. Answer key included. Ideal for beginner learners to review basic vocabulary! Activity idea: After reading, have students discuss their own eating and cooking habits in class or write about it for homework.
Describing People English Reading: Personality and Appearance
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Describing People English Reading: Personality and Appearance

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This 3-page file includes: ~A reading with the descriptions of four people including physical appearance (eye color, height, hair) clothes and personality. ~A worksheet with 8 short answer questions and a section where students must write the descriptions of two people. ~Answer key. Level: Beginner
Che Guevara Biografía - Spanish Biography + Worksheet and Video Link
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Che Guevara Biografía - Spanish Biography + Worksheet and Video Link

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This 3-page file includes: ~A detailed biography of Che Guevara with information on his childhood and early life, his travels, his medical studies and marriage, his political ideology and death. The reading is prefaced by a Spanish/English glossary of new vocabulary and followed by ten true/false reading comprehension questions. ~Answer key. ~Here is a 6 minute video link in Spanish (with subtitles) to a famous speech made by Guevara in 1964: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ekfej_kmHQ Level: mostly past tenses Answer key included.
Tener Expressions Worksheet: Expresiones con Tener (SUB PLAN)
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Tener Expressions Worksheet: Expresiones con Tener (SUB PLAN)

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This worksheet helps students get familiar with idiomatic tener expressions. It includes three parts: ~ matching ~ short answer ~ translation Answer key included. Includes the following 12 common tener expressions: tener miedo de tener sueño tener … años tener sed tener hambre tener celos tener lugar tener frío tener verguënza tener calor tener razón tener prisa
Spanish Hobbies Reading: Mi Semana Típica / Mis Pasatiempos / Gustar
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Spanish Hobbies Reading: Mi Semana Típica / Mis Pasatiempos / Gustar

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This 3-page file includes: ~A beginner Spanish reading that includes descriptions of four young people’s likes and dislikes, hobbies and weekly routines. It includes numerous users of the verb gustar. It also includes similar verbs such as interesar and encantar. ~A worksheet based on the reading with 3 parts: 10 reading comprehension questions, an info gap and a short writing assignment. ~Answer key. Editable word file. Ideal for beginner learners to review basic vocabulary of hobbies, days of the week and present tense verbs.
Weihnachten ~ German Christmas Reading + Worksheet
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Weihnachten ~ German Christmas Reading + Worksheet

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This 4-page file includes: ~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. ~A worksheet with 4 parts: Matching Christmas vocabulary, short answer, translation and conversation. ~Answer keys (2 pgs)
Spanish Present Progressive Reading: ¿Cómo estás pasando el día? (Progresivo)
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Spanish Present Progressive Reading: ¿Cómo estás pasando el día? (Progresivo)

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This 4-page file includes: ~A reading with the description of how four young people are spending their day. The reading includes over 15 examples of the present progressive tense for students to see it in context. One young person is spending the day at the beach with friends, one is volunteering, one is doing sports and one is hiking with their family. ~The same reading with the present progressive tense highlighted for students to see in context. ~A worksheet with three parts: 8 short answer questions, an info gap section and a short writing assignment. ~Answer key. Activity idea: Have students underline all the forms of the present progressive tense they find in the reading.
Spanish Conditional Reading: ¿Qué harias tú…? (Condicional)
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Spanish Conditional Reading: ¿Qué harias tú…? (Condicional)

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This 3-page file includes: ~A fun reading in which five people are interviewed about what they would do in specific situations. In the answers the students can see the Spanish conditional verb forms in context! ~A worksheet based on the reading which includes two parts: a true/false reading comprehension section and a writing section where students need to describe what they would do in the following situations: ~ Answer key ¿Qué harías si perdieras algo importante? ¿Qué harías si encontraras una cartera (wallet) en la calle? ¿Qué harías si tus padres te dieran un regalo que no te gusta? ¿Qué harías si fuera el último día de clases? ¿Qué harías si pudieras cantar muy bien? Level: Upper Intermediate
German Reading: In the Restaurant ~ Im Restaurant
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German Reading: In the Restaurant ~ Im Restaurant

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This 3-page file includes: ~An easy reading whereby students of German can learn how to order food naturally in a restaurant. The reading contains a glossary of new food vocabulary including popular German dishes. ~A worksheet with 7 reading comprehension questions in German based on the reading. ~Answer key. Activity idea: after reading have the students “role play” going out to eat in a German restaurant by writing their own script to perform for the class or hand in for homework using the new vocabulary. Level: beginner