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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.
Weihnachten ~ German Christmas Reading and Worksheet (EDITABLE)
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Weihnachten ~ German Christmas Reading and Worksheet (EDITABLE)

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This 3-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. Also included is a German Worksheet on Christmas that has 4 parts: Holiday Vocab Matching Fill the blank Short Reading Practice Short Conversation Practice Answer key included. Level: Beginner Editable word files. Vocab Includes: Frohe Weihnachten der Lebkuchen die Kastanien die Weihnachtslieder das Geschenk der Heilige Abend der Tannenbaum der Weihnachtsmann die Kirche
Navidad Fun Worksheet - Christmas in Spanish
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Navidad Fun Worksheet - Christmas in Spanish

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This fun worksheet engages students at the beginner level while using Christmas based vocabulary. Consists of four parts: 1. Matching 2. Fill in the gap 3. Reading 4. Conversation Includes answer key. Vocab includes: Feliz Navidad el pan de jengibre el árbol de Navidad los villancicos el regalo la Nochebuena el acebo el Papá Noel la iglesia
Complete Beginner Spanish Workbook and Textbook ~ Español para principiantes
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Complete Beginner Spanish Workbook and Textbook ~ Español para principiantes

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This 65-page file is a complete beginner textbook and workbook that I’ve completed over my last 15 years of teaching/tutoring Spanish! It’s designed for grades 8+. I’m offering it here at over 50% off! It includes explanations, exercises and readings on all the topics covered in a first year course. You can use this resource in its entirety or simply page by page as needed for extra materials! Unit 1: The Basics Greetings, alphabet, pronunciation Unit 2: Family Family vocab, gender and plurals, tener Unit 3: Talking about Yourself Nationalities, Professions Unit 4: Regular Present Tense Verbs Verb conjugations Unit 5: Making Plans Numbers, Telling Time, Yo-form Irregular Unit 6: My House Adjective agreement, possessives Unit 7: Asking Questions Question Words, estar Unit 8: Talking about Hobbies Months, Days of the Week Unit 9: At a Restaurant Irregular verbs, Prepositions Unit 10: Infinitive Expressions Expressing Desires, Tener Expressions Unit 11: Around Town Prepositions of Place, Ir Unit 12: Ir + a + Inf. Careers, University Unit 13: Describing People Ser vs. Estar, present continuous Unit 14: The Continuous Past Imperfect Unit 15: Expressing Likes and dislikes Object Pronouns, Gustar, Personal a Unit 16: Daily Routines Reflexive Verbs Unit 17: The Environment Demonstratives, por and para Unit 18: The Simple Past Preterite, Frida Kahlo Bio Level: Beginner Editable word file.
Spanish Biography of Frida Kahlo
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Spanish Biography of Frida Kahlo

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This 3-page file includes: ~A biography of the famous and fascinating Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. It includes a short paragraph each on: her early life, accident at the age of 18, her artistic style, her relationship with Diego Rivera and finally her death and legacy. The reading includes a full glossary of new vocabulary. ~A worksheet with 10 reading comprehension questions and a short writing section. ~Answer Key. Level: Mostly in past tenses
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.
Antonio Gaudi Biography ~ Lectura de Antonio Gaudí y La sagrada familia
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Antonio Gaudi Biography ~ Lectura de Antonio Gaudí y La sagrada familia

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This 3-page file includes: ~A biography on the life of the famous Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi and his masterwork La sagrada familia. This enormous cathedral is located in Barcelona and is a UNESCO heritage site. This reading includes a Spanish-English glossary of new vocabulary. ~A worksheet with eight reading incomprehension questions in Spanish and a guided short writing section. ~Answer Key. Activity ideas: As the majority of this reading is in the preterite tense students could underline all the preterite tense forms they find for contextual review. Level: Uses past tenses
German Adjective Endings - Worksheet and Handout
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German Adjective Endings - Worksheet and Handout

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This 4-page file includes: ~1 worksheet that has students filling in adjective endings in German. It includes practice for all the cases with gap fill exercises for both short sentences and a dialogue between two friends out shopping for clothing. ~1 Handout with over 75 common adjectives in German and English ~Adjective Declension Charts (Unpreceded, Adjectives Preceded by ‘Der Words’ Adjectives Preceded by ‘Ein Words’) ~Answer key Editable word file.
SER vs ESTAR Review Worksheet
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SER vs ESTAR Review Worksheet

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This worksheet serves as a great overview for the most common uses of SER and ESTAR. Includes a full description of when to use each verb along with an example sentence. 10 short answer questions. Includes answer key. Editable Word file.
Artists Reading Bundle in Spanish: 4 Bios: Kahlo, Rivera,Dalí,Picasso
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Artists Reading Bundle in Spanish: 4 Bios: Kahlo, Rivera,Dalí,Picasso

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This Spanish reading bundle offers my four most popular artist biographies at 40% off! Bundle includes one biography each on: Diego Rivera - Mexican muralist Frida Kahlo - Mexican painter Pablo Picasso - Spanish Artist Salvador Dali - Spanish Artist All readings also include a glossary of new vocabulary and a separate page of reading comprehension questions/short writing assignments in Spanish. Great complement to any art unit in Spanish! Level: Uses present and past tenses
Subjunctive Spanish Reading and Worksheet ~ Lectura en el subjuntivo
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Subjunctive Spanish Reading and Worksheet ~ Lectura en el subjuntivo

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This 3-page file includes a reading that's perfect for students to see the present subjunctive in context! It is a dialogue between two best friends who are university students looking for an apartment together. They use various subjunctive constructions including verbs and conjunctions to express what they and their parents wish for themselves. The second page contains 8 true/false reading comprehension questions, an exercise where students have to underline all of the subjunctive forms, and a writing exercise for students to create 5 sentences expressing what they would like in a dream home. Page 3 is a worksheet in which students need to write the present subjunctive form of the verb.
Augusto Pinochet Biografía - Spanish Biography + Worksheet
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Augusto Pinochet Biografía - Spanish Biography + Worksheet

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This 3-page file includes: ~A biography of the life of Augusto Pinochet, the president of Chile from 1973-1990. This reading includes a bit about his childhood and family life, as well as his time in and after power. There is also a paragraph about President Allende whom he overthrew to come into power. ~A worksheet with 10 true/false reading comprehension questions as well as a short writing exercise in the preterite tense. ~Answer key Level: Intermediate
Spanish Travel Bundle: De Viaje (vuelo, avión) @45%off!
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Spanish Travel Bundle: De Viaje (vuelo, avión) @45%off!

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This Spanish bundle combines all my readings and vocabulary related to travel at 45% off! 1. Spanish Reading ~ Booking a Trip 2. Spanish Reading ~ Checking into a Hotel 3. Spanish Reading ~At the airport 4. Spanish Vocabulary ~ Giving Directions 5. Spanish Reading ~ In a Restaurant ~ En el restaurante 6. Worksheet: A trip to New York (preterite fill in the blanks)
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
French Conditional Reading: Que ferais-tu ? (Conditionnel)
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French Conditional Reading: Que ferais-tu ? (Conditionnel)

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A fun French reading in which four people are interviewed about what they would do in specific situations. In the answers the students can see the conditional verb forms in context! Reading includes 5 reading comprehension questions. Editable word file. Level: Upper Intermediate
German Comparatives and Superlatives Worksheet - Komparativ und Superlativ
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German Comparatives and Superlatives Worksheet - Komparativ und Superlativ

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This 2-page file includes: ~ a handout explaining German comparatives and superlatives ~ a worksheet with 16 fill in the blank sentences to practice both regular and irregular comparatives and superlatives Examples: Er lernt …... …..…...…. (the most). Gerhard rennt ………… (faster) ………… (than) dich! Ich esse ………… (more) Karotten ………… (than) Kartoffeln.
Shakira Biografía - Spanish Biography + Worksheet
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Shakira Biografía - Spanish Biography + Worksheet

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This 2-page includes: ~A Spanish biography of the famous Colombian singer Shakira. It covers her family background, early career and what made her famous as well as her relationships, family life and and charitable work. ~A worksheet with 6 reading comprehension questions in Spanish and a short writing assignment where students need to translate the first stanza of her most famous crossover song! Activity ideas: after reading about the life of Shakira, students can write a short biography on another famous Hispanic artist for homework or to present to the class.
Spanish Present Perfect Reading - ¿Qué has hecho hoy? - Presente de perfecto
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Spanish Present Perfect Reading - ¿Qué has hecho hoy? - Presente de perfecto

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This 3-page file includes: ~A script between two friends discussing what they have done so far today. The script contains 24 sentences in the present perfect tense for students to see this tense in context. The script includes a glossary of new vocabulary. ~A worksheet based on the script with three parts: reading comprehension, instructions to underline all the examples of the present perfect in the reading, and a short writing section to be completed in class or for homework. ~A worksheet on the present perfect where students need to fill in the blanks. The worksheet includes 8 regular and 8 irregular verbs.
German Reading: In the Restaurant ~ Im Restaurant
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German Reading: In the Restaurant ~ Im Restaurant

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In this easy reading, students are German can learn how to order food naturally in a restaurant. The reading contains a glossary of new food vocabulary specific to Germany. 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.