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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.
El Cinco de Mayo Lectura ~ El 5 de mayo Spanish Reading
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El Cinco de Mayo Lectura ~ El 5 de mayo Spanish Reading

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This 3-page file incudes: ~A reading about the true history of Cinco de Mayo, a celebration that commemorates the battle of Puebla of 1862. It includes information on the back story that led up to this famous event as well as a paragraph about how it is celebrated today both in Mexico and abroad. Reading includes a full glossary of new vocabulary ~A worksheet with 12 true/false reading comprehension questions in Spanish and short writing assignment. ~Answer key. Vocab includes: la batalla el ejército el gobierno la deuda las guerras vencer los desfiles los fuegos artificiales Level: In present and past tenses
La familia: Spanish Worksheet on the Family
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La familia: Spanish Worksheet on the Family

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This worksheet contains matching and short answer questions to help students review family vocabulary. Level: Beginner Editable Word file Answer key included Includes the following: padre hermano madre hijo tío primo hermana abuelo tía sobrino abuela hija novio perro esposa prometido
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 Subjunctive Worksheet: WEIRDO (Subjuntivo)
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Spanish Subjunctive Worksheet: WEIRDO (Subjuntivo)

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This worksheet has 16 fill in the blanks on using the present subjunctive with WEIRDO wishes and wants: quiero que… emotions: temo que… impersonal expressions: es dudoso que doubts and denials: no creo que… ojalá Includes MANY IRREGULAR verbs: haya, vaya, sepa, tenga, sea, esté, dé, llegue, etc. Answer key included. Editable word file.
Mi horario Lectura de las Materias / Clases: School Schedule Reading + Worksheet
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Mi horario Lectura de las Materias / Clases: School Schedule Reading + Worksheet

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This 5-page file includes: ~A simple reading in the present tense in which a 16-year-old student talks about all of her classes and what time they occur. Based on the reading students must fill in her school schedule! ~A worksheet based on the reading with 10 reading comprehension questions. Afterwards students must fill in their own schedule in Spanish. ~Answer key (2 pgs) NOTE: Includes both American style and European style clock options for reading (2:30 pm and 14.30) Vocabulary Includes: días de la semana música deporte arte biología álgebra química almuerzo bloque libre geografía historia francés inglés informática
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
Me duele Lectura: Spanish Reading on Sickness and Injury with Body Parts (doler)
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Me duele Lectura: Spanish Reading on Sickness and Injury with Body Parts (doler)

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This reading describes three young peoples experience with various accidents, illnesses and pain. One person has a virus, one person had an accident skateboarding and broke his arm and one person has a headache. Ideal for students to review health vocabulary and how to use the verb doler. The reading is followed by 8 comprehension questions. Answer key included. Level:in present and preterite tenses Vocabulary includes: fiebre virus accidente le duele la cabeza me duele la garganta brazo roto romper me resfrío me caí
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.
Cinco de Mayo - Hispanic Cultural Reading in English
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Cinco de Mayo - Hispanic Cultural Reading in English

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This is English language reading discusses the history and importance of Mexico's Cinco de Mayo celebrations. The reading includes a reading comprehension question. This is a great complement to beginner Spanish classes or Hispanic Heritage month.
Fidel Castro Biografía ~  Spanish Biography
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Fidel Castro Biografía ~ Spanish Biography

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This 3-page file includes: ~A reading that covers the highlights of the life and times of Fidel Castro. It covers a bit about his childhood, university education, marriages and his takeover of Cuba. This reading is up-to-date mentioning the relaxing of restrictions in 2015 and his death in 2016. This biography includes a full glossary of new vocabulary. ~The second page consist of a worksheet with 10 true/false reading comprehension questions and a short guided writing exercise in the preterite tense. ~Answer Key. Level: Mostly past tenses
La nourriture Lecture en Français: Food Easy French Reading
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La nourriture Lecture en Français: Food Easy French Reading

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This easy French reading includes descriptions of three young people’s eating habits: cooking with family, eating out and being a vegetarian. Includes 8 reading comprehension questions in English OR French Answer keys 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.
Pluperfect Subjunctive and conditional Perfect Spanish Reading: Si hubiera sabido Lectura
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Pluperfect Subjunctive and conditional Perfect Spanish Reading: Si hubiera sabido Lectura

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This 3-page file includes: ~An advanced level reading that is a funny dialog between two girlfriends who have just returned from a disastrous trip! They discuss what they would have done differently if only they had known what was going to happen! The reading includes numerous examples of the pluperfect subjunctive and the conditional perfect. The reading also Includes a glossary of new vocabulary. ~A worksheet with 8 reading comprehension questions in Spanish based on the story. ~Answer key. Example sentence: Si hubiéramos sabido que iba a llover toda la semana, ¡habríamos traído diez paraguas! Level: Advanced Editable Word file.
La Quinceañera Lectura ~ Mexican Birthday Party Spanish Reading
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La Quinceañera Lectura ~ Mexican Birthday Party Spanish Reading

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This 3-page file includes: ~A beginner level reading in the first person about a quinceañera on her 15th birthday describing her party. Also covered is the religious and cultural significance of this event. ~A glossary of new vocabulary ~A worksheet with 8 true/false reading comprehension questions and a short exercise where students create an invitation to their own birthday party! ~Answer key Editable file.
La Ropa / De compras - Spanish Worksheet on Clothing Shopping (Partner Activity)
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La Ropa / De compras - Spanish Worksheet on Clothing Shopping (Partner Activity)

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This worksheet is a great way to review clothing vocabulary in Spanish! It includes 3 parts: 1. Matching - students match up the English and Spanish clothing vocabulary 2. Short reading-students read a short dialogue about someone buying clothes 3. Writing - students are required to write their own short script (this can be handed in for homework or performed for the class) based on the model script Vocab includes: la camisa la falda los pantalones el vestido la chaqueta la blusa los zapatos el tamaño los vaqueros
Mes Amis Lecture en Français: French Reading On Friends
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Mes Amis Lecture en Français: French Reading On Friends

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This beginner French reading includes three short paragraphs describing the likes and hobbies of three friends. Great for reviewing descriptions, hobbies, languages, professions etc. The reading is followed by 8 reading comprehension questions in English. Level: French I Word doc. Answer key included. Activity idea: Have your students write a short paragraph about a friend!
Le Transport Lecture: French Reading on Transportation
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Le Transport Lecture: French Reading on Transportation

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In this French reading three people discuss how they get around: plane, taxi, bus, subway, train, bike and on foot! Includes 8 short answer reading comprehension questions in English OR French to ensure comprehension. Level: Beginner Answer key included. Editable word file
Spanish Negatives and Affirmatives Handout / Worksheet
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Spanish Negatives and Affirmatives Handout / Worksheet

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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
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 Editable word doc.
Spanish Professions Worksheet: Profesiones
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Spanish Professions Worksheet: Profesiones

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This worksheet includes two parts to help your students get comfortable with professions in Spanish: matching 20 professions (English to Spanish) completing a chart with the missing male/female/English forms of 8 professions Answer key included.
French Reading on Accidents, Sickness and Pain
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French Reading on Accidents, Sickness and Pain

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This short French reading describes three young peoples experience with various accidents, illnesses and pain. One person has a virus, one person had an accident skateboarding and broke his arm and one person has a headache. Ideal for students to review health vocabulary. The reading is followed by 8 comprehension questions. Answer key included. Editable word file. Includes the following vocabulary: fièvre cassé le bras me fait très mal infirmière un hôpital ma tête me fait mal je suis très fatiguée un rhume j’ai mal à la gorge j’ai un peu de fièvre me reposer