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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.
Describing People in Spanish: Adjectives / Adjectivos
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Describing People in Spanish: Adjectives / Adjectivos

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This one page handout is designed to help your students review describing people in Spanish. Each person also has a full first and last name so students can get comfortable pronouncing Spanish names. The realistic clip art includes people of various ages, eye color, skin tones and hair styles/types. Some people also feature earrings, hats and/or facial hair. You may use this resource digitally or print it out on card stock to reuse in the future!
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.
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!
Semana Santa y Pascua Lectura ~ Holy Week and Easter Spanish Reading
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Semana Santa y Pascua Lectura ~ Holy Week and Easter Spanish Reading

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This reading has two paragraphs. The first one is written from the first-person perspective of a teenage girl living in Sevilla, Spain during Holy Week and discusses how she and her family are celebrating. The second paragraph discusses the various holidays around this period including Ash Wednesday, Lent, Easter Sunday etc. The reading includes a glossary of specialized Easter vocabulary and 6 reading comprehension questions in Spanish. Vocab includes: el desfile los pasos el papón el nazareno el capirote la cruz la misa el cántico el sacerdote la Pascua el recordatorio ayunar la Cuaresma el Miércoles de Ceniza Level: Upper Beginner Includes answer key.
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.
Ser o Estar? Spanish Reading and Worksheet: 30 Fill in the Blanks
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Ser o Estar? Spanish Reading and Worksheet: 30 Fill in the Blanks

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This 5-page file includes: ~A reading with four short paragraphs in which people talk about their everyday life. There are a total of 30 uses of ser and estar to see in context. ~A worksheet with 10 questions based on the reading and a short writing section. ~The same reading with blanks that students must complete with either ser and estar. ~Answer key Activity idea: Have students translate the paragraphs alone or in small groups and then have them write a short paragraph about their own life using at least 5 examples of ser/estar
German Song Activity: Lieblingsmensch von Namika mit Biografie (SUB PLAN)
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German Song Activity: Lieblingsmensch von Namika mit Biografie (SUB PLAN)

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This 4-page file includes: ~The lyrics to the 2015 pop song Lieblingsmensch von Namika but with 15 key words missing that students must listen for and write in. The words appear in a word bank below. ~A short biography in German on the singer with 5 reading comprehension questions. ~Answer key Editable Word file The video can be found on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ryohiCVq3M Song activities are a wonderful and fun way to introduce new vocabulary to your students while they work on their listening skills!
Ostern Lesung - German Easter Reading
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Ostern Lesung - German Easter Reading

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This handout includes 2 parts: a matching section on vocabulary for Easter and a reading section describing Easter celebrations in Germanic countries. Reading includes five reading comprehension questions. Level: present tense Editable word file. With answer key Vocab includes: Frohe Ostern der Fasching der Osterbaum die Ostereier der Osterhase suchen bemalen der Karfreitag fasten verstecken
Campamento de verano Lectura - Present Perfect Subjunctive Reading Summer Camp
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Campamento de verano Lectura - Present Perfect Subjunctive Reading Summer Camp

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This 4-page file includes: ~ A funny reading in the present perfect subjunctive about two parents worried about their son who is away from home for the first time at summer camp. They are wondering about what has happened during the week in the present perfect subjunctive. Reading includes a glossary of new vocabulary. ~ A worksheet based on the reading with: 8 true/false reading comprehension questions and a short writing assignment. ~Answer key.
Isabel Allende Biografía: Spanish Biography on Chilean Author
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Isabel Allende Biografía: Spanish Biography on Chilean Author

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This 3-page file includes: ~A Spanish language biography on the famous Chilean-American author Isabel Allende. It discusses her early life, why she had to flee Chile and her literary career. Reading Includes a glossary of new vocabulary. ~ A 1-page reading comprehension worksheet. ~Answer Key. Level: Present and past tenses
English Future Tense Reading: My Future Career (ELL/EFL/ESL)
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English Future Tense Reading: My Future Career (ELL/EFL/ESL)

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~A script between two high school friends discussing what they and their siblings will study and do for work in the future using the future tense. Includes 8 true/false reading comprehension questions and a short writing assignment in the future tense. Activity idea: have students underline all the future forms they find in the reading! Level: Intermediate Editable word file. Answer key included.
Mes Sports Préférés Lecture en Français - My Favorite Sports French Reading
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Mes Sports Préférés Lecture en Français - My Favorite Sports French Reading

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In this easy French reading students are introduced of three young people all of which have different sports. The reading is followed by eight and reading comprehension questions in English. Vocabulary includes: patiner courir nager jouer au baseball jouer au tennis jouer au football faire du vélo faire du yoga la boxe/ski Editable word file. Answer key included.
Francisco Goya Biografía: Spanish Biography on a Romantic Period Painter
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Francisco Goya Biografía: Spanish Biography on a Romantic Period Painter

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This 3-page file includes: ~A thorough biography on the life of Francisco Goya, the most famous Spanish painter from the romantic period. This biography discusses his early life and influences, education, marriage, time at the royal court as a portraitist, his famous paintings of the peninsular war and his later life in France. ~The reading includes a glossary of new vocabulary and a reading comprehension section. ~Answer key. Level: mostly in past tenses
Spanish Reading on Daily Routines: Rutinas / Verbos Reflexivos Lectura
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Spanish Reading on Daily Routines: Rutinas / Verbos Reflexivos Lectura

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This Spanish reading includes descriptions of 4 people’s daily routines. Verbs are conjugated in the present tense in the yo, él and ellos forms. Includes many reflexive verbs and examples of time. Includes 12 reading comprehension questions and a short writing assignment. Answer key included. Ideal for reviewing reflexive verbs! Editable word file. Activity idea: After reading, have students underline all the reflexive verbs they find, then have them discuss their own family’s daily routines or write about it for homework.r write about it for homework.
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.
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.
Describing Your Home Partner Activity / La Casa
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Describing Your Home Partner Activity / La Casa

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This handout includes all the vocab you need to get students describing where they live! Grammar focus is on adjective/noun agreement. Activity idea: Have students draw out a plan of their home and label the rooms for homework. This can be handed in for marking or students can be put in groups of two to discuss their homes in Spanish. Editable Word file.