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Complete Beginner German 90 pg. Workbook and Textbook ~ Deutsch für Anfänger (Gr. 8+) (Editable)
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Complete Beginner German 90 pg. Workbook and Textbook ~ Deutsch für Anfänger (Gr. 8+) (Editable)

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This 90-page file is a complete beginner textbook and workbook that I've completed over my last 15 years of teaching/tutoring German! This book is designed for grades 8+. I'm offering it here at 40% off! It includes careful explanations and exercises on all the topics covered in a first year German course. It also includes a detailed description of grammar terms and a full appendix with all the most important charts for studying the German language. This book also includes 15 short readings, 30 worksheets and 5 partner acitivites to help students incorporate the new grammar concepts. Answer key included. This book can be used on its own or as a complement to any beginner German language course of study. You can use it in its entirety or simply print out pages as needed. Course Outline (It is thematic) Unit 1: The Basics Alphabet, pronunciation, greetings Unit 2: Talking about Family Family vocab, gender and plurals, haben Unit 3: Describing People Verb conjugations, sein Unit 4: Numbers and Time Phrases Numbers, Telling Time Unit 5: My House Word order Unit 6: Common Irregular Verbs Haben, sein, werden, Nationalities, The Weather Unit 7: Asking Questions Question Words, Stem-change Verbs Unit 8: Talking about Hobbies Months, Days of the Week, Modals Unit 9: At a Restaurant Nominative and Accusative, Possessives Unit 10: Around Town Prepositions of Place, Dative Unit 11: At a Soccer Game Comparatives and Superlatives Unit 12: New Year’s Eve Future tense Unit 13: Taking a Trip Separable prefix verbs Unit 14: At the Movies The Conversational Past Unit 15: Grocery shopping Expressing Likes, Gefallen, Gern haben Unit 16: A Postcard Conjunctions Unit 17: Gentive Genitive Case and Reflexive verbs, Daily Routines Unit 18: Renting an Apartment, Adjective endings Common Adjectives Unit 19: Simple Past Imperfekt, Trip to Berlin Unit 20: Relative Pronouns Going for a Hike Appendices A-E Editable word file Level: A1/2 OR Beginner
Present Subjunctive Task Cards - Subjuntivo
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Present Subjunctive Task Cards - Subjuntivo

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This 10-page file includes: ~24 task cards focused on the present subjunctive (6 pages x 4 cards per sheet) Each card features a different verb and photo. Includes MANY irregular forms: vaya, pueda,esté, sea, tenga, venga, pague etc. ~Blank page for your own ideas ~Recording sheet ~Answer key These task cards provide a perfect cumulative review of the WEIRDO acronym as they include a mixture of: Verbal expressions: quiero que… espero que… Impersonal expressions: Es bueno que… Es raro que… Emotions: Me alegra de que… Temo que… Conjunctions: Estudia para que… Other expressions: Ojalá que… Regular and irregular verbs are featured! Just print out on card stock or laminate and 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.
Diego Rivera Biografía - Spanish Biography on Mexican Artist
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Diego Rivera Biografía - Spanish Biography on Mexican Artist

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This 3-page file includes: ~A Spanish biography of Diego Rivera, the famous Mexican muralist and husband of Frida Kahlo. It talks about his early life, European training, professional accomplishments in Mexico and the US, marriage to Frida and his legacy. The reading is accompanied by a full Spanish-English glossary of new vocabulary. ~A worksheet with 10 Spanish true/false reading comprehension questions and five questions prompting students to write Spanish sentences in the preterite tense on what major life events occurred in specific years of Rivera's life based on the reading. ~Answer Key Level: Uses past tenses
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
German Character Cards - Talking about Friends Icebreaker: Bildkarten / HobbiesThis 8-page file incl
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German Character Cards - Talking about Friends Icebreaker: Bildkarten / HobbiesThis 8-page file incl

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This 8-page file includes: (NOTE: These are 100% in German) *16 ready made Character cards to be printed on card stock and cut out *4 empty Character cards with pictures for students to create their own *4 empty Character cards without pictures for students to create their own There are various character cards: 7 featuring tweens/teenagers, 5 featuring young adults and 4 older adults Level: German 1 Each task card includes in German: A photo Name Age City and country Family Favorite food Favorite color Favorite school subject or film Hobbies Activity idea: Put students in groups of 2-4 and give each student 2-4 cards. Have them describe themselves in the first person for one card and in the third person for the other card. Once completed, have students create a card about themselves and abo
German Fun Reading - Lesung auf Deutsch - Who Should Maria Date? (Hobbies/Gern)
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German Fun Reading - Lesung auf Deutsch - Who Should Maria Date? (Hobbies/Gern)

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This 5-page file includes: ~A humorous reading in which students must choose the best man for Maria to go on a date with based on their short introductions! ~A worksheet in English based on the reading with: 10 true or false questions for reading comprehension, a short answer section and a writing section where students write in German who is the best candidate and why. ~A worksheet in German based on the reading with: 10 true or false questions for reading comprehension, a short answer section and a writing section where students ~Answer key. (2 pgs) Level: A1 Reinforces present tense verbs, word order and vocabulary on hobbies and professions.
Antoni Gaudi Biography ~ Lectura de Antonio Gaudí y La sagrada familia
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Antoni 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 7 reading incomprehension questions in Spanish and a 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 mostly past tenses
El Día de San Valentín Lectura ~ Valentine’s Day Spanish Reading (Qué Phrases)
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El Día de San Valentín Lectura ~ Valentine’s Day Spanish Reading (Qué Phrases)

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This 2-page file includes: ~A reading about a couple celebrating Valentine’s Day together in a romantic restaurant. The reading includes a glossary of specialized Valentine’s vocabulary as well as a number of Qué Phrases. ~A true/false reading comprehension section. ~Answer key Vocab includes: ¡Qué nerviosa me siento! ¡Qué romántico! Qué hermosa estás esta noche. Qué hombre tan amable eres. juntos las velas mi amor la tarjeta la sonrisa cariño fue un flechazo Activity ideas: Students can read the story in pairs and underline all the qué phrases they find. They can then discuss how they plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Spanish  Character  Cards ~ All about me (Icebreaker)Hobbies / Jobs / Classes
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Spanish Character Cards ~ All about me (Icebreaker)Hobbies / Jobs / Classes

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This 10-page file includes: (NOTE: These are 100% in Spanish) ~24 ready made Character cards to be printed on card stock and cut out ~4 empty Character cards for students to create their own ~1 Worksheet with 20 questions based on the characters ~Answer key Includes kids, teenagers and adults. Each task card includes: A photo Name Age City and country (includes 12 Hispanic Countries, 6 International Countries and 6 U.S) Family Work (adult cards) Favorite class (kid cards) Favorite food (including regional foods) Characteristic Hobbies Activity idea: Put students in groups of 2-4 and give each student 2-4 cards. Have them describe themselves in the first person for one card and in the third person for the other card. Once completed, have students create a card for themselves and a friend (either in class or for homework) to practice with.
El día de los muertos Lectura Cultural ~ Day of the Dead Spanish Reading
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El día de los muertos Lectura Cultural ~ Day of the Dead Spanish Reading

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This 3-page file includes: ~A reading from the perspective of a 15-year-old boy in Mexico celebrating the day of the dead with his family. It is written in the first person present tense and is therefore suitable for beginning students of Spanish. The emphasis is on the cultural significance of this holiday. Reading includes a glossary of specialized vocabulary ~A worksheet with 8 comprehension questions in Spanish. ~Answer key. Here is a video link for this celebration to show students: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqJ_8QQwtig Vocab Includes: las canciones la vela el copal las ofrendas los platos los difuntos las calaveritas el esqueleto la panadería cempasúchil
Spanish Subjunctive Reading Bundle - 4 Lecturas en el Subjuntivo at 35%!
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Spanish Subjunctive Reading Bundle - 4 Lecturas en el Subjuntivo at 35%!

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This Spanish Reading bundle includes all four of my readings on the present subjunctive at 35% off! My ideal boyfriend The desires of others My perfect home + Bonus Worksheet An advert for a short stay apartment Each reading includes a glossary of new vocabulary and a reading comprehension section. Answer keys included!
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
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 ropa tradicional: El sombrero, poncho, huipil Spanish Reading
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La ropa tradicional: El sombrero, poncho, huipil Spanish Reading

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This 3-page file includes: ~A reading about the wonderful and colourful traditional clothing of Latin America. It includes one paragraph each on: the sombrero, the poncho, the panama hat as well as the lesser-known huipil. Also included are colorful pictures of these items as well as a full glossary of new vocabulary. ~A worksheet with 10 true/false reading comprehension questions in Spanish as well as a short writing assignment. ~Answer key. This reading is in the present tense but has a bit more complicated vocabulary than for total beginners. A great complement to the cultural study of indigenous people and the culture of Latin America. Vocab includes: los rayos ala ancha de lana el portador un agujero tejer la paja huipil el sombrero
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.
Enrique Iglesias Biografía: Spanish Biography
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Enrique Iglesias Biografía: Spanish Biography

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This 3-page file includes: ~A Spanish biography about the famous Latin pop singer Enrique Iglesias. It covers his early life, family and rise to fame. It is written in a combination of present and past tenses. Reading includes a full glossary of new vocabulary. ~A worksheet featuring 10 true/false reading comprehension questions and a short translation with some subjunctive. ~Answer Key. This reading makes a great complement to any unit on Latin music, culture or biographies of famous Hispanic people.
Complete Beginner Spanish Workbook and Textbook ~ Español para principiantes (75 pages!)
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Complete Beginner Spanish Workbook and Textbook ~ Español para principiantes (75 pages!)

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This 75-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 40% off! This book includes 20 worksheets, 15 readings and 5 partner activities! It has explanations 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 Stem-changing Verbs Unit 10: Tener Expressions Tener Expressions Unit 11: Around Town Prepositions Unit 12: Ir and Tener Conjugations Conversational Future Tense Unit 13: Describing People Ser vs. Estar, present continuous Unit 14: The Continuous Past Imperfect Unit 15: Object Pronouns Object Pronouns, Personal a Unit 16: Expressing Likes and dislikes Gustar and similar verbs Unit 17: Reflexive Verbs Daily Routines Unit 18: Simple past tense Taking a Trip Editable word file. Answer keys included.
Alquilando un apartamento - Subjunctive Spanish Reading
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Alquilando un apartamento - Subjunctive Spanish Reading

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This 4-page file includes: ~A reading that features an advertisement for an apartment for rent short term in the center of Madrid. Students read the advert in Spanish and then answer 6 true or false reading comprehension questions and underline all the present subjunctive forms in the text. ~Once completed, students are given the task of writing a reply to the advert explaining: why they are the perfect person for the rental, what activities they will undertake while in Madrid and to arrange a time to meet the person renting out the apartment. They are also prompted to use three examples of the present subjunctive in their reply. ~Answer Key. (2 pgs)