As in a traditional Escape Room, students are informed that they are “locked” in the room and must figure out how to get out. (obviously don’t really lock them in, not a good idea) Students must use the set of 5 clues that lead to the next clue in order to complete challenges ranging from visual riddles to basic binary code, all while reading and following directions and clues in Spanish. In this packet you will get two separate sets of of 5 clues each. Use these individually for two different lessons or, as I do, Use them simultaneously for large classes so half the class is working on one and the other half are working on the other. Duration depends on how fast your students crack the codes but usually 30min-50min to complete. Use this as a Friday fun day at any level! You will need a deck of playing cards and an english/spanish dictionary for this activity. Also give about 10-15 prep time to hang signs and set clues.
100% online and ready to go! No prep necessary! After happening upon a zombie in the janitor’s closet toward the end of the school day, students must quickly begin to make decisions on what to do about it. Each decision they make will lead to a different outcome. Most outcomes in the game lead to them encountering zombies and forces them to start over. However one path allows them to escape. Along the way they will have to read through the Spanish story line and choose their own fate, in between decisions there are also a few google forms that ask them to write out the explanations to their decisions before moving forward in the game. This is a super engaging reading and writing exercise for upper level Spanish 3 or 4. This is my favorite Spanish resource that I offer here on TpT! I do not recommend this activity for lower level Spanish classes. Duration is 45-55 mins.
**Game requires access to a computers. This is ran on google sites + google forms.
This performance task includes a launch document and grading rubric as well as all four checkpoints with directions, neatly arrange so that students know exactly what they are to be doing and when each component is due. By the end of the task students will be able to discuss food and drink, restaurant vocabulary; they will be able to read and order from a Spanish menu that they created and they will have completed a 100 word restaurant review in Spanish.
This is a bundle of 7 Spanish Class Sub Plans that can be implemented on the fly with no prep involved. The 7 lessons include the following: (these can also be purchased separately)
Donde Esta El Profesor? (Spanish 1)
Proyecto Superheroe (Spanish 1 or 2)
Cognate Story (Spanish 1)
Cultural Reading “Casas” (Spanish 2 or 3)
Cultural Reading “La Familia” (Spanish 2 or 3)
Cultural Reading “Supersticiones” (Spanish 2 or 3)
Cultural Reading “Dia de Muertos” (Spanish 1 or 2)
This wonderful, editable activity was designed for my Spanish 2 class but could be adjusted for levels 3 and 4 by adding more past tense in descriptions and clues. During the “party” a mysterious murder will occur and it is students’ jobs to talk to each other in the target language to gather and infer information to make an accusation at the end of the game. My students love this game and talk more in Spanish than in any other oral activity that we do. All students receive character cards days before the game starts to tell them how to act, what info they know and what secrets they have. Packet includes an optional prezi to guide the game, directions, plot, character cards, name tags, character list, clues and data report sheet for students to fill out while in conversation. Allow 2-3 days for completion. Designed for my Spanish 2 class but could be adjusted for levels 3 and 4 by adding more past tense in descriptions and clues.
Reading Comprehension over cultural differences in houses of Latin America and the United States. This is a super basic Spanish cultural reading with follow up questions. Great no prep supplemental reading, homework or substitute plan. Simple and straightforward. Duration is about 20 minutes.
Students get to express their opinions using comparisons and superlative statements. The material is contextualized, hitting on some fun popular culture (iphones, superman, Justin Bieber etc…) A great way to practice the more advanced comparative and superlative structures. Designed for Spanish 2 and 3.
This Performance Task centers around a traveling theme (places and activities) and the Ir + a + infinitive grammar structure. Students are asked to plan a trip to a Spanish speaking country using computer lab research. As a product they are asked to type up their plans in a word doc. and create a picture slide show on ppt or prezi that highlights their adventure, using real info such as flights, hotels and tour companies.This PT has a nice writing component as well as the oral assessment. It includes a rubric and an example travel plan. Allow 4-6 days for research, slideshow design and oral presentations.
A great Performance Task that gets the students talking/laughing about it for weeks afterwards. Students get to play the role of a novice Hollywood actor as they create a “part 3” to the popular YouTube video series “Que Hora Es” (see link below). Show the students the videos by Cedric the Entertainer and then given the launch document for this PT. There is a nice writing component that goes with the final presentation so students get to practice both their writing and speaking skills. I use this as my first Performance Task in Spanish 1, 6 weeks in to the semester. However it could be modified to fit any level. Duration 5-7 days including presentations. Comes with Grading Rubric . Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cKGyOE_jOI&index=3&list=PL9DC292155F87A2C6
Link for Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZGac0jM8f0&index=2&list=PL9DC292155F87A2C6
Students create their own version of the board game Clue based on a shopping mall theme. They have to create player and item cards, detective pads and a 100 word essay about the characters they created. This is a well rounded project and students love playing their own game as a final product. Allow 6-7/ 60 min classes for the entire PT including 1 day to play the game. Product includes all detailed directions, checkpoints to keep students on task, launch document and grading rubric.
This is a short activity (about 7 minutes) that runs the course of 4 days. Students are to complete each time trial in the time allotted. Each round gets more challenging as they have less time to complete that round. Set student goals at an 80% pass rate for each round as well as a class average of 80% or higher for all four rounds. Choose a prize as an incentive to reach the goals. I throw a fiesta if they achieve their goal. Students love this short, simple activity. It makes for a great exit ticket.
In this Performance Task students get to host a foreign exchange student for a semester. In preparation for their arrival, students are asked to put together a “first day of school packet” for their new guest. This PT has a nice balance of components such as drawing and labeling a map of the school, writing out their schedules and sending a letter to their new arrival. Students enjoy this creative approach to practicing school themed vocab. Duration is 5-6 days. A grading rubric and sample letter is included. Designed for Spanish 1
Looking for a good topic for a Spanish 3 or 4 Essay/ Writing Assignment? This is a great performance task that is centralized around a 400 word essay. Students always have plenty to talk about in this exciting NASA role that they take on. As the world nears its destruction, students are asked to choose 10 people from a list to take with them to Mars to start a new civilization. In the essay they are to talk about their choices and explain why. The Grammar focus is preterite, but can be modified for any tense. As an optional follow up to the essay, students can create a physical model of their new city on Mars using household items and present their project to the class. Time frame is 3-60 min classes for Essay. Allow 4 additional days for the city models and presentations. This Product includes a launch document, all checkpoints with detailed instructions, List of people and descriptions to choose from (in Spanish), a grading rubric, sample essay and the additional city model project instructions.
100% online and ready to go! No prep necessary! Back by popular demand! This is the sequel to my “Choose your own adventure zombie escape game”. This activity does NOT require that you complete part 1. This activity can be implemented as a stand-alone resource. That said, I highly recommend you start with part 1. It will be much more fun for the students. You can find it here: Zombie Escape Game Part 1 Part 1 is their escape from the school. Part 2 here is about saving the town from zombies. Just like part 1, most outcomes in this game lead to them encountering zombies and forces them to start over, however one path allows them to “save the day”. Along the way they will have to read through the Spanish story line and choose their own fate, in between decisions there are also a few google forms that ask them to write out the explanations to their decisions before moving forward in the game. This is a super engaging reading and writing exercise for upper level Spanish 3 or 4. I do not recommend this activity for lower level Spanish classes. Duration is 45-55 mins.
**Game requires access to a computers or other tech devices. This is ran on google sites + google forms.
Did the school year sneak up on you? Not sure where to start? Let this first week of Spanish lesson plans bundle make your transition into the school year much easier. This can be implemented at any point in the first few weeks of school and will help hook students and encourage them to begin using their Spanish immediately!
Included in this bundle is:
-1st week curriculum map with hyperlinks to different activities and assignments (see preview)
-Classroom Rules and Procedures Handout (editable)
-“Why learn a second language?” Discussion Guide
-Spanish Names list and sign-up sheet
-Beginner’s Spanish 101 Document and Online Activity Link
-Beginner’s Spanish 101 Offline Activity
-Essential Classroom Phrases Handout
-Essential Classroom Phrases Review Game
-Essential Classroom Phrases Homework
-Cognate Story Creative Story Telling Activity
-Vocabulary Puzzle Review Activity
-Cultural PPT Lesson: Running of the Bulls w/ video links
Great Project for chapters covering stores and store items. Students create a Spanish Tv Commercial / Radio Ad that will be aired during the Super Bowl. It is their job to select a store and product and promote them. First students are asked to fill out the brainstorming doc., then create an advertisement plan, followed by a commentary outline. As a final step they are asked to voice or video record their ad to share with the class. Students really enjoy this project. I recommend this for Spanish 2 or higher. Allow 5/ 60 min classes for the entire PT including 1 day to show final products. This resource includes all detailed directions, checkpoints to keep students on task, launch document and grading rubric.
This is a great contextualized Spanish Project that introduces students to Project Change, a non-profit organization that focuses on the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals . See their website here: https://www.afsusa.org/project-change/learn/ . Through this project, students are asked to research Project Change, then create a new project proposal for the organization. They will be asked to choose a developing country on the list and a particular UN goal to focus on while creating a solution to a particular global problem of their choice. Students can take this one step further by actually submitting their proposal to Project Change. Occasionally the organization does a contest to encourage young “changemakers” to submit their ideas. Winning proposal is presented with a trip to that country where students actually participate in a service learning program. They currently have a contest open until November 2, 2018. Allow 4-5 days for completion. This project includes a grading rubric and links for the research portion. Recommended for upper level Spanish classes.
This is an auction simulation covering store items vocabulary in Spanish. Shampoo, soap, lipstick, batteries, scarfs, shoes etc… This is an editable resource that could easily be change to fit any set of vocab. For example instead of store items it could be for clothing, foods etc… This is a conversational based activity that I use in Spanish 4. I do not recommend this for lower level Spanish classes because a lot of Spanish conversation and comprehension is required. As the teacher be prepared to lead this activity as the auctioneer. My students love this activity and really get into the bidding. Items for sale in the auction are contextualized for current pop culture. For example one item for sale is Kim Kardashian’s Personal Lipstick, another is Kanye West’s toothbrush. Play money is included with this resource. In pairs students must make decisions about what items they want to buy and must bid against other groups in order to win the item. When they purchase items they are given points. The team with the most points at the end wins the game. Duration is about 55 min.
This is a nice, simple activity (25-35 min) that does not require any preparation. Students love this approach to practicing translation. With all the favored Disney quotes on one page, students translate them from Spanish to English and then try to figure out what movie they are associated with. Dictionaries and/or textbook recommended. As a follow up, the students are asked to write down their own favorite Disney quote and translate it into Spanish. Designed for Spanish level 2 or 3.
The Cold War, John F. Kennedy, Nakita Khrushchev, and the Cuban Missile Crisis come to life in this U.S. History simulation. Let your students become Ex Comm Advisers to JFK and help him make decisions during that high stakes week in late October of 1962. Students can do this individually or in small groups. They will get to make real decisions that were being discussed during the crisis. It is set up similar to a choose your own adventure and students will be able to keep score of their progress. This product includes a PowerPoint and a Word Document that students complete as they go. This is a great way to get students discussing and gives them a chance to put themselves in the situation room and think about the effects their decisions will have on all those involved.This is designed for a one 55 min. class period. The word document is the free preview file and the PPT is the paid product.