GIANT Spanish Culturopoly Board Game

GIANT Spanish Culturopoly Board Game

The second of our GIANT Board Games, Culturopoly focuses on teaching students about the important people, products, and places of the countries of Mexico, Spain, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Cuba, Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Venezuela. This is a great whole-class game that transforms the floor of your classroom into a giant board game. With a style of game play similar to Monopoly, students travel around the game board collecting cultural facts about the various countries. Once they gather enough facts, if they land on a "maleta" space, they can answer some trivia questions about a particular country in order to earn a "boleto de ida y vuelta". The team with the most "boletos" at the end end of the game wins. The best part of this game is that it is easily adaptable to any age group and proficiency level. With three different difficulty levels (Easy, Medium, Hard), it is perfect for an exploratory or Latin American Studies class all the way through an upper level Spanish class. While the Easy mode allows for students with no knowledge of Spanish, the Medium mode starts to introduce target language terms for students with minimal Spanish language proficiency, and the Hard mode focuses on play completely in the target language. This is a great way to review for culture portions of midterm or final exams, or for any day that you just need something different. In the future, there will be expansion packs to add different Spanish-speaking countries to the game. Either way, any teacher will get a LOT of use out of this one game. This Resource Includes: -Complete Set-up and Game Play Instructions for each mode -Fifty 8 1/2 x 11 Game Spaces with pictures representative of cultural items -12 Boletos de Ida y Vuelta (one per country) -12 Easy Difficulty Country Challenge Cards w/ answer keys -12 Medium Difficulty Country Challenge Cards w/ answer keys -12 Hard Difficulty Country Challenge Cards w/ answer keys -36 Culture Fact Cards
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Spanish Inductive Grammar Lesson:  Affirmative Commands

Spanish Inductive Grammar Lesson: Affirmative Commands

This inductive grammar lesson leads students to discover the rules behind using both informal and formal affirmative commands in a variety of situations in Spanish. Students will follow a 4 step inductive process to make learning grammar more meaningful. Step 1: Students will see examples of correct usage and create rules based on what they observe. Step 2: Students will test those rules against additional examples of correct language usage. Step 3: Students will make adjustments and additions to their rules based on more observations. They will summarize what they have discovered by creating their own graphic organizer using the included template. Step 4: Students will apply the rules while producing their own language. These scaffolded activities promote higher order thinking skills and represent the method of grammar instruction that is recommended by national organizations like ACTFL.
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Spanish Inductive Grammar Lesson - Por vs Para

Spanish Inductive Grammar Lesson - Por vs Para

This inductive grammar lesson leads students to discover the rules behind using the words POR and PARA in a variety of situations in Spanish. Students will follow a 4 step inductive process to make learning grammar more meaningful. Step 1: Students will see examples of correct usage and create rules based on what they observe. Step 2: Students will test those rules against additional examples of correct language usage. Step 3: Students will make adjustments and additions to their rules based on more observations. They will summarize what they have discovered by creating their own graphic organizer using the included template. Step 4: Students will apply the rules while producing their own language. These scaffolded activities promote higher order thinking skills and represent the method of grammar instruction that is recommended by national organizations like ACTFL.
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Spanish Inductive Grammar Lesson - Regular Preterite Tense

Spanish Inductive Grammar Lesson - Regular Preterite Tense

This inductive grammar lesson leads students to discover the rules behind using regular verbs in the preterite tense in Spanish. Students will follow a 4 step inductive process to make learning grammar more meaningful. Step 1: Students will see examples of correct usage and create rules based on what they observe. Step 2: Students will test those rules against additional examples of correct language usage. Step 3: Students will make adjustments and additions to their rules based on more observations. Step 4: Students will apply the rules while producing their own language. These scaffolded activities promote higher order thinking skills and represent the method of grammar instruction that is recommended by national organizations like ACTFL.
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Spanish Writing Prompts

Spanish Writing Prompts

This EDITABLE resource contains 30 writing prompts on topics common to beginning Spanish (level 1 & 2). Prompts are duplicated 2 per page for efficient copying and include the prompt, a word box with useful vocabulary, and writing space. An interactive table of contents is included to make finding the right prompt for your lesson quick and easy. These prompts can be used as bell ringers, entrance/exit tickets, or classroom activities. They also can easily be added to interactive notebooks. Best of all, they are completely EDITABLE so you can adjust the vocabulary to suit your students and use the formatting to add additional prompts as you go. For a detailed list of each prompt, please see the thumbnail image above.
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Spanish Speaking Prompts - Tecnología

Spanish Speaking Prompts - Tecnología

These speaking prompts are designed to move students from asking/answering basic questions in Spanish to responding to increasingly complicated prompts around the theme of Technology. There are 4 categories of prompts that ask students to move between different levels of communication including the presentation of facts, opinions, feelings, and towards complete openness in social situations. Category A – Yes or No Questions, Either/Or Questions Category B – Additional Information Questions Category C – Expressing Opinions and Feelings Category D – Situational Speaking Prompts & Extended Response You may approach these prompts by moving students through them from Categories A-D in a sequential manner, or you may use them as an opportunity for easy differentiation between the various proficiency levels of Novice to Intermediate learners that may be present in your classroom. Although these prompts have been designed as speaking prompts, they can also be used as writing prompts for individual practice, homework, or assessment. Ideas for Usage: -Pair students for one on one practice. -Form small groups and have students interview a student. -Invite a guest speaker or native speaking student to your classroom and have students select questions to ask them during a Q&A session -Have students write additional prompts or variations of existing prompts on the blank cards provided -Pull 1 prompt from each category for a challenging oral proficiency assessment -Have students develop role plays based on the situational prompts This Product Includes -Guide for Educators -15 Category A Prompts -15 Category B Prompts -9 Category C Prompts -6 Category D Prompts -Blank Cards to allow for creation of additional questions if desired
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Introductions Spanish Listening Activities

Introductions Spanish Listening Activities

These activities were created to assist Novice language learners in developing skills related to ACTFL modes of communication, with an emphasis on the mode of interpretive listening in the context of Spanish greetings and introductions. The activities that accompany the audio recordings were created to allow teachers to easily differentiate and target specific skills. “E” Activities – these activities are presented in English and focus on students being able to demonstrate comprehension of the audio sample. “S” Activities – these activities are presented in Spanish and ask students to respond in Spanish. They will allow students to improve presentational writing and/or speaking skills (if done orally) as well as aural recognition of vocabulary. “A” Activities – these activities focus on using context to predict word meanings and general vocabulary knowledge. “B” Activities – these activities focus on making inferences about the person or situation presented in the audio samples. “C” Activities – these activities, presented in English, assist students in making cultural connections to the information presented in the audio sample. This resource deals with the theme of introductions in Spanish and includes: -2 audio samples sample 1: A man introduces himself and gives basic personal information sample 2: A man introduces his sister and tells a bit about her. 7 Activities in two different formats Half Page Format – works well if you are using the activities as bell ringers, exit tickets, to differentiate, or for quick formative assessments. Continuous Page Format – works well if you will be having students complete all of the activities for a given sample.
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Spanish Speaking Prompts - Enfermedades y Salud

Spanish Speaking Prompts - Enfermedades y Salud

These speaking prompts are designed to move students from asking/answering basic questions in Spanish to responding to increasingly complicated prompts around the theme of Illness & Injury (Enfermedades). There are 4 categories of prompts that ask students to move between different levels of communication including the presentation of facts, opinions, feelings, and towards complete openness in social situations. Category A – Yes or No Questions, Either/Or Questions Category B – Additional Information Questions Category C – Expressing Opinions and Feelings Category D – Situational Speaking Prompts & Extended Response You may approach these prompts by moving students through them from Categories A-D in a sequential manner, or you may use them as an opportunity for easy differentiation between the various proficiency levels of Novice to Intermediate learners that may be present in your classroom. Although these prompts have been designed as speaking prompts, they can also be used as writing prompts for individual practice, homework, or assessment. Ideas for Usage: -Pair students for one on one practice. -Form small groups and have students interview a student. -Invite a guest speaker or native speaking student to your classroom and have students select questions to ask them during a Q&A session -Have students write additional prompts or variations of existing prompts on the blank cards provided -Pull 1 prompt from each category for a challenging oral proficiency assessment -Have students develop role plays based on the situational prompts This Product Includes -Guide for Educators -15 Category A Prompts -15 Category B Prompts -9 Category C Prompts -6 Category D Prompts -Blank Cards to allow for creation of additional questions if desired
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Giving Directions in Spanish Unit

Giving Directions in Spanish Unit

The activities included in this unit will help students to both understand and give driving directions in Spanish. Also included are several activities to teach or review describing the location of a place using directional phrases. Following this unit, students should be able to meet the following ACTFL progress indicators for Novice-High learners: -Ask for directions to a place -Tell someone how to get from one place to another -Tell someone where something is located -Give simple directions to a nearby location -Understand if someone is asking for directions This unit includes recommended vocabulary as well as 8 different activities centered around the included town maps. The activities focus on all modes of communication including interpretive listening/reading, presentational writing/speaking, and interpersonal speaking. Many of the activities are hands on and allow students to manipulate visuals as they learn. The materials included can be used in a variety of ways throughout many levels of Spanish coursework. This product includes: -Guide for Educators -Vocabulary List -2 Maps -Map Cards -2 Reading Activities -2 Listening Activities -2 Writing Activities -2 Speaking Activities -Answer Keys for all Objective Activities -2 Interactive Power Point Activities
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Silly Spanish Sentence Writing Activity - Preterite Tense Irregular Verbs

Silly Spanish Sentence Writing Activity - Preterite Tense Irregular Verbs

Silly Spanish Sentence Activities are a great way to motivate students and spice up your typical boring grammar drills while building vocabulary. These activities promote both interpretive reading and presentational writing skills. They provide a structure that will help struggling students while at same time allowing more advanced students to add details according to their abilities. This type of self-differentiation is very helpful in classes where students are at a variety of stages in their fluency and language acquisition. Students will choose 1 word each from a series of word boxes with the goal of creating funny sentences. They will need to apply grammatical concepts like conjugation and sentence structure while at the same time recognizing key vocabulary items. When they have created 10 sentences, they will choose a favorite and write it on the tear-off section of the activity. This set of Silly Spanish Sentence activities focuses specifically on preterite tense irregular verbs. This Product Includes: -Guide for Educators with Tips and Extension Activity Ideas -Irregular Verbs Silly Sentence Activity (hacer, venir, querer, estar, andar, tener, poner, poder, etc) -Irregular Verbs Silly Sentence Activity (ser, ir, dar, traer, producir, conducir, introducir, ver, etc)
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Spanish Future Tense & Technology

Spanish Future Tense & Technology

In this activity, students are given 10 different situations that involve common things that can go wrong with technology (dead cell phones, broken printers, lost passwords, etc) and are asked to tell what they will or will not do next using the Future Tense. This is a fun way to get students writing about something they are interested in while relating it to everyday problems.
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Spanish Vocabulary Sorting Activities

Spanish Vocabulary Sorting Activities

30 different sorting activities (enough to use roughly once a week during the school year) to help Spanish students make connections between words, brainstorm for writing, or practice new vocabulary. Their versatility, ease of use, and the fact that they differentiate themselves make them one of my favorite things to use in my own classroom! Each activity contains 4 different categories which students must complete with words that they know and fit each category. These are a quick, easy way for students to recycle vocabulary that they have previously learned or integrate vocabulary they are currently studying. They can also be used to gauge a student's progress in acquiring language when compared over the school year and they differentiate themselves! These work well as a class starter or closing activity. Once students have completed an activity, it is easy to use their work as a jumping off point for writing tasks or inspiration for oral drill and conversation. Use them when you need a sub plan and ask students to write a paragraph or sentences as a follow up activity! These are low prep and ready to print and go! You can even skip the print step and just display them for students! This is the Spanish Language Version. An English Language Version is also available in my store.
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