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Spanish Inductive Grammar Lesson:  Verbs like Gustar
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Spanish Inductive Grammar Lesson: Verbs like Gustar

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This inductive grammar lesson leads students to discover the rules behind using verbs like gustar to express likes and dislikes 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.
Spanish Phonics & Pronunciation Activities
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Spanish Phonics & Pronunciation Activities

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These activities help students learn the basics of Spanish phonics with scaffolded activities that focus on a variety of letter sounds in Spanish. Often taken for granted, instruction in phonics is a great way to jumpstart the listening and pronunciation skills of beginning learners. Each activity targets a different set of letter sounds, beginning with sounds that are easy for native English speakers and progressing to sounds that are more difficult to identify or easy to confuse. Students will listen to the pronunciation of 12 words within each of the 7 activities and are asked to insert the correct letters that are representative of those sounds. Included with each word is also a picture definition so that students can begin to acquire some basic vocabulary. When the activities are complete, they may be added to a notebook or binder as a picture dictionary for students to keep. This Product Includes: -Consonant Sounds Activity 1 (D, F, K, M P, T) -Consonant Sounds Activity 2 (C, H, CH, L, LL) -Consonant Sounds Activity 3 (R, RR, N, Ñ) -Consonant Sounds Activity 4 (G, J, S, Z, B, V) -Vowel Sounds Activity 1 (A, O, U) -Vowel Sounds Activity 2 (E, I) -Vowel Sounds Activity 3 (Diphthongs) -Answer Keys For All Activities
Spanish Speaking Prompts - Jobs & Professions
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Spanish Speaking Prompts - Jobs & Professions

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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 Jobs & Professions. 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
Silly Spanish Sentences - Reflexive Verbs
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Silly Spanish Sentences - Reflexive Verbs

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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 reflexive verbs. This Product Includes: -Guide for Educators with Tips and Extension Activity Ideas -Daily Routine Verb Silly Sentence Activity -Feeling Reflexive Verbs Silly Sentence Activity -Reflexive Verbs as Infinitives Silly Sentence Activity
Spanish Future Tense Fortune Teller Activity
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Spanish Future Tense Fortune Teller Activity

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In this activity, students play the role of a fortune teller as they tell what WILL (future tense) happen to 12 different people when given some key information. Lots of possible answers mean students are creating original thoughts and authentic responses. Students will enjoy sharing their answers and trying to figure out how others responded.
"Vivir la Vida" & The Immediate Future Tense (IR + A + Infinitive)
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"Vivir la Vida" & The Immediate Future Tense (IR + A + Infinitive)

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These activities go along with the song "Vivir la Vida" by Marc Anthony which is readily available on YouTube and iTunes. In these activities, students listen to the song and complete the missing lyrics. They are instructed on the formation of the immediate future tense and asked to locate it as well as some infinitive verbs in the lyrics of the song. Then, they are asked to locate certain lines of the song, copy them, and manipulate them. The manipulation of the lyrics requires them to use the Immediate Future Tense. There is a reading activity to help them internalize the new vocabulary learned with the song and 3 different exit tickets. The lesson also includes a short artist bio. Students will practice listening, reading, and writing in this lesson. This Product Includes: 1. Artist Biography (in Spanish) 2. Clozeline Activity 3. Immediate Future Tense Tutorial & 2 Practice Activities 4. Lyric Identification Activity 5. Lyric Manipulation Activity 6. Vocabulary / Reading Activity 7. 3 Different Exit Tickets 8. Answer Keys
El Día de los Enamorados / San Valentín Infographic Reading Activities
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El Día de los Enamorados / San Valentín Infographic Reading Activities

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Do you want to teach students about Valentine's Day traditions in the target culture without a boring lecture? Do you always see awesome infographics and you just don't know what to do with them? This product contains 2 different reading activities to accompany infographics available for free on the Internet. Due to their visual nature, infographics are a great way to get students reading interesting, age appropriate content even at a beginner level. The activities included for each infographic also align with the ACTFL goals for interpretive reading at the Novice level. This product also contains a questionnaire, in Spanish, that your students can respond to and create their own class infographic with the information they collect from one another. Your students will be encouraged by how much they can actually understand AND they will be building their interpretive reading skills and cultural competency while they do it! This Product Includes: 1. Links to 2 different infographics available on the Internet* 2. 2 Reading Activities (1 per infographic) 3. 2 Writing Prompts (1 per infographic) 4. 1 Questionnaire and Infographic Creation Activity Infographic Topics Include: 1. San Valentín 2. El Amor Juvenil en México *Note: Due to copyright, the actual infographics can not be included with the product, but their direct links can and are*
Spanish Food (Comida) Vocabulary Activities
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Spanish Food (Comida) Vocabulary Activities

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These activities were designed to allow students to become acquainted with food words in Spanish and to use them reflect on their eating habits in real life. This product contains a reading activity in the form a typical dialogue that might take place in a restaurant. Students are asked to infer meaning and respond to comprehension questions on the reading. The second activity is a vocabulary sort where students are asked to recognize the meanings of common food vocabulary well enough to place them into self-identified categories based on meaning. This product also contains a food log where students can use their food vocabulary to record what they eat over a 5 day period. There is also a follow-up sorting activity where they sort the foods they have eaten into a food pyramid in order to answer some questions, in Spanish, about their diet. These activities are great for paving the way for a classroom discussion about food and eating habits. This Product Includes: -Restaurant Conversation Reading Activity -Food Word Sort -Food Log -Food Pyramid Activity
Monstruo Body Parts Activity
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Monstruo Body Parts Activity

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In this activity, students determine the physical make up of their monster at random, draw it, label it, name it, and then describe it in Spanish. A fun, creative way to practice vocabulary related to the face and body!
Giving Directions in Spanish Unit
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Giving Directions in Spanish Unit

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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
"Creo en Mi" & The Present Perfect Tense
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"Creo en Mi" & The Present Perfect Tense

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These activities are meant to help students learn how to use the present perfect tense in Spanish. These activities go along with the song "Creo en mi" by Natalia Jiménez, former vocalist of the well-known group "5ta Estación". This song is readily available on YouTube and iTunes and a link to the song is referenced. After reviewing a biography of the artist, students are asked to listen to the song several times and fill in the lyrics that have been removed. Then, students are given an overview of the concept of the Present Perfect tense and asked to locate and observe it's use in the lyrics of the song. Students then are asked to find and copy certain lyrics frin within the song. Students then apply their new understanding of the present perfect tense to manipulate those lyrics and create new ones. Included in this download: -Artist Biography -Link to the song on YouTube -Clozeline Activity -Present Perfect Tense Tutorial -Inductive Grammar Activity -Lyric Identification Activity -Lyric Manipulation Activity -Answer Keys for all objective activities
Spanish Inductive Grammar Lesson:  Adjective Agreement
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Spanish Inductive Grammar Lesson: Adjective Agreement

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This inductive grammar lesson leads students to discover the rules behind adjective agreement 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.
Spanish Inductive Grammar Lesson:  Preterite Tense of Ser & Ir
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Spanish Inductive Grammar Lesson: Preterite Tense of Ser & Ir

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This inductive grammar lesson leads students to discover the rules behind using the verbs SER and IR 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.
Cortometraje Activities:  El Regalo
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Cortometraje Activities: El Regalo

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These listening, reading, writing, and speaking activities accompany the cortometraje (short) "El Regalo" (link included). Students are introduced to 8 key vocabulary words that will help them to talk about the story in Spanish. Prior to watching the animated short, they will consider a couple of questions which can then be discussed with a partner, as a whole class, or reflected on with a written response. After watching the cortometraje, students will engage in listening activities where they must match scenes of the short with description in Spanish, reading activities where they must apply new vocabulary, writing activities where they must describe scenes, and speaking activities where they must retell the events of the story. These are great anytime activities with a lot of comprehensible input that seek to develop all modes of communication. This resource includes: -Link to the Cortometraje -Key Vocabulary -Discussion Activity -Listening Activity -Listening Script for Teacher -Reading Activity -Writing Activity -Speaking Activity -Answer Keys for all Objective Activities
El Día de los Reyes Magos
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El Día de los Reyes Magos

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This printable Power Point presentation offers students important cultural information about "El Día de los Reyes Magos" and invites them to participate in virtual activities that simulate different facets of the holiday celebration. Students will learn about Melchor, Gaspar, and Baltasar and how they figure into the Christmas season in Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries. They will read about the large festival in Mexico City at Alameda Park and write their own brief letter to the Three Kings. They will acquire vocabulary related to the holiday and use it to complete a variety of activities and exercises. Your students will love choosing a piece of a virtual Rosca de Reyes and seeing if they found the figure of el niño Jesús in one of two interactive activities. In the second interactive activity, students will see figures added to the nacimiento and learn when and where each one is placed. Guaranteed to be educational AND fun for your students! This Product Includes: 1. Six Readings - cover the major traditions of Three Kings Day in English with key Spanish vocabulary highlighted in each reading. 2. Letter Writing Activity - students write a brief letter to the Three Kings in Spanish. Phrase ideas provided. 3. Vocabulary Acquisition Activity - students complete sentences with new words they have learned. 4. Virtual Rosca de Reyes Activity - students choose a piece and click to see if they have found el niño Jesús 5. Virtual Nacimiento - students see figures added to a nativity scene and learn when and where they are placed 6. 2 Summative Activities - a venn diagram, and a vocabulary sorting activity 7. Teacher/Student Resource Links - links to videos that provide more information about the holiday and show the celebrations
Hispanic Myths & Legends:  La Llorona
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Hispanic Myths & Legends: La Llorona

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This lesson introduces beginning language learners to the legend of La Llorona in a way that promotes using legends to learn about culture in a deep and meaningful way. This lesson asks students to consider some complex ideas and make connections between the products, practices, and beliefs of Hispanics around the world. These activities promote higher-level thinking that would be beyond the grasp of most students in the target language, so the lessons are done in English to make sure they are attainable. These lessons make perfect sub plans as they require no prep and little to no Spanish language production. Students begin by reading the legend of La Llorona and illustrating the legend to demonstrate comprehension and understanding. Students are then debriefed on the class system that existed in colonial Mexico and serves as a tie in to the legend itself. Students are then asked to reflect on the social hierarchy within their school building to gain a greater understanding of the feelings and motivations of the lover of La Llorona in the legend. Finally, students will read a second and slightly different version of the legend from Texas. They will be asked to compare and contrast the two versions and reflect on the cultural differences between the two groups. This Product Includes: -La Llorona Legend (version 1) -Illustration Activity -Social Class in Colonial Mexico Activity -Social Hierarchy in Schools Activity -La Llorona Legend (version 2) -Venn Diagram Activity
"Bailando" & The Present Progressive Tense (Gerunds)
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"Bailando" & The Present Progressive Tense (Gerunds)

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This activity goes along with the song "Bailando" by Enrique Iglesias which is readily available on YouTube and iTunes. In this activity, students listen to the song and complete the missing lyrics. They are instructed on the formation of gerunds and asked to locate 6 gerunds in the lyrics of the song. Then, they are asked to locate certain lines of the song, copy them, and manipulate them. The manipulation of the lyrics requires them to use the Present Progressive Tense. Finally students will use what they have learned to write simple sentences using the Present Progressive Tense to explain what different people are doing in the music video. The lesson also includes a short artist bio. Students will practice listening, reading, and writing in this lesson. This Product Includes: 1. Artist Biography (in Spanish) 2. Clozeline Activity 3. Gerund Tutorial & Practice 4. Lyric Identification Activity 5. Lyric Manipulation Activity 6. Writing Activity 7. Answer Keys for all Activities **Note: Please preview all music videos to ensure that they are suitable for the age and maturity level of your particular group of students. **
Spanish-Speaking Country Mnemonic
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Spanish-Speaking Country Mnemonic

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A pair of sayings (mnemonics) to assist students in learning the Spanish-speaking countries of North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America as well as labeling them on a map.
Reward Coupons for Secondary Classrooms
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Reward Coupons for Secondary Classrooms

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These reward coupons will leave your students begging to be good...so that they can be bad (well, kind of bad). Many of the rewards that work well for energetic elementary students just don't matter to apathetic high school students. These awards are sure to motivate even your students that "don't care" about, well, anything... The best part? These rewards are free to give and require minimal planning on the part of the teacher. This download includes the following coupons: -Charge your phone in any outlet -Sit on top of your desk in the back row for a day -Stand by the door 2 minutes before the bell rings -Sit in the teacher's rolly chair -Get out of study hall -Ask 1 Yes or No question to the teacher during the test Don't forget to follow my store for new product and freebie alerts. If you download this product I would LOVE to have your feedback so that other teachers know what you thought before downloading!