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"Tu Angelito" & The Present Tense of SER, TENER & Description
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"Tu Angelito" & The Present Tense of SER, TENER & Description

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This activity goes along with the song "Tu Angelito" by Chino y Nacho which is readily available on YouTube and iTunes. In this activity, students listen to the song and complete the missing lyrics. Once they are familiar with the song, they complete a scavenger hunt in which they search the lyrics for forms of SER, TENER, and various other items. There is also an additional activity where they are asked to locate specific lines from the song and manipulate them using what they know about the verbs SER, TENER, and adjective agreement. Included in this download; 1. Artist Biography 2. Clozeline Activity 3. Scavenger Hunt 4. Lyric Identification & Manipulation Activity 5. Answer Keys for all activities
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!
"El Perdón" & Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronouns
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"El Perdón" & Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronouns

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These activities are meant to help students learn how to use demonstrative adjectives and pronouns in Spanish. These activities go along with the song "El Perdón" by Nicky Jam and featuring Enrique Iglesias. This song is readily available on YouTube and iTunes and a link to the song is referenced. After reviewing a brief biography of both artists, 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 demonstrative adjectives and pronouns and asked to locate and observe their use in the lyrics of the song. Students then are asked to find and copy certain vocabulary words used within the song. Students then apply their new understanding of demonstrative adjectives to produce the requested phrases in Spanish. Included in this download: -Artist Biography of Enrique Iglesias & Nicky Jam -Link to the song on YouTube -Clozeline Activity -Demonstrative Adjective / Pronoun Tutorial -Inductive Grammar Activity -Vocabulary Identification Activity -Vocabulary Manipulation Activity -Answer Keys for all objective activities
Latin Music Webquest
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Latin Music Webquest

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This webquest is perfect for introducing students to popular music in the Latino culture. It can be used with any level of language student as it has a cultural focus rather than being strictly focused on the target language. It also makes a great sub plan if students have internet access or if your classroom has 1:1 devices. In this webquest, students begin by finding out the top 10 latin songs for the current week, recording the information they find, and responding to some simple questions. Next, they choose three of the top 10 artists and give some basic biographical information (name, origin, age, musical style) about each one in Spanish. Finally, students delve deeper into these three artists by finding information about their current tour, ticket prices, and cities they will be visiting. This webquest raises student awareness of the increased role of Spanish language music in our own culture and country. If you like this product, you may be interested in some of the many song activities that I have created to accompany popular music in the target language.
Spanish-English Cognate Activities
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Spanish-English Cognate Activities

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These 4 activities will give beginning Spanish students an understanding of cognates and false cognates. In addition to learning about cognates, these activities will help students build skills like pattern recognition, logic, deductive reasoning and problem-solving. These skills are crucial to second language study. In the first activity, students sort cognates according to their endings and use their observations to make "rules" that apply to many of the most common Spanish-English cognates (oso = ous as in famoso, dad = ty as in universidad). In the second activity, they use the rules that they developed to write the Spanish versions of English words like precious (precioso) or fabulous (fabuloso). The third activity introduces students to 12 false cognates, then asks them to consider whether they are being used in the correct context when inserted in some English sentences. The final activity asks them to use what they have learned to decode some basic reading passages that are filled with cognates and answer some questions in English based on what they read. This Product Includes: -Cognate Sorting Activity -Cognate Writing Activity -False Cognate Activity -Reading Activity -Answer Keys for all Activities
Vocabulary Sorting Activities - Free Sample
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Vocabulary Sorting Activities - Free Sample

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This is a free sample containing 2 vocabulary sorting activities. Sorting activities help Foreign Language, Elementary and ESL/ELL 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! The full length product includes 30 activities and is available in both Spanish and English.
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
Spanish Speaking Prompts - Tecnología
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Spanish Speaking Prompts - Tecnología

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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 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
Spanish-Speaking Country Project
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Spanish-Speaking Country Project

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This is a great report framework that your students can use to create a visually interesting country report while using the target language. It can be completed digitally or the good old-fashioned way! This is my go to assignment when I have a student who is missing school for a family vacation. It allows them to be accountable for learning without the hassle of trying to modify assignments that we will be doing in class while they are gone. Students will explore the cities, foods, cultures, and products of the chosen country while also incorporating practical information like flight details and distances. This report comes in two file formats - an editable Power Point file, and a Google Slide format. If your students are learning to use Google Drive or Google Classroom, this project can instantly be shared with them using the link provided. This project has 5 slides, the details of which are below; Slide 1 - Title Slide (students provide name, class period, etc) Slide 2 - Flight information, Postage Stamp design, Map Slide 3 - Postcard Design and Writing Activities Slide 4 - Suitcase Decoration Activity, Packing list, Souvenir Info Slide 5 - Travel Diary including country facts, cities, typical dishes, and tourist attractions When the project is finished, it is easy for students to present it to the class with Power Point or Google Slides. It also makes great visuals for a bulletin board or other display of student work.
Color by Verb - Spanish Preterite Tense
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Color by Verb - Spanish Preterite Tense

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These 5 puzzles offer a twist on the traditional color by number by utilizing conjugated verbs in place of the numbers. Students use the key to color the picture according to the verb endings. This helps improve recognition of vocabulary and verb tenses. In addition to the color by verb activity, each puzzle also contains an application or synthesis activity in which students must tell the meanings of conjugated verbs or fit them into sentences. This Product Includes Puzzles & Synthesis Activities for: -Regular AR Preterite Tense Verbs -Verbs ending in CAR GAR ZAR in the Preterite -Regular ER & IR Verbs in the Preterite -Stem-Changing Verbs in the Preterite -Irregular Verbs in the Preterite
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.
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
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
"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
Silly Spanish Sentence Writing Activity - Valentine's Day
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Silly Spanish Sentence Writing Activity - Valentine's Day

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This is not your typical Valentine's Day activity! Designed with teens in mind, these activities will get them creating sentences in Spanish about everything there is to love and hate about this holiday! 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. 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. This set of Silly Spanish Sentence activities focuses specifically on words related to el Día de los Enamorados, el Día de San Valentín or el Día del Amor y Amistad. This Product Includes: -Guide for Educators with Tips and Extension Activity Ideas -Me Gusta el Día de los Enamorados Sentence Creation Activity -Me Disgusta el Día de los Enamorados Sentence Creation Activity
Corrida de Toros & Bullfighting Culture Unit
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Corrida de Toros & Bullfighting Culture Unit

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This unit was created to increase students' cultural awareness of both The Running of the Bulls and the Spanish tradition of bullfighting. Amidst the culture, there are also opportunities for students to apply Spanish vocabulary and grammar concepts in a variety of activities. One of the highlights of this unit is the Corrida de Toros board game which serves as a summative activity to the unit and tests students cultural knowledge. The readings and activities in this unit can be used with a variety of levels and in a variety of ways. Jigsaws, stations, extension learning, substitute lesson plans, and classwork/homework are just a few ways in which this unit could be delivered. This cultural unit aligns with the ACTFL indicators for cultural knowledge. There are also activities that align with the Novice or Intermediate indicators for language indicators. Activities are on separate pages so that you can print the ones you like or are most appropriate for your level of Spanish student. This Product Includes: 1. Usage Guide for Educators 2. Links to Internet and Video Resources that compliment this unit 3. La Corrida de Toros: Overview Reading 4. Reading Schedules & Telling Times Activity 5. Los Corredores Reading 6. Verb Tense Review Activity 7. Giving Advice Activity 8. Las Reglas Reading 9. Affirmative & Negative Commands Activity 10. Los Toros y Sus Matanzas Reading 11. Comparisons of Inequality Activity 12. El Encierro Map & Reading 13. La Plaza de Toros Reading 14. Body Part Vocabulary Review Activity 15. The Controversy Reading 16. Research Activity 17. Student Game Directions 18. Game Board, Pieces, and Cards
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 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.
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!