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
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.
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
These activities accompany free episodes of Peppa the Pig in Spanish (Youtube links provided). In each episode, students will listen for and match 8-10 of the most frequently heard words to their English meanings. Then, students will fill in sentences in Spanish with these same missing words. Finally, students will respond to basic comprehension questions, in Spanish, about the episode that also focus on these high frequency words. Cartoons are the perfect way to get students used to hearing and understanding Spanish. The speech is cartoons is clear and easily understood since they are made for children. The grammatical structures are simple as well, and words are often repeated a number of times. The visuals provided in the cartoon help students to predict meanings and focus in on particular objects and actions. This product includes: -Link to Peppa the Pig episodes on YouTube -39 Activities (3 per eipsode for 13 episodes) Vocabulary Themes Include: -Winter -Play Time -Colors -Nature -Family Members -Animals -Modes of Transportation -Directional Phrases -Food -Adjectives -Common Verbs -And MUCH MUCH More
In this activity, students are given 10 real life problems that can occur while traveling and are asked to write what they WILL do to deal with the problem. This activity gives students exposure to lots of travel/airport vocabulary and allows for writing practice in the future tense.
Do you want to expose your students to Spanish language Christmas carols (villancicos) in a way that enforces learned grammar and vocabulary concepts? These activities accompany 3 popular Spanish language villancicos readily available on YouTube or iTunes. Students will listen to each of the villancicos and attempt to complete the missing lyrics, then they will complete a variety of activities with each song that reinforce basic Spanish vocabulary, vocabulary related to the Chirstmas season, and grammar concepts like gerunds, the verb IR, diminutives, and many more. This product focuses on the following Villancicos: -"Rodolfo el Reno" cantado por Thalia -"Mi Burrito Sabanero" cantado por Juanes -"Los Peces en el Río" cantado por los Gipsy Kings This product includes: -3 Cloze Activities -Vocabulary Matching Activity -Description Activity -Grammar Scavenger Hunt -Grammar Review Activity -Lyric Illustration Activity
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
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 Food (La Comida). 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
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.
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!
These listening, reading, writing, and speaking activities accompany the cortometraje "El Vendedor de Humo". Similar to MovieTalk, these lessons focus not only on speaking, but on all communicative skills. (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
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.
This inductive grammar lesson leads students to discover the rules behind using the verb SER in the present 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.
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.
This integrated performance assessment will help you gauge the proficiency level of your students in the areas of interpretive reading, interpretive listening, interpersonal speaking, presentational writing, and presentational speaking. The assessment tasks that students will be asked to perform align directly with the following performance indicators for Novice-Mid and Novice-High learners: Novice-Mid -I can understand days of the week and the hour -I can answer questions about where I am going or where I went -I can label activities and times on a daily schedule -I can write about what I do on the weekends -I can talk about what I do on the weekends Novice-High -I can make plans with someone to do something or go somewhere -I can exchange information about where to go, such as the store, a movie theater, a restaurant or when to meet The interpretive reading and listening tasks utilize authentic resources that were carefully selected and aligned to the above performance indicators. links to scoring rubrics are provided. This Product Includes: -Guide for Educators -Links to Resources and Rubrics -Interpretive Reading task -Interpretive Listening task -Interpersonal Speaking task (3 versions) -Presentational Writing task -Presentational Speaking task -Student Self-Assessment task -Teacher Feedback Form -Answer Keys for Interpretive Reading and Listening tasks
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.
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.
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.
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.
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