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Spanish Book Project

Spanish Book Project

Want a way to engage your students in a student led project, that gives them a real final product that they can present in your school libraries and keep for years to come? This project gives students an outline of how to create their own Spanish book and become authors. This is perfect for reviewing main topics of Spanish 1-2 levels. The book outline has students review the following main concepts and information -basic introductions/descriptive adjectives -family vocabulary -food vocabulary -present tense and simple future tense (ir+a+infinitve) -school vocabulary -GUSTAR This includes: -A Google Slides presentation that goes through a few pages, models them, and gives students key words to help them write each page. -Warm ups for every day where students can edit other’s book pages, and use it to help write their own -A packet that guides students in writing 10 pages of a book -A peer edit packet that helps students revise other students work
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Spanish Introduction, Communicative Activity and Guided Practice

Spanish Introduction, Communicative Activity and Guided Practice

In this resource, students will practice basic introduction vocabulary (asking where others are from, how old they are, what they like to do, their name, and how they are doing). They first go through a scaffolded guided practice, then have an interview activity where they go around and ask other students these questions, and write their responses in the third person.
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Argentina - Culture, Language, Accent (Spanish)

Argentina - Culture, Language, Accent (Spanish)

his is a full 60 minute lesson class about Argentina - targeted towards any level Spanish in middle/high school. This lesson includes a no prep powerpoint, guided notes, and a fun communicative activity where students are the Pope and Messi. Powerpoint/Google Slides + Guided Notes: Gives students basic information about the Argentina (Mothers of May, tango, food, sports) - and then gives students rules about how Argentinas typically speak (voseo, y–> SH, ll–>sh). Students then listen to people with Argentina accents in videos, and focus on the accent and pronunciation. Communicative Activity: Students then take on the role of the Pope and Messi- and read a conversation out loud with their partner. They use their best Argentine accents and fill in the blanks of what their friend said (speaking puzzle/fill in the blank activity). After they answer comprehension questions in English. Creative Activity: As an exit ticket, students create a comic or fun drawings, using the slang they learned in class to represent what they’ve learned in a fun new way! I recommend using the google slides (included in the powerpoint) and the notes are included as well!
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Spain - Culture, Language, and Accent Lesson (Spanish)

Spain - Culture, Language, and Accent Lesson (Spanish)

This is a full 60 minute lesson class about Spain - targeted towards any level Spanish in middle/high school. This lesson includes a no prep powerpoint, guided notes, and a fun communicative activity. Powerpoint/Google Slides + Guided Notes: Gives students basic information about the Spain (music, food, major cities, sports) - and then gives students four rules about how Spaniards typically speak (z–> th, G & J). Students then listen to famous singers and soccer players (Andrés Iniesta and Enrique Iglesias) and focus on the accent and pronunciation. Communicative Activity: Students then take on the role of Andrés Iniesta and Enrique Iglesias- and read a conversation out loud with their partner. They use their best Spaniard accents and fill in the blanks of what their friend said (speaking puzzle/fill in the blank activity). After they answer comprehension questions in English. Creative Activity: As an exit ticket, students create a comic or fun drawings like Mr.Wonderful, using the slang they learned in class to represent what they’ve learned in a fun new way! I recommend using the google slides (included in the powerpoint) and the notes are included as well!
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Dominican Republic Culture and Language Spanish

Dominican Republic Culture and Language Spanish

This is a full 60 minute lesson class about the Dominican Republic - targeted towards any level Spanish in middle/high school. This lesson includes a no prep powerpoint, guided notes, and a fun communicative activity. Powerpoint/Google Slides + Guided Notes: Gives students basic information about the Dominican republic (music, food, capital, sports) - and then gives students four rules about how Dominicans typically speak (drop the s, don’t pronounce the d between vowels, shortening words, etc). Students then listen to famous singers/rappers (Cardi B and El Mayor Clasico) and focus on the accent and pronunciation. Communicative Activity: Students then take on the role of Romeo Santos or El Mayor Clasico - and read a conversation out loud with their partner. They use their best Dominican accents and fill in the blanks of what their friend said (speaking puzzle/fill in the blank activity). After they answer comprehension questions in English. Creative Activity: As an exit ticket, students create a comic using the slang they learned in class to represent what they’ve learned in a fun new way! I recommend using the google slides (included in the powerpoint) and the notes are included as well!
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Famous Latinos Communicative Activity

Famous Latinos Communicative Activity

Students are given the identity of a famous Latino. Their goal is to talk to other students to figure out what their name is (¿Cómo te llamas?), how old they are (¿Cuántos años tienes?), where they are from (¿De dónde eres?), and what they are famous for (¿Porque eres famoso?). Students then respond to these questions according the the famous latino they are assigned, and copy down the responses of their peers. Can be easily extended where students go home and write down more information about the person they were assigned, create an instagram page for the person they received, etc. Heavy focus on communication on basic spanish questions, and writing in the third person - mixed with culture.
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Pets and Animals Spanish Vocabulary - Powerpoint, Readings, and Activities

Pets and Animals Spanish Vocabulary - Powerpoint, Readings, and Activities

This resource includes the following with very minimal prep needed for about a week of lessons! -Vocabulary introduction for Spanish animals/pets -Vocabulary introduction for parts of the body/animal body parts -Adapted article about pets in Spanish -Activity where students create their own facebook profile for a pet (describing things they like, adjectives, birthday, etc) -Interactive group and communicative activities creating animals -Fun songs and listening activities -Writing activities and prompts One of my favorite parts of the unit on animals and pets to teach :) Hope you enjoy!
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Winter Olympics Spanish Sports - PowerPoints, Worksheets, and Activities

Winter Olympics Spanish Sports - PowerPoints, Worksheets, and Activities

I love the Olympics – so I made a mini unit about sports revolving around the winter Olympics 2018 focusing on athletes from Spanish speaking countries. This resource includes all of the following – No prep needed! -Powerpoint for the week - including fun vocab games, and interactive activities -Worksheets for the following New Sports Vocab - Student Led Students read about athletes competing in the 2018 winter olympics from Spain and Argentina, and using context clues find the vocabulary (relating to winter sports and sports in general) and answer questions about sports they play. Additionally asks students to think and analyze why there are less spanish speaking countries in the winter olympics. Sparks interest and discussion, and answer key included. Fun Olympics Meme Homework Fun worksheet where students see funny pictures of Olympic athletes and then write their own memes/captions with the sentence starter “Esta es mi cara cuando…”. No prep needed - can be a homework or fun class activity, which can be extended to students searching photos and writing their own captions. Communicative Activity - ¿Qué deporte juegas? ¿Cuándo? students are given a model, and walk around the room asking other what sport they play and when. Students then write down the response of their peer in third person and graph the results of the class. -Links to review websites for the vocabulary (Quizizz) and the Google slides version of the powerpoint. Highly recommend using the link in the resource for the Google Slides version over the Power Point file, also Google slides version will give you access to the other documents as well (how long the Powerpoint will last you, depends on your bell schedule and how long class periods are. This lasted me four full days of school with 55 minute class periods.)
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Spanish Winter Olympics 2018 Meme Activity

Spanish Winter Olympics 2018 Meme Activity

Inspired by Kyle Carr’s funny memes from the olympics - fun worksheet where students see funny pictures of Olympic athletes and then write their own memes/captions with the sentence starter “Esta es mi cara cuando…”. No prep needed - can be a homework or fun class activity, which can be extended to students searching photos and writing their own captions.
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Juegos Olímpicos Spanish Sport Vocab

Juegos Olímpicos Spanish Sport Vocab

No prep, student led, cultural reading, and new vocab activity for Spanish classes. Students read about athletes competing in the 2018 winter olympics from Spain and Argentina, and using context clues find the vocabulary (relating to winter sports and sports in general) and answer questions about sports they play. Additionally asks students to think and analyze why there are less spanish speaking countries in the winter olympics. Sparks interest and discussion, and answer key included.
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Family Vocabulary + SER and Adjectives Spanish

Family Vocabulary + SER and Adjectives Spanish

Have students read Manny's story about his family (from Modern Family). Using context clues students will work in groups to discover what the family vocabulary in English - means in Spanish. Great constructivist activity that is student centered - allowing them to find the meaning. -Introduces 16 vocabulary words for family. (intro to new vocab) -Extends to have students describe members of the family using SER/ADJ (practice using vocab in short sentences) -Free writing activity where students write about their family/a famous family. (applying new vocab and prior knowledge of adj/ser to write a paragraph describing multiple members of the family)
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Spanish - Family, SER, and adjectives Stations

Spanish - Family, SER, and adjectives Stations

Includes 2 separate stations - or rotating activities Vocab focus: Family/Adjectives Grammar focus: Ser/Present Tense Reading/Listening: Students are given a dialogue between Prince Royce and Romeo Santos, they each have blanks in the dialogue where they need to write in what they hear the other student say. Then they work together to answer comprehension questions about the dialogue. Writing/Speaking: Students are given an example dialogue, then create one based off of it to record. Students are giving explicit instructions which can be printed for each station.
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Quinceañera Group Project

Quinceañera Group Project

Have students learn by doing! Very minimum prep needed from teachers, and guides students with rubrics for self-directed learning - with genuine motivation as at the end of the projects students throw a quinceañera in class! Spilt class into three groups: Restaurant Group: Create the menus, organize the food to bring for the party, and serve the food (all in Spanish!) Great way to create an authentic ordering and serving Spanish conversation Invitation Group: Create the invites for the party to hand out to students and adults, also the option for a second project addition of making games and decorations, Dance Group: Create a dance choreography to bachata for the quinceañera - includes a playlist of videos for your students to learn from. Example videos from my classroom. Speeches for mother and father of the quince girl. Includes: -3 group project rubrics -A Powerpoint including a video, notes, writing prompts, and an outline for your quinceañera in class -Bachata Dance videos
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Conditional Tense Practice - Advice Spanish

Conditional Tense Practice - Advice Spanish

In this resource students are in charge of an advice column for an online website. They need to respond to other student's situations/problems and tell these students what they WOULD do in their situation. Provides an opportunity for students to read typical problems (I forgot my homework, I didn't study, stain on my sister's shirt) and respond in a realistic or funny way. At the end students can create their own problem, that classmates will respond to.
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Spanish Instagram Food Posts

Spanish Instagram Food Posts

Fun Activity or Project, where students get a blank template included in this powerpoint of an Instagram post with a comments section. Includes directions for students to post a photo of a meal (or draw) create silly hashtags about the meal, and include comments from their peers using the IR+A (voy a comer...) structure that can easily be adapted for what you are working on in your unit. Students include the number of likes in Spanish as well, and makes for a great display in your classroom revolving around a food unit. NO PREP needed.
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Soy una Taza - Song and Cooking Vocab Spanish

Soy una Taza - Song and Cooking Vocab Spanish

No prep needed! In this worksheet there is a matching warmup, where students match the vocabulary from Soy una taza (the song --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AdJPY2Hf7U) Next, the students watch the video and fill in the lyrics to the song using the vocab from the warm up. Finally, I have students learn the dance and act out all the vocab. (my students are in middle school, even though the song is primary they love it!)
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Forming Questions, Interrogative Words Spanish (No prep!)

Forming Questions, Interrogative Words Spanish (No prep!)

Includes 5 different fun activities for students to practice making questions at each level. Scaffolded by easy to more challenging to help students build to a creation level. Activities included (no prep!) -interviewing famous people worksheet -Warm up/Do Now - turning infinitives into questions -Personal interview sheet, responding to questions about their favorite things etc - Directions for a Communicative Activity between students and a partner - Project: Students will create a talk show where they interview people (famous, or friends etc), present to class
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Vivir Mi Vida Cloze Lyrics Activity

Vivir Mi Vida Cloze Lyrics Activity

Great way to review simple future with Marc Anthony's song. This worksheet includes a present tense review of who Marc Anthony is, then a fill in the blank for the lyrics (youtube video with lyrics is called Vivir mi Vida ir + a + infinitive), then allows students to translate the main parts of the song, and then create their own version about how they want to live their life. Cloze
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Infinitives Spanish Worksheet

Infinitives Spanish Worksheet

Infinitives warm up activity in Spanish, to get students thinking about what an infinitive is before working with new tenses. They organize the verbs into AR,ER, and IR - can easily be extended. Uses common verbs in Spanish
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