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I'm currently teaching 8th grade Spanish. I have taught all levels of Spanish, from kindergarten to high school, at various times in the past 17 years. I have a BA in Spanish and International Relations from Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL, and an MA in Spanish Language and Culture from the University of Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain. My shop includes all types of resources for Spanish and French, as well as materials for English Language Arts and ELL.

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I'm currently teaching 8th grade Spanish. I have taught all levels of Spanish, from kindergarten to high school, at various times in the past 17 years. I have a BA in Spanish and International Relations from Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL, and an MA in Spanish Language and Culture from the University of Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain. My shop includes all types of resources for Spanish and French, as well as materials for English Language Arts and ELL.
Spanish Subject Pronouns Bundle - Practice, Quiz, Skit, Intro and More

Spanish Subject Pronouns Bundle - Practice, Quiz, Skit, Intro and More

Save $9.00 with this bundle! The 18 page packet contains everything you need to introduce and practice subject pronouns. The contents are: 1. Subject Pronouns ID / Answer Key, p. 3 2. Subject Pronouns Reference & Practice / Answer Key, p. 5 3. Subject Pronouns 10 Talking To, 10 Talking About, 5 Image IDs / Answer Key, p. 7 4. Subject Pronouns Introduction with Verb Conjugation Form, p. 9 5. Subject Pronouns Song, p. 10 6. Subject Pronouns Skit Instructions & Skit, p. 11 7. Subject Pronouns Word Search / Answer Key, p. 13 8. Subject Pronouns Crossword, p. 16 9. Subject Pronouns & Ser Quiz / Answer Key, p. 17 10. Subject Pronouns Flashcards, p. 19 These items are also available for individual purchase on TES.
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French ER Verbs Puzzle Bundle

French ER Verbs Puzzle Bundle

This bundle contains a crossword, a word search, and a manipulative matching squares puzzle. Sample words are: arriver, jouer, chanter, porter, travailler, demander, nager, écouter, danser, and manger. For the crossword and word search, students are instructed to: 1. Write the French/English translation next to each clue. 2. Write a French word under each of the 9 clip art images. 3. Complete the crossword/word search. Both the crossword and word search include: 1. Puzzle 2. Answer key 3. Vocabulary page with 4/page for paper saving student handouts 4. Vocabulary page for class presentation and vocabulary practice The matching squares puzzle contains 25 different words and includes a corresponding vocabulary list that can be used as a student reference bookmark.
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Spanish Greetings Conversation To Put in Order / Greetings Skit

Spanish Greetings Conversation To Put in Order / Greetings Skit

Spanish Greetings Conversation To Put in Order / Greetings Skit - This is a 13 line, 3 person conversation with greetings, introductions and leave takings that must be put in order for it to make sense. The ordering activity can can be completed by students in 2 ways: 1. Simply write the numbers on each rectangle 2. Students can first cut the rectangles and manually put them in order, either on a hard surface, or the pieces can be glued to paper. Other uses for the activity: 1. After completing the ordering task, students can practice and present the conversation as a 3-person dialogue. 2. The dialogue can be used as a written translation activity. After completing the ordering task, students can practice and present the conversation as a 3 person dialogue. The answer key is included.
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Spanish Numbers and Math Listening Activity

Spanish Numbers and Math Listening Activity

This Spanish numbers listening activity will hold the attention of your students as they make their way around the oval writing the Spanish numbers that you dictate. After all numbers are dictated, students quickly do the math to find the correct final answer based on the numbers that they heard and wrote. They will be anxious to raise their hands and share their results! You choose the numbers for the activity so it can be used for very basic numbers or large numbers, depending on your focus. The download includes an instruction page. 2 pages
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Spanish Adverbs of Frequency Word Search Worksheet and Vocabulary

Spanish Adverbs of Frequency Word Search Worksheet and Vocabulary

This word search contains 21 adverbs of frequency. Sample adverbs are: sometimes, each day, always, never, frequently, and often. Students are instructed to: 1. Write the English translation next to each clue 2. Write a Spanish adverb under each of the 5 clip art images 3. Find the words in the word search The download includes: 1. Word search 2. Answer key 3. Full page vocabulary page with 21 words 4. Vocabulary page with 4/page for student handouts
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Spanish Acabar De + Infinitive With Demonstrative Adjectives and Fruit

Spanish Acabar De + Infinitive With Demonstrative Adjectives and Fruit

Students practice acabar de + infinitive and demonstrative adjectives with Spanish fruit vocabulary. This download includes: 1. 20 short English to Spanish sentence translations with acabar de + infinitive. There are many common ar, er and ir verbs, plus several reflexive verbs. Sample sentences: I just showered. She just worked. 2. 5 fruit images for students to identify 3. 10 English to Spanish translations of demonstrative adjectives with fruit 4. Vocabulary box with 12 English and Spanish fruit words 5. Answer key 2 pages
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Spanish Easter and Spring Word Search and Vocabulary

Spanish Easter and Spring Word Search and Vocabulary

There are 24 Spanish Easter and spring vocabulary words in this word search. Sample words are cuaresma, conejito de Pascua, huevos docorados, familia, cruz, primavera, Semana Santa and Felices Fiestas. Students find the words in the word search and are also instructed to write the English translation next to each word. Also included: 1. Answer key is included showing location of words in the puzzle 2. Answer key with English words next to the Spanish clues 3. Spanish to English vocabulary list, copied 2/page for student handouts This is a helpful sub lesson. When students finish the puzzle, they can work in pairs to quiz each other on the vocabulary. 4 pages
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New Year's Traditions in Spanish Speaking Countries PowerPoint / Hispanic New Year Traditions

New Year's Traditions in Spanish Speaking Countries PowerPoint / Hispanic New Year Traditions

Entertain your students with this 13 slide PowerPoint depicting popular New Year's traditions in Spanish speaking countries. Traditions include eating the 12 grapes, wearing colored underwear for different purposes and dumping a bucket of water out a window to symbolize renewal. Each slide contains clip art and a vocabulary word or words in English and then the Spanish vocabulary word/s and an brief explanation of the tradition come out on mouse click. The slides can be printed and used to make a colorful bulletin board to start the New Year. 13 pages
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Spanish Imperfect Tense Verbs Human Bingo Game Speaking Activity

Spanish Imperfect Tense Verbs Human Bingo Game Speaking Activity

Spanish Imperfect Tense Verbs Human Bingo Game Speaking Activity - Each student mingles with a bingo grid and must find different classmates that can reply yes to each of the 16 boxes. Each grid contains the question "Cuando eras nino/a" plus an activity in the imperfect. When a student replies yes to a question, the questioning student follows up by asking in Spanish for the student's signature. The goal is to be the first student to fill the entire bingo grid. Also included is a follow up worksheet that requires students to: 1. Write a sentence for each of the 16 boxes in the grid. The student includes the name of the student that signed the box and must change the verb to the third person. 2. Provide the English meaning of each verb. 3. Write an appropriate Spanish childhood word under 6 images at the bottom of the paper. This is a great back to school speaking review activity for students with prior Spanish experience.
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French Food Picnic Basket Sketch and Label - Panier Pique-nique

French Food Picnic Basket Sketch and Label - Panier Pique-nique

Students sketch and color a minimum of 10 foods that they will take with them on a picnic. They then write the corresponding French words under the sketched items. This is a great activity for speaking practice because students enjoy presenting their creations to their classmates. It's also a fun activity at the end of the school year as students are thinking about summer activities and vacation, and great for summer school or camp. There are 3 versions of the basket. Each includes a different spelling of picnic to allow you to choose based on your preference for your region. The 3 are: 1. Panier pique-nique 2. Panier à pique-nique 3. Panier de pique-nique Instructions for the activity are included on the worksheets. 3 pages
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Spanish Easter Poem, Crossword, Cloze Activity and Vocabulary List

Spanish Easter Poem, Crossword, Cloze Activity and Vocabulary List

Spanish Easter Poem, Crossword, Cloze Activity and Vocabulary List - This original rhyming 4 stanza poem about Easter eggs includes 4 color adjectives, 3 pattern words and mentions places that Easter eggs can be found such as in a basket, on the grass and even on the beaches! The lines are easy to learn for students of all ages. Also included with the poem: 1. A cloze exercise of the poem 2. Crossword with Easter vocabulary from the poem. Students complete the crossword, write the Spanish word next to the English clue and write Spanish words under the 8 clip art images shown. 3. 19 word vocabulary list for use in completing the crossword and cloze activity. These are copied 2 per page for student handouts. Felices Pascuas!
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Spanish Easter Games, Activities and Vocabulary for SmartBoard- La Pascua

Spanish Easter Games, Activities and Vocabulary for SmartBoard- La Pascua

Felices Pascuas! Students will love learning from these colorful, fun Easter games and activities. This Notebook software Smart Board file contains 8 pages of games and activities and 2 pages of Easter vocabulary. The breakdown is: 1. Title Page 2. Table of Contents 3. Vocabulary 4. Vocabulary (2 pages of containing 34 vocabulary words) 5. Crossword with 10 clues 6. Colors listening activity - Students move colored eggs into the Easter basket according to teacher instructions 7. Key Word Match 8. Key Word Match 9. Word Guess 10. Random Image Chooser 11. Word Biz 12. Flash Card
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Spanish Easter Crossword Puzzle Worksheet and Vocabulary

Spanish Easter Crossword Puzzle Worksheet and Vocabulary

This activity contains 24 clues for words associated with the Spanish Easter holiday season and spring. Students are instructed to: 1. Complete the crossword 2. Write Spanish vocabulary words under each picture 3. Write the Spanish vocabulary word next to each clue. The download can be used as a fun substitute lesson plan. When students complete the worksheet activities, they can quiz each other on the vocabulary. Included in the 3 page download: 1. Crossword puzzle and answer key 2. 2-per page vocabulary list for student handouts and pair work
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Spanish Greetings, Leave Takings and Basics Vocabulary Reference

Spanish Greetings, Leave Takings and Basics Vocabulary Reference

Spanish Greetings, Leave Takings and Basics Vocabulary Reference - This presentation and student reference includes 40 vocabulary words and phrases to teach or review basic greetings, leave takings, introductions, courtesies, basic questions/responses like how are you/I'm well, thanks, What's you name?, How old are you? etc. Accent marks and the silent h have different color font to highlight these from the very first time that students see them. There's also a brief gender explanation about the difference between masculine and feminine adjective endings. Daily review using this presentation will help students learn a lot in a short period of time. It's also a great review throughout the year. Created by Sue Summers Spanish free resource, saludos y despedidas
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