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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 Reflexive Verbs Bundle - Vocabulary, 9 Worksheets, Skit, Quiz and More
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Spanish Reflexive Verbs Bundle - Vocabulary, 9 Worksheets, Skit, Quiz and More

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Save over 50% with this Spanish Reflexive Verbs Bundle! These materials will provide you with numerous activities to use when you introduce reflexive verbs and will also allow you to revisit them throughout the school year to make sure your students learn them well. This bundle includes a 33 word English to Spanish vocabulary reference, 9 practice worksheets, a 2 person skit, a partner interview activity, a video project, a quiz, a set of 10 flashcards / bulletin board signs and more. The breakdown is: 1. Introduction / Student Reference 2. Reflexives and Time 10 Sentences 3. Reflexives and Time 10 Translations 4. Reflexives and Time 10 Translations #2 5. Reflexive Verbs 18 Image IDs 6. Reflexives 25 Translations and 10 Infinitives with Adverbs of Time 7. Reflexives Crossword and 11 Image IDs 8. Daily Routine 29 Nouns Crossword and 14 Image IDs 9. Reflexives Video or PowerPoint Project 10. Daily Routine Nouns Vocabulary 11. Reflexives Pair Work 20 Questions 12 Image IDs 12. ¿Con qué frecuencia…? Song 13. Quiz 14. Preterit Daily Routine Translation English to Spanish 15. Preterit Daily Routine Translation Spanish to English 16. Daily Routine Reflexive Verbs Skit 17. 33 Word Vocabulary Reference 18. Verb Flashcards / Bulletin Board Signs Answer keys are included with the practice activities. These items are also available for individual purchase on TES. 44 pages
Spanish Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos Word Search & Vocabulary
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Spanish Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos Word Search & Vocabulary

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This Dia de los Muertos word search puzzle worksheet contains 22 clues for common Spanish Day of the Dead vocabulary words plus several clip art images. Students are instructed to: 1. Complete the word search 2. Write Spanish vocabulary words under each picture 3. Write the English vocabulary word next to each word A corresponding vocabulary list, copied 2 per page, is included. 2 pages
Spanish Christmas Writing Prompt - A Letter to Santa Claus
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Spanish Christmas Writing Prompt - A Letter to Santa Claus

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Students write a letter to Santa that explains their behavior and tells him what gifts they would like him to bring. There are 48 vocabulary words in Spanish and English to assist students in their letter writing. Included are words about behavior and many gift vocabulary words such as cell phone, clothes (there are 17 clothing words), books, toys, video games, skis, etc. The quantity and variety of vocabulary makes it easy for students to complete their writing assignments and makes this item useful for all levels of Spanish. A one hundred word essay works well for first year students. The word count can be changed for other levels and varying ability levels.
French Christmas Crossword Worksheet and Vocabulary - Noel
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French Christmas Crossword Worksheet and Vocabulary - Noel

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French Christmas Crossword Worksheet and Vocabulary - This Christmas crossword puzzle contains 24 clues for common Christmas vocabulary words, plus 8 clip art images. Included in the download: 1. Crossword with 24 clues and 8 images to identify 2. Answer key 3. Large font vocabulary list for presenting and practicing pronunciation as a class 4. Small font 2/page vocabulary list for paper saving student handouts Students must: 1. Complete the crossword. 2. Write French vocabulary words under each picture. 3. Write the French vocabulary word next to each clue. This is a good substitute teacher lesson. After students complete the puzzle, partners can use the vocabulary lists and quiz each other on the new vocabulary. Happy holidays!
Spanish Greetings, Leave Takings and Basics Vocabulary Reference
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Spanish Greetings, Leave Takings and Basics Vocabulary Reference

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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
French Christmas and Pere Noel Writing Activity
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French Christmas and Pere Noel Writing Activity

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French Christmas and Pere Noel Writing Activity - Students get creative with this Christmas speech bubble or comic strip worksheet! There are 6 different scenes of Père Noël doing a variety of unusual activities, each with speech bubbles in which students write their creative comments based on the pictures. This fun activity is one that students enjoy sharing with their classmates! The assignment works well with students of all ages and levels.
Spanish Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos Fallen Phrases Homework
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Spanish Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos Fallen Phrases Homework

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Spanish Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos Fallen Phrases - This activity provides a unique way for students to write Spanish sentences that utilize common Day of the Dead vocabulary (pierced paper, bread of the dead, cemetery, food, photo, altar, marigolds, family, sugar skulls, etc.) and the verbs gustar and encantar. There are 7 sentences to translate from English to Spanish. The words of the sentences must be written inside of "fallen phrases" boxes that resemble a crossword. Students get feedback as they complete the assignment because only correct words will complete each "fallen phrases" box. The answer key is included.
Spanish Clothing Fashion Show - La Ropa - Desfile de Moda
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Spanish Clothing Fashion Show - La Ropa - Desfile de Moda

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Spanish Clothing Fashion Show - La Ropa - Desfile de Moda - Student groups take turns introducing each other, telling likes, desires for the future including profession and describing clothing worn by each group member model. Included in the download: 1. Fashion show instructions 2 per page for paper saving student handouts. 2. Fashion show instructions in large font 1 per page for presenting and practicing vocabulary as a class.
Spanish Christmas Navidad Crossword Puzzle Worksheet and Vocabulary
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Spanish Christmas Navidad Crossword Puzzle Worksheet and Vocabulary

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TES Best Seller of Mine! Spanish Christmas Navidad Crossword Puzzle Worksheet and Vocabulary - This Christmas crossword puzzle contains 24 clues for common Christmas vocabulary words plus 8 clip art images. Students are instructed to complete the crossword, write Spanish vocabulary words under each picture and also write the Spanish vocabulary word next to each clue so they get lots of practice with each word. A corresponding bilingual vocabulary list, copied 2 per page for student handouts, is included.
Spanish Tener Que + Infinitive & Chores Human Bingo Game Speaking Activity
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Spanish Tener Que + Infinitive & Chores Human Bingo Game Speaking Activity

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Spanish Tener Que + Infinitive & Chores 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. The grids contain chores related questions such as, "Tienes que hacer tu cama todos los dias?" or "Tienes que cortar el cesped?" Many of the squares also include adverbs of time. When a student replies yes to a question, the questioning student follows up by asking in Spanish for the student's signature. When a student fills the entire grid, he shouts, "Bingo!" Also included is a follow up worksheet that requires students to 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. Students must also write tener que + an appropriate chore infinitive under 6 images at the bottom of the paper. This is a helpful activity when learning chores and tener que + infinitive, and it's also a great back to school speaking review activity for students with prior Spanish experience.
Spanish Clothing Vocabulary Partner Activity / Vocabulary Reference
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Spanish Clothing Vocabulary Partner Activity / Vocabulary Reference

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Partners quiz each other to see who can get all vocabulary correct and climb "las escaleras", or the stairs. There are 37 common Spanish clothing vocabulary words alphabetized Spanish to English. This item is copied 2 per page for student handouts. It's a great student reference, bell ringer/quick start, and pair work activity.
French Food Fruits and Vegetables Sketch Project
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French Food Fruits and Vegetables Sketch Project

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Add some creative fun to your food unit with this engaging fruits and vegetables sketch project! Students sketch and label a person, monster or creature using a minimum of 15 fruits and vegetables. This example will give them inspiration to get started. Students love doing this project and eagerly present their creations to their classmates. You'll want to hang their finished projects on a bulletin board or outside your room! 1 page
Spanish Direct Object Pronouns Introduction
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Spanish Direct Object Pronouns Introduction

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This is introduction to Spanish direct object pronouns includes a listing of all direct object pronouns and several sentences demonstrating their uses. Examples are: No tengo los anillos / No los tengo. The download includes: 1. Large font page for presenting in class 2. Student handout page with 2/page
Spanish Writing Assignment / Essay Todo Sobre Mi - All About Me
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Spanish Writing Assignment / Essay Todo Sobre Mi - All About Me

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Spanish Writing Assignment / Essay Todo Sobre Mi - All About Me - This item contains 2 assignments. The first is a writing prompt with requirements and vocabulary. The suggested vocabulary makes it easy for students to complete their writing assignments and makes this item useful for all levels of Spanish. A 100 - 200 word essay works well for first year students. The word count can be changed for other levels and varying ability levels. The second assignment is a 235 word sample essay. The sample essay makes a great translation homework assignment or it can be used for full class viewing to prep students to write their own essays. Both items make great substitute lessons.
New Year's Traditions in Spanish Speaking Countries PowerPoint / Hispanic New Year Traditions
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New Year's Traditions in Spanish Speaking Countries PowerPoint / Hispanic New Year Traditions

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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
Spanish Airport and Travel 18 Vocabulary IDs - El Aeropuerto
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Spanish Airport and Travel 18 Vocabulary IDs - El Aeropuerto

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Students write the Spanish airport vocabulary word under each of the 18 pictures. Sample words include avion, maleta, equipage, pasaporte, and aduana. When finished, the handout makes a nice review sheet as is or it could be cut apart later and used for flashcards. It can also be projected and used for the flyswatter game. 2 pages
French Adjectives Sketch and Grid
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French Adjectives Sketch and Grid

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Students practice descriptive adjectives of people as they fill each of the 30 small squares with words to describe themselves. They sketch themselves in the large box in the center. Challenge your students to fill all 30 squares with French adjectives, or have them use a specified number of squares for words, and the rest for sketches that illustrate the adjectives that they use. The download includes: 1. Three blank versions: horizontal and vertical with je m'appelle, and one without je m'appelle that can be used horizontally or vertically. 2. Completed sample that can be projected to present the activity and to practice vocabulary. 3. Suggested uses This is a fun presentational activity, and the completed activities will look great decorating a bulletin board or hallway! 6 pages
Spanish Easter Emergent Reader Booklets - La Pascua
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Spanish Easter Emergent Reader Booklets - La Pascua

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Each booklet contains 8 pages: the title page with 7 additional pages containing Spanish Easter vocabulary. Suggestions for using the booklets and an assembly instruction page are also included. Students first cut, assemble and read the booklet that contains text and illustrations of common Easter vocabulary. They then sketch and create their own version using the text only template. The illustration version can be projected in class to present, review and practice pronunciation vocabulary words. The text only version can be projected onto the Smart Board and students can draw pictures that correspond to the text. 6 pages