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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 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 Cinco de Mayo Word Search Puzzle Worksheet and Vocabulary
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Spanish Cinco de Mayo Word Search Puzzle Worksheet and Vocabulary

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This puzzle contains 18 Cinco de Mayo related words and 7 images representing the clues. Sample words are: desfiles, México, Francia, tortillas, celebración, cinco de mayo, mariachi, Puebla, and Napoleón. Students are instructed to: 1. Write Spanish words under each picture. 2. Write the English meaning next to each clue. 3. Find the Spanish words in the puzzle. The download includes: 1. Bilingual vocabulary list, copied 2 per page for paper saving student handouts 2. Bilingual vocabulary list with large font for presenting and practicing vocabulary 3. Word search puzzle 4. Answer key with the English words next to the clues 4 pages
Spanish Cinco de Mayo Word Search Puzzle Worksheet and Vocabulary
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Spanish Cinco de Mayo Word Search Puzzle Worksheet and Vocabulary

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This puzzle contains 18 Cinco de Mayo related words and 7 images representing the clues. Sample words are: desfiles, México, Francia, tortillas, celebración, cinco de mayo, mariachi, Puebla, and Napoleón. Students are instructed to: 1. Write Spanish words under each picture. 2. Write the English meaning next to each clue. 3. Find the Spanish words in the puzzle. The download includes: 1. Bilingual vocabulary list, copied 2 per page for paper saving student handouts 2. Bilingual vocabulary list with large font for presenting and practicing vocabulary 3. Word search puzzle 4. Answer key with the English words next to the clues 4 pages
Continents 2 Emergent Reader Booklets
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Continents 2 Emergent Reader Booklets

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Each booklet contains 8 pages: the title page with 7 additional pages containing clip art images and names of the 7 continents. Also included are suggestions for using the booklets and an assembly instruction page. Students first read and cut out the booklet that contains text and images. They then sketch the continents and create their own version using the text only template. The illustration version can be projected in class to present, review and practice the continents. The text only version can be projected onto the Smart Board and students can draw pictures on the Smart Board that correspond to each continent. 6 pages
Spanish Skit / Role Play - Making Plans Friday Night - Viernes Por la Noche
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Spanish Skit / Role Play - Making Plans Friday Night - Viernes Por la Noche

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Spanish Skit / Role Play - Making Plans Friday Night - Viernes Por la Noche - This is a phone conversation between a boy and girl. The boy wants the girl to go to the movies but the girl rejects him. It's short enough for students to memorize in a day or 2 of practice and utilizes useful, everyday language. Sample words and phrases are: lo siento, no puedo, contigo, conmigo, quieres ir, vale, no me importa, and de verdad. This is a great sub activity and fun for students to practice and present. The download includes: 1. Skit in Spanish with English translation 2. Skit in Spanish only which can also be used as a translation activity.
Cinco de Mayo Spanish 2 Booklets
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Cinco de Mayo Spanish 2 Booklets

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Cinco de Mayo Spanish 2 Booklets - Each booklet contains 8 pages: the title page with 7 additional pages containing common Spanish words associated with Cinco de Mayo such as food, guitar, party, etc. Also included are suggestions for using the booklets and an assembly instruction page. Students first read and cut out the booklet that contains text and images. 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 of the vocabulary. The text only version can be projected onto the Smart Board and students can draw pictures on the Smart Board that correspond to the text.
Spanish Future Tense Irregular Verbs 40 Translations
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Spanish Future Tense Irregular Verbs 40 Translations

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Students translate 40 English to Spanish sentences with the following irregular verbs: poner, poder, saber, tener, venir, caber, haber, decir, salir, hacer, valer and querer. The sentences contain several adverbs of time, such as today, soon and tonight, and the vocabulary used is fairly common, with words such as verbs, secrets, box, friends, chicken and shoes. Sample sentences are: My boyfriend will leave tomorrow, and We will have to study more. The answer key is included.
Spanish Future Plans Writing Prompt - En El Futuro, Quiero...
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Spanish Future Plans Writing Prompt - En El Futuro, Quiero...

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Spanish Future Plans Writing Prompt - En El Futuro, Quiero... This is a great end of the year writing activity! Students write about what they want to do in the future, either during the coming summer or beyond. There are over 30 words and phrases provided to assist students with the task. Sample words and phrases are: viajar, trabajar, pasar el rato con amigos, el año que viene, la universidad, el empleo, nadar en la piscina, etc. The download includes 2 pages: 1 with 2 writing prompts for student handouts and 1 with the writing prompt in large font for projecting in class.
Spanish 30 False Cognates Translations and Image IDs Worksheet
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Spanish 30 False Cognates Translations and Image IDs Worksheet

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These are fun activities because many of the English translations of the false cognates are so different than the meanings that students expect. The activities are great for dictionary practice, and work well for substitute teacher lessons. Examples of the 30 false cognates are: arena campo receta tuna carpeta noticia recordar The download includes: 1. One page with 30 false cognates that students must translate to English. The answer key is also included. 2. One page with 30 false cognates and 2 columns for students to complete: One with the English word that the cognate resembles, and one with the actual translation of the English word that the cognate resembles. This is to show students how vastly different many of the meanings are. The answer key is also included.
French Feelings Vocabulary 18 Image IDs
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French Feelings Vocabulary 18 Image IDs

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Students write a French feelings word under each of the 18 pictures. Sample words are: happy, sad, tired, excited, angry, worried, and nervous. When finished, the handout can be used as a review sheet, or it could be cut apart later and used for flashcards. The answer key can be used to introduce and practice vocabulary and can be used to play the flyswatter game. 2 pages
Spanish Cinco de Mayo Crossword Puzzle Worksheet and Vocabulary
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Spanish Cinco de Mayo Crossword Puzzle Worksheet and Vocabulary

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This puzzle contains 15 clues for words, places and people associated with Cinco de Mayo, and 7 images representing the clues. Sample words are: desfiles, México, Francia, tortillas, celebración, cinco de mayo, mariachi, Puebla, and Napoleón. Students are instructed to: 1. Write Spanish words under each picture. 2. Write the Spanish meaning next to each clue. 3. Complete the puzzle with Spanish words. The download includes: 1. Bilingual vocabulary list, copied 2 per page for paper saving student handouts 2. Crossword puzzle 3. Answer key with the Spanish words next to the clues 3 pages
Spanish Clothing El Corte Ingles WebQuest 18 Questions and Sketches
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Spanish Clothing El Corte Ingles WebQuest 18 Questions and Sketches

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Your students will love this inquiry based web assignment in which they explore the Spanish department store El Corte Ingles. There are 18 questions or tasks for them to complete, including 2 simple sketches of items that they find on one of the web pages. The majority of the questions deal with clothing and accessories, but there are also a couple questions about electronics and currency to add variety to the activity. The website is entirely in Spanish. Students are instructed to supply answers in Spanish and English. This is a fun activity for partner or individual work and is a great way to incorporate technology, culture, and language into a lesson. Students can use computers, iPads, or other devices, and this makes a perfect self paced substitute lesson plan. Most questions should apply regardless of changes on the Corte Ingles website. Since there could be changes that would change the answers, however, an answer key has not been included. 2 pages
Spanish Class Commands Word Search and Vocabulary - Substitute Lesson
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Spanish Class Commands Word Search and Vocabulary - Substitute Lesson

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A great substitute lesson! This item works well as a substitute lesson because after completing the worksheet, students can work in pairs with the accompanying vocabulary lists and quiz each other on the class commands. It also works well for back to school review for returning Spanish students. This word search contains 25 common Spanish class commands 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 Spanish word Included in the download: 1. Bilingual student handout vocabulary lists, Spanish to English and English to Spanish. 2. Answer key with English words next to the Spanish clues and 5 circled clues. 3. Enlarged vocabulary for presenting and reviewing as a class
Spanish Birthday 2 Emergent Reader Booklets - Mi Cumpleaños
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Spanish Birthday 2 Emergent Reader Booklets - Mi Cumpleaños

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Students learn birthday vocabulary in a fun, hands on way with these 2 Spanish emergent reader booklets. Each contains 8 pages: the title page with 7 additional pages. One contains text and images, and the other contains text only so students can sketch and create their own versions of the booklets. Also included are suggestions for using the booklets and an assembly instruction page. Students first cut, assemble and read the booklet containing text and images. Words and phrases included are yo tengo ___ años, fiesta, pastel, sombrero de fiesta, piñata, globos, and regalo. They then sketch and create their own versions with the text only template. The illustration version can be projected in class to present, review and practice pronunciation of the vocabulary words. The text only version can be projected onto the Smart Board and students can draw pictures on the Smart Board that correspond to the text. The booklets can be used anytime, but they're also very nice to have on hand for individual birthday surprises! 6 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 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
Insects Emergent Reader Booklets
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Insects Emergent Reader Booklets

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Each booklet contains 8 pages: the title page with 7 additional pages containing the insects mosquito, fly, beetle, ant, ladybug, bee and butterfly. Also included are suggestions for using the booklets and an assembly instruction page. Students first read and cut out the booklet that contains text and illustrations. 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 of the vocabulary. The text only version can be projected onto the Smart Board and students can draw pictures on the Smart Board that correspond to the text. 6 pages