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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.
Spain Booklets - ENGLISH - Spanish Culture
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Spain Booklets - ENGLISH - Spanish Culture

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Introduce your students to Spanish culture! These booklets contain many things for which Spain is famous such as flamenco, bullfighting, running of the bulls, soccer, olives, castles, cathedrals, Iberian ham and Don Quixote. Students first cut, assemble and read the booklet that contains text and illustrations. They then create their own version using the text only template. Each booklet contains 12 pages: the title page with 11 additional pages. This item also includes suggestions for using the booklets and an assembly instruction page. 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 are also helpful additions to interactive notebooks. 8 pages
Spanish Airport / Travel Crossword and Word List - Substitute Lesson
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Spanish Airport / Travel Crossword and Word List - Substitute Lesson

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This Spanish Airport/Travel Crossword contains 30 Spanish airport and travel vocabulary words plus corresponding Spanish to English and English to Spanish vocabulary lists. Students are instructed to complete the following 3 tasks so they get plenty of practice using the vocabulary: 1. Complete the crossword 2. Write an appropriate Spanish vocabulary word under each picture 3. Write the Spanish translation next to the clue This item makes a good substitute activity because students can use the vocabulary list to quiz each other after completing the crossword. 2 pages
Spanish Preterit 70 AR/ER/IR Regular Verb Conjugations Worksheet
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Spanish Preterit 70 AR/ER/IR Regular Verb Conjugations Worksheet

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Spanish Preterit 70 AR/ER/IR Regular Verb Conjugations Worksheet - Students conjugate 70 regular -ar, -er and -ir verbs. The verb is provided and students must conjugate it based on the subject. Sample verbs included are caminar, nadar, escribir, cantar, abrir, correr, aprender, comer, vivir, hablar and bailar. Each verb listed is used several times with different subjects to give students plenty of practice with the different conjugations. Both sets of preterit verb endings are provided for student reference. 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 Direct Object Pronouns Sentences and Food Worksheet
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Spanish Direct Object Pronouns Sentences and Food Worksheet

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This activity contains 8 Spanish fill in the blank and sentence translations with direct object pronouns and food vocabulary. Verbs used are cocinar, lavar, comer, vender, ir a + comprar, traer, and tener. Students are instructed to: 1. Substitute the direct object with a direct object pronoun 2. Translate the Spanish sentence to English. 3. Write a Spanish food word under each of the 8 clip art images. The answer key is included.
Spanish Adjectives, Comparatives, and Superlatives Practice Chart
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Spanish Adjectives, Comparatives, and Superlatives Practice Chart

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Students practice common singular and plural Spanish adjectives, comparatives, and superlative adjectives by completing 3 columns containing 23 different adjectives. There are 2 different versions of practice sheets, plus an answer key. Both practice sheets containing 4 columns as follow: 1. inglés 2. español 3. comparativo 4. superlativo On one practice sheet, students supply the Spanish adjective, the Spanish comparative adjective, and the Spanish superlative adjective. On the other practice sheet, students supply the English adjective, the Spanish comparative adjective, and the Spanish superlative adjective. Also included is a completed chart answer key. Sample adjectives include bonito, feo, triste, feliz, extraña, malo, and rubio. 3 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 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 Speaking Countries and Capitals Jeopardy Game
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Spanish Speaking Countries and Capitals Jeopardy Game

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Students practice Spanish speaking countries and capitals in a fun way! This PowerPoint Jeopardy game contains all 20 official Spanish speaking countries, plus countries and territories where Spanish is still widely spoken, or where there has been significant Spanish influence in the past. They include Puerto Rico, Andorra, Guam, Philippines, and Gibraltar. The 5 categories are North America A, North America B, South America, South America and Africa, and Potpourri. Students click a number under one of the categories and a country will appear. The next click displays the capital city, the point value, and a house that can be clicked to return to the game board. The previously clicked questions are highlighted to show students that they have already been used. There are 2 randomly placed "Sorpresa" slides that double the points of the next conjugation, if answered correctly. This is a no prep activity that can be modified to suit your purposes in your classroom. Also included are 2 slides that can be printed and given to students to complete while they are in the audience. Each contains a shell of the game board with the categories at the top and the point value in each cell. As participants choose their questions, the students in the audience can write the country and the corresponding capital city. Instructions for the game are included. This is great review activity for back to school, the end of the year, or anytime in between! 61 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 Irregular Yo Form Verb Song
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Spanish Irregular Yo Form Verb Song

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Irregular Yo Form Verb Song - Students will easily remember the irregular yo forms of 8 common verbs by learning this simple, catchy 2 verse song. The yo form is sung three times in the song and each corresponding infinitive is sung once. The tune is a familiar children’s song that works well as a round so you can have fun practicing it in class. Students will ask to sing it and you’ll hear them singing in the halls when they leave your classroom! Included: 1. 2 per page for student handouts 2. One full page enlarged for full class viewing.
Spanish Christmas Crossword Puzzle Worksheet - Navidad
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Spanish Christmas Crossword Puzzle Worksheet - Navidad

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Spanish Christmas Navidad Crossword Worksheet and Vocabulary - This Christmas crossword puzzle contains 11 clues for common Christmas vocabulary words plus 6 clip art images. Words included are reindeer, stocking, gifts, snow, Christmas, Santa Claus, sleigh, chimney, family, Christmas tree and elf. 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.
Spanish New Year - Ir A + Infinitive with Family Sentences
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Spanish New Year - Ir A + Infinitive with Family Sentences

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Spanish New Year - Ir A + Infinitive with Family Sentences Worksheet - Students translate 10 English to Spanish sentences using different forms of ir a + infinitive, family vocabulary and New Year's resolution type verb phrases such as quit smoking, travel more, eat fruits and vegetables, etc. Students also supply an infinitive for 7 related clip art images. The worksheet includes ir fully conjugated and a vocabulary box with 9 words and phrases to assist students. The answer key is included.
Spanish Family PowerPoint Project - La Familia
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Spanish Family PowerPoint Project - La Familia

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Spanish Family PowerPoint Project - Students love this project! They enjoy creating the family projects on the computer, presenting their projects in class and viewing the PowerPoint presentations created by their classmates so they get a lot of practice with family vocabulary and grammar. Students must create a 6 slide presentation that includes information on birthdays, age, physical and personality descriptions and the verbs gustar and encantar for likes and dislikes. They get substantial practice with the verbs tener and ser. The project contains the following: 1. Grading criterion 2. Vocabulary bank 3. Explanations on how to properly state age, birthdays, physical and personality descriptions, language for introductions, gustar and encantar usage 4. Computer codes for Spanish accents and punctuation 5. Sample family descriptions 6. Project explanation This is a great culminating project for a unit on family and also makes a great substitute activity. Three to four days in the computer lab is usually sufficient to complete the project. Your students will have fun and reap many benefits from it!
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