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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 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.
Spanish Easter and Spring Word Search and Vocabulary
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Spanish Easter and Spring Word Search and Vocabulary

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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
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.
French Easter Egg Color by Number - L'œuf de Pâques
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French Easter Egg Color by Number - L'œuf de Pâques

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This color by number contains 7 different French color words. There are 2 sets of 3 designs so they can be used by different age groups. Each set contains an egg with a blue background and 2 slightly different designs of eggs with no background color. One set has larger and fewer circles to color and is geared for younger students. The other set has more circles with small, medium and large circles to color and can be used by older students who have more advanced fine motor skills. In addition to coloring a printable copy, this item can be projected on the Smart Board and students can take turns coloring the egg. 5 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
Spanish Carnival Booklets - Libritos El Carnaval
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Spanish Carnival Booklets - Libritos El Carnaval

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2 Spanish Carnival Booklets - Libritos El Carnaval - Students first cut, assemble and read the booklet that contains text and illustrations of things associated with Carnival / Carnaval. Each of the 7 pages in the booklet includes the word hay with a word that corresponds to the illustration on that page. Words included are globos, disfraces, mascaras, bailes, fiestas, congas y bandas and desfiles. Students then create their own version using the text only template. They'll have fun learning about this holiday and a little bit about hispanic culture. Each booklet contains 8 pages: the title page with 7 additional pages containing common Carnival words. 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 Carnival 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.
French Greeting Cards For All Occasions
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French Greeting Cards For All Occasions

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French Greeting Cards For All Occasions - Get ready for back to school and all year with this set of 6 postcard style French greeting cards! There are 6 bilingual French/English cards, and 6 of the same design in French only. Each slide contains 4 cards with colorful clip art, a greeting or wish in French, and room to write a short note and sign your name. Included are: Happy Birthday, Get Well Soon, Congratulations, Good Luck, Thank You Very, Much, and Bravo They're great for a quick note to make someone's day!
Spanish Valentine's Day Bilingual Love Phrases for Cards and Fun!
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Spanish Valentine's Day Bilingual Love Phrases for Cards and Fun!

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Spanish Valentine's Day Bilingual Love Phrases for Cards and Fun! - This is a collection of over 100 love phrases that can be used in a variety of ways. A few ideas are: make Valentine cards, write love letters, decorate pretend candy hearts made of paper to put up in the halls or your classroom, make wearable paper buttons, the phrases can be written on blank name tags, have students compose skits using the phrases, etc. The list can also be used as a translation activity. Just copy either the Spanish list or the English list and have students translate whichever you desire. Students can also make Wordls, crosswords, bingo cards, or word searches with the words and phrases. The download includes 2 pages with words and phrases and 1 page of suggested uses. 3 pages
Spanish Valentine's Day Poem Teacher to Student Mini Card
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Spanish Valentine's Day Poem Teacher to Student Mini Card

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Spanish Valentine's Day Poem Teacher to Student Mini Card - Bring a smile to the faces of your students with these mini Valentine's Day cards featuring a 4 line, familiar poem in Spanish. Included: - 3 pages of 12 mini cards per page: 1 signed Señora, one signed Señor, and one signed Señorita. - 3 pages of 2 larger size cards per page: again, 1 signed Señora, one signed Señor and one signed Señorita. Just print, copy onto colored paper and cut apart. For an extra special treat you can tape a small candy to the back of each mini card!
Spanish Christmas Word Search Worksheet and Vocabulary
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Spanish Christmas Word Search Worksheet and Vocabulary

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Spanish Christmas Word Search Worksheet and Vocabulary - This Christmas word search puzzle contains 27 clues for common Christmas vocabulary words plus 8 clip art images. Students are instructed to: 1. Write Spanish vocabulary words under each picture. 2. Write the English meaning next to each clue. 3. Find the words in the puzzle. The download includes: 1. Bilingual vocabulary list, copied 2 per page for student handouts 2. Bilingual vocabulary list for class presentation and pronunciation practice 3. Answer key with the English words next to the clues
French Earth Day (Jour de la Terre) PowerPoint and Vocabulary Reference - 29 Slides
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French Earth Day (Jour de la Terre) PowerPoint and Vocabulary Reference - 29 Slides

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French Earth Day (Jour de la Terre) PowerPoint and Vocabulary Reference - 29 Slides Included: 1. 28 slides with an image and vocabulary word 2. 1 slide containing a 36 word printable student reference copied 2 per page The image slides can be printed and used as colorful flashcards or bulletin board signs, or you can show the PowerPoint presentation in class to introduce vocabulary and use thereafter to review. The picture comes out first and the vocabulary word follows on mouse click. Vocabulary includes words associated with Earth Day and the environment such as recycle, endangered, renewable energy, water, animals, garden, solar energy, pollution, etc.
French Greetings and Basics 2 Writing Dialogues
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French Greetings and Basics 2 Writing Dialogues

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Students practice asking and responding to basic questions as they write dialogues containing French greetings, introductions, name, age, origin, and farewells. There are 2 separate dialogues. Both contain greetings and farewells. One also contains introductions and feelings, and the other also contains age and origin. This is a great back to school activity! The download contains 3 pages: - Both dialogue templates on 1 page - Enlarged dialogue template with greetings, farewells, introductions and feelings - Enlarged dialogue template with greetings, farewells, age, and feelings The enlarged versions can be used to project and write dialogues on the smart board, or can be used as 2 separate assignments. 3 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
French Valentine's Day Word Search Puzzle, Vocabulary, and Image IDs
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French Valentine's Day Word Search Puzzle, Vocabulary, and Image IDs

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This activity contains 36 words associated with Valentine's Day. Students are instructed to: 1. Complete the word search. 2. Write French vocabulary words under each of the 10 pictures. 3. Write the English translation next to each clue. Examples of vocabulary words are bisous, accolade, amour, embrasser, fleurs, amitié, carte, roses, and flirtir. Included in the 5 page download: 1. Large font bilingual English/French vocabulary list for presenting and practicing vocabulary. 2. Small font bilingual English/French vocabulary list copied 2/page for paper saving student handouts 3. Small font bilingual French/English vocabulary list copied 2/page for paper saving student handouts 4. Word search and answer key The download can be used as a fun substitute lesson plan. When students complete the worksheet activities, they can quiz each other on the Valentine's Day vocabulary with the vocabulary reference.
French Black History Month 2 Emergent Reader Booklets
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French Black History Month 2 Emergent Reader Booklets

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Each booklet contains 8 pages: the title page with 7 additional pages containing the following words and people associated with Black History Month: Abraham Lincoln, slavery, Martin Luther King, Jr., diversity, equality, liberty, and justice. Also included is a page of suggestions for using the booklets and an assembly instruction page. Students first read and cut out the booklet that contains text and illustrations, then create their own version using the text only template. Students will enjoy sharing them with classmates and family members! 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. 6 page download
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 Valentine's Day Vocabulary IDs Worksheet - El Dia de San Valentin
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Spanish Valentine's Day Vocabulary IDs Worksheet - El Dia de San Valentin

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Spanish Valentine's Day Vocabulary IDs Worksheet - Students write Spanish vocabulary words associated with Valentine's Day under 18 clip art pictures. The colorful answer key is great for introducing and practicing Valentine's Day vocabulary on the Smart Board or overhead projector. This activity is also included in my Spanish Vocabulary IDs Bundle of 32 Topics.