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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 Imperfect Tense Verbs Human Bingo Game Speaking Activity
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Spanish Imperfect Tense Verbs Human Bingo Game Speaking Activity

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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.
Spanish Colors Activity Worksheet - Los Colores
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Spanish Colors Activity Worksheet - Los Colores

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This colors activity includes 12 Smiley Faces to color according to the Spanish color word indicated below them. There are 10 color words, plus striped and polka dot. There is a word bank on the bottom showing both Spanish and English color words, and a page that shows the 12 Smiley Faces in color.
French Beach / Seaside / Coast 2 Emergent Reader Booklets
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French Beach / Seaside / Coast 2 Emergent Reader Booklets

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These readers are fun for end of the year and summer school activities! Each of the 2 booklets contains 16 pages: the title page with 15 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 included are umbrella, sailboat, pail and shovel, shell, beach, ice cream, beachball, sunglasses, towel, tanning lotion, fish, sand castle, sun, waves, and crab. 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. 10 pages
Spanish Art Writing Activity - Salvador Dali Paintings
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Spanish Art Writing Activity - Salvador Dali Paintings

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This writing activity can be done in Spanish or English, depending on your focus and the level of the students. It's a great way to introduce students to one of Spain's greatest artists, and to add culture to your class. Students first describe and write their interpretations of 6 different Dali paintings. They then research each to obtain more information about each. Included: - 2 pages with the 6 paintings for students to write their descriptions and interpretations - 2 pages with the 6 paintings for students to write their researched information - 3 pages, each containing 2 enlarged paintings with QR codes for researching each painting - 1 page with links and QR codes for researching each painting, copied 2 per page for student handouts, if desired Use this as a homework assignment, a partner activity, or project it and have students write descriptions and interpretations on the Smart Board.
Spanish Soccer / El Futbol Booklets
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Spanish Soccer / El Futbol Booklets

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2 Spanish Soccer / El Futbol Booklets - Students first cut, assemble and read the Spanish Soccer / El Futbol Booklets which contains text and illustrations of common soccer vocabulary words like ball, goal, referee, trophy, team, etc. They then create their own version using the text only template. Children will enjoy making and sharing their own soccer booklets! Each booklet contains 8 pages: the title page with 7 additional pages containing soccer vocabulary 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 soccer 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.
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 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 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
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
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 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 Pero vs. Sino Conjunctions Fill in the Blank and Sentence Translations
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Spanish Pero vs. Sino Conjunctions Fill in the Blank and Sentence Translations

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Students practice the conjunctions pero and sino with common Spanish vocabulary. There are 6 sentences total, each containing 5 parts. They are: 1. A question that relates to the fill in the blank and sentence that follows. 2. A fill in the blank with pero or sino response sentence. 3. Translation of the first sentence response. 4. A fill in the blank with pero or sino second response sentence. 5. Translation of the second sentence response. The answer key is included. 2 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 Numbers 0 - 20 Word Search and Image IDs Worksheet
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French Numbers 0 - 20 Word Search and Image IDs Worksheet

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French Numbers 0 - 20 Word Search and Image IDs Worksheet -Students are instructed to do the following: 1. Write the English word next to the French number words 2. Find the French number words in the word search 3. Write a French number word under each of the 9 digit images. The answer key is included. They download includes the activity and answer key, and the 2 preview pages. Created by Sue Summers
Spanish Adjectives and People Worksheet - Number and Gender Agreement
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Spanish Adjectives and People Worksheet - Number and Gender Agreement

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Students practice agreement in number and gender of people nouns such as man, woman, boy, girl, etc. and descriptive adjectives with this 18 question worksheet. An example is "the athletic woman." Students first translate it to Spanish and then write the plural forms in the second column. They are also instructed to write a Spanish adjective under each picture shown. The answer key is included. 2 pages