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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.
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 Easter Poem, Crossword, Cloze Activity and Vocabulary List
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Spanish Easter Poem, Crossword, Cloze Activity and Vocabulary List

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Spanish Easter Poem, Crossword, Cloze Activity and Vocabulary List - This original rhyming 4 stanza poem about Easter eggs includes 4 color adjectives, 3 pattern words and mentions places that Easter eggs can be found such as in a basket, on the grass and even on the beaches! The lines are easy to learn for students of all ages. Also included with the poem: 1. A cloze exercise of the poem 2. Crossword with Easter vocabulary from the poem. Students complete the crossword, write the Spanish word next to the English clue and write Spanish words under the 8 clip art images shown. 3. 19 word vocabulary list for use in completing the crossword and cloze activity. These are copied 2 per page for student handouts. Felices Pascuas!
French Christmas Matching Quiz or Worksheet - 31 Words
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French Christmas Matching Quiz or Worksheet - 31 Words

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French Christmas Matching Quiz or Worksheet - 31 Words - Noël - Students match 31 French Christmas vocabulary words on the left with the English words on the right. They must also write a vocabulary word under each of the 7 clip art images. The answer key is included. 2 pages
French Christmas / Noel Label the Reindeer with Animal Body Parts
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French Christmas / Noel Label the Reindeer with Animal Body Parts

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French Christmas / Noel Label the Reindeer with Animal Body Parts - Students label Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer with 15 body parts. The body parts are included in a bilingual French / English word bank. The 3 page download includes: 1. Student activity page 2. Answer key with French words 3. Bilingual French / English answer key
French Christmas Vocabulary 24 Image IDs - Noël
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French Christmas Vocabulary 24 Image IDs - Noël

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French Christmas Vocabulary 24 Image IDs - Noël - Students identify vocabulary words such as Santa Claus, reindeer, Christmas Eve, toys, decorations, fireplace, snowman, and snowblower. The answer key can be used to introduce the Spanish Christmas vocabulary and for pronunciation practice in class. 2 pages
Nursery Rhyme Hey Diddle Diddle 2 Emergent Reader Booklets
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Nursery Rhyme Hey Diddle Diddle 2 Emergent Reader Booklets

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There are 2 versions of the booklets to allow for differentiation, and each version contains 2 sets. Version 1 contains phrases or sentences, and Version 2 contains individual words only. Each set contains one booklet with text and images and the other contains text only so students can sketch and create their own versions of the booklets. Both booklets contain a title page and 7 additional pages. Also included are suggestions for using the booklets and an assembly instruction page. Students first cut out and read the text/images booklet. They then sketch and cut out the text only booklet. These can be shared with classmates, or taken home and read to family members. 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. The booklets can also be used as flashcards by folding under the text on each page.
Spanish Summer Skit / Speaking Activity ¿Qué Vas a Hacer?
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Spanish Summer Skit / Speaking Activity ¿Qué Vas a Hacer?

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This is a 2-person, 10 line skit between a teacher and student on the last day of school. The teacher asks a series of questions about the student's summer plans, and suggests favorite foods to try when the student travels to Oaxaca with her family. Key phrases and vocabulary used include querer + infinitive, qué suerte tienes, gracias por, ir a infinitive, buen viaje, deber + infinitive, estar, and claro. Included in the download: 1. Skit in Spanish and English, copied 2 per page for student handouts. 2. Spanish only skit, copied 2/page for Spanish to English translation assignment. 3. English only skit, copied 2/page for English to Spanish translation assignment. 4. Large font skit in Spanish that can be projected. Use for presenting and practicing vocabulary. 5. Large font bilingual skit that can be projected. Use for presenting and practicing 5 pages
French House Diagram and Labeling Activity - La Maison
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French House Diagram and Labeling Activity - La Maison

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This resource contains a bird's eye view of a house. There is one page labeled as follows: 1. 10 labeled rooms, plus garage, patio, and hallway 2. Each room word is underlined and the contents of each room are labeled with arrows pointing to many of the words. 3. There are over 50 images labeled with French words. There is also one page with images that students can label. Uses for this resource: 1. Present and practice vocabulary 2. Labeling assignment for students 3. Practice prepositions of location - give each student a copy of the diagram. Dictate 2 words and have students determine an appropriate French preposition for the words. 4. Students write about each room of the house using the words contained in each. Also included is an additional page with suggested uses.
Spanish Weather with Que Te Gusta Hacer Questions Worksheet
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Spanish Weather with Que Te Gusta Hacer Questions Worksheet

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Students must: 1. Respond in complete sentences to 11 questions about weather and preferred activities during different seasons and under different weather conditions. 2. Write a Spanish weather word under each of the 12 clip art images shown. Each question begins with "¿Qué te gusta hacer cuando...? / ¿Qué no te gusta hacer cuando...?" plus a season and/or weather condition. A sample question is: ¿Qué te gusta hacer en enero cuando nieva? Answers will vary, but there is a sample response key that can be used as an in class reading activity, or to prep students for the assignment.
Spanish Street Scene by Fernando Botero 7 Sentences
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Spanish Street Scene by Fernando Botero 7 Sentences

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Spanish Street Scene by Fernando Botero 7 Sentences - Combine hispanic culture with Spanish grammar, clothing, and vocabulary for different people words! This activity includes 7 sentences with at least 2 underlined words that must be corrected based on Botero's Street painting. A sample sentence is: Las personas en la pintura corren en la playa. Students make corrections and then provide the English meaning for each sentence. Botero's unique style is sure to make him a favorite with your students! The 3 page download includes: - Activity - Answer key - Enlarged painting that can be projected in class. Created by Sue Summers pintura, arte español, ropa
French Christmas 2 Emergent Readers
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French Christmas 2 Emergent Readers

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Each booklet contains 8 pages: the title page with 7 additional pages containing common Spanish Christmas words. Suggestions for using the booklets and an assembly instruction page are included. Students first cut, assemble, and read the booklet with text and illustrations of words associated with the first Christmas. Words included are: such as the Three Kings, Baby Jesus, manger, star, Bethlehem, gifts, Mary and Joseph, . They then create their own version using the text only template. Students will have fun sketching these items and will get excited about the season while sharing with their classmates and family members! The illustration version can be projected in class to present, review and practice pronunciation of the French Christmas vocabulary words. The text only version can be projected onto the Smart Board and students can draw pictures that correspond to the text.
Spanish Writing Prompts - Bundle of 7 Writing Assignments
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Spanish Writing Prompts - Bundle of 7 Writing Assignments

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Spanish Writing Assignments - Bundle of 7 Writing Prompts - These items are also available for individual purchase on TES. Topics Included are: 1. All About Me - likes, dislikes, appearance, age 2. A Great Party - irregular yo form verbs, party vocabulary 3. Thanksgiving Day - food vocabulary, gustar, encantar, hobbies 4. A Letter to Santa - list of gift ideas, lots of clothing vocabulary 5. My Wishes for the New Year – Letter to the Three Kings - goals, hopes for the new year 6. The New Year with Months - Write about each month of the year 7. Spring Vacation - Practice the preterit Each topic contains the writing prompt, suggested vocabulary, key grammar concepts such as querer + infinitive, hay que + infinitive, deber + infinitive, use of irregular yo form verbs, ir a + infinitive, tener que + infinitive and more. The variety of 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. Two writing prompts also contain sample essays that make great translation homework assignments or can be used for full class viewing to prep students to write their own essays. The writing prompts are either half page with 2 per page or 1 full page, depending on the topic. This essay bundle will come in handy when you need a substitute teacher lesson!
French Calendar Word Search Puzzle, IDs, and Vocabulary - Days, Months, Seasons
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French Calendar Word Search Puzzle, IDs, and Vocabulary - Days, Months, Seasons

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French Calendar Word Search Puzzle, IDs, and Vocabulary - Days, Months, Seasons Included in the download: - Word search and answer key - 23 word vocabulary list copied 2/page for paper saving student handouts - 23 word vocabulary list 1/page for presenting and practicing vocabulary as a class Students are instructed to: 1. Find the 12 months, 7 days, and 4 seasons words in the word search. 2. Write a French month under each of the 10 images. 3. Write the English meaning next to each clue. Created by Sue Summers
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.
French Numbers and Math Listening Activity Mardi Gras Theme
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French Numbers and Math Listening Activity Mardi Gras Theme

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French Numbers and Math Listening Activity Mardi Gras Theme - This French numbers listening activity will hold the attention of your students as they make their way around the oval writing the French numbers that you dictate. After all numbers are dictated, students quickly do the math to find the correct final answer based on the numbers that they heard and wrote. They will be anxious to raise their hands and share their results! You choose the numbers for the activity so it can be used for very basic numbers or large numbers, depending on your focus. Activity instructions and suggestions are included in the download.
Spanish Subject Pronouns Bundle - Practice, Quiz, Skit, Intro and More
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Spanish Subject Pronouns Bundle - Practice, Quiz, Skit, Intro and More

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Save by purchasing this resource bundle! The 18 page packet contains everything you need to introduce and practice subject pronouns. The contents are: 1. Subject Pronouns ID / Answer Key, p. 3 2. Subject Pronouns Reference & Practice / Answer Key, p. 5 3. Subject Pronouns 10 Talking To, 10 Talking About, 5 Image IDs / Answer Key, p. 7 4. Subject Pronouns Introduction with Verb Conjugation Form, p. 9 5. Subject Pronouns Song, p. 10 6. Subject Pronouns Skit Instructions & Skit, p. 11 7. Subject Pronouns Word Search / Answer Key, p. 13 8. Subject Pronouns Crossword, p. 16 9. Subject Pronouns & Ser Quiz / Answer Key, p. 17 10. Subject Pronouns Flashcards, p. 19 These items are also available for individual purchase on TES.
Spanish Colors Adjectives With Animals Worksheet
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Spanish Colors Adjectives With Animals Worksheet

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Students practice adjective placement and agreement in gender of Spanish color adjectives with animal nouns. A sample question is "green fox". Students are instructed to write a Spanish animal word under each of the 10 clip art images shown. All Spanish animal words are included for student reference. Common color words plus the 3 patterns of plaid, striped, and polka dot are used. The answer key 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