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Barbara Davis

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I am a High School World Language Teacher of Spanish, French, ESL and Bi-lingual education with 25 years of experience teaching all levels K-University level language classes. I love teaching and always ask for new responsibilities to broaden my knowledge. I am a documentary buff so I also write movie guides on a variety of Social Studies and Health related topics in addition to World Languages. I am excited to be able to share lessons with others and welcome your feedback.

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I am a High School World Language Teacher of Spanish, French, ESL and Bi-lingual education with 25 years of experience teaching all levels K-University level language classes. I love teaching and always ask for new responsibilities to broaden my knowledge. I am a documentary buff so I also write movie guides on a variety of Social Studies and Health related topics in addition to World Languages. I am excited to be able to share lessons with others and welcome your feedback.
Articles in Spanish: Definite and Indefinite with Practices
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Articles in Spanish: Definite and Indefinite with Practices

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This lesson includes start up notes for students on how to identify the gender of a noun and decide the correct article to use with nouns in Spanish. Each note section is followed by practices that can be completed indidivually as homework or together as a class during introduction of the concept. Page 2 outlines rules for making nouns plural and includes 40 practice examples. Lessons can be taught separately or together.
PRUEBA: POR vs PARA
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PRUEBA: POR vs PARA

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50 question quiz that assesses usage of POR vs PARA. Answer key included. Matches notes and practice examples offered in my store.
Advanced Adjectives: Notes and Practice
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Advanced Adjectives: Notes and Practice

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This practice packet covers all the finer details of adjective usage, with a brief review of possessives and demonstratives, introduction of long form possessives, adjectives as nouns, indefinite adjectives, adjectives that change meaning according to placement in relation to the noun, possessive and demonstrative pronouns. Explanations, reference charts and practice examples, followed by translations and an essay prompt with rubric. Packet works best at an advanced level (III or higher) where students have already had exposure to most of these adjectives, or as a review for a higher level class.
Una Fabula: El león y el ratón Preterite vs Imperfect Practice
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Una Fabula: El león y el ratón Preterite vs Imperfect Practice

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This exercise based on the famous fable by Aesop gives students 38 opportunities to practice choosing preterite or imperfect verbs in a manageable context. Story contains both regular and irregular verbs and should prompt some good discussions in class as to why a particular tense should be used. Download contains an answer key in addition to the story and works best when used with Spanish II students or higher who have been working with preterite vs imperfect for some time.
Powerpoint: Preterite vs Imperfect Interactive presentation
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Powerpoint: Preterite vs Imperfect Interactive presentation

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Whether you are just learning preterite vs imperfect or reviewing it with higher level classes, this presentation takes you through the usage step by step for all cases involving preterite and imperfect tenses. There are 45 questions sprinkled throughout the lesson for students to choose the correct tense. This lesson was written to accompany classroom clickers remote learning systems but could easily be completed with a pencil and paper if you don't have access to remote learning systems. Takes one full class period to complete if your students are taking notes while you present.
Powerpoint: Indirect Object Pronouns Everything you need to know
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Powerpoint: Indirect Object Pronouns Everything you need to know

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This powerpoint is designed as an introduction to Indirect Object Pronouns and works best for level II where students have already had some experience with DOP's or reflexive pronouns and where placement of pronouns in relation to verbs is somewhat familiar. This presentation walks students through idenitification of IO's and replacement with IOP's in 1 verb and two verbs sentences. It also introduces students to clarifiers and how they are used with IOP's in sentences. Takes about 30 minutes to present and practice in class. Works great with white boards if kids like to practice as you present.
Movie Guide: The True Cost
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Movie Guide: The True Cost

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This Netflix documentary will change how students think about their clothing purchases and consumption habits overall. Great for Social Studies or Family and Consumer Science, this 95 minute documentary examines the origins of where our clothing is produced, and its cost to the people who make it, our environment and the planet as a whole. Suitable for any level of middle or high school where you are discussing economy, global trade, environment this film will open up much to discuss. Lesson down load includes a brief survey for students prior to watching in a think/pair/share, 25 chronologically ordered questions,, three experiments for students to complete at home after the first night of viewing and space for personal reflection at the end. Lesson takes as least two days to complete and could really use a third to help students process what they learned. Answer key to movie questions is also included. Film is available on NETFLIX.
LOS COMPARATIVOS: Notes Practice and Fun Activity
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LOS COMPARATIVOS: Notes Practice and Fun Activity

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This worksheet guides students through the basics of making comparisons of equality and inequality. Step by step notes, followed by short practices, you can complete these together in class or assign as homework. Page three is a half sheet fun activity you do with your students in class. Takes about 15 minutes to complete, you will need a big bag of M and M's candy and some small dixie cups. Kids love practicing their comparisons and then eating the results.
EL FUTURO: Notes and Practice
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EL FUTURO: Notes and Practice

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These notes and practice pages for the future tense take students through formation and usage step by step. 5 page download includes, notes, grid for conjugation of regular an irregular Future tense verbs, questions to answer in the future tense and 25 practice "si" clause sentences where students complete the sentence with either the future or present tense. There is a free write essay with prompt at the end for students to envision their future life. This works best for a Level III class or as a review for higher levels. You could use it to introduce the future tense and assign practice.
Common Prepositions in Spanish
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Common Prepositions in Spanish

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Ever wish you had a list of prepositions to give to higher level Spanish students to use when they are doing journal entries or guided writings? Well, now you do! :) I let my students use these when they are composing paragraphs on assessments. I ask them to use a finite number (you decide) and underline or circle them as they write to identify they have used them.
Vocabulary List: El Medio Ambiente
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Vocabulary List: El Medio Ambiente

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This blackline master vocabulary list contains 68 terms in Spanish and English for a thematic unit on the environment and accompanies the powerpoint for sale in my store. (List is free) There is a 3rd column for students to create definitions of the words in Spanish or create a sentence that uses each word which can be assigned as homework or completed as you present the powerpoint.
Stem Changing Verb Practice: E--> IE verbs
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Stem Changing Verb Practice: E--> IE verbs

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This worksheet provides students practice in conjugation and comprehension of e--> ie stem changer verbs. Vocabulary list of verbs is provided at the top for students to define meanings, followed by 20 practice examples where they must choose between 2 verbs and conjugate correctly. Answer key provided.
PRUEBA: Preterite vs Imperfect in context, LA CAPERUCITA ROJA
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PRUEBA: Preterite vs Imperfect in context, LA CAPERUCITA ROJA

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This 40 point quiz within the context of the fairy tale Little Red Ridinghood works best for students at level III or higher who have been working with Preterite vs Imperfect within the context of a short story. Students prior knowledge of this famous fairy tale will help them to comprehend the context of the story and select the best verb choice. Answer key included, quiz takes about 20 minutes to complete in class. Quiz could also be used as a practice.
Preterito o Imperfecto? Step by Step Powerpoint Practice with a Fable
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Preterito o Imperfecto? Step by Step Powerpoint Practice with a Fable

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This powerpoint tells the famous Aesop fable of the Lion and the Mouse. 25 blanks for students to decide preterite or imperfect alternate with slides that contain the answers and rationale for their choices. Students can practice a story together and discuss their choices prior to trying some of my other practice fables as worksheets for homework. Each slide contains 2-3 sentences and is immediately followed by the the answers. This powerpoint would work best early on in the preterite vs imperfect unit after students have been presented with the reasons/concepts for each verb tense. Provides an important step for "guided practice" to reduce frustrations and stimulate discussion before students practice on their own. Free preview file is the graphic organizer on blackline for students to track their answers and reasons.
Preterite vs Imperfect Practice Sentences
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Preterite vs Imperfect Practice Sentences

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125 practice examples for using preterite and imperfect. Some in English to start, some more in Spanish, then some simple sentences and some challenging sentences. Four pages of practice that you can give all at once or break apart and assign daily, use in class for discussion, whatever you like because we all know we never ever seem to have enough practice using and choosing Preterite vs Imperfect!
EL SUBJUNTIVO POWERPOINT: Everything you need to know
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EL SUBJUNTIVO POWERPOINT: Everything you need to know

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This powerpoint presentation will launch the unit on subjunctive, covering requirements for a subjunctive verb, formation of the tense and many of the irregular, weird Yo, stem changer verbs, and lots of practice examples. There are several slides for oral practice where students can shout out then check their conjugations, followed by a list of WEDDING conditions for subjunctive sentences with examples and 32 practice examples on slides with answers so students can check their work and discuss along the way. I use this presentation over the course of several days to work on subjunctives and follow up with a practice packet of additional exercises, but the powerpoint could easily carry students through the first three days of notetaking and practice. Presentation adapts nicely to the AVID style of Cornell notetaking. I was observed using this lesson and the administration loved it!
LOS ACENTOS: Básicos y Práctica (Using accents in Spanish)
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LOS ACENTOS: Básicos y Práctica (Using accents in Spanish)

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This practice packet will take students through the basics of when accents are needed and when the stress falls naturally on words. It also looks at special cases like interrogatives, and words that change their meaning with an accent. There are practice exercises integegrated throughout the packet as well, so students can practice subbing out pronouns and adding accents, dividing words into syllables and determining if they need an accent or not. Answer key for you also included. This packet works best with a level 3 or higher class when students have already built a good level of vocabulary in Spanish. It is also suitable for a heritage learner class when students need a refresher.
Reading Guide: SENDEROS FRONTERIZOS - Francisco Jimenez
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Reading Guide: SENDEROS FRONTERIZOS - Francisco Jimenez

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This reading guide accompanies the sequel to Francisco Jimenez Cajas de Carton. Senderos is divided into 25 short chapters and this reading guide accompanies each chapter. Components include, asking students to make predictions about the story based on chapter titles, useful vocabulary to better understand the story, and reading comprehension questions for students to apply to what they read. Also included are some topics for small group or pair share. This book is best suited for a Level IV class or higher and can be completed together in class or assigned as homework. 1 chapter per night, this book will take approximately one quarter to complete, if you intersperse the reading with other topics covered in class. Senderos Fronterizos Reading by Barbara Davis is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.