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About spanishplans

Spanish Teacher in Chicago. Have studied or traveled to Costa Rica, Colombia, Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Argentina, and Uruguay. Have taught level 1 at middle and high school levels. Degree in Spanish and Master's in Teaching and Leadership. Self Publisher of Spanish Educational Materials at www.SpanishPlans.org/Store

Immigration Resources

The following resources can be used during an immigration unit in your Spanish class: Songs: “A las Tres” por Enanitos Verdes: A migrant worker missing his family Pobre Juan by Maná Videos: “30 Days” Illegal Immigration: A border patrolling minute … Continue reading

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We are all Ayotzinapa

Surely, you have heard something about this story. And hopefully because of you, your students have as well. Because if it’s not taking place in our own borders or in the middle east, the traditional media doesn’t give much attention. … Continue reading

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Making a Fortune Teller

Most of us remember these from our childhood. But how many of us remember what they are called. I asked my facebook followers what names they used for this in English or Spanish. Here’s what we got:

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Brain Break Hand Game

My students in Colombia have been playing these hand games and I thought it was would make a good activity for a “brain break” in the Spanish classroom. You can see the example below. Choco Choco La La Choco choco … Continue reading

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Starting at the End

If you are a language teacher, then you know the best night of the week is Thursday evening. This is when some of the best world language teachers come together to collaborative and improve themselves as educators. You don’t even … Continue reading

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Dropbox

If you don’t have a dropbox by now, you are missing out. This is essential for any teacher who does work at home. I remember the days of working on something at home, putting it on a travel drive (USB … Continue reading

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Resources: Day of the Dead and Halloween

It’s October, and if you’re a Spanish teacher that means getting ready for Halloween and the Day of the Dead. We’ve compiled some of the best resources around to give you a one stop shop for great teaching materials. Readings … Continue reading

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Macanudo Comics

We’ve written numerous times about using comic strips in your foreign language class. It is such a great authentic resource for students to read in context and the text is short enough that you can use it at even beginning … Continue reading

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Top Secret Posts

We usually see quite a lot of traffic to our blog, most brought from sources such as Pinterest or google searches. However, we wanted to highlight some of the posts that have not seem substantial hits, that you may have … Continue reading

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Top 10 Spanish Blog Posts

You’ve seen the bottom 5 blog posts (6-10) that we’ve ever written and today we unveil the Top 5! These posts have received the most page visits since we started the blog over 6 years ago. 5. Spanish Sub Plans … Continue reading

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