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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

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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Spanish Plans Top 10 6-10

It has been awhile since an update. International travel and lack of internet are my main excuses. In the meanwhile I wanted to highlight some of our top blog posts as determined by page visits. We’ve taken our top ten … Continue reading

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Authentic Instagrams

We are always looking for authentic resources to use in our lessons. Right now, instagram is the social media of choice for students. We found an instagram full of authentic quotes that pertain to students, especially regarding school. What a … Continue reading

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History through soccer

It’s here! The 2014 World Cup kicks off today! And while we will be glued to the TV during all 64 games, there are some interesting shows that showcase the history of South America through the context of soccer. Produced … Continue reading

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Superheroes

Here’s a fun activity to culminate at the end of the year or to begin the year with a review. (See also, Animal Unit) Have your students create they very own Superhero. They can describe the superhero in the target … Continue reading

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Classroom Door Idea

I saw this picture on pinterest and, like many images, I thought of how I could incorporate it into a foreign language classroom. This post from SewWoodsy featured this door covered in pictures in the style of instagram. How cool … Continue reading

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