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Alma MovieTalk lesson

My first MovieTalk and I loved it. I used the short animation, Alma, with my first year students and it went great. We were able to use the movie to practice so much language: 1) structures of quiere, puede, mira, … Continue reading

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Fotografia Story and Tener Que Story

We’ve just finished up 2 new stories with you and wanted to share them with you. Our first story is a story about a boy named Miguel who doesn’t like to study; he wants to play video games. But when … Continue reading

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Bell Work in Spanish Class

Here’s why I love Bell Ringers in my Spanish class: 1) It gets the student working as soon as the come in the room. 2) It’s a great way to get students to use their notes and practice using the … Continue reading

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Classroom Scavanger Hunt

Here’s a quick tip to do doing the first week of school: Create a classroom scavenger hunt. I wrote up a half sheet of questions for things for students to look for around the classroom. I included asking where the … Continue reading

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Travel Theme

After coming back from a year of absence traveling South America, I want to bring my experience of travel to the classroom. So this year, one of our major themes throughout the year will be travel and the richness of … Continue reading

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Spanish Webquest

One of my favorite reasons for using webquests is to have students discover information on their own. I can take a step back and provide any necessary help, but the students are the ones doing all the work. They are … Continue reading

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My Favorite Lessons

There are some activities that, as a teacher, I look forward to every year. Here are some of my favorite lesson plans for my Spanish class that I’m sure you will enjoy and your students will too. 1. Corte Ingles … Continue reading

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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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At the end of the year, I go around as students are cleaning out their lockers and am able to collect a lot of packs of notecards. These come in quite handy throughout the school various for various activities. Sometimes, … Continue reading

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Put in order

A good activity for students to practice new vocabulary or to check for understanding after reading is to have them arrange sentences in order. If you cut out sentence strips, this tactile activity is great for students to practice reading … Continue reading

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