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About spanishplans

Spanish Educator, with focus on acquisition Educator Enthusiast I love learning about and sharing culture. Love traveling through central and south America. Music is a big part of my life and my teaching.

March Music Madness 2017

It’s here! Our favorite time of year: When 16 songs go head-t0-head to see which hit will de declared the winner of March Music Madness. Our 2016 Bracket was a success, with students falling in love with the eventual winner. And … Continue reading

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Lectura Libre

I finally started “FVR” or Free Voluntary Reading time with my students this last week. For an idea on what FVR is, check out this post by K.Placido, “Sustained Silent Reading in Language Class“. Our first day we spent 5-6 … Continue reading

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Creating Listening Activities

In the TPRS classroom, creating your own listening activities can be super easy. You can utilize this approach to create your own cloze cloze activities or record your own audio of a story. The process is simple. Every computer has

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Resources for Navidad

With many schools entering their final days before winter break, I wanted to share some quick and easy lesson plans to get you through your final days! Enjoy! MovieTalk: Pedacito de Navidad Video Justino Y la Loteria: A free movietalk … Continue reading

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Yellow Summary

Yellow Summary: A reading strategy for TPRS to get students to re-read with a purpose. Continue reading

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Cyber Monday

In addition to the TeachersPayTeachers Cyber Monday Sale, we have some other special announcements: Que Hace Un Pez T-Shirts are back!! But only for a limited time. From now through December 5, you can catch (get it?) two different styles … Continue reading

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Celebrity Face Masks

Oh my god, you guys!! Look who visited my class today!  I had my fan girl moment as Juanes was part of our class story. We’ve also had visits previously from Beyonce (not Bey-doce or Bey-trece), John Cena, Cristiano Ronaldo, … Continue reading

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Verb Shout: TPRS Reading Activity

We just finished up our La Llorona Unit, which was our first story in Spanish 1 that we introduced in the past tense. Our prior stories this year were all present tense. Our Llorona story featured the background of the … Continue reading

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1st semester Spanish

These are the stories that I’ve used in my first semester 8th grade Spanish class (Level 1). Wildebeest Movietalk: Hay, Dice, Ve. Martina Bex has this great Embedded Reading/Movietalk which is a perfect thing to start the year. This lesson … Continue reading

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Soy Yo by Bomba Estereo

I’m sure by now you’ve heard about this song and video. If not, you’re gonna love it. Here’s how I recently used it in my class: 1. Students work on “Soy Yo” packet by Kara Jacobs. I used 5 pages: … Continue reading

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