Category Archives: Vocabulary

What students say about acquiring vocab through reading

I love asking for student feedback. So after our classes read El Escape Cubano or El Capibara Con Botas I asked for student feedback using google forms. Both of these books include many cognates, but I also wanted students to … Continue reading

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Vocabulary in Context

As we looked at the last data collection of student vocabulary, we were a bit surprised that some words had lower correct responses than we expected. So we decided to do a little educational research and what we discovered really … Continue reading

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SLO and Vocabulary

SLO 2: Vocabulary Growth See our preview post about using Timed Writing to track student growth as part of our our teacher evaluation. (Referred to as SLO or SGO in some states). Our second SLO (Student Learning Objective) was to … 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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iPad Apps for Practicing Vocabulary

Pic Collage Pic Collage is a free app where students can create a virtual corkboard. This works as a great tool to present vocabulary. Students can import images from their camera roll, or the site has an imbedded internet search … Continue reading

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Resources for LA ROPA unit

Teaching a unit about La Ropa? Here’s some resources for your Spanish classroom for this Clothing unit: Música/Videos Canción “Billy La Bufanda” by Señor Wooly Youtube Target Commercial Youtube K-Mart Commercial Youtube Commercial “¿Me Lo compras?“ Youtube Video Shopping Youtube … Continue reading

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Connecting vocabulary to our students

I realized something important this week while going over our unit’s vocabulary. The vocabulary is “household chores”, part of the “House Unit”. After the initial vocab introduction, we started talking about what chores students do. I quickly realized that most … Continue reading

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I start my 8th grade class off with a lesson about Animals in Spanish. Animals is one of the topics that students really enjoy but you don’t see it included in many textbooks or early levels, so it is something … Continue reading

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Palabras de tecnologia para usar en clase

Since I will be utilizing iPads in the classroom this year and engaging the students on the educational social media tool edmodo, among other web tools, I thought I better brush up on some technology vocabulary. I plan to do … Continue reading

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Letras B y V

Because the letters “b” and “v” have the same pronunciation in Spanish, they can sometimes be a bit confusing. Calling the letters “be” and “ve” sounds exactly the same, so many times you will hear other names for these letters. … Continue reading

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