Tuesday, April 25, 2017
French Adjectives Poster Project
This project allows your French students to practice using regular and BANGS adjectives to recreate 18 different sentence fragments in French. This assignment is perfect for review to begin the semester, to practice, or to prepare for the final exam.
Spanish Selfie Project Una Rutina Diaria
This is an engaging project to do with beginning to intermediate Spanish students. The final product requires students to create selfies of twelve different activities they do in a single day and create a hashtag for each one. Students will need prior knowledge of reflexive verbs, activities, and time.
Spanish Food Comida Project
Project allows students the choice of making or performing one of the following: skit, interview, comic strip, Children's book, storyboard, or powerpoint. Great way to differentiate and use multiple intelligences!
Create a New Restaurant A French Project
Students will use the food vocabulary that they have learned and create a new fast food restaurant. Students will write a press release in French announcing their new theme restaurant, and create the menu.
French Biography Project
This is an activity for French students in which they research a French speaking person and create an infographic about his/her life. There are two options of the project to allow for differentiation. Option 1 is appropriate for beginners. Option 2 is appropriate for intermediate learners. Students will practice giving descriptions, reporting facts, and asking questions.
Spanish Fairy Tale Writing Project
This 2-3 week Spanish lesson plan is a fun fairy tale project which combines grammar, advanced vocabulary, a speaking component, and advanced verb tenses. This can be used any time of year, but it works especially well as an end of year, final Spanish project.
Todo Sobre Mi
Use this Todo Sobre Mí guided monologue template to give your Spanish students a format to give an oral presentation about themselves.
El Alfabeto y el Armadillo
Need an end of year project? Students complete this book by “scrapbooking” with their own choice of personal photos, colorful magazine pictures, computer images and some of their own drawings. In addition, students will enjoy writing about what interests them. It’s a keeper!
Facebook Profile and Newsfeed
Students create their own 'Facebook' profile page. Students can create a profile page for themselves or for a famous person. This includes biographical information such as their favorite sports, music, books, movies, and tv shows.
French Selfie Project Les Loisirs
This is an engaging project to do with beginning French students to reinforce vocabulary for leisure time activities and preferences. The final product requires students to create selfies in which they participate in activities that they enjoy as well as name where they are.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Looking to add a bit of culture to your class with famous Latinos and Hispanics from the Spanish Speaking world? Check out the projects and resources below.
Includes a list of over 50 Hispanic Americans to choose from.
Review Spanish adjectives, professions, age, tener, ser, estar, etc., while learning interesting facts about famous people and famous Hispanics. This game can be used for advanced beginner, intermediate, or advanced students. Includes descriptions and pictures of 30 people in total (17 Americans and 13 Hispanics).
Famous Spaniard Project: Research a famous Spanish person for an essay and oral presentation. Students include basic demographics, historical/current context of the famous person's profession in Spain, important events in their life, their childhood, how they became famous, etc.
Check out the Spanish 1 version about a famous Latino.
Hispanic Leader Task Cards and Game: 40 task cards contain clues about different Latino and Hispanic Leaders. These leaders may be explorers, politicians, entertainers, sports heroes, etc. A few are even characters in TV shows or books that have influenced us. These leaders may have been born in the United States, but have Hispanic parents, or they may have been born in Latin America or Spain
Thursday, August 18, 2016
SpanishPlans tells about how to hit the road running by using the Target Language on the very first day. His lesson lets students know that the teacher's job is to make class comprehensible for the students and that they students can be successful in class without needing English. Read more in... Spanish From Day 1.
SpanishMama wants students to understand 3 things on the first day: 1)The target language is spoken as much as possible. 2) The teacher cares about you and you are in a safe environment. 3) The teacher is there to make the class comprehensible. To accomplish this, she offers 10 games and icebreakers that take out the anxiety and make students feel comfortable. Read more in... 10 IceBreakers and Games for the Language Classroom. She also gives a great outline of her first two weeks of lessons here.
La Profesora Frida will tell you that establishing a good rapport with your students the first week of school will pay huge dividends the rest of the year. She gives some great ideas on how to get to know your students and creating a safe environment for language learners. Read more in.... The First Week of Spanish Class, Part 1.
Ellen of MinutebyMinuteSpanish explains her first day's lesson using a Daily Tech Guide which provides visual support for her students to make the language comprehensible. You can read more about it in.... Spanish 1 Day 1 Lesson Script for 90% TL.
Carolina of Fun for Spanish Teachers makes a book about herself to share with students. You can read about it in... An Idea for First Day of School. But she has also used a Prezi, played games, and used exit tickets, which you can read more about in...My First Day Back to School.
Allison of Mis Clases Locas, shares a detailed look into her lesson plans, which include music, persona especial, the Super Siete, and more! Read more in... 1st Week of Spanish Class using CI. She even has a "Can-Do statement" for each day: in this post about the first week of Spanish Class.
Profe Oxana shows us how she uses a song to practice names of students. (Nombre) se comió el pastel que le hizo su mamá. (Quién yo?) Sí, usted. (Yo no he sido). Quién fue? (nombre). Watch it in action here.
Mundo de Pepita uses pictures of words that are already part of our language to show students that they already know some Spanish words.
M&M Bilingual has students fill out a Back to School book where students share information about themselves and also gets them started right away using her word wall.
Sra. Cruz focuses on relationship building, with the Patch Adams philosophy, and offers some fun activities and games in the TL including The Name Game, Would You Rather, Ball Activity, Two truths, one lie, and more in the First Days of Spanish Class post.
-Have students fill out a profile that looks like a Facebook Page lets students tell you about their interests. Great way to get to know your students.
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Technology has been on the rise in all facets of life and has easily made its way into the modern classroom. Language teachers need not fear and should embrace it as much as possible as its pros definitely outweigh the cons. Keep reading to find five ways to implement technology in the World Language Classroom.
1. Create A Profile of Your Classes
In order to use technology with your students, you must first find out who has access to what and when they have the opportunity to manipulate those resources. For some this will be an easy situation as the school provides technology for students. For others this may pose a problem. Start by surveying the students to ask if they have access to the internet, an iPad, iphone, desktop or laptop computers. This can be as simple as adding the following question to your first day information sheet: "List the equipment you have to use technology both in and outside of school."
2. Obtain a Student Use Permission Form
After figuring out student access, the next step is to obtain permission from guardians for your students to use the technology in class. Do this by checking with your school district to see if a form already exists that you can send home and have completed. If not, a quick search via a search engine can provide examples. Create your own and have your administration sign off on it.
3. Lay the Ground Rules
Using technology in the classroom can pose problems as students will want to play games, surf the net, or check facebook. Be sure to create some ground rules for how it will be used in your classroom and provide scenarios for acceptable and unacceptable use in class. Be sure to go over this with guardians and students and be consistent with consequences.
4. Assign Activities
Now that you have access, permission, and guidelines in place its time for the learning to begin. Students can use their devices to contact native speakers via a form of social media and ask a question pertaining to the content and concepts covered in class. Then they can report back what they have learned. There are also other unique resources available for you to use with your students.
|Facebook Profile and Newsfeed|
|La Casa Webquest|
|Faire des Courses|
5. Have Fun
Technology can add a whole new dimension to your course work and oftentimes students will associate their final products with the word FUN. What kind of creative ways have you encouraged technology use in your classroom?
Monday, May 30, 2016
Looking for an inspirational quote in Spanish to sign in your students' yearbook? Here are a few suggestions:
Fotos from Instagram account: SpanishWorld1
Have a favorite quote? Share in the comments below!
Thursday, May 26, 2016
If you are like me, you love your summers. For me, it's an opportunity to travel abroad and immerse myself in the Spanish language culture. For others, it may be a time to spend with family or rest. And for others, it may be an opportunity to earn some extra income by teaching summer school. If that is the case, we'd like to make your summer easier by suggesting these resources to use during your summer class.
Summer Spanish Printable Book
This printable activity book contains six activities that children can do over summer break, bringing language and culture to their vacation! The resource also includes a number of links for expanding on the cultural activities. The activities are 1)Recipe for making 'Paletas de fresa, 2) Summer vocabulary word search, 3)Play 'Rayuela', 4)Travel Bingo, 5)How to Make a Paper Mola, and 6)Grocery List in Spanish.
Summer Activity Set
This product includes two fun games and a word search to welcome "el verano" in your classes. Includes a bingo game, and a Yo tengo, quien tiene game. Features summer vocabulary words such as "el buzo, la pala, el sol, el cangrejo, el pez, la careta, la pelota, la paleta, la toalla, las sandalias, el traje de baño, la estrella de mar, los lentes de sol, el helado, el castillo de arena,
la playa, el bronceador, el flotador, la silla, la sombrilla, la concha de caracol, el balde, el pelícano, el bote."
Alma MovieTalk Lesson
Use this engaging and suspenseful short animated video to give your students comprehensible input. Includes a reading as well as a storyboard for students to re-tell the story.
Giant Board Game- Basic Spanish Questions
Turn your classroom into a GIANT Spanish board game while helping your students practice basic questions in Spanish.
This product includes 50 printable spaces and both teacher and student instructions for game play. Also included are EDITABLE spaces where you can add additional prompts or questions to target specific units or areas of weakness for your particular group of students.
Spanish Greetings and Intro Conversation
Practice greetings, introductory conversation, and small talk with this mini-unit containing 32 task cards. Simply print them out, hang them around the room or use stations to get your students engaged and creating conversation!
Spanish Animal Vocabulary
Missing Letters Animal Vocabulary Game is a fun way for students to learn and memorize animal vocabulary in Spanish without any prep (unless you want to cut the 1/2 pages puzzles in two parts!!). Students will read the clue about the animal, look for the missing letters in the oval, and unscramble them to reveal the animal!
Spanish Speaking Country Coloring Set
Color by number flags for all 21 Hispanic countries.
Have students color these flags to make decorations for your classroom or for their rooms at home.