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Young scholars practice using descriptive words in Spanish. They listen to and repeat words that would be used in introducing a friend during the practice session. They play a game with flash cards before introducing a partner to the class using the new vocabulary.
Grammar rules in all languages, but that doesn't mean it's the same from English to Spanish. This informational webpage describes the similarities and differences between English and Spanish for the following: periods, commas, question marks, exclamation points, quotation marks, capitalization, and various other less common symbols. There is at least one example for each punctuation mark and capitalization exception.
Students in a Spanish class are introduced to the techniques of creative writing. In groups, they focus on the pre-writing section of creative writing and keep a folder of their works throughout the lesson. They end the lessons by using new vocabulary to write either a short story or a descriptive paragraph and share with the class.
Who are the members of your extended family, what are their personalities, and what are the relationships among them? Have your Spanish-speakers brainstorm related vocabulary and conduct internet research to create a large extended family. As a fun extension, consider creating a family description of a fictional character and having them draw the family tree as you read the description. Can they place each family member in the correct position?
Young scholars research and write about the origins of the ingredients in candy bars. They taste them and describe what they are tasting. They use descriptive words to write a paragraph describing the candy bar. They research ingredients in their candy bars and map their origins on a world map. c
Young scholars in an ESL classroom review family vocabulary using more advanced descriptive words to talk about their extended family. They create a PowerPoint presentation of a fictitious family by downloading clips from the internet or scanning magazine pictures or drawings. They identify and describe the family members using vocabulary from the lesson, problematic words and correct grammar.
Basic adverbs and descriptive words are reviewed in this crossword puzzle. The clues are written in Spanish, and each clue is clear and easy to understand. It's a great review for beginning Spanish speakers! 
Students comprehend that Mexico is a country. They identify two types of regions in Mexico. Students comprehend that many people in Mexico speak Spanish. They use three Spainsh words. Studnents begin to relate simple words with corresponding pictures.
Students explore language arts by reading a story in class. For this Spanish culture lesson, students read the book In My Family and discuss the characters, plot and settings. Students analyze the voice in the story and write their own short stories based on a personal experience.
Students write and illustrate a story based on the story Skippyjon Jones. In this Skippyjon Jones lesson plan, students read the book, talk about the Spanish words, and write their own book based on what they read.
In the context of reading Pumpkin, Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington (or any pumpkin reading), young editors explore correct punctuation by listening to a short reading with no punctuation. They indicate whether a period or question mark should end unpunctuated sentences by holding up appropriate sticks.
Students study the HIV virus and how it has impacted the hispanic community.  In this infectious disease lesson students discover how HIV/Aids is found all over the world, what misconceptions are out there and what kinds of treatments are needed. 
Love this creative way to explore the -ly sound! In this animated film, a variety of different words are used to describe how the music is played. The maestro plays slowly, loudly, proudly, and more. It's a wonderful way to explore this concept.
Give your native Spanish speakers this at-home practice opportunity to reinforce descriptive vocabulary. First they draw their favorite animal, and then they create a short story about their animal. When the assignment is complete, both the guardian and the pupil sign the form before bringing it back to school. 
Students learn about using adjectives in Spanish. In this adjective instructional activity, they cut out pictures of a head, body, and legs from a magazine which they assemble into a person and glue on a piece of construction paper. They use adjectives to tell about the person which they call their tio loco. They introduce their uncles to the class using Spanish adjectives.
Who are you? Where are you from? Teach young Spanish language learners how to identify themselves and where they're from. They draw a picture of themselves to help develop vocabulary for this activity. 
Your native Spanish speakers are learning how to improve their writing by adding descriptive words and adjectives. With a family member or guardian, they identify words to describe certain items, such as an apple. Then, after they complete the homework, both the youngster and his or her guardian signs the sheet. 
Kids love learning about space! In this short plan, your young Spanish speakers read Los Planetas and talk about the nine planets. By the end, they should be able to name and identify each of the planets and add some descriptive words. Is it a small planet? What color is it? Learners develop vocabulary to describe the planets. 
Students discover the multicultural contributions to New Orleans gumbo through participation in cross curriculum activities. In this multicultural diversity and New Orleans history lesson, students shade regions of a map according to a color code representing the countries that contributed ingredients to the gumbo recipe. Students listen to jazz and creole folk tales. Students follow a gumbo recipe and write a critique of this "melting pot" dish as if they were a food critic.
Amy Tan tells the story of Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat. This story, written by Tan, has beautiful pictures and descriptive words that make it an engaging experience. As part of a discussion of reading appreciation, a teacher could read this story and have the class discuss what they like about it. The Sesame Street characters do a great job of modeling how to interact with text to make it meaningful.

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