Italian Teacher Resources
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Make Beliefs Comix
Designing comic strips is an activity packed with fun and great potential for developing academic skills! From summarizing historical events or scenes in literature, to practicing expressions in a foreign language, this highly engaging app has a range of possibilities for classroom application and is sure to spark creativity and critical thinking among your learners!
2nd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Strategies for Developing Listening Skills in the AP Italian Course
Preparing your class for the Italian advanced placement exam? This article breaks down the different components of the test, paying particular attention to the listening portion. How are you going to build your class's listening comprehension before the exam?
11th - 12th Languages
Italian culture and italian food go together. Have small groups find out all about food-related culture through research and translation. Class members conduct online research, create glossaries, find and translate recipes for a class cookbook, and as an option, cook meals.
6th - 12th Languages
How Many Languages Do You Speak When You Speak English?
What do the words pizza, broccoli, and ciao have in common? Why they are all English words that originally came from Italian. Ask your middle schoolers to guess the origins of a list of words by matching the word with the language from which it comes.
3 mins 6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Classified Advertisements: Target Language Practice
Foreign language learners decipher the meanings of classified ads in the target language. They investigate a large collage created by the teacher of foreign language advertisements and discuss the content with classmates. Then they create their own classified page by writing in their target language.
1st - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Students visit Ellis Island Immigration Museum (as a field trip or a virtual visit) and pretend to be Italian immigrants to the United States. They write a journal entry detailing their first week in the United States. They interview an Italian immigrant and record the interview for future discussion.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
The Rooms in a Home
Enhance your foreign language students' skills to describe a house. After reading a description of rooms in a house in their target language, they work to answer corresponding questions correctly. Additionally, they view a PowerPoint presentation showcasing a home with the different rooms and details.
1st - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
What I need for School
You can use this lesson with English language learners, a young language arts class, or speakers of a foreign language. The phrases learned are I need and I don't need. The teacher collects several items around the room, and learners practice using their new target language.
2nd - 12th Languages
Pendemonium: The Italian Job
Discover how to use prefixes and suffixes to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words. The group views a jovial video on the topic, and then they create a chart of prefix and suffix meanings to identify the meanings of words in a social studies textbook.
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Design a Resort: Italian Villa
Students work in a group to design a travel brochure and television commercial for an Italian resort. They role-play having inherited a large sum of money and buying an Italian villa to turn into a resort. Students research geography, transportation, popular leisure activities, sample menus and prices for the resort and include them in the brochure and commercial.
9th - Higher Ed Languages
Do You Like School in Italy?
Ninth graders will review vocabulary related to school subjects in Italy. They will examine new subjects specific to Italian high schools and explore the Italian high school system and culture. Then they compare and contrast this system to a traditional American one.
Writing a News Story
Students practice using their target language by writing a news article. In this foreign language writing lesson plan, students create a fictional "hero" in their city which they write a fictional news article about in their new language. Students discover new vocabulary words which they use in their writing.
1st - 12th English Language Arts