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Marcos and Paulo have just met Ana. Watch as they use Portuguese to introduce themselves and get to know each other. Language learners then complete a series of activities designed to help them master each brief conversation.
While this resource was originally made to be used in conjunction with John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, it could be used for any literary text. A reference sheet for readers, the resource includes terminology related to figurative language. Give this to class members to help them track the author's style.
Tenth graders use consumer skills needed as an adult. It serves as a framework for learning the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) classifiers. They make use of digital video recording equipment to record skits and conversations.
In this foreign language worksheet, high schoolers match the phrase on the left with the corresponding one that is close to it on the right side.
O-si-yo! Did you know that Cherokee is the only Native American language that has its own written alphabet? Pairs consult a Dikaneiski, a Cherokee word list, craft sentences using the Cherokee alphabet, and share these sentences with the class. A pronunciation guide, alphabet, and answer key are provided.
Looking for another game to review past material? Included is a whole class game set at the board. Learners get to facilitate their classmates' learning while asking your pre-designed questions on past material. Worried about kids who don't want to participate? Have the facilitator throw a ball to the learner who raises their hand. After they finish the question, they throw it back to the front of their room. Learners can't resist wanting to throw a ball around the room!
Young scholars compare and contrast the story setting with the present day. They then draw or match drawings of objects and classify them as to time period of past or present and participate in oral discussion about the parts of the book.
Students explore Hispanic countries. In this Hispanic culture and language lesson, students choose an Hispanic country to research. Students explore given websites and prepare a dramatization incorporating the facts they find. Students practice using correct Spanish grammar, particularly the subjunctive mode. Students compare and contrast Latin American countries with the United States.
Students utilize a new language to tell someone they care for them. In this complimenting activity, students practice saying nice things to friends and strangers in their target language. Students react to the activity afterwards and evaluate its overall effectiveness.
In this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students examine the chart that includes 20 languages. Students identify the names of the countries with the greatest number of native speakers in 4 minutes.
This may be a short and simple lesson, but it is really quite important. Help your upper graders get ready for interviews, work place communication, and life. They role-play to see and show the differences between good and bad body language. The teacher models both then has the learners discuss why each "interview" style would be effective or not. They then role-play how one should carry themselves as they take directions in the workplace.
Five minute mini-lessons designed to expose learners to high-frequency academic language.
Sure to engage your class in poetry, this resource requires them to identify, label, and explain poetic devices and figurative language used in Katy Perry's hit song "Firework". A well-organized page that chunks the lyrics so learners are able to more easily identify examples of devices such as metaphors, hyperbole, and alliteration. An answer key is provided with possible answers. A great way to get your class motivated about poetry! Check it out!
What's the best way to learn Spanish? The instruction needs to be authentic and provide more opportunities for real-life Spanish practice. Read this article for some ideas of how you can bring this practice into your classroom or school!
Lure more young scholars into your foreign language class with this informative PowerPoint. It outlines key factors in becoming successful with a second language, as well as why it can be beneficial for students' futures. Tip: Show this during an open house presentation, prior to signing up for classes.
Seventh graders focus on using the passeÂ¿Â¿ composeÂ¿Â¿ of verbs and for sports and musical instrument vocabulary in a meaningful context. They create a personal narrative about a life experience related to music or sports.
Young scholars recognize all the interrogative words, how to phrase questions and how to answer questions in a Spanish.
Twelfth graders choose topics of interest to explore further on an individual basis and present their findings to the class through a multimedia presentation according to guidelines provided. The content builds on their previous learning about conflict and war in social studies classes.
Students identify and sample typical foods of a target culture, express likes and dislikes, and categorize foods according to the four basic food groups. Using manipulatives, students follow directions given in Spanish to create a taco.
Tenth graders use grade-level knowledge and skills to apply age-appropriate writing process strategies to develop a script for a television food critic. They build on prior knowledge about food, and this will act as a way to tie the previously learned material with new material.