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Assess your beginning Spanish speakers and their current knowledge of common -ar verb conjugations. This graphic organizer divides a list of conjugations into three sections. Each row offers three English phrases that need to be translated into Spanish. Although this was designed for use with the textbook ¡Buen Viaje!, it could work with any class.
Designed to be cut in half length-wise, this quiz assesses your beginning Spanish speakers and their ability to tell time in Spanish. The quiz has it all; the kids are assessed on their knowledge of the vocabulary, how to write the time in Spanish, and how to take the written time and list it numerically.
¡Vamos a practicar! Your beginning Spanish speakers need this well-organized, interactive PowerPoint to learn how to conjugate regular -ar verbs in the present tense. This resource provides scaffolding, and the slides build on one another for a deeper understanding of the material.
How do you conjugate ar verbs in the present tense? Give your very beginning Spanish speakers some help with this presentation. Several common verbs are broken down into two parts: the stem and the ending. Once your class understands this, conjugation should come easier. Several examples are given, and some of the slides encourage student participation.
Introduce your beginning Spanish speakers to the verb tener. The chart at the top of the page details the basic present tense conjugation, and the examples that follow show the different ways that tener is used. While no practice opportunities are provided here, it would be a great resource for your class to have!
Designed specifically for beginning Spanish speakers (as the text is all in English), this two-page document encourages your class to consider culture, those with Hispanic heritage, and several well-known Hispanic Americans. What a great springboard into a research opportunity. The answers are not included, and it is clear that specific words are required for each fill in the blank offered.
What are you wearing today? Practice basic vocabulary with your Spanish speakers and then have them translate a series of sentences from English into Spanish and vice versa. Consider also having them write a short paragraph about the outfit they are wearing today. They could include each item, the color of each item, and which part of their outfit they like best.
High schoolers brainstorm and make list of successful and funny classic TV comedy shows, discuss, in Spanish, specifics of shows on list, review biography of Mexican comedian Roberto Gomez Bolanos, and view episode of Chespirito, jotting down information about setting, characters, and sequence. Students then rewrite actions in proper sequence, compare and contrast Mexican and American television comedy, and compose and present original comedy scene.
Learners communicate through technology to attempt to increase fluency in writing of Spanish through use of email and the Internet. They complete activities that require communication between other students in different levels of Spanish, and Spanish speakers in the community.