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Pupils write stories, take photographs, and put together two newspapers-?Que Tal? in Spanish for Spanish I and II students and ?Para Ninos? in English for first through fourth graders.
¡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.
Students 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.
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! 
Have your class members put together their own collections of verbs throughout the semester. Pupils must include present, preterite, present progressive, irregular, and stem-changing verbs, for a total of 23 verbs. The specific requirements for the final book are listed on this project description and in the included rubric.
Students explore Hispanic challenges. In this introductory Spanish lesson, students read structured narratives pertaining to Hispanic children. Students discuss the narratives in order to better understand the lives of Mexican immigrants.
Your beginning Spanish speakers say each Spanish number and match it to the corresponding numerical representation. It's as simple as it sounds! 
Create flash cards, in Spanish, for the numbers 1-10. Play a memory game and practice speaking the Spanish words with  classmates. Identify and pronounce each number.
In this foreign language worksheet, students find the words related to the new concepts in Spanish. The answers are found by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
In this foreign language worksheet, students find the words associated with the Spanish vocabulary and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.
Students use simple Spanish vocabulary to express ideas found in the research instructional activity of North America. The differences in the cultures is explored. The instructional activity contains questions to guide the research or they can be used for small group interactions.
Instructions for a creative Spanish project are outlined in this colorful presentation. This project requires students to work in groups and create their own PowerPoint or poster about planning a trip to Mexico. It includes directions, as well as a presentation grading rubric. Note: This project can be altered to fit your classroom needs.
Cómo se dice 'fun' en Español? After playing a few of these engaging, vocabulary-centered games, your young language learners will be able to tell you! This is sure to become a favorite app in any Spanish class.
Discover new towns! New imaginary towns, that is. For this project, each Spanish learner comes up with their own town and creates a map of that town. They must give it a name and place roads and buildings on their map (with Spanish names as well). On a separate sheet of paper, pupils write a description of the town and provide directions between certain areas.
Encourage your Spanish class to think creatively while using the preterite and imperfect tenses by asking learners to create storybooks. Pupils must come up with original stories, type up their work, illustrate the stories, and create and decorate cover pages. The assignment page outlines a rough draft and final draft process as well as some basic grading criteria. Before collecting work, have a story reading day during which individuals read and show their books either to the whole class or a small group.
Expressing that you like something in English is quite different from expressing that you like something in Spanish. Clarify gustar for your class with the information included here. Pupils can read the information on the webpage to find out how to say I like cookies, he likes the car, and they like videos. The information includes explanation on object pronouns and conjugation in relatively complex language.
Find out what your Spanish pupils like and dislike with an oral presentation in the form of a video, poster, or PowerPoint. The assignment page provides requirements for the project in paragraph and checklist format. Pairs can use the project steps checklist and planning pages to draft their scripts and prepare for filming or presenting.
Noun gender can be tricky for beginning Spanish learners. Teach them some noun gender rules and then have them demonstrate their understanding with exercises where they must determine definite articles and indefinite articles. Since it includes instruction and practice, the resource could be given out as a packet if desired.
¡Qué interesante! With over 100 words and phrases in five main categories, beginning Spanish speakers can study, then quiz themselves in several different ways with a free app. Native speakers pronounce the words, allowing learners to hear and see the words together.

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