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Beginning Spanish Numbers: Los Numeros Memory Game Activity
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.
News in Spanish
High schoolers 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.
Quiz on Time in Spanish
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.
Los Verbos Regulares
¡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.
Los Verbos Regulares
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.
Hispanic Heritage Month
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.
Review Telling Time in Spanish
Review basic numbers before reviewing how to tell time in Spanish. First, language learners count from 1-15, and then they translate written time from Spanish into numbers and vice versa.
-Ar Verb Mixed Conjugations Chart
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.
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.
Spanish I Vocabulary
In this foreign language instructional activity, 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.
Spanish I Wordsearch 1
In this foreign language worksheet, high schoolers find the words associated with the Spanish vocabulary and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.
Chespirito, "Los Asaltantes Del Banco"
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.
El verbo tener-Explanation
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!
Increasing Language Fluency with Mentor-Mentee Relationships via Email
Students 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.
Hay un Chico Mexicano
Young scholars explore Hispanic challenges. In this introductory Spanish lesson, students read structured narratives pertaining to Hispanic children. Young scholars discuss the narratives in order to better understand the lives of Mexican immigrants.
Spanish Numbers 1-10
Your beginning Spanish speakers say each Spanish number and match it to the corresponding numerical representation. It's as simple as it sounds!
Communicating Who I Am
Learners practice their Spanish grammar, vocabulary, punctuation and pronunciation skills by creating a personal portrait and personal narrative, and sharing it with native Spanish speakers via email.
Basic Spanish Jeopardy!
Join Alex Trebek! Have your beginning Spanish learners review basic vocabulary in this fun, interactive game! Edit the PowerPoint and add some recent vocabulary you've covered to tailor it to your class.
Qué hora es?
Introduce beginning Spanish speakers to common time-related vocabulary. Then give them the opportunity to practice telling time with this interactive PowerPoint.
Ser y Estar
Are your beginning Spanish learners having trouble with the verbs ser and estar? This gives a comprehensive, detailed look at both verbs, their usage, and their conjugations. Also included are several great practice examples at the end of the presentation.