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Young scholars 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.
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.
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, learners 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.
¡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.
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!
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.
Your beginning Spanish speakers say each Spanish number and match it to the corresponding numerical representation. It's as simple as it sounds!
Students use simple Spanish vocabulary to express ideas found in the research lesson plan of North America. The differences in the cultures is explored. The lesson plan contains questions to guide the research or they can be used for small group interactions.
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.
When to use ser, and when to use estar: that is the question! Beginning Spanish speakers are guided through an explanation of how and when to use each verb. Several examples, images, and general rules are presented with each verb. Two of the final slides offer a practice opportunity to informally assess your pupils.
What do you like? Help your very beginning Spanish speakers use the verb gustar correctly. This 14-slide PowerPoint starts by breaking down sentence structure in English and then focuses on how sentences are formed in Spanish. The final slide offers a practice opportunity to assess your learners.
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.
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.
Can your beginning Spanish class express their feelings? Provide them with this practice opportunity to test both their vocabulary development and their ability to conjugate the verb according to the subject used. Great practice! Consider also having them use the space to the right to translate each sentence.
What is the English translation of el queso? What about el carne? Beginning Spanish speakers of all ages can use this matching activity to review basic food vocabulary. A list of 10 foods and drinks is provided, and learners must draw a line from the Spanish version to its English translation. You could also cut out the squares to make this activity more hands-on.
Did you know that all Spanish infinitives end with an r? Help your beginning Spanish students master the present tense by taking the time to break down words and look for patterns. This presentation doesn't dazzle its audience with pictures or colors, but the information is presented clearly. Pair this with a quick conjugation activity, and you're set to go!
How do you know when to use ser or estar? Explain the difference to your beginning Spanish speakers with this PowerPoint. Each verb is defined and the cojugations are given before a practice opportunity appears. A great way to informally assess your class!