Spanish Pronunciation Teacher Resources
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Eighth graders explore the pronunciation of Spanish words. They examine the letter combinations used to represent various sounds. Students correctly write the words as they are spoken.
Teach your language learners all about the Spanish alphabet with a lesson, presentation, and graphic representation. The lesson portion is mostly information, and doesn't include an instructional sequence. Class members can visit the site for homework and practice in class with the Google presentation provided in the second tab. The infographic would work well as a class poster or student reference sheet.
It is imperative that your pupils have a strong command of all the Spanish moods, including the one that is the focus of this resource. Learners can read up on formal, informal, affirmative, and negative commands as well as how to use pronouns with commands. Also included here is a summary page, great for reference, a presentation, and link to an online conjugation activity.
Who is taller? And who is the tallest? Help your Spanish language learners express comparison by teaching them about comparatives and superlatives. The first part of the webpage includes in-depth explanations with examples of comparatives and superlatives that could inform instruction or act as a student reading assignment in a flipped classroom. You might also use the provided slide show to present and practice the information in class. Since there is a good amount of detailed information included here, consider breaking it up over several class periods.
Students identify, write, and repeat the letters of the Spanish alphabet. They use the computer to look up the Spanish alphabet on the Internet and to locate first names to choose for class. Students then write their name in Spanish, spell and say their names in Spanish while standing in front of the class, and create and design a name tent with their new Spanish name on it.
Zoom in on a few parts of speech to strengthen and deepen understanding. Pupils examine nouns, articles, adjectives, and conjunctions in closer detail, looking at more complex grammatical situations. In addition to the informational page are three presentations, one each for nouns, articles, and adjectives. Spanish learners can find out how much they've learned with the exercises embedded in the presentations.
You don't never use double negatives in English, but the grammar is slightly different in Spanish. Help your class grasp this concepts and pick up how to compose sentences that are negative, rather than affirmative with the information provided here. Since there is instruction on many different grammatical situations, consider splitting the material up over several lessons.
Watch the video, La Catrina, before reading the text as a class and translating Spanish to English. As students read the book, they practice Spanish pronunciation, develop Spanish vocabulary, and complete extension activities to reinforce their understanding of the text.
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.
Focus on how to conjugate Spanish verbs in the preterite. You can use this webpage to inform your own lesson on the preterite, take a day in the computer lab, or flip your classroom and have pupils examine the page for homework. There is information and a presentation about conjugating in the preterite, including irregular and spelling and stem changing verbs. Pupils can practice with the online interactive exercise linked on the page.
Young scholars identify at least one country where the Spanish language is spoken, describe similarities and differences between Spanish, Mexican, and Puerto Rican families, and practice speaking the Spanish words for several family members.
When working with Spanish verbs in the present tense, learners will find that there are many irregular verbs and spelling changes that need to be made. This resource provides information on yo from spelling changes, strange stem changes, irregular present tense verbs, verbs with irregular accent marks, and more. There are no exercises listed; however, the resource does come with a presentation and a summary page and could work in a flipped classroom.
The Spanish Spot is awesome! It contains a short article about a Spanish-speaking destination, a mini-grammar lesson (this one's on cognates), and activities. Start by reading a short article (in English) about the driest desert in the world! Then learn some Spanish cognates and complete the accompanying activity and quiz. The last few pages are additional resources you can use to hone your skills!
Are your Spanish speakers working on their pronunciation? The five rules for stress are included in this plan, and your class needs them! They are explained well, and examples are provided for each rule. Whether you choose to use this plan or not, at least print out these rules for your beginning speakers!
Write sentences containing superlatives in Spanish about objects in the classroom. Read aloud the sentence, then post it on the object for everyone in the classroom to see.
Check out this clear description of how and when to use accent marks and special characters. The information, necessary to truly understand the purpose of special characters and accent marks would make a great reference material for pupils. Also included is a presentation with the same information, which would be appropriate for in-class use with some note taking. The material is broken up into manageable pieces for the presentation and includes a practice exercise.
Encourage mastery of demonstrative adjectives and demonstrative pronouns. Try out the presentation to introduce your class to the concepts and practice with two integrated exercises. The At a Glance tab and Full Lesson tab can be used for reference or in a flipped classroom situation. Since the information is presented in several different ways, this resource allows for flexibility.
The Spanish Spot provides a short article about a Spanish-speaking destination, a free grammar lesson, an activity, and a quiz! This issue's focus is Puerto Vallarta and weather related vocabulary. The packet is informative, and there's information on different audio resources after the activity sheets.
Your Spanish class will read "La Rima" to teach the pronunciation of different Spanish prepositions before learners have the opportunity to play with objects and describe their location using prepositions. Don't forget to include the homework assignment! Learners will draw a room and describe the relationships between the objects using prepositions and the verb estar.
Students practice new Spanish vocabulary and participating in a dialogue with another student. In groups, they use the internet to pretend to buy an airplane ticket and make hotel reservations on a trip to a Spanish-speaking country. They participate in skits and role plays to order food at a restaurant and discover the various customs when it comes to food.