Spanish Spelling Teacher Resources
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Use this information, presentation, and infographic to build several lessons on telling the time and expressing the date in Spanish. The information is broken into topics and includes many examples and exceptions to the standard rules. Click the At a Glance tab for a brief overview that would make a great reference material for pupils. The presentation provides practice, and the infographic summarizes the material in a pleasing format.
Teach your kiddies how to create diminutives and augmentatives in Spanish. They'll soon be adding -ito and -ita to every noun they can! Diminutives and augmentatives are much more common in Spanish, so there are many examples included here, as well as a quick reference page that outlines the information. The webpage also covers some suffixes and prefixes that pupils can use. Make sure you check out the presentation, which includes a practice exercise.
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.
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.
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.
Check out this overview of the parts of speech that includes English and Spanish examples. Each part of speech is highlighted in a different color for clarity. There is information on each part of speech here, and you or your pupils can navigate the to each one using the menu near the top of the page. Consider splitting up the material over several lessons.
The passive voice was mastered by Spanish learners. Your class members can find out all about how to create the passive voice in Spanish using ser, past participles, por, and the impersonal se. Examples are provided for each situation.
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.
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.
Explore writing sentences and using differnet sentence structures in the Spanish language. Analyze an excerpt from Christopher Columbus's journal and guess who wrote the entry. Write your own journal using Spanish vocabulary learned in class and the vocabulary presented.
Starting off with present participles, this resource tackles the progressive with grammatical explanations, examples in English and Spanish, and an interactive practice exercise. Use the menu at the top of the webpage to navigate to each section, and view sections about present participles, spelling and stem changes, and the present progressive, imperfect progressive, and other progressive forms.
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.
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!
Learners 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.
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!
Let's count! Your young language learners will learn numbers one through 10 with this 10-page packet. Each page is dedicated to one number, and learners practice saying the number, tracing it, spelling it, and then writing it in Spanish.
Students review Mexico's location and language and learn to pronouns 10 new Spanish food words. Students listen as the book, Corn is Maize is read, touching and passing around an ear of Indian corn. Students discuss the contribution of corn by Mexico and foods that can be made from corn. Students create authentic Mexican snacks.
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 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.