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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.
Review Telling Time in Spanish
What time is it? Review telling time in Spanish with your Spanish language class. On the first page, learners review the terms for quarter after, half after, and quarter before. Then, on the second and third pages, they practice phrasing the time in Spanish (when given numbers), and then writing the numerical time (when given the time in Spanish). The final page appears to be from a different publisher, and it contains similar review activities.
Animals in Spanish - Coloring, Matching, Spelling & Learning Activities for Your Creative Baby or Toddler
Primary Spanish-speakers, or those working to learn Spanish, will have a ball with colorful activities geared to help them learn the names of animals, letters, and colors.
All About Me - A Spanish Collaboration
Sixth grade learners mentor third graders to create an "All About Me" presentation in Spanish. They design three slides in PowerPoint and compare their information to their classmates. At the end of the project, each pair presents their presentation to the entire class.
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.
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.
Language Recognition and Language Families
Young scholars debate the pros and cons of bilingualism in the United States and in the classroom. Students investigate how language reflects and influences culture, and focus on how to make language acquisition easier for young scholars.
Teaching Spanish Heritage in the Context of the Ancient Mediterranean
Students identify and interpret Spanish heritage, including the Mediterranean culture, language, history, trade, and migration. Following, they began an in-depth study of Egypt, the Middle East, Greece, and Rome and were able to make connections with the Spanish heritage and distant civilizations. Finally, students made the study of Current Events timelier by comparing present-day labor practices in third World countries.
Language: Border, Bridge or Barrier?
Students examine how they view language differences along the border between the US and Mexico.
Integrating History, Art, Literature, and Culture in the Spanish Classroom
Learners, in a Spanish classroom, research Spanish speaking countries and create a PowerPoint presentation of that country. They are to use art, literature, history and culture in the presentation.
Creating a Spanish/ English Picture Dictionary
Students explore all the avenues of why its important to use a dictionary to find out what a word means. The functions of a dictionary is discussed in depth within this lesson. They create a Spanish/English Picture Dictionary to illustrate the important use of a dictionary.
Exploring the Complexities of Language
An interview with Dr. Rosemary Beam de Azcona launches a study of the complexities of language and how meaning changes across languages and cultures. The investigation continues as class members view clips of the film, The Tailenders, which follows Global Recordings Network efforts to translate Bible stories into thousands of languages. Activities and resource links are included.
Traditions and Languages of Three Native Cultures: Tlingit, Lakota, and Cherokee
Students explore the connections between tradition and language. They examine the environment, history and culture of the Tlingit, Lakota and Cherokee tribes and identify the importance of maintaining languages for oral traditions.
A Close Look at Mexico
Students study the diverse population of Mexico and compare it to that of the United States. They sing traditional songs of Mexico including the national anthem and memorize simple Spanish vocabulary and express greetings, age, likes, and dislikes.
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.
PowerPoint Comes to "El Mundo Hispanico"
Students learn about important persons throughout the history of the Spanish speaking world. Then in small groups (3-4) will research information about the individuals that they select; their time period, their surroundings and their historical importance.
Jarabe Tapatio (Mexican Hat Dance)
Oh, what a fun dance to learn! In this version of the Jarabe Tapatio (Mexican Hat Dance) which comes from Missouri State University, there are a lot of steps to learn along with finger snapping and hand clapping. While this is not the official version of the traditional dance, it is a fun and active dance to learn. So check out the video and use it to teach this dance to your PE classes.
En la escuela, y despues de las clases!
Ninth graders, after analyzing vocabulary on greetings, classroom items, descriptive adjectives and subject pronouns, engage in productive communication with each other about daily activities at school and after school by speaking to each other in Spanish.
Before Going To San Sebastian, Spain
Students practice conversational Spanish in small groups to brainstorm different aspects of a foreign city. They connect using e-mail with a citizen of that city. The extension of the lesson plan is an ongoing conversation with the citizen.
New! Spanish Punctuation & Capitalization
Grammar rules in all languages, but that doesn't mean it's the same from English to Spanish. This informational webpage describes the similarities and differences between English and Spanish for the following: periods, commas, question marks, exclamation points, quotation marks, capitalization, and various other less common symbols. There is at least one example for each punctuation mark and capitalization exception.