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The verb hacer has many purposes in the Spanish language, one of which is as part of time expressions. Your class can learn how to use hacer in the preterite, present perfect continuous, and past perfect continuous to express different situations related to time. Additionally, the resource includes information about asking questions about time with hacer and how to use alternative verbs. Check out the information, the summary page, and the presentation.
Spanish speakers write skits set in a cafe. There are few guidelines for this assignment, but encourage your class to include humor! Create a rubric to provide beforehand so your learners know your expectations. Then consider keeping a video file of a good example to show future classes!
Spanish learners can start with uno, dos, y tres and move all the way up into the millions and trillions on their way to learning all the numbers. The webpage includes information on cardinal numbers, ordinal numbers, fractions, and percentages, all easily accessible through scrolling and hyperlinks. Try out the presentation, which includes practice exercises, and the infographic, which condenses all of the cardinal numbers onto one page.
Under what conditions would your Spanish language learners use the conditional? They can find out here, and practice their new knowledge with the linked exercise. There is information about regular and irregular conditional verbs as well as how to use the conditional. Try out the presentation in class and hand out or post up the infographic for student reference.
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!
Take a break from vocabulary development and have your Spanish scholars immerse themselves in Spanish culture. What are common Spanish proverbs? In short sessions over the course of a few weeks, the class will learn about different proverbs and the cultural differences between Mexico and the United States.
Learners view pictures in their Spanish textbooks, discuss and listen to selection of Latin music, and read textbook passage to answer true/false questions about origins of bomba and plena. Students then practice Latin-style dance moves, choose type of music/dance to research, and create children's book to share with elementary learners.
Wow, what a review packet! Through several exercises, beginning Spanish language learners will review Spanish phrases, questions, and responses. Common expressions, numbers, and weather are all touched on here. If your class just finished their first unit, this could be a valuable resource for you!
Students explore Hispanic challenges. In this introductory Spanish lesson, students read structured narratives pertaining to Hispanic children. Students discuss the narratives in order to better understand the lives of Mexican immigrants.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learners 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 learners.
Students, 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.
Learners examine how they view language differences along the border between the US and Mexico.
Students, after examining various examples, prepare for a scenario set up, to talk about themselves, their family members and what sets them apart from other families, speaking in Spanish and English. In essence, different lifestyles and cultures are looked at in depth.
Provide your Spanish language learners with three options for a project to close out the school year. Small groups can create educational videos, translate song lyrics, or preform a short skit. Each project is described on the assignment page and specific requirements with point amounts are listed. All options require collaborative work and practice with Spanish.
Uno, dos, tres! Teach your youngest Spanish language learners how to count from cero to diez with these practice sheets. They will read the word, say the word, and write the word on the lines provided. There are extra lines on the last page; is there any additional number related vocabulary you want to practice?