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Crime in the Spanish Speaking World and in Our Country
Ninth graders analyze authentic news texts in Spanish dealing with the issue of crime in Spanish speaking countries. These texts include periodicals, Web sites and television news programs. Students report their findings to their peers in a panel discussion format.
Poems and Translation (from Spanish to English)
Students read and are read various poems in their native language of Spanish. In groups or individually, they translate the poems into English and practice speaking English by reading them to the class. They answer comprehension questions for each poem to end the lesson.
Becoming a "Gringo" Immigrants, Language Learning and Acculturation
Students examine the experience by immigrants coming to America who are Spanish-speaking. As a class, they define "Gringo" and read poems whose authors first language is Spanish. In groups, they participate in different sections in which they must write or talk in English to share their responses.
Race, Language and Separation
Sixth graders discuss the idea of separation in today's society. In groups, they examine the laws used in the past with a focus on "separate, but equal". They review the Brown v. Board of Education case and determine if it caused or solved more problems. To end the lesson, they examine the experiences of immigrants and how their language kept them separate from the population as well.
Teaching the Body Parts in Spanish
Young scholars rehearse vocabulary used to describe body parts in Spanish. In this second language instructional activity, students gain exposure to words identifying body parts in the Spanish language. Activities include young scholars labeling the human figure with the correct body part, and playing a game of "Simon dice" (Simon Says).
Division of Syllables in Spanish
Have your Spanish language learners compile a list of at least 20 words they currently know. After having a class discussion and having learners add words to their list, the teacher will guide them in dividing syllables. They take a Spanish word and decide where the stress marks would be. There's an easy guide provided here to help you!
Students study the culture and current events of one of the Spanish speaking countries throughout the year.
To Build a Snowman Stand - Spanish
Students determine the size and amount of materials needed to build a small snowball stand at their school. They use a design from Honduras that is written in Spanish. They must translate the directions and covert the measurements using a Spanish/English vocabulary transition list.
Muslim Arab/Spanish Connection
Ninth graders examine the Muslim Arab influences on Spanish history. After watching a video, they make three maps of Spain: one before the invasion of the Muslims, one during the 8th to 15th century and one map showing the country as it is today. They compare and contrast main beliefs, values and heroes on each side and discuss the cultural legacy left by the Muslims. They practice using the correct tense to show the sequence of events in Spanish.
Spanish III: Journal Using a Blog
In this Spanish blogging lesson, language learners make four weekly posts on an Internet blog. Written in Spanish (or any target language) these entries can be in response to a topic generated by the teacher or the writer. A detailed assignment sheet, written in Spanish, and a rubric are included in the plan.
Pupils are introduced to the spanish words for family members. Using the character Dora the Explorer, they define new vocabulary and practice pronouncing them. They sing a song in Spanish and compare and contrast the lives of families in Spanish speaking countries with America.
Developing Reading and World Language Skills Through Spanish Literature
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.
Team Teaching - Spanish
Students present a Spanish grammar topic to the class. In pairs, they select and research a grammar concept, create an over-head transparency, homework assignment, and a quiz to use with the presentation, and teach their concept to the class.
Mi Familia y Yo
A great Spanish lesson plan is yours for the taking, it incorporates listening, reading, writing, and creating art all while exploring Spanish language and culture. In groups, learners create scrapbooks and dialogue that describes multiple aspects of their family and family life. This is a really great lesson plan.
Lesson 2- Spanish Greeting
Break down a quick conversation in Spanish. After the teacher presents the vocabulary, the class heads to the computer lab, where class members can watch a brief interactive video. The visual is one clip separated into four clearly labeled segments. After viewing the segments and practicing, pairs demonstrate their learning by reenacting the video material in front of the class.
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Spanish & Chicano English
Students examine the history of Spanish in what is now the United States. They examine the current language status of the Hispanic population. Students are able to characterize Spanglish and Chicano English. They examine some features of Chicano English.
Spanish-English Cognates in the ELL Classroom: Friends or Foes?
Define the meaning of a cognate and use the concept to help Spanish-speaking ELLs connect their first language to English. Middle schoolers explore Latin roots to find cognates in both languages. They relate the Spanish and English word meanings. They also find words that are false cognates (don't share a root but have similar letter patterns).
A Discourse on the History of Language
Analyze and make inferences from the information used by linguists to construct the evolution of languages. They research different dating techniques to explain how scientists infer age with evidence.
How can the Visual thesaurus help Spanish-English students differentiate between true and false cognates?
Students recognize what a cognate is and how to use it. In this cognates lesson, students discuss words that sounded like Spanish words but had a different meaning. Students pair true cognates of Spanish and English words. Students share their cognate pairs.