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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.
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.
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.
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.
Students rehearse vocabulary used to describe body parts in Spanish. In this second language lesson plan, students gain exposure to words identifying body parts in the Spanish language. Activities include students labeling the human figure with the correct body part, and playing a game of "Simon dice" (Simon Says).
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.
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! 
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.
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.
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.
Students 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.
Pratice conversation skills in Spanish by going over previously learned material. Review vocabulary and grammatical structures then create a typical conversation. Can be modified to use with any language.
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.
With 18 categories in both Latin American Spanish and Castellano, learners of all ages will enjoy developing vocabulary and hearing the differences in dialects. Featuring a learning mode and a practice mode, teach yourself words about transportation, family, animals, clothing, and much more.
Learners explore the Spanish language through the use of food and cooking. They identify words for other languages that are commonly used in the English language and then prepare foods that are ate in Spanish speaking nations while following the recipes.
Students create their own ice cream sundae given various toppings from around the world. In this foods and languages of the world diversity lesson, students develop an understanding of diversity in culture, family structure, ability and language. Students repeat greetings in the Italian, Chinese, and Spanish languages.
For this Spanish language worksheet, students read the names for the numbers 1-20 in Spanish. Students find these words in a word search puzzle that is in the shape of numbers.
Designed for native speakers of Spanish, and written almost entirely in Spanish, this resource begins with explanation of native speakers and strategies that you can use to teach them. After the introductory section, is a collection of worksheets and activities designed to help learners with Spanish reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. The worksheets cover several topics, such as la muralla de Ávila, poetry, and descriptive writing. The resource closes with a list of relevant children's literature written in Spanish, categorized by theme, and a final writing assignment with a related gallery walk.
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.
Learning to read is not a simple task, but there are methods for assisting pupils as they develop literacy skills. The first four pages of this resource include information about language development and reading development, as well as various strategies with a focus on English language learners. After the information section, you will find a breakdown of 12 reading strategies. Each strategy is placed in a chart and marked according to when to use it and written about in-depth with a description, goals, and methods for teaching the strategy.