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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.
In 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.
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.
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.
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.
Students conduct Internet research on weather and weather conditions in South America. They read a weather report in Spanish, and answer worksheet questions on South American countries and their weather conditions.
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.
High schoolers 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.
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).
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.
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.
In this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students examine the chart that includes 20 languages. Students identify the names of the countries with the greatest number of native speakers in 4 minutes.
Students illustrate Spanish phrases. In this Spanish language development lesson, students work in pairs to illustrate phrases, then copy the phrase in Spanish and English. The class uses the illustrations to create a dictionary.
Students compare clothing and activities typical in America to that of Spain and Mexico, identify articles of clothing in teacher's suitcase and determine which decade they represent, repeat Spanish vocabulary words that are attached to articles of clothing, and work in groups to create and perform in Spanish fashion show.
How many words does one have to know to become fluent in a langauge? If your Spanish language learners master these 35 verbs, they'll be well on their way to developing language. The Spanish word and its English translation are provided, but you have to match the two! Answers are provided.
There's not much to this one, but if you're looking for a quick way to assess the vocabulary development of your Spanish language learners, you're in luck. Match the sixteen clothing-related Spanish words to their English translations.
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.
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.
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.
Teach your class about foreign language through transcribing lyrics. They will transcribe the lyrics of a song in a foreign language and use the lyrics to create a cloze activity as they listen and speak the language with their classmates. They will also have the opportunity to explore various music genres and be exposed to cultural differences. Links are included.