Finally! I have been meaning for years to add a comprehensible Semana Santa reading to my holidays repertoire, and I am happy to announce that I've finally finished it! You can download the final product here. It contains a two-level embedded reading with pre and post-reading discussion questions and comprehension questions, a MovieTalk/video activity, an … Continue reading Semana Santa
I just stumbled across this activity that I used to use on the first day back from break in Spanish 2. The activity and discussion that it sparked easily filled the first 55 minute period after break. It's a simple form for a communicative activity in which students interview each other about their Christmas vacations. After they get … Continue reading Una Navidad memorable
Here are a few resources that I have created and used in the past to teach my students about Christmas celebrations in Spanish-speaking countries: My favorite Christmas songs FREE Mexican Christmas traditions reading Readings and activities for typical Christmas traditions...currently, just La Pastorela, El Día de los Inocentes and El Día de los Reyes Magos. … Continue reading Christmas activities
El Día de los Muertos is Saturday, so that means that you have a whole week to teach it to your students!! I just put the finishing touches on lesson plans for novice/intermediate Spanish students that will give you 3-4 days of instruction about the holiday. You can download the plans here! They include a three-level … Continue reading El Día de los Muertos
This is a fun story that we did about a kleptomaniac. Download complete lesson plans here that include everything you need to teach the structures and study dating traditions in Spanish speaking countries (perfect for Valentine's Day!). They include in-class activities, sub plans/homework, two songs, a listening assessment, a cultural reading assessment and discussion questions, two … Continue reading Carlos el Cleptómano Script and Lesson Plans
Need a quick way for students to find a series of partners on the fly and with ease? The Kagan "Stand Up, Hand Up, Pair Up" strategy is just what you've been looking for! Step One: Stand Up! First step? Easy! All students STAND up! Step Two: Hand Up! Is everyone standing? Great! Put one … Continue reading Stand Up, Hand Up, Pair Up to find a partner!
*This post is from 2012, so you can no longer enter the contest...but you can still have your own contest in class! SUPER AWESOME CONTEST ALERT!! The Wordnik blog has a Twitter contest running to see who can create the best new word-blend (like Turducken--the famous Thanksgiving meal of a chicken in a duck in … Continue reading Turducken
Our school is gearing up for Men Make A Difference Day 2012. Have you considered celebrating it at your school??
¡Feliz Mes de la Hispanidad! Today marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States, and I have been working hard to create readings to discuss our nation's Hispanic heritage with my students during this month-long celebration. I will be posting the readings on TpT as I finish them, but for starters I … Continue reading Readings for Hispanic Heritage Month
Here is another fun activity to use on Mexican Independence Day or as an introduction to a unit on Mexico. I compiled a bunch of tweets from the trend #LoMejorDeMéxicoEs and wrote some reading comprehension questions and a writing activity to go along with it. Just make sure that you begin by teaching your students … Continue reading #LoMejorDeMéxicoEs