Semana Santa

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

Una Navidad memorable

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

Christmas activities

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

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

Carlos el Cleptómano Script and Lesson Plans

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

Readings for Hispanic Heritage Month

¡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