Free Spanish Reading Report Project

January 5, 2011 · Posted in Middle School Spanish, SPANISH CLASS NOW · Comment 

It’s time for students to show you what they know about what they have read.  In my case, Spanish II has finished the controlled novellete Viva el Toro by Blain Ray.  So, they are going to create and write a BOOK COVER in either electronic or hard copy form. I tell them to WOW me since I will be reading tons of them all on the same book . . . . that I’ve read 100 times.

Free Reading Project Report.

Free Unit & Lesson Planners

For you teachers or anybody up for organizing Spanish time, here are some free graphic organizers for planning. They are perfect for all types of teachers or group leaders: homeschooling, clubs, camps, meetings. Write or scribble your notes into these and you will feel ORGANIZED, WITH IT, and ON-TOP of it all. Get the FREE PLANNERS NOW.

Spanish Mid Term & Final Exam Review

December 30, 2010 · Posted in Middle School Spanish, SPANISH CLASS NOW · Comment 

OK profesores, mid-terms or final exams await us only a few days or a couple of weeks after January 2011 classes re-convene. Are you ready? Check out Finale Exam Finale, a comprehensive collection of review activities for all proficiency levels.

I find it hard to get inspired and amped-up for the end of a course when I feel like I’m just re-booting after the New Year. If I don’t plan a variety of activities before January, I just don’t do it at all. Here are some tips:

  • Use a few class favorites: games
  • Ensure that all four communication skills are reviewed: listening, speaking, reading, and writing
  • Fill each Review Class with a variety of activities and games with clear time allotments
  • Keep students accountable with end of class mini-quizzes

Spanish Class Now: What to do on Day 1?

December 27, 2010 · Posted in Middle School Spanish, Preschool Spanish, SPANISH CLASS NOW · Comment 

What in the . . . . Hobbs, NM green chile fields . . . am I going to do with my classes on January 3rd? Don’t know.  No sé. So far I’ve looked or given the mal ojo to the ungraded final exams in my tote. I’ve put up the Papá Noél, árbol, and calcetín navideño big visuals. I’m about to change diciembre to enero on my laminated and velcroed calendario.

Cuestión Eternal: What exactly will they remember? or Why do they forget?

Ring in the New Year: Back to the Spanish Classroom

December 16, 2010 · Posted in Middle School Spanish, spanish speaking activities · Comment 

We’ve barely made it to the end of the 2010 school year.  Winter Break, books, the couch, my bed, and my ipod are calling.  But, there is always that first week of January in Spanish classes.

Some of us continue with the same course and the same students, but we need some freshening up.

Some of you begin a brand new semester and course with new students, and you need activities, lessons, and plans to get you through it.


Spanish Clothing Podcast – La Ropa

Here is a short, basic list of Spanish clothing items.

Spanish Clothing Items

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Spanish Weather Podcast – El Tiempo

Talking about the weather is a true basic. Here is a list of basic Spanish weather expressions.

Spanish Weather Phrases

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Spanish School Supplies Free Podcast

July 18, 2010 · Posted in Middle School Spanish, Podcasts, Preschool Spanish · Comment 

Spanish school supplies, or los materiales escolares, a a must- know for all levels.

Spanish School Supplies

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Spanish Community Vocabulary – Los Lugares

A basic podcast of some Spanish places to go, or unos lugares in my community, or mi comunidad.

Spanish Places – Unos Lugares

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Spanish Descriptions or Adjectives Podcast

A few, basic Spanish adjectives commonly used for descriptions.

Spanish Descriptions

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