Spanish Travel and Airplane Activities

March 30, 2011 · Posted in SPANISH CLASS NOW, Travel, spanish speaking activities · Comment 

Learning how to communicate on a flight is vital.  Spanish learners who have some conversational basics are ready to learn airplane and air travel vocabulary and basic phrases.  As always, develop assessments at the very beginning of planning a unit so that you teach exactly what students will e assessed on.  Here is a big assessment, making a video about a flight, and a small vocabulary and verb review.

Enter in your own point values for the Video Skit, or come up with values as a class.

Spanish Video Skit on A Flight

Spanish Flight Activity or Assessment

Mexico Internet Research Project

March 29, 2011 · Posted in Mexico, Middle School Spanish, SPANISH CLASS NOW · Comment 

Mexico Research on the Internet

Sometimes just diving in to Spanish and sifting through it teaches you best. Reading in Spanish on the Spanish language Internet is a vital skill, and like anything else, the more you do it the better you get at it.

Print out this handout on Mexico. Mexico Internet Research Points.   You then need to change the language preferences on Google to include español. Search for each topic and write down what you have found in SPANISH.

Now, here is a quiz or basic assessmentÑ  Mexico Internet Research Questions . Students formulated their own Spanish questions based on the Research Project. Formulating and asking QUESTIONS is a vital skill.

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Spanish Oscar Activities

It’s Academy Award time!  Spanish students, especially the tween and teen set, love talking about the Oscars. Be ready for Los Premios Oscar 2011 with These Activities. Students also have practice using the superlative, mejor, or the best.

Spanish Oscar Vocabulary

  • la película – the film
  • el actor- the actor
  • la actriz – the actress
  • el director- the director
  • la película documental- the documentary
  • la película animada – the animated film

El Día de San Valentín-Happy Valentine’s Day in Spanish

It’s coming up- el 14 de febrero.  Here are a couple of ways to say Happy Valentine’s Day in Spanish:

Feliz Día de San Valentin

Feliz Día de Amor y Amistad  (Love and Friendship)

And, get your free Spanish, printable valentines HERE.

High School Spanish Video Project

January 17, 2011 · Posted in Middle School Spanish, Projects, SPANISH CLASS NOW · Comment 

Spanish Class Now: Student Videos

Calling all high school teachers or anybody who works with tweens and teens in Spanish.  Here is an organized Video Project Handout that you can customize to your students’ texts, content, and units.

I find that students needs explicit detail, especially when they go nuts over making a video. Think and implement CONTROL, ORGANIZATION, MINUTE TO MINUTE MANAGEMENT.  The video projects require us all to be way on top of our game.


Spanish Super Bowl Vocabulary & Activities

January 15, 2011 · Posted in Middle School Spanish, SPANISH CLASS NOW, Spanish Vocabulary · Comment 

It’s almost here!  Check out the free Spanish football and Super Bowl Activities below.

Free Super Bowl Vocabulary and Activities

Spanish Martin Luther King-Free Vocabulary

January 13, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Martin Luther King Day, el 18 de enero, will soon be here.  Celebrating such a great man and all that he fought for is a great way to talk about Dr. King with Spanish materials.

Spanish MLK JR Vocabulary

  • liberty- la libertad
  • equality- la igualdad
  • peace- la paz
  • I have a dream- Tengo un sueño
  • discrimiation- la discriminación
  • segregation- la segregación

Los Tres Reyes Magos- The Three Wisemen- Today!

Check out the gorgeous Tres Reys Magos parade from Madrid last year.  Today or today is the time for spectacular parades and fiestas all over the Hispanic world to celebrate the official end of the Christmas holidays with the visit of the Three Wise Men. Children write letters to the Reyes attesting to their good behavior and deeds so that they will receive candy and treats from the Reyes left in their empty shoes.  So much fun for all!

A simple Spanish reading and lesson on the visit of Los Tres Reyes Magos brings some celebration to learners.

A paper shoe template put out for the Reyes is also handy.

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.

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