MIDDLE / HIGH SCHOOL
Inside: A preschool lesson that introduce asking and answering questions in preschool Spanish, through comprehensible stories and input. Lesson 9 Goals: I can answer very simple questions about myself. Target Structures: busca, ve, eres, soy Click here to...read more
Inside: Back to school Spanish activities and plans. I don't know about you, but beginnings make me anxious. Or maybe it's more like this: the anticipation of beginnings makes me anxious. Even on Sunday nights--in the middle of the school year-- I get those...read more
Inside: Spanish songs for teaching Spanish 2 classes, with an emphasis on the preterite and the imperfect. 40 Authentic Songs for Spanish I has consistently been one of my top hits. I figure it's time for Spanish 2 to get some love! Here are 30 authentic Spanish songs...read more
Inside: A preschool lesson for Spanish days of the week activities, through comprehensible stories, songs, and input. Lesson 8 Goals: I can say the days of the week. Target Structures: lunes, martes, miércoles, jueves, viernes, sábado, domingo (optional: hace calor,...read more
Inside: A preschool lesson that introduces the Spanish opposites, through comprehensible stories, songs, and input. Lesson 7 Goals: I can describe people and things. Target Structures: hace frío, hace calor, triste, feliz, grande, pequeño Click here to see...read more
Inside: Authentic Spanish books for kids. While I love our stash of picture books in Spanish and English, I really like finding original Spanish titles. And authentic Spanish books for kids are not always easy to get! It's taken some digging, but I've found quite a...read more
Inside: What is comprehensible input? How do students acquire language? In Part 1, we talked about proficiency: where we are going in the language classroom. Here in Part 2, I'll talk about acquisition: how students take language in. If our goal is students who "rise...read more
Inside: What is language proficiency? What does it mean for my Spanish classroom? Last year I wrote a post explaining why I was throwing out my Spanish textbook. Of course, throwing it out was the easy part. But what to do next? I'm writing this series because I...read more
Inside: A fun & easy activity to learn Spanish with songs in class, only using a piece of paper. One of my favorite things about teaching textbook-free is that authentic songs in Spanish are central to class now. If you're not sure how to start, read how to teach...read more
Inside: A preschool lesson on the colors in Spanish for kids, through comprehensible stories, songs, and input. Lesson 6 Goals: I can recognize some colors. Target Structures: me gusta, no me gusta, te gusta (repeated from last week), los colores, pinta...read more
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