Halloween

Are there any ghost stories about your school or other places in your community? Now is a great time to dig them out and translate them into comprehensible target language stories. They are always high interest and often involve pretty basic vocabulary (people often HEAR or SEE ghosts that WALK or TALK or SCREAM or…

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Carrie, la perrita bailarina

I have used this video for several years now. Below, I posted the basic lesson plan that I first used for a 45-minute class period. Since then, I’ve expanded it quite a bit by adding more readings, songs, and reading activities. You can download the new plans here. They include four readings, two songs, a reading interview…

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Las aventuras de Sammy

DAY ONE Objective: Students will discuss adventure as it relates to their lives and the lives of others. Campanada: Students write their responses to these questions using complete sentences in Spanish upon entry. ¿Quién tiene mucha aventura en su vida? Escribe una lista de personas. – Who has a lot of adventure in their lives?…

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You have what I want!

DAY ONE Objective: Students can compare what they have with what they don’t have and what they want. Campanada: Students complete the following sentence starters using descriptive Spanish when they arrive. Yo tengo.. Yo no tengo… Yo quiero tener… Yo no quiero tener… Discussion/PQA: Ask students to share their Campanada answers. Circle each student’s answers,…

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