Mimes in Caracas

Authorities in Caracas, Venezuela developed a very…interesting…solution to their traffic problem (actually, they copied it from Bogota, Colombia, but that’s beside the point). I wrote this article to use as a reading and discussion activity for my Spanish II’s. It works well with El Nuevo Houdini, since the verb “to drive” and the driving theme…

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Horizontal Conjugation

My second year Spanish students need some practice distinguishing between subjects with their verb forms (subject/verb agreement), so I modified and typed up one of my student’s free writes (work smarter, not harder, right?) for a good ol’ horizontal conjugation practice. What is a horizontal conjugation? A horizontal conjugation is a perspective re-write. It is…

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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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Colorado Cat article

Here is a fun article that I found about a cat that was found on 9/14/2011 in Manhattan after disappearing from Colorado five years ago. I re-worded it a bit to make it comprehensible for my Spanish 2A students, who are dabbling in past tenses. I like it because most of the verbs that are…

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