Electricidad – Jesse & Joy

I found this song via the Mis Musicuentos blog, and created a Keynote (attached as a PDF) after being inspired by an observation of Betsy Paskvan’s Japanese class last year in which she used a slideshow to display lyrics and images. For my classes, I recorded the PDF with the song playing in the background so that…

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Song Activities

Duh! Why didn’t I think of this?? Kristy Placido (@placido…yes, I have joined the world of Twitter…I want to get in on the #langchat collaboration…the only problem is that I have no idea how it works…) tweeted this morning that a great activity for songs is cutting up lines from a song and having students…

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A mi burro

This is a traditional children’s song that has many different variations on the lyrics. I purchased this one on iTunes. It’s great for learning backward verb structures and medical vocabulary! You could also use it with the Biblioburro lesson plan. Here is the lyrics sheet I created: A mi burro

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El tren loco – Los Chiquilines

I decided to mark my return to Spanish A with loads of excitement! This is my most gesture-intense song. I am re-posting it from my website with corrected lyrics (I have issues deciphering lyrics in English; forget Spanish! But after 20390923 times listening through, I think I finally have them correct!). Lyrics sheet is attached…

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Christmas Songs

Here are all of my favorite traditional Christmas songs from Spanish-speaking countries, as well as some Spanish-language-versions of English songs (I included those in the document because they are part of the ‘International SongFest’ that our district celebrates every year; we don’t spend much time on them in class.). The lyrics are in this document:…

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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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A Dios le pido

This song has been around for quite a few years now, and I’ve used it for different things at different times. This year, I used it with my Spanish II students to talk about the subjunctive! They just don’t know that that’s what we are talking about :)). One of our target structures this week…

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