Reinforcing new vocabulary is an important aspect of language learning in the Spanish class. Here are some ways to reinforce new vocabulary in Spanish class that will keep your students interested and engaged!
Does your school have a vacation in the spring? We still have a week off in April, and I love to give vacation homework for Spanish class! Of course, I make it optional, but these ideas can work for 3 day weekends, a whole week or even during the summer!
Have you tried Boom Cards for Spanish class yet? They are an amazing tool to add to your toolbox of ways to keep your Spanish students engaged in their learning! With a FREE teacher account, you can browse the library of activities, download free activities and create your own too! With a paid version, you can track student progress and completion. For years, I just had the free account, and I only switched to a paid account to be able to sell some of the activities I created.
Wondering how to teach the present subjunctive to your Spanish students? A lot of people feel that the subjunctive mood is a big, scary monster, but I don’t think it’s so bad! Everyone’s curriculum is a bit different, but here is ONE way to present and use the present subjunctive with your students!
How do you help your students build Spanish speaking proficiency in class? Do you feel lost and unsure about how to do it? I did too! But it turns out that there is no big secret or mystery. It’s about giving students the right kind of opportunities to practice, the scaffolds they need to feel confident, and the feedback necessary to make corrections or improvements!
Are you the teacher who loves to work every holiday into your lesson plans? Or do you just take a day to do something fun with your students? If you need a Spanish Class Valentine’s Day Lesson, here is one idea!
Wondering how to create an Edpuzzle for Spanish class? It’s easier than you think! Edpuzzle is a website that allows you to upload videos (from the internet or ones that you create) and then add questions. The questions are inserted into specific spots in the video, so it pauses while the student answers the question! You can create multiple choice questions or you can create open-ended questions.
Centers for Spanish class are a great way to keep all students engaged at the same time and even to differentiate activities for the varying learning needs and skill levels we have in our classes. Centers are also called stations, and if you’ve never heard of them, here’s a brief overview!
Not sure how to Teach Spanish Students Questions? Interpersonal skills rely heavily on people being able to request information, so if our students can’t ask questions that are comprehensible, communication breaks down fast. How do we teach our students how to formulate good questions so they can get the information they need?
Does slang have a place in a High School Spanish curriculum? How do you feel about teaching slang in Spanish class?