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Spanish Class Activities
How To Get Students Comfortable Speaking Spanish in Class
You created an awesome speaking activity for your Spanish class. You’ve explained the directions. You’ve asked students to get started and……..Crickets. No one talks! What went wrong?
Using Manipulatives In Spanish Class
Using manipulatives with students is often thought of as an elementary school activity. However, I have found manipulatives, both physical and digital, to be highly engaging and helpful for secondary students as well! Read on to learn some of the fun ways you can use and re-use the same manipulatives with your Spanish students!
Using Task Cards in Spanish Class
I’m not sure how I never knew about these before, but Situational Task Cards have changed my life as a Spanish Teacher!!! Situational task cards are a set of scenarios that are all related to the same theme. Each scenario is slightly different, and they can be used MULTIPLE times in the same unit for speaking, writing and assessment. I LOVE when I can create something once and use it over and over- it saves so much time in planning and copying or posting! Here are some of the ways I am using task cards in my Spanish classes!
My Favorite Spanish Class New Years Activities
When you get back from Winter Break, how do you start off the “New Year” in Spanish class? I’m always torn- do I jump right back into the unit we were in before the break? Do I take some time to do something a little more fun, but not necessarily part of the unit? Here are some fun ways to get back to school after winter break!
Spanish Class Winter Themed Writing Ideas
Do you struggle with motivating your students to write more and to write more creatively? Need a fresh approach to presentational or interpersonal writing? Drowning in correcting, but you know that your students need feedback before their big assessment? This blog post is for you! Find 5 ways to create Spanish class winter-themed writing activities for your students!
5 Vocab Games for Spanish Class
Vocab games are such a fun way to keep students learning and having fun in Spanish class! Over the years, I have found many different games that students love! Many are games adapted from common childhood games that we all loved! I can’t take credit for most of them, but here are some great ideas!
Grouping Students With Purpose
Wondering how to maximize learning and behavior management? The way in which you group students can make a big difference! There are many ways to arrange your seating chart depending on your goals. Let’s find out more!
Starting a New Unit in Spanish Class
Do you struggle with finding a way to spark interest and excitement when starting a new unit in Spanish class? Bored of the same old “pass out the new vocab list” kind of thing? Well keep reading- because I have some GREAT ideas and a FREE Hook Activity!!!
6 Reading Comprehension Ideas For Spanish Students
One of the ways in which students learn language is by reading comprehensible input. Here are 6 suggestions for how to offer Spanish students a variety of reading materials in the target language.