Updated Product! - Self-Assessment Scale for Student Reflection - Chili Peppers

This fun self-assessment scale with Chili Peppers is a great way for students to reflect and self-evaluate how they are doing in their own learning. 

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How can I use it?:
-attach to any lesson on activity
-laminate and add to students’ desks for a quick check-in

With this activity, students will be able to:
-easily self-reflect on their learning
-think about what they need to move to the next level of comprehension

Includes:
-1 page of content
-detailed instructions and ideas for use
-self-assessment scale

Updated Product - Spanish Lesson on Activities, Likes and Wants (Actividades, Gustar y Querer)

This 3-hour lesson on Activities, Likes and Wants (Actividades, Gustar y Querer) uses fun and dynamic learning activities to teach these useful and commonly-used concepts and vocabulary.  

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How can I use it?:
-to teach new learners about common activities and gustar/querer
-as a review for students who have seen the content before
-as learning stations or learning centers


Who is it for?:
-Novice High Level Spanish students
-Students in Grades 6-12

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
-identify various common activities
-ask what someone likes and doesn’t like to do
-ask what someone wants and doesn’t want to do
-answer what they like and don’t like to do
-answer what they want and don’t want to do
-talk about what others like and don’t like to do
-talk about what others want and don’t want to do
-talk about what they prefer to do
-talk about what activities they do with others
-talk about where they and others are going


Includes:
-34-slide Powerpoint for note-taking on activities
-24 pages of content
-detailed lesson plan and instructions and ideas for use
-proficiency-based assessment with stampsheet
-picture vocabulary cards
-vocabulary list
-interactive note sheet on querer and gustar
-communicative speaking activity on students’ and others’ likes and wants
-vocabulary sorting game and activity
-interactive speaking game in which students must use vocabulary and querer/gustar
-ideas for other games and activities to practice with conten

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Product Update - Target Language Posters in Spanish!

Hearing too much English in your World Language classroom?  Use these simple and beautiful posters to give students a gentle reminder…here we use the target language!

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How can I use it?
-Students learning Spanish
-Students in Grades K-12

Includes:
-10 pages of content
-FIVE different designs with “Aquí Se Habla Español” text and original design
-posters in A3 size and A4 size

Product Update - School Supplies Speaking Cards in Spanish, French & Italian

This is a fun, simple, interactive, and cooperative game for students to practice with vocabulary. By using simple verb constructions and vocabulary, students move through this speaking card deck and practice listening and speaking at the same time!

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How can I use it?:
-at the end of a unit
-as a fun review activity to do in pairs
-as a way to practice school supplies for new learners
-as a learning station or learning center

Who is it for?
-Novice Level Spanish Students
-Students in Grades 6-12

At the end of this activity, students will be able to:
-use and identify vocabulary

Includes:
-2 pages of content
-detailed instructions and ideas for use
-printable speaking cards - cut and go!

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Updated Product - Destroyer - A Verb Conjugation Game - Practice Conjugating Any Tense - Spanish, French & Italian

This communicative game has students conjugating verbs and speaking to each other in the target language. Use it to practice with conjugating in any tense! Great to add to a lesson, or as a review activity. After playing, students will feel confident about conjugating, and even have fun in the process! Includes game and instructions.

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How can I use it?:
-as practice at the end of a lesson on conjugating in a specific tense
-as a review for students who have learned a tense in another course or lesson
-as a learning station or learning center


Who is it for?:
-Students learning FRENCH/ITALIAN/SPANISH
-Students at any level
-Students in Grades 6-12

At the end of the activity, students will be able to:
-conjugate with confidence and ease

Includes:
-2 pages of content

-detailed instructions and ideas for use
-printable boardgame

Product Update! - Present Tense Puzzle in Spanish

This quick and fun game helps students review and practice their present tense conjugating skills.

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How can I use it?:
-as a practice activity for students learning the present tense
-as a review for students who have seen the content before
-as a learning station or learning center


Who is it for?:
-Novice High Level Spanish students
-Students in Grades 6-12

At the end of the activity, students will be able to:
-identify verbs conjugated with their corresponding subjects

Includes:
-2 pages of content
-detailed instructions and ideas for use
-printable puzzle - just cut and go!

Product Update - Colors Puzzle in Spanish, French & Italian

This is a simple, fun and interactive game to help earners practice their vocabulary in a fun and dynamic way. They have to work together and compete against other teams to put a puzzle back together, and the only way they can do it is by practicing vocabulary! 

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How can I use it?:
-as a fun review activity to do in pairs
-as a way to practice colors for new learners
-as a learning station or learning center

Who is it for?:
-Novice Level Italian students
-Students in Grades 6-12

Includes:
-2 pages of content
-detailed instructions and ideas for use
-printable puzzle - cut and go!

Product Update! - La Familia - Spanish Lesson and Activities on Family

This 2-hour lesson on family uses fun activities in learning stations to teach and review family vocabulary.  

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How can I use it?
-as a series of learning stations or learning centers
-to teach new learners about family vocabulary
-as a quick, fun review for students who have seen the content before

Who is it for?
-Novice High Level Spanish Students
-Students in Grades 6-12

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
-identify family members
-talk about the physical and personality characteristics of their family members

Includes:
-13 pages of content
-detailed lesson plan and ideas for use
-vocabulary cards and ideas for practice
-listening practice and comprehension activities
-writing practice
-children’s story about family and corresponding activity
-activity to practice describing family members’

Product Update! - Subject Pronoun Dice & Spinner for Verb Conjugation Practice and Games - Spanish, French & Italian

This download comes with two products - a subject pronoun dice AND spinner. These make it fun and easy to practice conjugating verbs in any tense! Now any tedious verb exercise is turned into a game, or into a speaking or writing activity. 

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How can I use it?:
-for whole class activities and games
-in group or partner practice activities
-on its own or with an existing lesson/activity
-as a learning station or learning center

Who is it for?:
-Students learning FRENCH/SPANISH/ITALIAN at any level
-Students in Grades 6-12

After using this activity, students will be able to:
-conjugate verbs in any tense for any subject with confidence and ease

Includes:
-3 pages of content
-detailed instructions and ideas for use
-ideas for games and activities to practice verb conjugation
-subject pronoun dice
-subject pronoun spinner

Updated Product! - Spanish Lesson and Activities on Colors

This 3-hour lesson on colors uses fun activities and games to work on students’ writing, speaking, and listening.

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How can I use it?
-to teach new learners about colors
-as a review for students who have seen the content before
-as a learning station or learning center

Who is it for?
-Novice Level Spanish students
-Students in Grades 6-12


Includes:
-8 pages of content
-detailed instructions and ideas for use
-colorful slideshow and scaffolded notes
-writing activities using culturally relevant items, such as flags
-two communicative activities that get students talking
-instructions for dynamic and fun games to practice with colors
-proficiency-based assessment with stampsheet

Updated Products! - Spanish Travel Units - Train, Taxi, Hotel, Food and Directions

This Travel Unit includes five 1-hour lessons intended to give students contextual and meaningful practice with common travel experiences. All lessons are provide detailed vocabulary lists followed by authentic contextual activities to give students real-world practice with common travel experiences and communication needs.  By the end of the Unit, students will feel confident and ready to pick up their passports and go!

How can I use it?:
-to teach new learners about common travel experiences and how to communicate while traveling

-to review with students before a class trip
-use the Unit in sequence, or split up the lesson to complete over the course of a year or term
-as various learning stations or learning centers

Who is it for?:
-Novice High Spanish Students
-Students in Grades 6-12

At the end of the Unit, students will be able to:
Book a train ticket:
-order a train ticket in person or online
-talk about their train travel schedule
-talk about where others would like to go
-talk about what they and others are going to do
-talk about what time they and others are going to do an activity

Book a Hotel Room:
-reserve a room at a hotel
-speak comfortably about cash and credit card numbers/information
-give dates and other relevant information

Negotiate a Taxi:
-barter for a lower price
-explain where they need to go

Reserve a Room at a Hotel
-speak comfortably about cash and credit card numbers/information
-give dates and other relevant information

Describe a Traditional Dish:
-describe a dish they like and their opinion of it
-compare dishes and talk about what dishes taste like

Use a Map:
-ask for directions
-follow directions
-give directions


Includes:
-40 total pages of content
-vocabulary lists for each lesson (5 total)
-proficiency-based assessment with stampsheet for each lesson (5 total)
-3 communicative activities to get students talking about train travel
-contextual and authentic Travel Simulation to have students practice booking a train online
-fake euro “money” and fake Spanish “credit cards”
-contextual and authentic Travel Simulation to have students negotiate a taxi
-contextual and authentic Travel Simulation to have students practice booking a hotel room
-communicative speaking activity where students research and talk about a traditional dish from a Spanish-speaking country
-2 communicative activities to practice asking for, giving, and following directions

Updated Product! - Body Parts and Doler - Games & Activities for Practice

Tired of practicing with body parts and doler in the same boring way? This 3-hour lesson uses fun activities and games to practice with these concepts in dynamic ways.  With monsters, Guess Who, and other fun activities, this lesson is a great way for students to practice and solidify their understanding and ability to use these terms and concepts.  

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How can I use it?:
-at the end of a lesson to practice body parts and doler with new learners
-as fun review for students who have seen the content before
-as learning stations or learning centers

Who is it for?:
-Novice High Level Spanish students

-Students in Grades 6-12

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
-talk about body parts
-talk about what pains them and others

Includes:
-6 pages of content
-detailed lesson plan and ideas for use
-Monster Guess Who Game
-detailed notes on doler with answer key
-interactive communicative activity to practice with doler
-ideas for additional practice with doler and body parts

Updated Products! - ACTFL Proficiency Posters in English, French and Spanish

ACTFL’s Can-Do Statements help learners identify what they need to do to function at a specific level of proficiency. But how can we make these clear and evident for students? These posters are a great way to make these benchmarks visible for students. Whether you’re a veteran or just newly transitioning to proficiency-based curriculum, these posters are a fantastic addition to your classroom. 

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How can I use it:
-Post these posters around the room to help integrate curriculum and student buy-in.
-Explain proficiency expectations to students
-Print for students at the beginning of a lesson or unit

Who is this for?
-K-12 World Language Students
-ESL, ELL and ELD students
-Any level student learning French or Spanish

Includes:
-85 pages of content
-A chart of NCSSFL-ACTFL Global Can-Do Benchmarks (version in color and black & white)

-A poster of the pyramid-style ACTFL Proficiency scale (version in color and black & white)
-10 individual proficiency-level posters in TWO style options: these posters include the Can-Do statements for each mode (presentational speaking, interpersonal communication, presentational writing, interpretive listening, interpretive reading) from levels Novice Low to Superior (version in color and black & white)

Product Update! - Animal Speaking Cards

This is a fun, simple, interactive, and cooperative game for students to practice with vocabulary. By using simple verb constructions and vocabulary, students move through this speaking card deck and practice listening and speaking at the same time!

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How can I use it?:
-at the end of a unit
-as a fun review activity to do in pairs
-as a way to practice animals for new learners
-as a way to practice asking and answering about others’ names
-as a learning station or learning center

Who is it for?
-Novice Level Italian/French/Spanish Students
-Students in Grades 6-12

At the end of this activity, students will be able to:
-use and identify vocabulary

Includes:
-3 pages of content
-detailed instructions and ideas for use
-“game guide” with speaking prompts
-printable speaking cards - cut and go!

Updated Product! - Brainwreck - A Dynamic Vocabulary Practice Game

Brainwreck is a way to practice vocabulary in an exciting and dynamic way! Just add vocabulary from your current unit, print the game, and you’re ready to play. Brainwreck really gets students to remember the vocabulary - it requires students to use kinesthetic, visual, written, verbal, and non-linguistic representations to describe their vocabulary words, and by the end of the game, your students will know their vocab backwards and forwards!

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How can I use it?:
-as a fun review for students who have seen the content before
-at the end of a lesson to have learners practice with new vocabulary
-as a learning station or learning center

Who is it for?:
-Students in Grades K-12
-World Language students
-ESL, ELL, ELD students
-English and Language Arts students studying vocabulary

At the end of the game, students will be able to:
-identify and use vocabulary from their current unit of study

Includes:
-4 pages of content
-detailed instructions and ideas for use
-number dice
-colorful gameboard
-BONUS activity!

Updated Product! - Spanish Table Mat - Speaking Phrases for Participation - FREE

Hearing a lot of English in your Spanish class?  This tablemat has all the small phrases that students need to feel confident about speaking in class. It is colorful and makes common phrases accessible to students.  Laminate a copy for each desk, and students will be participating in no time! 

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How can I use it?:
-laminate a copy for each desk for easy reference
-print a copy for students to keep for easy reference

Who is it for?:

-Students learning Spanish at any level
-Students in Grades K-12

By using this resources, students will be able to:
-speak in class with confidence
-use Spanish for common needs and questions

Includes:
-1 page of content
-a colorful, organized, easy-to-use tablemat

Spanish Class: How to Improve Speaking & Class Participation

One of the most difficult things about teaching Spanish is to get students to participate!  Besides making a welcoming environment, what else can you do?

Most of the time, students are nervous to participate because they "don't know what to say."  We throw so much information at them that it can be hard for them to process it all when they're trying to speak on the fly.

Enter - the FREE Spanish Tablemat.  Buy it here! This small resource has huge effects - I laminate one for each desk, and students are raising their hands in no time.  It's an at-a-glance resource and security blanket...whatever they may need to say is on the sheet!  Watch participation go up when you empower your students by giving them access to what they need.

Dynamic Game to Practice Vocab

When you're teaching a World Language, sometimes it seems like there is no end to vocabulary lists!  Students may groan when you introduce new words in class, but with Brainwreck, the'll look forward to practice with their new terms.

This game, based loosely on the concept of Cranium, requires students to use kinesthetic, visual, written, verbal, and non-linguistic representation to describe the vocabulary words on their cards.  Brainwreck is a way to practice vocabulary in an exciting and dynamic way!  Add vocabulary words from your current unit, and you’re set to go.

By the end of the game, your students will know their vocabulary backwards and forwards!

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Spanish Proficiency-Based Learning for Beginners - Colors

Are you tired of teaching students vocabulary or grammar topics only to have them forget by the next class?  Or worse, have them be able to read and write but not say a word?  Enter proficiency-based learning.  This type of teaching focuses on what the students will be able to do with the language, not what they know about it.

New on Teachers Pay Teachers is a three-day proficiency-based lesson plan to teach beginners colors in Spanish.  Best of all, they’ll actually be able to use them!  These first few concepts are some of the most important and useful your students will ever learn, and this Lesson Plan helps you make the most of it! It works on students’ writing, speaking and listening.

Don't need the whole lesson?  You can buy parts of it to supplement your lesson!
-full lesson
-powerpoint presentation and scaffolded notes
-1st colors communicative activity
-2nd colors communicative activity

Includes:
-games and learning activities
-slideshow with scaffolded notes
-communicative activities
-writing activities
-assessment “stamp” sheet