Spanish Teaching Materials The DVD contains one complete set of lesson plans any sub can use. There are worksheets to keep the students active and ideas for two or three days of follow-up activities so the teacher can capitalize on the DVD material. There's even a quiz to give the students over the material! Great for in-school suspension students, students on vacation, or even students who are on medical leave. Perfect for when you have that winter cold and lose your voice. WordPlay CafeDogfoose.com (Michael Kline) This one’s for the teachers. Within the last few years, we’ve been stretched quite thin when it comes to budgetary matters, and very few sectors of our economy have witnessed as dramatic a cut in services as our schools. With this in mind, I’ve made the decision to put my greediness aside, and offer some help instead.
Mix It Up! Authentic Activities for the World Language Classroom Do you ever feel stuck in a rut while planning your language classes? Perhaps you spend a lot of time lecturing at the white board, use the same activities with different vocabulary for every unit, or rely on teaching students grammar because that's how you were taught. No matter your "go to" activity, we are all much more engaging when we vary our activities and make them relatable. If the speaker is engaging, a good lecture every now and then is enjoyable. However, when faced with daily lectures, students dread class, and hence, learn less. So why not mix it up?
Roll the Dice for Popular Spanish to English Phrases and Sayings Want to learn some Spanish sayings? Here is a cool tool created by don Quijote Spanish Courses that I though is worth sharing with you. It is a sayings generator that features random popular Spanish to English phrases. The Quick and Easy Guide to Teaching with Spanish Songs You’re all ready for class, which starts in just a few minutes. Prepositions are on today’s agenda, oh goody! Your students start to trickle in to the room, chatting with one another. But then, above the buzz, you hear someone utter those dreaded words: “Are we doing anything fun today?” Is there any other profession where you are not only responsible for a specific, projected outcome, but also under the emotional obligation to make it fun and entertaining?
17 Fun Games to Play in Spanish Class! 1. ARROZ CON PAN: Game of elimination played in a circle where the students chant “Arroz con pan (3x) y sal” then a number is called out and counted around the circle. 2. CIERTO - FALSO: A person (often the teacher) stands between the stands of the trees and calls out phrases related to the class's latest vocabulary.