These are tried-and-tested ready-made materials to keep in your back pocket for the upcoming months.
1. 30 Hispanos Destacados – Biography Sheets (Spanish & English)
Introduce notable Hispanics/latinos during the entire year with 30 printables with the person’s photo, life highlights, and a major contribution. The Spanish version is written in the present tense and uses as many cognates as possible for beginner students. English version included.
2. Classroom Commands in Spanish and Other Useful Phrases Mini Lesson Plan & Graphics
The 50 vocabulary words and phrases for this lesson have been divided into: Performing Actions, Following Instructions, and Asking for Help Phrases
3. Cultural Scavenger Hunt – Spanish Substitute Lesson Plan for Novice Students
Students will use a scavenger hunt list to research a variety of Hispanic cultural topics. They will compile a list of pictures and short text for each topic listed. They will then create a visual presentation showcasing their work through Canva, Google Slides, or any other online tool.
4 . Antonio Gaudí: La vida contemporánea – Los estilos de vida (España)
In this reading comprehension activity, students learn about the Spanish architect and artist Gaudí, his work, and how he contributed to Barcelona, Spain.
Explore the art of Gaudí and understand how it has an impact on modern life. Transform the activity into an artistic project!
5. Y no hago más na’ by El Gran Combo: Spanish Song to Practice Reflexive Verbs
Use all the activities included in this pack or pick only the ones suitable for your classes.
“My level 2 Spanish students loved this to learn reflexive verbs! The pictures went very well and allowed me to differentiate for different types of learners.” –Jessica S.
6. ¿Adónde vas? by Jarabe de Palo – Song to Practice the Verb IR in the Present
Students love this song to practice the ver IR in the present with 8 activities to choose from. Use all of the activities or pick only the ones suitable for your classes.
7. Spanish Speaking Countries Mini Lesson Plan for Spanish 1
Students work in groups to learn basic facts about Spanish-speaking countries and identify the capital cities. They will create a collaborative board online and present it to the class.
8. Practice with Cognates – Spanish Substitute Lesson Plan for Novice Students
Students will learn/review the definition of “cognate” and understand this word in context with examples from other languages. They practice reading in Spanish while searching for and identifying cognates and deducing the overall meaning of the reading selection based on their understanding of the cognates.
9. Spanish Song Cloze: La Gozadera by Gente de Zona ft Marc Anthony
Great song to introduce your Spanish-speaking countries and ¿De dónde eres? units or review geography at the beginning of the year. Students practice by filling in the blanks digitally in the same document.
10. Guatemala: Sweet 16 Verbs – Emergency Sub Plan for Spanish Intermediate Students
After completing the text with the correct forms of the appropriate verbs, students will show their understanding of the text and places in Guatemala by labeling the pictures. There are two versions of the text completion task (one with word banks and one with each verb given) as well as two versions of the places labeling activity to allow for different language levels.
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