We are super excited about the new school year, and we want to help you make it absolutely awesome! Here are our top resources that Spanish teachers have been using their classes for the beginning of the year.
The beginning of the academic year offers a fresh canvas to create impactful learning experiences that will shape your students’ language acquisition adventure.
From streamlined teaching strategies to carefully crafted lesson plans, these resources are designed to not only save you time but also enhance your students’ learning outcomes. Whether you’re a seasoned educator or a fresh face in the classroom, our collection has something for everyone.
Back-To-School Top 10 Spanish Class Activities & Resources
1. Efficient Spanish Teacher Framework Mini-Course
We’ve gathered a group of incredible experts to guide you through concrete steps to revolutionize your teaching experience. Our mini-course series is designed to empower you with efficient strategies that will not only reduce the time you spend on teaching but also alleviate stress and give you back precious time in your life.
“This bundle helped me get set up for the new school year. It is very well put together and has great resources to use for setting up my Spanish classes for the new school year.” – Navagon P.
3. Spanish 1, 2, and 3 Pacing Guides
- 50 Minutes Daily Schedules
- Block Schedule
4. Google Translate: Friend or Foe? Lesson Plan for Spanish 1
This lesson gives you an opportunity to talk openly with students about Google Translate. You will show students the limitations of the tool while explaining to students the ways in which unsanctioned use of the translation tool can interfere with their learning
5. Spanish 1, 2, and 3 Preliminary Lessons
Prepare your students at the begining of the year to start a new Spanish level. Includes mini-lesson plans to introduce or review concepts they need.
6.Classroom Commands in Spanish and Other Useful Phrases Mini-Lesson Plan
“These have been great to have around my classroom. They give my students a lot of vocabulary and keep them focused in the language.” – Monica M.
7. Spanish Song: 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 30 Hispanos Destacados – Biographies for Hispanic Heritage Month (SPA & ENG)
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.
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