Spanish posters – Cervantes

August 1 is coming up and and mentioned in a previous post, I want to use my digital resources so I can get some new toys to play with! I've made a set of French posters, and now it's time for some Spanish posters. These are all 16X20" posters with quotes from author...

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French quote posters – my confession

I have a confession to make: I love buying digital graphic assets. Bundles of stuff - fonts, backgrounds, textures, styles, actions. I'll admit it, I have a problem. It's an addiction. I have so many fonts. So many watercolor effects. So. Much. Stuff. Part of my...

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Authentic Resource – descriptions

If you are teaching how to describe a person's physical appearance, there are a lot of authentic resources out there - and most of them can easily be used, even with beginners! One of my go-to sources for this sort of thing is dating websites. Of course you should...

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A map activity with lots of CI

I've done a map activity for many years - it's a fun one that confuses students until they "get it" - and once they do, they love messing with the other students who haven't caught on yet. I started it way back when we still used overhead projectors and now I do it...

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Comprehensible Input and non-fiction

It's been a busy summer - I've been working to come up with some new ideas and I can't wait to try them out! This year I'm going to be teaching French 1-2 only. My colleague and I arrange so that we alternate each year, which means only one prep for each of us and we...

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What did we do this week?

A full 5-day week! Well, almost. We did have a short day for district meetings, so let's say a 4.5 day week. On Monday, we started off with learning the parts of the body. I had students draw a generic person on a page in their notebooks, then we labeled the various...

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What did we do this week?

It was a short week with Monday off for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  It's nice to have that little break coming right off of winter vacation! Tuesday, we played the 'grab it' game with the words for toiletries.  The kids got a copy of the page to put in their...

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New TPT product: 7 amazing women

This is a new bundle, made up of the reading activities for 7 women's biographies.  It includes: Josephine Baker, Andrée Peel, Nancy Wake, Grace Kelly, Marie Antoinette, Marie Curie and Joan of Arc.  It's a wide variety of historical eras, fields, and nationalities. ...

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Learning new vocabulary and having fun

I'm giving this to my students this week so they can glue it into their notebooks. I'll have them fill in the words under each image. To open the pdf file, just click on the image. Before I give them the handout for their notebooks, we will play a game that my...

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