Monthly Archives: April 2015

10 Ways to Use a Song in Spanish Class

Things to do with music: 1. Play it loud during class change. Make students wonder what’s going on in Spanish class! 2. Play it soft while students work. Music helps create a positive learning environment! 3. Learn the coro! 4. Do … Continue reading

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Music in the Classroom: What I’ve learned this year

1. Variety is the spice of life: music doesn’t have to be a lyrics cloze, nor does it have to illustrate this week’s grammar focus.  There are lots of reasons to listen to Spanish music in class and lots of … Continue reading

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Magic Squares – Family Vocab Puzzle

Here is a puzzle I made for practicing/reinforcing family vocabulary. It is based on an activity my district purchased from TPT (unfortunately I cannot find the original source to give credit), but I changed it around to fit my vocabulary … Continue reading

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Family Unit Audio Resources

Here are two #authres activities I made for my family unit. The first one uses recordings from Audio Lingua, and features 5 different speakers from Spain. It was fun pointing out the accent to my students! The second is from … Continue reading

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Textbook Unit Breakdown: Realidades 1, Chapter 4b

Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell mentioned me in a post she wrote about textbooks, so I thought I’d write about how I use Realidades, and what strategies help me incorporate CI and keep the focus on communicative goals.  Here’s an overview of what … Continue reading

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