Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead themed L2 activity


Check out my latest Dia de los Muertos themed lesson using the awesome Skelita Calavera. Click on the pics for the entire document on TPT~ There's even a space to create a new "cara". All phonetic pronunciation is included, the key and a bunch of words to learn easily!

Using the Burger Diagram for Spanish projects


To teach a whole "about me" monologue in L2, I decided to use my Classtools.net subscription and try out the Burger Diagram. Get yours at http://www.classtools.net/widgets/burger_3/JKcNT.htm. Do not mind the lack of tildes. This is my brainstorm final product, so have some mercy 🙂 Now, bear with me. I have already posted several mini lessons using... Continue Reading →

Teaching Spanish by batch words


We used batches of related words connected by colors to teach fast-paced Spanish K-6. These walls will become bigger as the year goes. Pink Words- Survival Spanish Green Words- Interview words/ Orange- Answers to common questions Blue- Unit words- These are the word walls that will grow on and on as the unit progresses. We... Continue Reading →

DIY Games for ESL, ELL and L2!


Virtual or Real, games are the best ways to learn language. Here are some I strongly recommend for optimal classroom experience. All you need is  a label maker and creativity to give these games a twist !   BBQ Blitz- For this game I used my Dymo TS500 (above, my new love) and labeled the... Continue Reading →

Spanish project idea: Preparando pizza


I used Pixie 3 to focus on the main skills: ID the main components of pizza (our food unit) Divide them into vegetales, frutas, carnes, pan Put together a creative piece Elicit student sentences by providing a template. PStep 1, refresh the names of possible meats, veggies, cheese, etc. Divide them. PS: Tomatoes and Mushrooms... Continue Reading →

Spanish 2.0 using www.Theoworlds.com


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You do not need a FLES site to LingTECH through languages: Check out some of my projects using basic JAVA sites.

theoworlds  www.theoworlds.com/halloween

This ecard and avatar Java site lets your students interactively carve a pumpkin. After the carving (the sustained affective stimulus), do a print screen (directions at the end of this page) to create a document that can turn into any language. Sample below:

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www.theoworlds.com/birthday– I use the birthday greetings option to enrich and enhance the “How old are you?”- “I am__ years old”  lesson. Also good for practicing saying the dates of birthdays as it keeps them focused on their work. Sample follows:

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www.theoworlds.com/valentines– My favorite Oworlds card gives you many options for sending an ecard as Valentine cookies that students can decorate.  I use it to teach endearment phrases in Spanish- Sample follows:

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www.theoworlds.com/christmas– As the name suggests, this is the same…

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