Spanish Class Sub Plan Ideas (other than a movie)

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One of the absolute worst aspects of being out as a teacher is having to put all the time and effort into a sub plan! Over the years, I’ve tried a variety of sub plan ideas and some were more successful than others. My goal has always been to keep students practicing their Spanish language […]

5 Interpersonal Speaking Activities for Spanish Class

5 interpersonal speaking activities for spanish class

Interpersonal Communication One of the three modes of communication we target within our classroom is interpersonal communication. This can be done via writing or speaking. When I was taking Spanish classes years ago, regular speaking activities were not as prevalent as they are these days, making me so nervous to share my voice in Spanish […]

Valentine’s Day Activities for Spanish Class

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Thinking about what to do around Valentine’s Day in your Spanish classes that is both engaging and educational? Check out te variety of ideas below on the topics of friendship and love, many of which can be implemented across several levels!  1. Valentine’s Gratitude Cards Focus on the topic of friendship with this writing activity! […]

Designing an AP Spanish Mini Unit

AP Spanish design mini unit 5 steps

What’s in an AP Spanish Unit? The current AP Spanish Language and Culture course is designed around 6 main themes, with a variety of sub-context options within each. If you’re new to designing your AP Spanish course and units, check out this post: Planning the Year in AP Spanish to get started. Once you have an […]

5 Tips for Second Semester in Spanish Class

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Looking to change things up or reset some expectations with your students at the start of the fresh semester? Read about 5 tips for setting your second semester up for success, including changing up routines, finding more YOU time and more!

Winter Holidays & Traditions in Spanish Class

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Teaching Winter Holidays The months of December and January can be awkward schedule-wise due to holidays, final exams, etc., but they are the perfect time to incorporate some exciting cultural lessons in your classes! There are a variety of winter holidays you can address in Spanish class to target the various Spanish-speaking cultures around the […]

5 Steps to Preparing Review Stations for Spanish Class

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Why Stations for Review? I absolutely love using stations to review topics from a unit or a semester of Spanish because it switches up our normal daily routine, provides students an overview of topics they should be comfortable with and allows me to circulate and support as needed! Stations do take some prep work the […]

Spanish Lesson Ideas on Gratitude and Thanksgiving

Spanish class activities on gratitude and Thanksgiving

Teaching on Thanksgiving Your first thought at reading this is “Why would I teach on Thanksgiving in my Spanish classes if it’s not really commonplace in Spanish-speaking countries?” There are a few reasons! One, it’s a nice way to segue into (or back from) Thanksgiving break. Two, it’s a great way to address what other […]

Halloween Activities for Spanish Class

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Teaching on Halloween? Here are four activity ideas to engage your students in Spanish on Halloween! Included are activity pages, video links, a game idea and more!