Modeled after the VDOE Writing SOL Technology Enhanced Items, this SMARTboard lesson allows students to practice with commas and quotation marks. Because this is a SMARTboard lesson, the movement of the commas and quotation marks mimics the way the technology enhanced items are set up. Students will
Direct object pronoun speaking activity for Spanish class
Sherie Gentilli Quinn
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I designed this activity for my Spanish 2 classes. It is a survey-style speaking activity, where each student has a question to ask 5 classmates and record their answers. His
Curious who the two figures from history are? So were the kids!
This is an attention hook built to model why students need to learn critical reading, vocabulary, and grammar skills. The vocabulary and grammar simulations model the importance of what we do in a language arts class before calling i
This "Vocabulary Explosion" program was developed to create a solid foundation of the English language in 5th grade students. The complete program includes 30 weeks of daily lessons in order for students to master the Greek and Latin base words and their many derivatives. Due to feedback and requests
The students play with the differences between abstractions and concrete nouns. Writing concretely is an important step toward writing vividly. See my Atlantic article on the subject. http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/10/the-secret-to-good-writing-its-about-objects-not-ideas/263113/
This is the Flipchart I use to introduce and review Adjectives with my students. It begins with a brainstorming activity (directions included). all you would need to gather are sticky notes and some paper.
It includes definitions, notes, examples, practice examples, and "game" like activities. I als
A frazzled dad tries to get his 4-year-old daughter and 9-month-old son ready to leave the house -- in Spanish.
I was getting my kids dressed and ready to go when all of a sudden, I realized I was using lots of reflexive verbs. So I busted out my phone and started recording all of my interaction
These 12 identity cards are designed to use in the Spanish Class as a role-play. Each of the students takes a card and they automatically have another identity. The rest of the students will have to get some personal information of the others by asking proper questions using the Spanish language!
Heterogeneous student groups use accurate Spanish, ample facts, and much enthusiasm to convince colleagues that their simulated trip to a Spanish-speaking country will be the best! Peers provide thoughtful commentary and questioning after each presentation via future and conditional. Double-sided re
Model the "Destinos Auténticos" travel project to intermediate-to-advanced Spanish students. PowerPoint showcases Madrid, but you may customize slides per any city. When you simulate the oral presentation, excited student groups get the travel bug, get the idea, & get to work!
Almost every time I try to get my students to write anything, I get hit with a wave of groans and sighs, and even some "It's not like I'm going to get a job sitting somewhere writing essays all day long!!" when I'm super-duper lucky. My students are also terrible about catching grammar mistakes in th