From day one, students wanted to know how to ask me questions and how to obtain information but, were a little intimidated to express themselves in Spanish in front of others. This is the ultimate reference for teaching your students how to get involved and how to obtain information. I began these questions and expressions on the first day of school as a way to give every student a common foundation and to set up my expectation for classroom communication. Most questions only require a reply of “yes” or “no” or a simple word answer. After a section was taught and practiced, I required the questions for communication within the classroom and these expressions withstood the demands of time and class levels. Most of these expressions served their purpose well for over 25 years and were continued because of frequent use and popular demand.
There are 20 "useful questions" and 18 "Other expressions for communication". This product includes different formatting variations for the handouts and the key so that you can use the key on your document camera or smartboard. You receive one student fill in sheet without answers for seat work, 2 keys and 3 pages of teacher lesson suggestions. There are two format versions of the keys, one is an 18 font and one is a for a teacher hard copy with answers (or handout) in a 10 font.
Lots of fun expressions and students will appreciate having something extra to say to each other and happily “own” a quantity of expressions that they can use on a daily basis in the classroom. Since this is an introductory activity, it is an excellent place to work on the Spanish sound system. The “abecedario” will compliment this activity and this will support your efforts teaching the Spanish alphabet.
You will have days where you get creative and figure out ways to combine or alter the questions and expressions by substituting or bringing in some of your own personalized vocabulary and there are many underlined words with a word (in parenthesis) that can be substituted for words that are more common to your area
You may purchase the sections individually or as a bundled product.
- Section #1 = 20 Questions plus 18 Other Expressions
- Section #2 = Commands
- Bundled product is discounted and includes both Section #1 and #2 plus
2 practice worksheets.
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Classroom Commands for Daily Communication
Classroom Questions and Commands For Daily Communication Bundle
Bilingual Classroom Object Vocabulary Reference
Classroom Communication Guidelines
Bilingual Question Vocabulary Reference