GOOGLE CLASSROOM RESOURCES 30 Daily Spanish Skits
With EXTENSION ACTIVITIES
& Word Banks for more reading, writing, speaking practice
Resources for Elementary and Middle School Exploratory Spanish
Greetings, Introductions, Goodbyes, Classroom Objects, Time, Schedules, Class Subjects, Places, People, Pastimes, Verbs, and much, MUCH More!
A Personal Note to Teachers
Are you teaching Spanish on a cart? Are you expected to make miracles happen in your classroom, without adequate time or resources? Do you have a GOOGLE CLASSROOM? Do you need a daily warm-up that's easy to post and can be extended into a full lesson? Then this kit is for YOU! This unit is even better than my last two 30 Day Skit lessons because 1. Everything is in Google Docs, which makes it easy for the Google Classroom 2. Each skit includes the daily objective, and 3. Word banks have been added to differentiate instruction and enrich vocabulary.
Students can use this as a warm up OR an actual focus lesson. The Google format makes it SO easy. I've been using them this year and it's saved me tons of planning time - not to mention these are engaging, authentic lessons that require students to speak in the target language on a daily bases.
When I first began teaching Spanish, my resources were quite limited. My first year working in the public schools, I was faced with the ominous task of teaching 3rd through 8th graders in two different schools. I had a box of puppets, a cart and nothing else. Driving from one school to another in the same day made parking a challenge and like many teachers, I was expected to perform miracles under the most challenging situations. I struggled to find ways to get students excited about learning Spanish, knowing that we would not have more than 30 days of instruction in a school year. I used the typical teaching methods, including TPR, songs, chants, games, and worksheets, but I still wasn’t seeing students reaching those higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. I purchased dialogues through various teacher sites and stores, but they were too advanced for an elementary or middle school exploratory class. That’s when I decided to write my own skits. At face value, they may seem very simple. However, what I found is that by using these simple dialogues as a foundation to build from, students were able to actually speak in the target language, understand what they were saying, and retain the content year to year. It is my hope that this kit will give you the tools to be successful and despite the constraints of teaching an exploratory class, see students make those connections.