PERFECT FOR CONSOLIDATING VOCABULARY AND DEVELOPING LANGUAGE SKILLS IN SPANISH!
SOPAS DE LETRAS are a fabulous way of encouraging learners to engage with the written word in SPANISH, refreshing and reinforcing language as they complete the grids. This set features 10 differentiated word searches, with each consecutive grid increasing in challenge. There are 5 SPANISH to SPANISH grids, where learners are prompted with SPANISH words, and look for them in SPANISH in the grid. For additional consolidation, each grid also features an ENGLISH word list that they have to complete, really putting their knowledge to the test! There are also 5 ENGLISH to SPANISH grids, where the prompt words are given in ENGLISH, and learners have to find the SPANISH equivalent in the grid. For additional consolidation and practice in writing in SPANISH, they also complete the SPANISH word list on each page. Learners can tell in which direction the words are written by looking at the arrow key on each grid.
There is an answer grid for each word search, so that learners can check their answers - or use for a little extra help if they need it. The word searches are in landscape format, as this mirrors the common direction of reading from left to right, facilitating learner engagement with the activity.
I’ve also included a SPANISH-ENGLISH reference sheet for a little additional support - you can either laminate this to share around small groups of learners, or give one to each learner to stick into their learning workbooks as an all-year-round reference.
Use as starters, refreshers, plenaries or fun-time fillers at any time during the school year, as well as when you’re introducing months and seasons in SPANISH. For a real focus, and to facilitate learner independence, photocopy all the grids as a workbook, and let learners simply work their way through. The workbook format is great for home learning activities too. Create an answer key booklet - one booklet for small groups of 3 or 4 learners is sufficient. If you create workbooks and answer key booklets, these are best prepared photocopied double-sided and with a double staple on the left-hand side. This format is far more reader, writer and learner-friendly than using a single-staple in the top left-hand corner for example.
I've described the resource as suitable for GRADES 3-6, but it really does depend on where your learners are in their SPANISH learning program, and what you're currently working on or revising.
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