These pages provide you with the ultimate bilingual word bank that your students will reference over and over throughout the year and are formatted by categories to use as handouts for seatwork and quick referencing. This thematic glossary product is designed for all Spanish levels as introductory or review and serves as a foundation tool for any of your classroom conversations or written activities about weather and climate and your students will reference the definitions over and over throughout the year. Use this vocabulary reference to give your students an effective tool for building to language proficiency.
What is included:
• 16 categories of Weather and Topography Thematic Vocabulary
• Separate vocabulary lists formatted for display on a document camera or smartboard or to use as handouts for a composition notebook, 3-ring binder, learning folder (interactive notebook)
• Teacher notes and explanations
• Daily lesson suggestions
• Conversation questions and open-ended responses
• Clipart weather image formatted for document camera or smartboard
Suggestions for use:
√ Print for use as seat work.
√ Distribute for use in the interactive notebook (learning folder).
√ Use as a foundation tool (word bank) for all of your written and verbal season and
weather unit activities.
√ Use as supplemental vocabulary for self-pacing and skill acceleration.
√ Use as exploratory and introduction of a thematic unit.
√ Use as a combination of teacher and student-selected vocabulary.
√ Using images as a prompt, create written or verbal statements about
time, place or activity and appropriate clothing.
√ Use a highlighter marker to mark teacher designated vocabulary for the unit.
The vocabulary reference is also designed to seamlessly coordinate with Maestra Mapache Creations Environmental Ecology Vocabulary Reference as students progress on to Spanish levels 3 and 4. Having discussions about climate change? Your students will be equipped to handle the challenge.
Essential skills to be learned:
- Weather vocabulary and expressions
- Numbers 0 to 100
- Days of the week and calendar months
Minor background knowledge:
- Definite and indefinite articles
- Adjective agreement
- Gender agreement
- Map topography / geography / continents
- Use of Ser or Estar
- Estar + adjectives / Hay + nouns
The Weather and Topography Vocabulary Reference can be purchased individually and used to supplement your current weather unit and textbook curriculum. As a reference tool you may prefer to supplement with my other weather and region activities as they are designed to provide a foundation for the majority of common vocabulary that students will utilize throughout the course of a weather unit. Maestra Mapache Creations has coordinated these collections of vocabulary, dialogues, worksheets and images to be your versatile tool for both verbal and written activities. Put your valuable time back in your hands.
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Please see my other resources below:
Environmental Ecology Vocabulary
Interactive Weather and Region Dialogue
Creative Writing Story Development Projects