barbara davis

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barbara davis
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By barbara davis
The murder mystery project is excellent for 2nd year students finishing up preterite vs imperfect usage or for 3rd year students as a review of the concept. Students create their own powerpoint murder mystery where they present the victim, 3
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Assessment
$3.00
132 ratings
4.0
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By barbara davis
This 56 minute documentary on Netflix is the best thing I have seen this year for either a Spanish or a Social Studies class. 4 college students spend 56 days in a remote Guatemalan village on a dollar a day budget while they explore the effects of
Subjects:
World History, Spanish, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Movie Guides
$3.00
133 ratings
4.0
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By barbara davis
This PG-13 film is a wonderful way to open the dialogue of illegal immigrants and the difficulties they encounter. Under the same moon tells the story of Carlitos, a 9 yr old boy who travels from Mexico to Los Angeles to find his mother after 4 yrs
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
$3.00
92 ratings
4.0
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By barbara davis
This 83 minute academy award winning documentary chronicles the journeys of children and adolescents as they risk their lives to come to the United States. Its an excellent video and students can identify with the main characters as they are all
Subjects:
U.S. History, Spanish, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Movie Guides
$3.00
75 ratings
4.0
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By barbara davis
Katie Couric produced this 90 minute film about obesity in America and its links to the food lobbies, sugary diets and soda. She follows four teenagers in their struggles to lose weight while examining the epidemic of obesity in America in the last
Subjects:
Health
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Movie Guides
$3.00
22 ratings
4.0
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By barbara davis
This movie is great for a middle school beginning Spanish class. It deals with a young Mexican athlete who lives illegally in Los Angeles and has a chance to realize his dream as a professional soccer player in England. Dialogue is mostly in
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Movie Guides
$3.00
43 ratings
4.0
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By barbara davis
These open ended, closed ended, decoding and reflection questions accompany the book HOME OF THE BRAVE by Katherine Applegate. This book tells the story of Kek, a refugee from Dharfur who relocates to Minnesota. This beautiful book is written in
Subjects:
Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education
Types:
Novel Study, Homework, Guided Reading Books
$5.00
48 ratings
3.9
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By barbara davis
This game pits students in the room against each other with a different partner every round. Students compete to come up first with the right answer and then everyone rotates chairs after each round. Powerpoint comes with instructions for teachers
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$1.00
47 ratings
3.9
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By barbara davis
Something that students never seem to get nor get enough of, this packet provides students with easy to remember pneumonic acronyms for both verbs and examples of each. Followed by 100 short practice sentences covering every situation for Ser or
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Adult Education
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Handouts
$2.00
35 ratings
3.9
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By barbara davis
Tortilla Soup is a cute little movie that examines the relationships in a Mexican American family and intertwines the theme of food. This is an excellent film to show after finishing a unit on either food or family to show students the importance
Subjects:
Spanish, Cooking
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
25 ratings
4.0
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By barbara davis
This lesson includes start up notes for students on how to identify the gender of a noun and decide the correct article to use with nouns in Spanish. Each note section is followed by practices that can be completed indidivually as homework or
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Handouts, Homework
$1.00
39 ratings
3.9
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By barbara davis
These are clear printable notes for students on the usage of POR and PARA with examples for each case followed by 70 practice sentences to be used as either in class exercises or as homework. There never seems to be enough practice for this concept
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Outlines, Homework
$2.00
33 ratings
3.8
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By barbara davis
Students discover the meaning and excitement of having a Quinceanera. They visit many different websites to acquire vocabulary, become acquainted with events of the big day, plan their own Quince event (keeping a budget) shop for a dress and
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Internet Activities
$2.00
34 ratings
3.9
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By barbara davis
This popular film from the late 1980's remains a favorite with first year Spanish students. Sweet 15 explores two culturally relevant themes, the significance of the Quinceañera and the issue of granting amnesty to illegal aliens in the U.S.
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Internet Activities
$3.00
30 ratings
4.0
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By barbara davis
21 chronological questions in both Spanish and English to accompany the film Motorcycle Diaries which chronicles the early life of Che Guevara. This film won awards and is excellent for any level of Spanish or Social Studies. However, one should
Subjects:
Spanish, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Minilessons
$3.00
21 ratings
3.9
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By barbara davis
27 chronologically ordered questions in English to follow the film LA BAMBA which chronicles the life and music of Ritchie Valens. Film is rated R for some strong language and one scene of domestic fighting. Stars Esai Morales and Lou Diamond
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts
$3.00
23 ratings
4.0
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By barbara davis
The famous story of the ant and the grasshopper by Aesop serves as inspiration for this preterite vs imperfect practice that works best for Spanish II or III after students have been working with choosing preterite vs imperfect in sentences. Fable
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Homework
$2.00
32 ratings
4.0
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By barbara davis
How well you do know the countries of Latin America? 16 short descriptions of interesting facts about each country lead students on an internet guessing game. Great for beginners, practicing countries and capitals, and learning about Spanish
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities
$2.00
36 ratings
4.0
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By barbara davis
This worksheet guides students through the basics of making comparisons of equality and inequality. Step by step notes, followed by short practices, you can complete these together in class or assign as homework. Page three is a half sheet fun
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$1.00
33 ratings
4.0
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By barbara davis
This exercise based on the famous fable by Aesop gives students 38 opportunities to practice choosing preterite or imperfect verbs in a manageable context. Story contains both regular and irregular verbs and should prompt some good discussions in
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Homework
$2.00
27 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

22 years teaching experience in middle and high school Foreign Language. (Spanish I,II,III,IV, French I,II,III) 3 years teaching Portuguese classes at Washington University. Currently teaching Spanish IV and Spanish Language Arts for Heritage Speakers.

MY TEACHING STYLE

All over the board, I enjoy creating as many new activities for students to learn language as possible. I am also interested in reading guides for my student's favorite books.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

10 time winner of Missouri's Best Lessons for Teachers. 3 time nominee for Teacher of the Year.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA Portuguese, International Relations - UW Madison MaEd - Washington University MA-ESL/Bi-lingual - Edgewood College K-12 Certification Spanish, French, ESL, Bi-Lingual

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

9 years leading summer immersion trips for students in France and Spain. Liaison for University of Southern Mississippi- Study Abroad Salamanca. 3 years international living experience in Brussels, Belgium. Dane County Youth Board Member

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