Bilingual Stars

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By Bilingual Stars
Students design and develop La Casa Ideal- their ideal house. Helpful vocabulary, grading rubric and clear instructions included.
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Cooperative Learning, Rubrics
$2.00
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By Bilingual Stars
This is a retelling of the Mexican Folkloric Legend of the Poinsettia for a TPRS classroom. The story and questions and how to use it are included. Instructions on how to use it in your classroom are included. This is a wonderful cultural story
Subjects:
Spanish, Other (Social Studies - History), Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Printables
$4.00
6
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By Bilingual Stars
Final project assignment options and rubric for the Blaine Ray TPRS novel Pobre Ana.
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Handouts, Assessment
$1.00
10
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By Bilingual Stars
Students will practice reading a Spanish Language menu (included) and answer question about their preferences. This can be done alone or in groups, orally and/or silently. Students should have some knowledge of basic food items before doing this
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
$3.00
1
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By Bilingual Stars
Introduction to common verbs used in TPRS for grade 4, 5 and 6. TPRS story included using characters from Minecraft and template for students to create their own story to be performed in front of the class. Students love this lesson!
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Projects, Fun Stuff
$3.00
3
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By Bilingual Stars
This is an early elementary TPRS story to be shared with your class using the TPRS method of circling and repetition. Simple verbs like se llama, tiene, es, pone and vive are used. Show students the differences between the season in the Northern and
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
$4.00
3
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By Bilingual Stars
Simple story retold in Spanish with a Mexican twist. This gallina makes tortillas. Teaching notes and ideas included. Easy to adapt to a classroom play. Simple language for early Spanish learners. Future tense is used (can be adapted to present
Subjects:
Spanish, Drama
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard
$4.00
1
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By Bilingual Stars
This is a cultural lesson (in Spanish) to introduce students to Christmas tradition in Mexico and Peru. Interactive link to songs, videos and stories are included, as well as interactive games, notes and pictures. Immerse your students in Latin
Subjects:
Spanish, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Songs, Interactive Whiteboard
$4.00
1
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By Bilingual Stars
This is an original Spanish script of the classic fairytale Goldilocks and the Three Bears. It is written in simple, present tense and includes a sheet for drawing the vocabulary words. I often use felt board images or puppets to act out this story
Subjects:
Spanish, Drama
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
1
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By Bilingual Stars
Word Search for all of Mexico's 31 states and federal district.
Subjects:
Spanish, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities
$1.00
3
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By Bilingual Stars
Comprehensible Input/ TPRS video lesson and activites for a Mayan weaving legend. Video and activity all in Spanish. Additional pages on Mayan glyphs, numbers, calendar and more. Thanks to miscositastv.com for a great video adaptation of this
Subjects:
Spanish, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Cultural Activities, Video Files
$4.00
2
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By Bilingual Stars
Fun, interactive Spanish Smartboard lesson on the characters of the popular show Sponge Bob. Listening, speaking, reading, matching, writing activities can be created using these slides. Students love these familiar characters!
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
1
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By Bilingual Stars
Use this catchy traditional song for an immersion activity at all levels. Make up simple hand motions to accompany each line (flap wings, rub tummy for hungry, etc.) Includes sing along Youtube link and sing along with missing words. Also includes
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Songs, Interactive Whiteboard, Cultural Activities
$4.00
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By Bilingual Stars
66 regular -er, -ar and -ir verb slips ready to cut and use for games, conjugation practice, vocabulary lists, study guides and more. I use these slips to assign a different verb to each of my students when they have mastered verb conjugation. They
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities
$1.00
1
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By Bilingual Stars
Easy to understand presentation on different types of salsas in Mexico, their ingredients and how tortillas are made. I use this in class and then have a salsa taste test with my students. I also teach them to make guacamole. This is a lesson kids
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities
$4.00
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By Bilingual Stars
Template for having students create their own TPRS stories. Uses high frequency verbs and nouns ( es, tiene, quiere, da, se llama, vive, estudiante, profesora)
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$1.00
2
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By Bilingual Stars
Research template for 5 graders and up researching data and geographic information about Spanish speaking countries. Can be used as a webquest, presentation outline, classroom assignment, etc.
Subjects:
Spanish, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
Handouts, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
$2.00
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By Bilingual Stars
SMART Notebook lesson which accompanies the song Los Esqueletos from Ana Lomba's Sing and Play Spanish. Very fun for grades PK-2 and homeschool classes. Additional video links attached of similar versions of the song. Fun for Dia de los Muertos!
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard, Cultural Activities
$3.00
Digital Download NOTEBOOK (1.04 MB)
By Bilingual Stars
Get your middle schoolers or high schoolers speaking in the TL, thinking, working collaboratively and practicing proper grammar with this interactive Power Point on common verbs used in TPRS stories.
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
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By Bilingual Stars
4th-8th graders will enjoy learning descriptive adjectives with this interactive PowerPoint. Lots of pictures and examples and time to interact with classmates in the target language.
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
Digital Download PPTX (0.59 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am an energetic, creative, published, professional language educator with over a decade of experience in my field. I have experience working in the U.S and abroad with all types of students in rural and urban communities. I am dedicated to educating my students on all aspects of Spanish language and culture and enjoy sharing my passion for language and culture for the Spanish-speaking world with my students. I have nearly twenty years of experience teaching Spanish language at the preschool, elementary, middle and high school levels and have also taught English language to native Spanish speakers at the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Mexico. I hold a Master’s Degree in Teaching and a Bachelor’s degree in History and Latin American Studies. I am fluent in Spanish, have conversational fluency in Mandarin Chinese and have ample experience with Spanish language, literature, film, art, culture and many facets of the diversity within the Spanish-speaking world. In addition to teaching Spanish language courses, I have arranged and led trips for my students and others to the U.S. Southwest, Peru, Mexico and El Salvador. I have lived, studied and worked abroad in both Mexico and Peru. I have done extensive volunteer work in Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador and Peru. I enjoy technology greatly as a teaching tool, and have made it a priority in my classroom. My students throughout the years have had electronic pen-pals in Spanish –speaking nations, have kept digital voice recorded journals, have presented power point presentations, planned international trips, gone on virtual field trips, created digital albums and storybooks, and even written and recorded plays, original songs and poetry in the target language using blogs, podcasts and the internet. Specialties: •Spanish language education •English as a Second Language •Latin American History •History of Hispanidad in the U.S. •Gifted Education •Educational Consulting •Classroom management •International Field Trips and Volunteer/Service Work

MY TEACHING STYLE

TPRS/CI, immersive, interactive, collaborative, student-centered, global approach and world view

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2015-Medical Service trip to rural Guatemala- invited as translator for medical team 2003- Christian Brothers Fellowship to study in Peru 2010-CASLS Publication Publications: Foreign Language Games(Link) Center of Applied Second Language Studies Journal October 2010 This publication gives helps teachers develop new and exciting ways to engage their students through hand on language learning activities. Languages and Learners: Making the Match 5th Edition Contributing author How We Handle It: Hundreds of Ideas from Classroom Teachers Contributing author

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master's Degree in Education- Aurora University, IL Bachelor's Degree in History and Latin American studies- College of the Holy Cross- Worcester, MA Additional classes taken at Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Puebla, Mexico and Emmaunuel College, Boston, MA.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Avid traveler in Central and South America. Medical and other types of service trip leader in Peru, Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico. International living and working experience. Avid yogi and runner. Life-long learner.

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