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Spanish Mini-lesson # 3 presents singular subject pronouns in an easy to memorize format. Pronouns Yo, Tú, él, ella, and usted and their usage is explained. Brightly colored background and music makes this presentation a pleasure to watch.
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Short and Long vowels are explained. Students are taught how to add silent e. Short CVC words are converted to long vowel words by adding silent e. It's musical and entertaining as well as a good teaching/tutoring tool.
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These vowel and consonant blends all have the long vowel u sound. Students will learn vocabulary with these letter combinations. They will also enjoy zany poems employing these sounds. Have the students watch the video more than once. It will
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First and Second graders will enjoy these zany poems. The poetic passages cover short vowels a,e,i,o,and u. There are ten poems in total, two for each vowel sound. The vocabulary is intended for easy decoding. The silly themes will draw giggles
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Spanish Mini-lesson # 2 is a fun way to close out the semester. Students can enjoy Spanish guitar music while reviewing Spanish phonics rules and practicing pronunciation of cognates. Lesson # 2 will strengthen students' Spanish phonetic skills
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Animated Power Point Presentation on how to present an argument. The focus is on: 1. presenting two sides to the issue. 2. How to choose a side to defend. 3. Gathering the facts. 4. Persuading the audience to your point of view. The presentation is
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Spanish Phonics will enable students to understand how to pronounce the phonemes of the Spanish alphabet and sound out vocabulary words. Store: Debra-buffingtonadams This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs
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This power point is a brief historical presentation of the Battle of Puebla. Brightly colored slides with pictures of the main players of the battle make the event come alive. Mexican guitar music plays in the background and creates a very
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Sound blending exercise using sounds ER IR UR OR to create words. The drill has a musical background that creates a fun ambiance for increasing phonemic awareness. Store: teacherspayteachers.com/store/Debra-buffingtonadams This work is licensed
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This is a fun power point presentation that would make a great culminating activity for ending a foods unit, or a foods review. You will travel to the market to buy the ingredients for tacos al pastor. The recipe is presented in detail The
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This is the reading/writing component of the expository power point presentation. Objectives: Upon completion of this reading and writing section of the unit, students will: 1. be able to read informational text with understanding; 2. be able to
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I created an animated cartoon, powered by Go Animate.com. A Spanish teacher, Srta. Valdez introduces her audience to different types of people in her school. She describes them and tells a little about what they like to do. When she finishes her
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This Spanish Mini-lesson reviews singular subject pronouns in first, second and third person. On the printout, writing in 1st-3rd person is explained in detail. Simple Spanish sentences are given for a writing example to aid in comprehension of the
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Middle schoolers who are non-readers or special needs students can greatly benefit by drilling the phonemic alphabet. Brightly colored Letters flash on screen to an African beat and my voice calls out the sounds. Simple sound blending is
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Sound blending exercise using sounds G H and PH to create words. The drill has a musical background that creates a fun ambiance for increasing phonemic awareness. Store: teacherspayteachers.com/store/Debra-buffingtonadams This work is licensed
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The uses of Letter Y as a vowel is explained.. Vocabulary words using "Y" as long e, long i and short i is presented. It's musical and entertaining as well as a good teaching/tutoring tool.
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Part Two of How to Write an Argumentative Essay. Power Point presentation gives samples of annotations, i.e. quotes, citing experts on your subject, etc. Brief cartoons are used to show the necessity proving your point. Facts versus opinions are
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This Spanish Mini-lesson presents part 2 of Spanish subject pronouns. Nosotros, nosotras, vosotros, vosotras, ellos, ellas and ustedes are pronounced with time for students to repeat the words. Images bring out the meaning. The power point
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Nosotros, nosotras, vosotros, vosotras, ellos, ellas and ustedes.It's all about us, it's all about you or it's all about them. This printout offers a thorough explanation of the plural form of Spanish pronouns in first, second or third person.
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The handouts for Como se prepara los tacos al pastor include a detailed lesson plan aligned to National Common Core Standards, a writing practice (11 items) and a a multiple choice quiz (9 items) the lesson plan is in English. All other material
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Debra Buffington-Adams is a vetran foreign language teacher of over 20 years. She taught for 10 years in the Chicago Public School system and remaining years in the south suburbs of Chicago. After retiring from teaching in the classroom, Debra turned her attention to creating after-school reading intervention materials and software. She uses foreign language teaching methods to drill phonics with music and games. You can see her web based teaching materials on her website www.newheightsineducation.com

MY TEACHING STYLE

Ms Buffington-Adams adheres to the theories of multiple intelligences (Howard Gardner) and individual learning styles (Karl Jung). She believes in reaching to the mindset and urban cultural background of children in order to teach them. Her current focus is urban education and creating ways to reach at risk children who are not responding to traditional methods of reading intervention. She uses foreign language teaching strategies to engage students in intense phonics instruction, drills and blending games.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Golden Apple Teacher's Award nominee, 2000.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

MaEd, 2005, Curriculum and Instruction, Argosy University-Chicago BA, 1989, Spanish with Teaching, Chicago State University Certificate of Professional Development, 1997, Facultad de Filosofia Y Letras, Cadiz, Spain Certificate of Professional Development, 1997, Instituto Universal, Cuernavaca, Mexico. Professional Development sponsored by CPS Office of Language and Cultural Education.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Ms. Buffington-Adams plays the guitar and uses music to help students focus on lessons. Music has a calming effect and makes the learning experience a pleasant one for struggling learners.

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