Laura Cometa

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By Laura Cometa
Do you need a "pre-test" or diagnostic to gauge your beginning Spanish students' skills? This is a self-assessment for students to complete at the beginning, middle and end of the year. It lists 80 "benchmarks" for oral communication skills in
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish, Other (World Language)
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7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
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A simple worksheet that students use to learn the 10 basic body parts (these are on page 9 in the Realidades 1 book if that's what you use). I usually photocopy it with my other product "Bob Esponja" body parts on the back. Students who finish
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World Language, Spanish, Other (World Language)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
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By Laura Cometa
This is a fun and easy way to get your students working in different PAIRS. Students mingle around the classroom choosing a different partner to work with for each hour on the clock. When their clock is full, they will have 12 different partners
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World Language, Spanish, Other (World Language)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
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2 ratings
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By Laura Cometa
Students learn family vocabulary words in Spanish using the Simpson family tree. Students respond to sentences in Spanish about the Simpsons and their own family. This activity is editable and easily
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World Language, Spanish, Other (World Language)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$1.00
3 ratings
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By Laura Cometa
Are you teaching Spanish 1? This is a fun way to teach the verb "ser" and it goes well with Realidades 1 Chapter 1B. To teach this lesson, use the silly "Como Eres?" song on YouTube: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxWugQUw2us) Students read
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
1 rating
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By Laura Cometa
Are you teaching Spanish 1? This is a simple activity for teaching the Spanish time and numbers. It can be used for interactive notebook. Make photocopies and have students cut around the circle and on the dotted lines. Students fold down the
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish, Other (World Language)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Interactive Notebooks
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By Laura Cometa
Students design a monster and answer questions about their monster by using the verb "ser", adjectives, colors, etc. There is a space at the bottom of the sheet with instructions to draw their monster. I use this activity when I teach Realidades 1
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$1.00
2 ratings
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Several Spanish-speaking countries celebrate Independence Day on September 15th. This is a short reading in Spanish for beginning students. I use this in my Spanish 1 classes. We read it aloud as a class, circling the cognates as we go. Afterwards
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish, Other (World Language)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cultural Activities
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By Laura Cometa
Want to encourage your students to speak more Spanish in class? Pay them! This is a simple incentive tool to reward your students. Print the first sheet of "Pesos" on colored paper (I use gray), then cut them in little squares. Whenever you
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World Language, Spanish, Other (World Language)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$1.00
6 ratings
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By Laura Cometa
Students label Spongebob's 10 basic body parts in Spanish using the Word Bank below. There are also 10 extra "challenge" body parts for those who finish early or want the extra challenge. I usually photocopy this with my other product "Dora Partes
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World Language, Spanish, Other (World Language)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
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By Laura Cometa
Do your students need help staying in the TARGET language? These desk strips help my Spanish 1 students speak Spanish all year long. They are also helpful for more advanced Spanish classes. I print these out on 11 x 17 paper, then laminate them and
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World Language, Spanish, Other (World Language)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.00
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By Laura Cometa
This is where my students keep track of the new words they are learning in Spanish every day! In my class, we don't use these sheets for our normal textbook/vocabulary words -- instead we use this for whenever we go off on tangents. Students can
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish, Other (World Language)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms
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Students play this with a partner sitting across from them. First they list the same infinitive verbs across the top row and pronouns down the side column. Then they "hide" their ships by writing the boat codes (like "AAAAA") in consecutive
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish, Other (World Language)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
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By Laura Cometa
I use this in Spanish 1 classes on September 11th. Students read in Spanish about what occurred, paying close attention to cognates and numbers. I photocopy the two pages front-to-back. We read it aloud as a class, circling the cognates as we go.
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish, Other (World Language)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cultural Activities
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By Laura Cometa
This is a diagnostic writing assessment. Students write me a letter about themselves in Spanish at the beginning and end of the year, so that we can see how their Spanish skills have grown. For Spanish 1 students who don't know any Spanish, I have
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish, Other (World Language)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
$1.00
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By Laura Cometa
Students use this graphic organizer to make a web about their favorite class in Spanish. Then, they put their thoughts together to write a paragraph about their favorite class. Students practice school-related vocabulary including words about
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Spanish
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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Worksheets, Activities, Graphic Organizers
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By Laura Cometa
A great "First Week" activity for a Spanish 1 class. Students walk around and get others to fill in their Bingo board. This activity introduces students to Spanish cognates in phrases such as: "Birthday is in agosto," "Wants to be famoso", "Creativo
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish, Other (World Language)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
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By Laura Cometa
Do you want your students to learn more about the Spanish-speaking countries? Are you looking for an easy plan to leave for a substitute? For this project, students choose from a list of Spanish-speaking countries. They read more about their
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish, Other (World Language)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities
$1.00
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By Laura Cometa
I use these "Puntos Extras" rewards for good behavior or prizes for winning class games/competitions. I print them on colored paper, cut them up in little squares, then hand them out to students as rewards. Students save them and staple them to
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish, Other (World Language)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$1.00
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By Laura Cometa
Do your students ask to leave class too often? Do they need help asking for permission to leave class in Spanish? I photocopy these on colored paper and cut them out. There are 8 passes on a sheet. In my class, students receive 2 passes per
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish, Other (World Language)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms
$1.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This year, I'm teaching middle school Spanish. I have been teaching for 15+ years, and I've also taught middle and high school English, ESOL, and Journalism.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Immersion, constructivist, project-based learning

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National Board Certified teacher

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Arts at Columbia University Master of Education at UCLA

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We have two kids under 3 years old, so life is busy and being bilingual is one of our priorities!

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