Laura D

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By Laura D
Complete mini-unit on Easter in Spain. This is a 2-page article about la Pascua y la Semana Santa which includes the happenings throughout Lent, Holy Week, and Easter Monday. There is a wealth of vocabulary in the article as well as descriptions and
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Graphic Organizers, Cultural Activities
$3.99
27 ratings
4.0
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By Laura D
This is a festive game/activity for the holidays. Students are given 12 titles of popular holiday songs that have been translated into Spanish. By using cognates and the Spanish dictionary, students will work together in groups to try to figure out
Subjects:
Spanish, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$2.25
14 ratings
3.8
Digital Download DOC (0.10 MB)
By Laura D
Included is an informational article about Puerto Rico with a KWL (students know, want to know, learned) and activity packet. Students will learn about Puerto Rico's symbols and tourist attractions and apply what they have learned.
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cultural Activities
$2.99
7 ratings
3.8
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By Laura D
La Bandera Mexicana - The Mexican Flag: Meaning and History includes a lengthy history of the flag, and the symbols and meanings then and now, including how the Aztec Empire and Mexican's quest for independence influenced the symbolism of the flag.
Subjects:
World History, Spanish, Autumn
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
$2.99
$1.99
4 ratings
3.8
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By Laura D
Included is an article about how Valentine's Day is celebrated in Spain and Latin America. Also included is a recipe for a popular Spanish Valentine's Day dessert, comprehension questions, and a crossword puzzle.
Subjects:
Spanish, Holidays/Seasonal, Valentine's Day
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Minilessons, Cultural Activities
$3.50
10 ratings
3.9
Digital Download DOC (0.12 MB)
By Laura D
This is an article about January in Puerto Rico. Specifically, the article describes the traditions of New Year's Eve on the island and tells how Three Kings' Day is celebrated. Also included is a recipe for a Three Kings' Day dessert, and
Subjects:
Spanish, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Cultural Activities
$3.50
9 ratings
3.9
Digital Download DOC (1.10 MB)
By Laura D
This is a great (and very spooky) game/activity for Halloween. Students are given 12 titles of popular scary movies that have been translated into Spanish. By using cognates and the Spanish dictionary, students will work together in groups to try to
Subjects:
Spanish, Halloween
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
$2.25
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.23 MB)
By Laura D
Included is a short excerpt in Spanish about David, a boy who wants to know about Veteran's Day. There are a series of questions that follow to check comprehension and ask students to make predictions. Also included is a coloring activity where
Subjects:
Spanish, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Minilessons, Cultural Activities
$2.25
6 ratings
3.5
Digital Download DOC (0.06 MB)
By Laura D
Included is a 4-page simple Spanish article about how the December holidays are celebrated in Mexico. Also included is a recipe for a popular Spanish Christmas food, comprehension questions, and a Venn Diagram comparing Christmas in Mexico with
Subjects:
Spanish, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Minilessons, Cultural Activities
$3.99
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.82 MB)
By Laura D
Included is an informational packet with facts about Paraguay including currency, statistics, food and tourist attractions. Also included are activities to check for comprehension and a Paraguay flag coloring sheet.
Subjects:
Spanish, Geography
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Cultural Activities
$3.50
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOCX (0.47 MB)
By Laura D
This is a one-page article in Spanish (perfect for level 1, with cognates and simple vocabulary) about Saint Patrick and how Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated in Spain. The following pages contain a crossword puzzle with new vocabulary from the
Subjects:
Spanish, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Minilessons, Cultural Activities
$3.50
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOCX (0.12 MB)
By Laura D
This is an article in Spanish about the history of Veteran's Day in the United States. Included are comprehension questions and a word search with vocabulary from the article. Something special to do leading up to Veteran's Day.
Subjects:
U.S. History, Spanish, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Minilessons, Printables
$2.99
6 ratings
3.2
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By Laura D
Students are given the Spanish names of 15 popular American Cartoon TV shows and movies. By using their knowledge of cognates and the Spanish dictionary, students will try to determine which cartoons are named. This can be done in groups as a
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Cooperative Learning
$2.25
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.33 MB)
By Laura D
Each of the five regions has a one-page description of the region's climate and activities with pictures. Following the readings is a one-page question sheet that asks 5 questions about each region. I use this as a jigsaw: Divide kids into 5 groups,
Subjects:
Reading, Spanish, Geography
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Minilessons, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
$2.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By Laura D
Students LOVE pop culture. This activity has students looking at 2 famous cartoon families and describing the characters in Spanish. Included are Spanish adjective notes. The notes include a list of Spanish adjectives and tells how to use adjectives
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Cooperative Learning
$2.25
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.20 MB)
By Laura D
This is a jigsaw puzzle with Spanish Valentine's Day phrases. Students will practice matching forms of querer, necesitar, and gustar with infinitives, and learn Spanish vocabulary for Valentine's Day. Teachers can cut the puzzle ahead of time, or
Subjects:
Spanish, Valentine's Day
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$1.99
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.80 MB)
By Laura D
This is a fun way to introduce Cinco de Mayo to your students. Included is a one-page article about what happened at the Battle of Puebla and why and how Cinco de Mayo is celebrated. There is a crossword puzzle the includes information from the
Subjects:
Spanish, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Minilessons, Cultural Activities
$3.50
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.23 MB)
By Laura D
This is a poem I wrote to help my students learn the Spanish months of the year. Included in the poem is all twelve months with some weather vocabulary and other nouns and adjectives. There are also comprehension questions. Students must then
Subjects:
Spanish, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Minilessons, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.99
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.02 MB)
By Laura D
This is a fun pop-culture activity where students have to write Spanish sentences to tell what each celebrity likes based on the pictures. Perfect practice when teaching the personal A and forms of gusta (le gusta vs. les gusta) with nouns. An
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$2.25
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.65 MB)
By Laura D
This is a great game/activity for any holiday involving candy, such as Halloween, Valentine's Day, or Easter. It's also good practice for using the Spanish dictionary. Students are given 20 names of popular candies that have been translated into
Subjects:
Spanish, Halloween, Valentine's Day
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Cooperative Learning
$2.25
5 ratings
3.9
Digital Download DOC (0.12 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I currently teach 5th and 6th grade Spanish enrichment. In addition, I meet with a 7th grade student advisory group twice a month where students participate in character education activities. Prior to teaching grades 5 and 6, I taught 7th grade Spanish for 11 years. I have also taught at the college level.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Student centered; teacher as facilitator.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Member of Kappa Delta Pi National Honor Society in Education

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

From Southern Connecticut State University: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, Master of Arts in Multicultural and Bilingual Education and TESOL Certification: K-6; 7-12 Spanish, K-12 and Adult ESL.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am also a married mother of 2 and I enjoy traveling with the family and spending time outdoors.

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