Merri Lea De Wit

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United States - Iowa - Cedar Rapids
Merri Lea De Wit
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"If we teach today's students, as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow." -John Dewey
 
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By Merri Lea De Wit
This is a guided study activity on personal Spanish pronouns. This activity is designed to review all the lessons on personal pronouns and prepare for an exam. Students follow the instructor and fill in the blanks as the instructor reviews the
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Handouts, Scaffolded Notes
$2.00
4 ratings
3.6
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By Merri Lea De Wit
This is a review activity for conjugation of ar verbs in Spanish. Students should have had a lesson in basic verb conjugation prior to using this activity. Students will be interacting with the smartboard to conjugate verbs. Students move from oral
Subjects:
Spanish, Foreign Languages
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Interactive Whiteboard
$4.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Merri Lea De Wit
Lesson contains: PDF's/Smart notebook files This lesson is used to introduce the categories of stem-changing boot verbs to Spanish I students. The visual layout helps students to understand the concept of the spelling changes in these verbs. There
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Interactive Whiteboard, Scaffolded Notes
$5.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Merri Lea De Wit
This is a beginning vocabulary lesson on foods/beverages. The students are to interact with the picture and decide what foods need to be in the refrigerator. The arm on the picture when clicked plays the voice of moma asking the ninos what is this?
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Interactive Whiteboard
$2.00
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By Merri Lea De Wit
¿Hay frutas, verduras o bebida? This lesson introduces students to new vocabulary in the categories of fruits, vegetables and drinks. The philosophy is to have the students begin with recognition of the words. Students then move to using them in
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Interactive Whiteboard
$4.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Merri Lea De Wit
This handout is designed as a support for the beginning Spanish speaker. The information gives details of the difference between telling time on the clock and telling at what time an event occurs. The handout is designed to be folded in half so that
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Study Guides, Handouts, Scaffolded Notes
$1.00
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By Merri Lea De Wit
This lesson is an introduction to Spanish Infinitives. The lesson will cover the following context: infinitives, how to look up a verb in a Spanish dictionary, and how to sort infinitives into the three basic categories of ar, er, and ir
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Interactive Whiteboard
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By Merri Lea De Wit
Present tense AR verb conjugation puzzle. The zipp folder contains two Stick Around Puzzles files. The first is a project file that can be edited and the second is a puzzle file that is not editable. Instructors can add their own voice to the
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Games
$2.50
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By Merri Lea De Wit
Students build a snowman to get the order of the directions for this activity. The ar verb practice includes: translating questions to English, answering the questions in Spanish, identifying if the subject is singular or plural and is the subject
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish, Winter
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Scaffolded Notes
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By Merri Lea De Wit
Word games in Spanish/ template for Smart Notebook How to play:  Divide the class into two teams.  Decide on the vocabulary to be used. The current vocabulary list and all previous lists would be appropriate. (The ideas would not be to have the
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Interactive Whiteboard
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Merri Lea De Wit
An interactive smart notebook activity for students to work with Valentines day vocabulary. The activity uses the theme of conversation hearts with Spanish written on them. Students first should make predictions and then do the reveal activity for
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Minilessons, Interactive Whiteboard, Cultural Activities
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By Merri Lea De Wit
Vocabulary spin is designed to work on vocabulary, grammar and spelling in the context of sentences. The teacher can take the master in group one and place any combination of sentences on additional slides. To set up the master with different
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish, Other (World Language)
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Interactive Whiteboard, Games
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By Merri Lea De Wit
Note taking is difficult for students, especially when they are trying to make connections between English and Spanish. I have starting publishing for my students foldables that break down the grammar notes into manageable amounts of information.
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Study Guides, Handouts, Scaffolded Notes
$2.00
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By Merri Lea De Wit
Ordinal Numbers puzzles first to tenth. The zipp folder contains two Stick Around Puzzles files. The first is a project file that can be edited and the second is a puzzle file that is not editable. Instructors can add their own voice to the
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Games
$2.50
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught Spanish for 10 years.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My style and goal is to keep the students engaged. I do this through song, interactive whiteboard activities, guided notes and practice, story telling and games. My theory is get them out of their seats and involved in the learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

A shining teacher moment: When the student who struggled through the year and really didn't like Spanish at all, goes to college in South America. Several of my students have chosen Spanish as majors in college and most are the students who struggled through Spanish I.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA Iowa State University Journalism/Spanish MA Buena Vista University ESL

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Passions: quilting, sewing and my family.

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