PicantePractices

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Watch a demo of this product at minute 8:13 of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7DlM3WFxG4 Foreign travel is such an exciting part of teaching Spanish. If you've taught how to give directions this year, you will enjoy listening to your students
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To see a demo of this product, go to minute 1:13 of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7DlM3WFxG4 Imagine a real menu and waiter in your classroom. The waiter asks questions at your command, and your student answers each one, for both herself and a
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If you've ever tried to teach students to give directions in a foreign language, you know it can be difficult to get them to speak in front of you and the class in ways that are motivating and stimulating to them. This file attempts to address this
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As a teacher, we always want great "hooks" for teaching functional grammar. The center of Madrid offers an array of cultural attractions that can draw students' interest into your lessons. This Power Point file pulls students in using two
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On my FaceBook page (Picante Practices) I post humorous and provocative photos about twice a week with suggestions for what levels they might be appropriate in your Spanish class as a class opener. Every so often, I take those photos (11 today),
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This presentation gives you a complete solution with illustrated pre-lesson and post-lesson readings, along with some nifty animated slides on the hows and whys of irregular preterit. Included in the zipped file is a Word document on which I've
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Do you love teaching travel as a theme? This Performance-Based Assessment represents the best parts of that passion, as it transports your students to the very real situation where they've lost something in the Guadalajara International Airport and
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Using some strategies I have learned from ACTFL workshops, I routinely turn memes and other social media-inspired images into teachable moments via scaffolded questions. I post these on my fan page at Facebook.com/PicantePractices as "funges," or
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This zany little Power Point has people at the beach doing rather foolish things. They roast in the sun, swim with sharks, play with big crabs, and more. Your students' job will be to tell the actors on the screen what to do to help themselves or
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When American students see prices in other currencies for the first time, they are blown away by the perceived "sticker shock." "How come that candy bar costs 1000 dollars?" they ask. Getting students curious enough to ask questions about
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This file is a bare-bones Power Point and Word duo that makes it easy for the teacher to have a pictorial "shoe" shape over stem-changing verbs. Teacher can copy and paste the "shoe" shape over other examples easily, if she likes. After a brief
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Mixing together the indirect and direct object pronouns ("El se lo da," por ejemplo) is a tough topic to crack. This animated show assesses the students in a wide variety of contexts and asks them to react to various actors doing things to others.
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Much like my Madrid Metro train simulator and Mexican restaurant simulator, this file transports your students to another world inside your classroom in a structured way that nails the objectives that you want to assess. Students will see up to 15
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If you become interested in this product **SEE THE LAST PARAGRAPH OF THIS SECTION** for how licensing/pricing work. PowerPoint has the ability to add buttons, engage sounds, and fire up animations. I've taken all of that functionality and created
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In three activities, this differentiated lesson probes and pushes student knowledge about the nature and camping themes, especially those covered in McDougell Littell and Pearson-Prentice Hall. Activity three takes student inside a tent, opens
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So many Spanish 2 textbooks teach "quehaceres" and commands in the same part of the curriculum. This activity asks the students to react to a series of sloppy, dirty, dangerous environments and give orders to the person there to clean them up!
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This file is for those teachers who have a silly side some days. If you like to use Power Point to ask review questions, play Jeopardy, or foster competition in your classroom, this file will become a welcome addition to your toolbox. I've taken
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You've likely seen the "skill drill," ("thrill kill") shoe verb stuff out there, most of it free. If by chance that's what you want, save the four bucks and return to your Google search. This file has a thematic story, animation, a bit of culture,
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This Power Point file introduces vocabulary that relates to painting and sculpture at a depth greater than most textbooks. It provides a ready-made comparison of two different paintings, several times, along with suggested student responses and
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If you need a quiz or a some sub work around the time you are introducing or reviewing shoe/boot verbs, this is a great emergency find. About 30 minutes of material here, if they don't "divide and conquer."
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Please go enjoy my slow, easy-to-understand videos for Spanish 1-3 at the channel "Yo Puedo Entender" on Youtube.com I have 10 years of experience teaching high school, middle school, and pre-K Spanish. Primarily, I have taught in urban schools just north of Atlanta, GA that were incredibly eclectic not only demographically but also in terms of students' interests. I've also taught in a private middle school near my home (we went to Spain!) and developed classes for toddlers as a side business. Before teaching Spanish, I was a college instructor (I taught Communication courses) as well as a PC applications trainer. I also studied art and music before that. I try to write lessons that combine those skills to suit the task. A lot of my products use sound effects, which all have "Creative Commons 0"- type licenses. To see what I've downloaded, visit: http://www.freesound.org/people/gxsanchez/downloaded_sounds/

MY TEACHING STYLE

Kids need input, motivation to care about the other culture, and constant, personalized stimulation. These ideas form the basis of my products. I am in class an energetic, often silly teacher. I am a constant salesman for the need for multi-culturalism with my students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Curriculum 212 Award, Riverwood High School, May, 2017 Seven-time presenter at Foreign Language Association of Georgia conferences, 2006-2014 Workshop presenter, music, 2015-18, AATSP Spanish Immersion Camp, Georgia Author, "FLAG Journal," Summer 2014, article on teaching reading "Best Practices" award, October, 2010, North Springs High School, Atlanta, GA Nominated for Teacher of the Year, 2010, North Springs High School Department Chair, 2007-2011

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS, magna cum laude, University of Southern Mississippi, 1991 MA, University of Georgia, 1993 Intermediate Spanish course, Kukulcan Institute, Cuernavaca, Mexico, 2000 Alternative Teacher Preparation Certificate, Kennesaw State University, 2008

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Art, music, and technology dominate my background. You'll see it throughout my product line. Thanks for looking!

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