Senora Van

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By Senora Van
This is a beginner Spanish reading. It's a story about a boy who sees a pretty girl in the cafeteria and wants her telephone number. He introduces himself and ends up getting her phone number. It uses vocabulary for greetings, school activities,
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$2.00
17 ratings
4.0
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By Senora Van
This logic puzzle is a unique activity to practice reading beginner Spanish vocabulary and exercise higher order thinking skills. Students must read clues in Spanish to find out who has each class and at time. Students will practice reading and
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$2.25
7 ratings
3.8
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By Senora Van
This set of story-based activities can be used to help students review the preterite tense in Spanish. These activities will use 2-3 class periods, depending on the length of classes at your school. It incorporates storytelling/comprehensible input,
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
3 ratings
3.9
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By Senora Van
This a short reading appropriate for beginning Spanish students. It talks about the migration of Monarch butterflies from North America to Mexico. The vocabulary of the reading is focused on the seasons, months and weather. This goes beyond the
Subjects:
Reading, World Language, Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cultural Activities
$2.00
5 ratings
3.8
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By Senora Van
Students will read about three vacation spots in Spanish speaking countries and about a family's routine. Using this information, students will help the family decide where to go on vacation. This activity tests students' interpretive communication
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Cultural Activities
$3.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Senora Van
This quiz will test students' ability to understand common expressions used to greet others and introduce one's self in Spanish. Students will listen to brief exchanges (can be read from the included script, recorded and played back or created from
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment
$2.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Senora Van
This intermediate Spanish reading is about a family celebrating Day of the Dead. It contains vocabulary pertaining to important life events and rituals such as baptisms, birthdays, weddings and funerals. The story contains verbs in the present
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Guided Reading Books, Cultural Activities
$2.50
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By Senora Van
This reading introduces beginning Spanish students to the Spanish royal family. It makes use of vocabulary for immediate and extended family members. It also includes the verb "tener" and ages. There is a family tree chart to correspond with the
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Cultural Activities
$2.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Senora Van
Looking for an interactive way to practice Spanish vocabulary for interests and personality? This conversation activity is perfect. Students will interview several classmates to find out who would make an ideal roommate. They will need to greet
Subjects:
Spanish, Foreign Languages
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Simulations
$1.50
$1.25
4 ratings
4.0
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By Senora Van
This logic puzzle is a unique activity to practice reading beginner Spanish vocabulary and exercise higher order thinking skills. Students must read clues in Spanish to find out who has each item and the quantity they have. Students will practice
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$2.25
2 ratings
4.0
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By Senora Van
Introduce or reinforce vocabulary, grammar and culture through this reading. The reading contains cooking themed Spanish vocabulary (chop, fry, stir, frying pan, oven, etc.), familiar commands and many examples of Spanish culture. The reading is
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Cultural Activities
$2.75
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By Senora Van
This rubric can be used to help evaluate students' engagement in the foreign language classroom. It uses two main categories: engagement in the learning community and managing your conduct. The teacher can use this to record participation, students
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment, Classroom Forms, Rubrics
$3.00
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By Senora Van
Use this powerpoint presentation to introduce new Spanish vocabulary. It contains common adjectives to describe size, personality and appearance. They are presented as pairs of opposites on the same slide with a picture illustrating the meaning of
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
$2.50
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By Senora Van
This story can be used with absolute beginners to reinforce how to greet others and introduce yourself in Spanish. Most of these words and phrases are typically taught in the first week or so of a Spanish class.
Subjects:
Reading, World Language, Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$2.00
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By Senora Van
This original story is a great reading activity for intermediate Spanish language learners. The story vocabulary focuses on exercise and body parts. I wrote this story when I was introducing the subjunctive mood to students. There are ample examples
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Guided Reading Books
$2.50
2 ratings
3.8
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By Senora Van
This is a great rubric for the foreign language classroom. It can be used to evaluate two-way communication, such as conversations or email exchanges. The categories it uses are content of message, comprehensibility of message, quality of
Subjects:
World Language, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Rubrics
$3.00
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By Senora Van
In this unit, students will learn to complete the first communication task they are likely to need. They will learn to meet and greet others. This is the very first lesson I teach and I assume that students have had little or no exposure to Spanish.
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans
$8.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Senora Van
This rubric is perfect for the foreign language classroom. It can be used to evaluate students' written or spoken products. The categories it assesses are content of message, comprehensibility of message, quality of message delivery, vocabulary and
Subjects:
World Language, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Rubrics
$3.00
not yet rated
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By Senora Van
This powerpoint presentation contains all of the "Vocabulario Adicional" for Descubre 1 Leccion 1. There is basic classroom vocabulary such as "escuela" and "diccionario" as well as travel-related vocabulary such as "autobus" and "pasajero". There
Subjects:
Spanish, Foreign Languages
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
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By Senora Van
This intermediate level Spanish reading tells about a unique custom in Bogota, Colombia. The streets are closed each week to allow people to jog and bicycle on city streets. I'm giving this reading away so that you can get an idea of the kinds of
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, EBooks, Cultural Activities
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I first taught for 2 years in an urban bilingual high school. Following that I have taught Spanish for going on 4 years in college prep high schools.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I teach with a focus on Comprehensible Input. I want us to spend our class time speaking in Spanish, not about Spanish. I try to involve students in learning the language through movement, visual interest, personalization and variety. Stories are a key component of my classroom as well. We read, role play, write and listen to stories frequently because it puts the language into a relevant context. I hope you enjoy the stories and activities that I'm sharing here!

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana

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