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In this lesson (which includes a link to an editable Google Doc) students will watch an interview with Cuban-American designer Narciso Rodríguez in which he talks about his life and some of the challenges he has overcome (including his immigrant
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$3.00
11
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REVAMPED TO INCLUDE EXTENDED CONTENT! This lesson helps students reflect on how the media reflects, defines, and challenges standards of beauty by having students watch the Vogue Mexico video of Yalitza Aparicio, the indigenous actress who starred
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Cultural Activities
$2.50
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This Webquest (WITH LINKS FOR THE WEBQUEST AND EDITABLE GOOGLE DOC INCLUDED - PERFECT FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM IF YOU USE) takes students to five different Mexico City restaurants close to El Bosque de Chapultepec, where they will answer a variety of
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Webquests, Cultural Activities
$2.50
5
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This lesson was inspired by a BBC article on Mexican Ixchel Anaya, who came up with the idea for Ecopipo resusable diapers when she had her first child at 22. The company is now worth millions of dollars, and it helps keep tons of trash that would
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Internet Activities, Webquests, Cultural Activities
$3.00
8
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This is a lesson on Antonio Machado's poem Recuerdo Infantil, which is read by a student in the 1999 Spanish Civil War movie Butterfly (La lengua de las mariposas). I like teaching it along with the movie and a unit on the civil war (including
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cultural Activities
$2.00
1
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This full-class lesson (with link to editable Google Doc included) centers on Coca-Cola Spain's moving 2009 commercial in which Josep Mascaró, 102 years old, goes to visit and give advice to Aitana Martínez, just born. The lesson includes pre and
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cultural Activities
$2.50
5
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In this lesson, students will learn about Mexican chemist Mario Molina, who won the Nobel Prize in 1995 (and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the U.S.!) for his work showing the harmful effects of CFCs on the ozone. They will first watch a short
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Multimedia, Cultural Activities
$3.00
2
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By Spanish del Alma
This warm-up (7-25 minutes, depending on if you have students just watch the interview clip and fill in the missing words or watch, answer the five questions on the back, and discuss) has students watch the first minute and a half of Puerto Rican
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities
$1.50
2
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This is an interactive activity for students to practice their tú commands in partners. They play tic tac toe and try to be the first to get three in a row by getting the correct answers (partners have different papers). Students always have fun
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning
$1.00
2
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By Spanish del Alma
Get your students talking, in Spanish, about things they care about! This activity was designed to get students out of their desks and talking to each other in a "speed dating" style (they form two lines and one line shifts with every new question),
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$2.50
4
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In this activity students work in pairs to practice speaking and understanding Spanish from Exprésate 1 Chapter 3. One student reads the sentence on her paper (#1) and the other student responds either "Lógico" or "Ilógico" depending on if the
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning
$1.00
3
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This lesson surrounding Mexican singer Joan Sebastian's song Celia, about his late mother, would work well for any class reviewing the imperfect and thinking about the importance of childhood dreams (Sebastian's mother always told him a story that
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities, Google Apps
$2.00
2
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In this assignment students will explore eight different museums in Madrid, including highbrow institutions such as the Prado, popular destinations like Real Madrid's Bernabéu Stadium, and relaxing ventures such as the Crystal Palace in Retiro Park.
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Webquests, Cultural Activities
$3.00
1
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By Spanish del Alma
In this mini-project (20 point rubric for assessment included), which is appropriate for any level Spanish class (end of year Spanish 1 all the way up through AP), students first watch a short video featuring Cuban American actress Gina Torres from
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Cultural Activities
$2.00
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By Spanish del Alma
This bundle gives teachers access to eight of my favorite/most popular lessons for AP Spanish. There are Webquests (with both the Google Doc and the Word Doc included) for multiple themes including La belleza y la estética (4), La vida contemporánea
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Webquests
$20.00
$13.00
Bundle
By Spanish del Alma
This is a complete study guide I created for my Spanish 1 students before their Chapter 5 test (we were using the Exprésate 1 textbook, though this would work as a practice sheet for most Spanish 1 classes that have learned the topics below). There
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Study Guides, Test Prep, Handouts
$1.50
3
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By Spanish del Alma
In this lesson students watch a video interview of Jorge Ramos with Mario Vargas Llosa, the Peruvian writer who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2010, and answer questions/complete clozeline activities. In the interview, Ramos and Vargas Llosa
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Cultural Activities
$2.50
2
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Students speak in pairs to respond to one another with ¡Lógico! (if what the other student says makes sense) or ¡Ilógico! (If what the other student says doesn’t make sense). Originally created for ¡Qué Chévere! Spanish 1, Unit 6, Vocab A (En la
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
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By Spanish del Alma
In this editable lesson (Google Docs link provided), which is simple enough for Spanish 1 (late year) to follow but could also be used for upper level classes reviewing/learning about Martí and Cuba, students answer a series of questions about Cuba
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Cultural Activities
$2.50
4
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By Spanish del Alma
My Spanish 1 students (8th graders) and I had so much fun with this activity! It's simple - there are a variety of slides with statements using vocabulary from Chapter 5 (¡Así se dice! 1) that the students can either agree with or disagree with. I
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning
$2.50
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a high school English and Spanish teacher for more than fifteen years at two different academic magnet schools. For several years, I also helped coordinate our gifted program. I have taught every level of Spanish, from Introductory to AP.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Communication based, Diversified, Project-Based, Culturally-infused

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Ward Mathis Prize, Princeton University PASE Spanish Teacher of the Year, 2013 Guideposts Rye Workshop Winner, 2001 Multiple Guideposts Refresher Workshops 2002-present Multiple Student Winners, National Spanish Exam (Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners + Junior Travel Award and Senior Scholarship Award) DEEP Teacher Coaching Program for Exemplary Teachers, 2015-present

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A, Princeton University, 1999 (Comparative Literature) Masters in Education, University of Pennsylvania, 2002

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

After college I did a year volunteer program in Wilmington, Delaware with FVM (Franciscan Volunteer Ministry) and taught ESL to Spanish-speaking immigrants (and GED skills to women in prison). That experience still informs my work, as I try to reach ALL students while keeping academic standards high!

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