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By Sr Nelson
Who, What When, Where, Why and How can be pretty easy, but in using a second language, additional considerations much be made to ensure compliance with gender and number, perhaps. This is mostly to maintain the diction of the Spanish
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So, how does one make up a sentence in the Spanish language? To do so takes skill and a step-by-step approach that demonstrates an understanding of subject/verb/predicate agreement. This handout, intended for beginner Spanish speakers provides a
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The verbs use of the verbs "ser" and "estar" represent an important step for Spanish students. Often misused, the verbs are both translated as "to be" but for different reasons and uses. Of additional concerns, many teachers only teach the
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For more advanced students, this handout assists students with ways to manipulate adjectives to precede nouns.
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One of the unique elements of the Spanish language are that verbs are not always used in comparable ways to English. The verb "gustar" means "to be pleasing to" which is easier to understand instead of saying "to like." Therefore, this verb
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It doesn't matter how much grammar or vocabulary you may provide to students, if they cannot use it in a verbal way, the language is lost. Emphasizing proper pronunciation builds confidence in students to say things that are understood,
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The preterite tense in Spanish is used to identify a singular action that occured in a definite point in time. It, however, is also one of the most challenging tenses due to the many irregulars. This two-page handout will provide students a basic
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In the Spanish language, object pronouns typically precede the conjugated verb. This, of course, causes confusion for English students as they are used to using them afterwards. This handout addresses both direct and indirect object pronouns, how
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To emphasize that something is occurring at this point in time (ahora / ahora mismo), Spanish speakers employ the present progressive tense, a compound tense using "estar" with a present participle. Certainly, students need to have a firm
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Every Spanish student will fall into the trap of using a cognate, a word that looks and sounds similar to another in English or another language. Many times, they will be fine, but there are quite a few that mean quite different things than they
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Probably the first verb tense that a beginning Spanish speaker will attempt to master, the present tense will build confidence quickly, but break it down with four classifications of irregulars. This handout attempts to build a solid foundation on
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An easy to understand single page on how to properly use Spanish adjectives, including a description of gender and number as well as a practice section. As a hint, I would always color-code handouts in my class, taking a small part of the classroom
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Spanish teacher for 13 years in high school and in exploratory courses at elementary and middle school. Also have been a high school principal and curriculum/assessment director at district office.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands on, inquisitive and immersive in the language. I believe that the use of the target language in the classroom is paramount, encouraging connections to culture and learnings in other content areas.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Milken National Educator Award, 2005 High School Teacher of the Year, 2006 National Board Certified Teacher in World Languages Other than English, 2005 Multiple Others

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA - Visual Communication BA - Spanish BA - Education Journalism and Spanish MA - Curriculum and Instruction, Emphasis on Educational Technology Ed.Specialist - Educational Administration PhD. - Educational Leadership (Expected May, 2014)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Very proud to be an educator and to work with colleagues in my district and throughout Idaho to improve pedagogical and technological skills in all subject areas.

GRADES

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

SUBJECTS

World Language, Spanish

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