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By The Comprehensible Classroom
Teach your students about El Día de los muertos--all in Spanish! These Day of the Dead lesson plans are the most popular and highest rated plans available on TpT. Here's why:These readings, slideshows, and additional activities will simultaneously
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Cultural Activities
$7.00
505 ratings
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By The Comprehensible Classroom
Emergency sub plans = DONE!» 18 pages» Four activities (two readings, one #authres, one writing)» Materials to fill 2-3 class periods» Multiple versions of each reading for differentiationThe two readings are provided in both past and present tense
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities
$4.00
497 ratings
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By The Comprehensible Classroom
These Cinco de Mayo lesson plans for Spanish classes include everything that you need to tackle this misunderstood holiday with your Spanish students. This 80-page/slide, Spanish-language cultural unit is designed for Spanish 1 students and beyond
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Cultural Activities
$6.00
413 ratings
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By The Comprehensible Classroom
This is an embedded reading meant to be used in the first week or two of Spanish 1. It includes the structures cómo te llamas, me llamo, se llama, muchacho/muchacha, and dice, as well as a lot of cognates. It contains three versions:1) A four-page
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities
$3.00
339 ratings
4.0
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By The Comprehensible Classroom
Teach your students about the tradition of the quinceañera using a three-level embedded reading on the subject. The third reading features two versions, one of which requires students to choose between the correct form of 'ser' or 'estar' for each
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$6.00
363 ratings
4.0
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By The Comprehensible Classroom
This file includes three sub plans for Spanish classes that do not require the substitute to speak Spanish. Each plan consists of a story in Spanish (originally written by one of my students) in a six-frame storyboard, five comprehension questions,
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities
$4.00
295 ratings
4.0
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By The Comprehensible Classroom
This product contains two-page fill-in notes for -AR verb conjugations in the present indicative with an accompanying reading and follow-up activities for targeted practice. Fill-in guides, answer keys, and lesson plans are included.
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Study Guides
$2.00
319 ratings
4.0
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By The Comprehensible Classroom
This reading is the perfect worksheet to use in class or for homework during the first week of school for Spanish 1 or 2 (there are two versions). On the first page, students read three biographies and sketch the characters. Then, they answer
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$3.00
287 ratings
4.0
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By The Comprehensible Classroom
This file contains plans for a three-day study and celebration of Mexican Independence Day (it could be less if you do not do all of the activities). It features a Spanish language reading about the history and modern-day celebration of El Grito
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$3.00
273 ratings
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By The Comprehensible Classroom
These notes introduce students to the preterit tense and provide a verb chart, practice, and reading with follow-up activities for -AR verbs only (this set of notes does not introduce -ER and -IR verbs). #SOMOS2 #GrammarInContext
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets
$2.00
278 ratings
4.0
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By The Comprehensible Classroom
This popular six-day lesson plan is designed to effectively introduce -AR preterite verb conjugation patterns to your students in context. The specific target structures for the story are 'vio que había', 'se acercó a', and 'se lo llevó'. The plans
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$12.00
255 ratings
4.0
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By The Comprehensible Classroom
This product includes instructions and forms for a scaffolded writing activity in which students write for 1 minute, 3 minutes, and finally 10 minutes, each time copying what they wrote in the previous time segment before adding to it. The product
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
269 ratings
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These notes contain a one-page guided note worksheet, a Spanish-language reading with comprehension questions and an activity that targets the subject pronouns that it contains, a slideshow with 15 contextualized practice sentences and personalized
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets
$3.00
291 ratings
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By The Comprehensible Classroom
These guided notes introduce students to preterite endings for -ER and -IR regular verbs with fill-in-the-blank notes and guided activities that increase in complexity, beginning with Spanish-English translation and ending with a perspective change
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$2.00
258 ratings
4.0
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By The Comprehensible Classroom
This download is a reading activity for first-year Spanish students that was originally designed as a reading comprehension assessment, but you could certainly use it in class as a cultural reading that is not assessed. The first reading is about
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Assessment, Cultural Activities
$1.00
255 ratings
4.0
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By The Comprehensible Classroom
This bundle contains Units 1-5 of the SOMOS curriculum from The Comprehensible Classroom and several supplemental readings and activities:Unit 1: Dice Reading worksheet: Te presento a...Embedded Reading: “Me llamo Ronaldo”Unit 2: El encierro de
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
$69.00
$60.00
284 ratings
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By The Comprehensible Classroom
This document includes spaces to write down eight vocabulary words in the target language and their English translations. I included two boxes that I use for (1) using the word in a sentence and (2) drawing a sketch. Because you can use them for
Subjects:
World Language
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Classroom Forms
$0.50
252 ratings
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By The Comprehensible Classroom
Teach your students the irregular stems and endings for tener, estar, decir, caber, hacer, andar, traer, saber, poner, poder, querer, and venir. This bundle includes -2-page guided notes -an English-Spanish translation activity -a contextualized
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$3.00
235 ratings
4.0
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By The Comprehensible Classroom
This file contains readings and follow-up activities about several Christmas-season traditions in Spanish-speaking countries that would be appropriate for some Spanish 1 classes and definitely Spanish 2 and above: La Pastorela -reading and
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Cultural Activities
$6.00
247 ratings
4.0
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By The Comprehensible Classroom
This file contains a 1 to 2 day lesson plan that introduces students to the structure "me gusta/n __". It includes:instructions for introducing the structures to studentsa three-level embedded reading that targets the structures 'me gusta/n__' and
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$4.00
227 ratings
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught Spanish at a University for two years before switching to a public middle school, where I taught full-time for four years before taking a part time teaching job following the birth of my second child. I now stay home full-time with my four children and moonlight as a teacher trainer and curriculum consultant until my kids are in school and I can return to the classroom. I travel nationally and internationally, training teachers in comprehensible input strategies. For a list of workshops that I offer, please click here.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I teach using TPRS®/Comprehensible Input because SLA theory and research support it and I can personally attest to its efficacy! I incorporate Cooperative Learning and limited Grammar Instruction. My passion is writing lesson plans that (1) teach culture to students in without departing from the target language, even to Novice language learners, and (2) support common core standards through the use of non-fiction, classic literature, and critical thinking and questioning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Outstanding Student Teacher of World Language (2002) "QAR Strategies for Differentiating Questions" presentation selected as Best of AFLA/Best of PNCFL (2015) President, Alaskans for Language Acquisition (2016)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Nazareth College of Rochester; Bachelor's Degree in Spanish; Adolescent Education 7-12 Certification Program Completed. Syracuse University; Masters Degree in Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture; Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My experience abroad includes a semester in Valencia, Spain, a summer missions internship in Oaxaca, Mexico, and church mission trips to Ensenada, Mexico and the surrounding villages.

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