Tom Alsop's Creative Teaching Tools

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By Tom Alsop's Creative Teaching Tools
Tema 11 provides pair work for speaking Spanish while asking and answering questions based on La Familia! Great practice using high frequency vocabulary and interrogative words. Students practice how to ask and answer questions. You may choose to
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
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By Tom Alsop's Creative Teaching Tools
Enjoy these ten beautiful digital posters of important sites that influenced Cervantes while he was writing his famous novel, El Quijote. Sites include Alcalá de Henares, Almagro - El Corral de las Comedias, Argamasilla del Alba - La Prisión de
Subjects:
Reading, Spanish, Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Projects, Posters
$3.00
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By Tom Alsop's Creative Teaching Tools
Your students will enjoy learning about important sites that will help them better understand the life of García Lorca while they use these beautiful digital posters. Each place has a description of the important facts related to the site in the
Subjects:
Spanish, Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cultural Activities, Lesson
$3.00
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By Tom Alsop's Creative Teaching Tools
Madrid is considered one of the most attractive cities in the world to visit during the Christmas season. Your students can observe the Christmas lights at La Puerta de Alcalá, Gran Vía, El Palacio de Comunicaciones and Elfolandia - El Corte Inglés.
Subjects:
Grammar, Spanish, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cultural Activities, Lesson
$3.00
Video & Supporting Information
Duration: 05:07
By Tom Alsop's Creative Teaching Tools
Madrid is considered one of the most attractive cities in the world to visit during the Christmas season. Your students can observe some Christmas diversions in Madrid: Vamos a bailar en la calle, Escuchemos la música en el barrio, Hay mucha
Subjects:
Spanish, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Cultural Activities, Lesson
$3.00
Video & Supporting Information
Duration: 05:16
By Tom Alsop's Creative Teaching Tools
Madrid is considered one of the most attractive cities in the world to visit during the Christmas season. Your students can observe the Christmas lights at La Plaza Mayor, La Puerta del Sol and La Plaza de Callao. At the end of each Christmas in
Subjects:
Spanish, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Cultural Activities, Lesson
$3.00
Video & Supporting Information
Duration: 04:46
By Tom Alsop's Creative Teaching Tools
Madrid is considered one of the most attractive cities in the world to visit during the Christmas season. Your students can observe some Christmas diversions in Madrid: La Plaza Mayor, El Retiro, La Puerta del Sol, Papá Noel, Un Juego de Ajedrez,
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Cultural Activities, Lesson
$3.00
Video & Supporting Information
Duration: 06:03
By Tom Alsop's Creative Teaching Tools
Two Cuban teenagers, Oilime and Yamil, help your students learn about some typical emotions. The setting for the photo shoot is El Morro in Havana, Cuba. There are 18 emotions that include: enferma, contenta, desilusionado, enojada, aburrida,
Subjects:
Spanish, Oral Communication
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cultural Activities
$5.00
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By Tom Alsop's Creative Teaching Tools
Vamos al Mercado! Follow Manolo as he shops in one of the largest markets in Mexico, the Mercado de San Juan de Dios en Guadalajara, Mexico. Learn about an array of products that are sold in a market: sombreros, sarapes, comida, ropa, and much more.
Subjects:
Spanish, Drama, Oral Communication
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cultural Activities
$7.00
Digital Download PDF (1.83 MB)
By Tom Alsop's Creative Teaching Tools
Welcome to the world of kinesthetic learning. Students are to get-up and move around the classroom while participating in fun and meaningful activities using Spanish. There are twenty-six kinesthetic activities. Each activity has two pages: the
Subjects:
Spanish, Music and Dance, Oral Communication
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cultural Activities
$7.00
Digital Download PDF (2.49 MB)
By Tom Alsop's Creative Teaching Tools
Diego Rivera arrives to his home town of Guanajuato for a fun weekend. Accompanying Diego is Frida Kahlo. The two visit some of the important sites in Guanajuato while engaging in short dialogues using the verb gustar.Students receive a review sheet
Subjects:
Grammar, Vocabulary, Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cultural Activities
$7.00
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By Tom Alsop's Creative Teaching Tools
This book provides novel and fun contexts for your students to re-inforce Level One Spanish grammar and also learn about some famous Hispanics from the past and present via tweets. Students read a tweet from famous Hispanic characters while
Subjects:
Grammar, Vocabulary, Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cultural Activities
$7.00
Digital Download PDF (1.25 MB)
By Tom Alsop's Creative Teaching Tools
Students will love being vocabulary and grammar detectives as they find the errors in each exercise. Students find the vocabulary or grammar errors of people writing letters, doing weather forecasts, magazine articles, etc. Great for use by the
Subjects:
Grammar, Vocabulary, Spanish
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities
$7.00
Digital Download PDF (0.62 MB)
By Tom Alsop's Creative Teaching Tools
Students will love being vocabulary and grammar detectives as they find the errors in each exercise. Students find the vocabulary or grammar errors of people writing letters, doing weather forecasts, magazine articles, etc. Great for use by the
Subjects:
Grammar, Vocabulary, Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games
$7.00
Digital Download PDF (1.65 MB)
By Tom Alsop's Creative Teaching Tools
Students learn to tell jokes in Spanish! Great for vocabulary, speaking and as cultural ice-breakers. Includes a short vocabulary/grammar section, a teatro del chiste, a culture section, and a writing activity section. Themes include jokes about
Subjects:
Spanish, ESL / ELL / EFL, Oral Communication
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cultural Activities
$7.00
Digital Download PDF (1.42 MB)
By Tom Alsop's Creative Teaching Tools
Your beginning students and early second year will love this fun way to improve their Spanish grammar. Choose one student to tutor the other. All students in the class work in pairs. Review articles, interrogative words, weather, time of day, AR,
Subjects:
Grammar, Spanish, Coaching
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Homework
$8.00
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By Tom Alsop's Creative Teaching Tools
This Libro de Actividades is written to provide detailed activities that will help students better understand the reader Las Aventuras de Don Quijote de La Mancha. The book includes creative vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension activities.
Subjects:
Reading, Spanish, Reading Strategies
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cultural Activities, Lesson
$8.00
Digital Download PDF (0.98 MB)
By Tom Alsop's Creative Teaching Tools
Suitable for all world languages. Students will have great fun doing these 40 tech based projects. Students complete the theme page you select and then do a project that includes several of these: making a powerpoint, audio recordings in Garage
Subjects:
Grammar, Vocabulary, World Language
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities
$8.00
Digital Download PDF (1.14 MB)
By Tom Alsop's Creative Teaching Tools
87 Mexican idioms, your chance to learn and teach some new and familiar Mexican idioms. There are vocabulary and grammar reviews, short dialogues, reading, speaking practice and theater skits. All levels of Spanish students will enjoy the fun
Subjects:
Grammar, Vocabulary, Spanish
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Lesson
$8.00
Digital Download PDF (1.60 MB)
By Tom Alsop's Creative Teaching Tools
These great snappy starters are for your Spanish class to review basic vocabulary and grammar for Level One Spanish. Use them to help students begin class while you take role, get organized, etc. The short activities in the book include verb
Subjects:
Grammar, Vocabulary, Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Activities, Homework
$8.00
Digital Download PDF (0.22 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I studied Spanish at Marian University in Indianapolis where I earned my BA in Spanish Literature. I did graduate work at Indiana University in Bloomington where I received a Master of Arts degree in Spanish Literature. I am a former middle school and high school Spanish teacher spending much of my career at Ben Davis HS, Indianapolis, IN. I have also taught Spanish at Butler University, Franklin College and WL Teaching Methods at Marian University and Franklin College. I have directed Spanish teacher summer immersion programs for WorldStridesds and traveled with teacher groups to Spain, Mexico and Cuba. While teaching at the middle school and high school levels I traveled with 30 student groups to Mexico and Spain. I have been a long time writer of supplemental language materials for Teacher's Discovery, Carlex, Gessler, J. Weston Walch and NTC. I also have printed books available on Amazon. I have an Apple Podcast - Tom's World Language Café - a radio show. Lots of fun!

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is one that allows students to actively participate in class. I love teaching Spanish and especially enjoy creating fun and user-friendly activities for students. For me the best part is to teach language and culture so that students can have authentic experiences. I love student-centered classrooms. I also love risk-taking while teaching Spanish!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Some of my past honors / awards: IFLTA Teacher of the Year Indiana AATSP Teacher of the Year Ben Davis HS and Wayne Township Teacher of the Year Rockefeller Fellowship Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship Golden Apple Technology Award ACTFL Nelson Brooks Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Culture AATSP Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica Board as Regional Director / Vice-president, President and Director of Technology Past President of IFLTA and twice President of the Indiana AATSP Member of the CSCTFL Board of Directors IFLTA - AATSP Salón de Enseñanza y Servicio CSCTFL Founders Award

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish - Marian University - Indianapolis Masters of Arts in Spanish Literature - Indiana University - Bloomington, Studied at Javeriana University in Bogotá, Colombia

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am blessed with a wonderful wife, Jill, and two awesome kids, Dan and Nicole. Jill is a retired middle-school Spanish teacher. Dan is a Spanish professor at Franklin College. Nicole is a hospital administrator for Community Hospitals of Indiana. We have three grandkids - Cooper, Tristan and Tinsley - ages 11, 9 and 7. Dan's wife, Sara, is also a Spanish professor at Franklin College.

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