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Spanish Conversation Building Idea: Write Skits

A great way to build Spanish conversation as well as reading and writing skills is to write and perform skits. The process of writing and performing skits pushes students to creatively bring together the many verbs, vocabulary, and grammar concepts they have been learning in an open-ended communicative way. I follow these more

Spanish Practice Ideas Using Toys

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If your kids are learning Spanish, there are so many ways you can use toys to add some hands-on practice. Hands-on practice is valuable because it provides students with a multi-sensory learning experience where they touch, look, listen, speak, and move around. They become totally immersed in the practice, and more

Simple Ways to Save Money and Help the Environment

Spanish for You! strives to make teaching and learning Spanish simple, effective, and affordable. In the same vein, I like to take that same approach to other areas of daily life. So, here is a list of simple and effective things you can do to save money AND help the more

Homeschool Spanish Learning Holiday Gift Ideas

Some years ago my mom asked me what I wanted for Christmas. One item I said I wanted was a big, laminated world map! That might sound like a strange thing to ask for, but I wanted it for playing different games in my classes. As a teacher I spend money more

Why Do They Use Accent Marks in Spanish

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Often students are confused about when to use accent marks when writing Spanish words. There are two reasons accent marks are used:to change the meaning of the word or to “break the rules” as I call it. Here are examples of how they change the meanings of words: el = the more

Sorting Spanish Verbs Together in Class

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Yesterday we sorted Spanish verbs on the board in class. This is such a great activity because it is simple to do, the kids enjoy all the moving around, and it engages them in learning their Spanish verb conjugations. Here is what we did: I had Spanish verb conjugations on more

Why I Teach the Spanish Vosotros

To teach the Spanish “vosotros”  or not, that is the question! I choose to teach it and put it in my curriculum for two main reasons. The first reason is because it is part of the language. It is the second person plural form in conjugated verbs in all tenses as well as more

Spanish Question/Answer Caterpillar Game

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The Spanish Question/Answer Caterpillar Game is a fun and easy way to get students practicing Spanish verb conjugation, vocabulary, and grammar in a conversational way. This game can be used with elementary and middle school students. You just create a set of question/answer cards with the Spanish vocabulary and verbs and/or more

Spanish for You! for Homeschool or Co-op Classes

Teaching and learning Spanish is fun and easy to do because Spanish for You! provides teachers, parents, and students with step-by-step lessons that never leave you wondering what you need to do and that are filled with a variety of easily taught activities. The philosophy behind the Spanish for You! curriculum more