Sunday, September 21, 2014

"Magic Words," Days of he Week, 800 followers celebration!

Find the current day and the "magic word."  Go back and type it in the giveaway widget!

Monday:  Madrid

Tuesday:  Barcelona

Wednesday:  Toledo

Thursday:  Ronda

Friday:  Cordoba

Saturday:  Granada

Sunday:  Sevilla

La Profesora Frida's 800 Followers Celebration Teachers Pay Teachers GIVEAWAY!!

Thank you, thank you, MUCHAS GRACIAS!
I'm so proud to have 800 Followers on TpT (that's YOU!)!
 
 
Please help me celebrate my wonderful followers on TeachersPayTeachers and enter for a chance to win a $25 gift code to use at TeachersPayTeachers!

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"Magic Words" for the 800 Followers Giveaway!

Find the date below and enter the "magic word" of the day in the giveaway box!

1  backpack

2  markers

3  presentations

4  educational

5  communicative

6  practice

7 posters

8  memes

9  movies

10  studying

11  homework

12 travel

13 paint

14  glue

15  glitter

16  LaProfesoraFrida

17  differentiate

18  realia

19  Spain

20  verano

21  autumn

22  bulletin boards

23  pencils

24  correcting

25  school spirit

26  coffee

27  singing

28  clubs

29  Frida Kahlo

30  creative

31  gaspacho

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Do you Differentiate in your Spanish classes? Lesson ideas for Spanish teachers!

Differentiated Instruction has been a hot topic at teacher workshops and conferences for several years because it´s a great solution to teach the multiple levels of understanding that take place within each mix of students you have throughout the day.
One way to add Differentiated Instruction to your Spanish lessons is to set up "Stations" for a particular topic or unit and allow students to work through the activities at their own pace. 

In an effort to add student options and help them learn responsibility for their own learning, I've created several units that can be used as Differentiated Instruction Stations.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Spanish-Family-UNIT-La-Familia-Stations-Differentiated-Instruction-353829
 
How do Stations work?





Stations are physical learning locations set up in your classroom.  Each location focuses on a specific area (or modality) of learning. 


Classroom Set up:

· Choose locations around the classroom to place each learning station. 

· Choose 1 teaching table.  This is where you will sit, students will know they can approach you for individual instruction (any questions they might have) when you’re at this table.  Students can also approach you here to check off their work so they can move on to the next task.

· Group leftover desks in clusters around the classroom.  Students will be able to go to any cluster to do their work.



Students are given a checklist of activities that they are required to do and move from station to station to complete each task.  Why does this work so well??  Because students can take charge of their own learning! 

Here's what one teacher had to say about these stations:

"This was PERFECTO while I had a sub for 2 days!
I walked the students through it the day prior so they knew exactly what to do with the Substitute! He said all my classes were on-task and great!"


The Stations for La Familia en Espanol are divided into 4 stations:

1.  Vocabulario - students learn the new vocabulary and do a variety of practice activities to familiarize themselves with their new family words and to help them memorize the new vocabulary.

Spelling Practice,             Vocabulario y unas Preguntas     
 
¡Adivina Que! ¿Quién es?

¡Adivina Que! ¿Quién es?  (teacher key)             
 
Mi familia (double side)

 


2.  Speaking & Listening  - students practice using their new vocabulary aloud as they participate in Communicative Activities with a partner (or partners).

Firma, Por Favor      La Familia de Anita    Una Entrevista  Family Survey         





3.  Reading & Comprehension - students practice their understanding by reading several texts and answering questions about what they have read.  Students also read a story and retell the story cartoon style in speech bubbles.


La Familia de Josefina                  Caperucita Roja



4.  Project Based Assessment - students choose a project to demonstrate their understanding of what they have learned.


en la Cocina Project                 Family Tree Project

¡Feliz Cumpleaños! Invitation Project









I'm so pleased that teachers across the U.S. are enjoying these Stations activities and letting me know!

Here's what another teacher had to say:

"This looks fantastic! I've never used stations before in my classes, but these activities are so creative and thorough that I'm looking forward to giving it a shot! Thanks for a great resource! :) "

And just one more.  ;)

"Great activities - I admit I've never tried stations before and the kids loved them! "

I hope you'll head over to my TeachersPayTeachers store and take a look for yourself!  Make sure to check out the free preview and take a look at everything included in this Stations packet.  And if you do purchase and use this packet, I would LOVE to know how the activities worked out for you with your students!!

~La Profesora Frida