Re: beginning spanish resources
- To add to Kabbottwalker's great suggestion about picture cue cards --
I use them, too and they are invaluable for many uses as
mentioned. In addition to using magazine photos, you can use clip
art from the computer (hopefully, you can do this using the school's
color ink cartridge and not your own!). SOme of the clip art photos
loaded on the microsoft Word site are eye catching, simple, or
detailed, depending on what you are looking for. Some are even
photos, which are great for when you want the students to describe
the picture. I print mine out on white cardstock paper so they are
a little more sturdy and will stand up on the chalk tray. I also
put each one in its own plastic page protector sheet; that way I can
organize & index them into looseleaf binders by subject. Also, it
helps them stay clean and unwrinkled.
I also agree that you will devise and make things as you need them.
One thing I find really useful is foam dice from the teacher's
supply store. I put masking tape over them and have one with the
subject pronouns (yo.. tú.. etc.) and another with verb
infinitives. If you have several sets of these, break the kids into
groups of 2 - 4 and have them roll and conjugate according to the
subject & verb they get -- in whatever tense you happen to be
working on. They keep a list of all the rolls they get -- "yo"
+ "hablar" = "yo hablo" My students have loved it!