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Training Session #1: 8 Steps to a Productive Summer (Step 3) - Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Jul 23

Once again, we are revisiting Training Session #1 and completing Step 3 of 8 Steps to a Productive Summer!

Step 3 to a productive summer will be to provide at least 1 example of a song for the Spanish classroom. Songs can be traditional or modern with a twist! Feel free to share the lyrics or a video. Please include the following when sharing your song(s):

  1. What level(s)?
  2. What is the target vocabulary?
  3. What is the target grammar?
  4. What is the cultural element?

For example, on the Descubre el español con Santillana website, you will find a few examples of songs that are included in the program. You can listen to the songs, play them in your classroom, and even download the lyrics.

  1. Levels- K-5
  2. Target vocabulary- General
  3. Target grammar- General
  4. Cultural element- Hispanic music

This week, the BEST 5 will win a FREE Descubre el español con Santillana Canciones CD*! This CD includes traditional songs and traditional songs with new lyrics that will have your students singing all the way home! The best 5 will be chosen Thursday, July 26. Let the sharing begin!

Ready, set, SHARE!

*Before you share, you must be registered to win the free prize. If you haven’t registered for our Professional Development Summer Series, please click here!

Share and Enjoy
Diane Chamberlain July 23, 2012 at 8:26 PM Reply
Song: No te metas a mi Facebook
levels: European Framework B1-B2; USA levels 3 and up
Target vocabulary: Facebook, relationships
Target grammar: present tense, negative commands
Cultural element: social media
Marci Gutiérrez July 23, 2012 at 11:13 PM Reply
Nivel: Español 1
Vocabulario y Gramática: Los interrogativos
Cultura: Solicitando información

Les encanta esta canción a mis alumnos :)

Los Interrogativos
por Marcia Gutiérrez

¿Cómo? How?
¿Cuál? Which one?
¿Cuáles? Which ones?
¿Cuándo? When?
¿Cuánto?* How much?
¿Cuántos?* How many?
¿Dónde? Where
¿Adónde? Where to?

¿De dónde? Where from?
¿Por qué? Why?
¿Qué? means What?
¿Quién? means Who?
¿Quiénes? Who for two?

Las palabras that question you!

* Remind students of feminine forms
Anita Moser July 24, 2012 at 2:39 AM Reply
Song: El Patio de mi Casa
Levels: all elementary levels
Target vocabulary: parts of the house
Target grammar: simple present tense, adjectives
Culture: the patio (Spanish architectural feature in most Latin houses)
The song is simple and it repeats that el patio de mi casa es muy particular, si llueve se moja como los demas. You can change the same song and use different rooms in the house. Ex; el bano de mi casa es muy particular es grande y bonito como los demas. La sala de mi casa, etc.
Ms. S. July 25, 2012 at 2:50 PM Reply
Me Voy, de Julieta Venegas
Level: HS Spanish 2 and 3
Vocab: general
Grammar: Pronominal & Reflexive Verbs

and

No te pido flores, de Fanny Lu
Level: HS Spanish 2, 3, 4
Vocab: general
Grammar: Subjunctive

Tu Guardián, por Juanes
Level: HS Spanish 2, 3, 4
Vocabulary: General
Grammar: Future Tense
(¡Y qué canción más bonita!)

My high schoolers like these songs because they are popular songs now, so they don't feel corny. They are also getting a dose of pop culture while listening for grammar forms.
Spanish Classroom July 26, 2012 at 8:29 PM Reply
Thank you all for sharing these lovely songs! Congratulations! You will each be receiving a copy of Descubre el español con Santillana Canciones CD! Check back next week for Step 4 of 8 Steps to a Productive Summer! Happy Weekend!
Melissa Drummond July 27, 2012 at 5:50 PM Reply
What level(s)? elementary (K-3)
What is the target vocabulary? animals
What is the target grammar? idiomatic expressions with tener
What is the cultural element? authentic children's song

Los pollitos dicen, "pío, pío, pío"
cuando tienen hambre,
cuando tienen frío.

La gallina busca el maíz y el trigo.
Les da la comida
y les da abrigo.
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