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Training Session #1: 8 Steps to a Productive Summer (Step 4) - Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Jul 30

Let's start our week with Training Session #1 and complete Step 4 of 8 Steps to a Productive Summer!

To complete step 4 to a productive summer please share with us at least 1 cultural image! Your cultural image can be a personal photo or any favorite image you've discovered through out your years of teaching. With the image, ask your students to create a story. Please include the following when sharing your image:

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


This image is from our K-6 Spanish for Native speakers program, Yabisí, that integrates technology with the development of language and literacy skills, while strengthening critical-thinking skills through high-interest readings and activities.

Have your students create a story using the image above. Ask them to write about the weather and the articles of clothing.

  1. Levels- K-3
  2. Target vocabulary- The weather & articles of clothing
  3. Target grammar- Practice using forms of ayer, hoy, & mañana (ex: Hoy está lloviendo)
  4. Cultural element- General

Please share, as the BEST 5 examples will win a FREE Puertas al Sol poster for your classroom! This poster includes the poem Latinos by Alma Flor Ada and a wonderful cultural image! A great addition to any classroom! The best 5 examples will be chosen Thursday, August 2.

In order to share a photo/image, please email the photo/image to All the photos/images will be uploaded to Plaza Santillana by the end of this week.

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!

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Richard Detwiler July 30, 2012 at 10:20 PM Reply
I can't figure out how to submit an image, sorry.
Spanish Classroom July 31, 2012 at 1:40 PM Reply
Richard, please share your image(s) by sending it to Thank you!
Anita Moser July 31, 2012 at 3:22 PM Reply
Level:3-9 open markets
Target vocabulary: fruits, vegetables, food, colors,expressions related to shopping, numbers
Target grammar: present tense, adjectives, comparatives, likes and dislikes.
Culture: learn the concept of an open market and importance of bargaining to get the best price. Also we can include the cultural element of plazas and squares where many public markets take place.
Diane Chamberlain August 1, 2012 at 12:28 AM Reply
sent my image and info to the email listed above
Anita Moser August 1, 2012 at 2:15 PM Reply
I sent my image alone, but I posted the info here.Is it OK?
Spanish Classroom August 1, 2012 at 2:20 PM Reply
Yes, that is fine Anita. Thank you!
Melissa Drummond August 2, 2012 at 10:09 PM Reply
Levels- K-3
Target vocabulary- describe colors, describe people, name actions
Target grammar- Strategies in communication recognize key words to answer different types of questions - (¿Qué hace el señor? / ¿De qué color pinta aquí?/ etc.)
Cultural element- Artesanías de Costa Rica

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Training Session #1: 8 Steps to a Productive Summer (Step 5) - Free Resources for Spanish Teachers | Plaza Santillana August 6, 2012 at 2:53 PM Reply
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