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¡Ay, vocabulario!

As I'm going into next year, I have a dilemma. How do I teach vocabulary? We use ¡Exprésate! 1 in our district. We break it up into 2 years, chapters 1-4 in Intro. to Spanish and chapters 5-8 in Advanced Spanish.  I want their vocabulary to be authentic, but I need to make sure that my Advanced 8th grade students are ready for their high school placement exam (Scantron & writing) that determines if they will start high school in Spanish 2 as well.

At this time, I give students a vocabulary list, and we review it together. I'd like to have a better way to present their vocabulary.  I do like how I start out my clothing unit. I begin by having them do this activity I got from TPT. I love it! Students enjoy it! It's always fun for them to see how much clothing items cost, and we can review the currency exchange between U.S. Dollars and Euros. Plus, I incorporate pictures of my own of El Corte Inglés that I took while studying abroad in Spain.

One objective I have for this summer, is to at the very least, incorporate a fun, more engaging activity to start off the vocab each unit. Currently I'm using these vocabulary lists. [I have to give credit to my colleague, Sra. Kosek, for typing these words out originally. It was her idea to add the (2) next to words so they incorporate all words.]  I have created the table format.

 I then have students place these in their CIE (Cuaderno Interactivo Estudiantil) notebooks. My hope is that next year, before the placement exams, students will have all the resources they need to succeed. They do have to fold them, since I used composition notebooks.

I'm going to upload some of them soon to my TPT page.

Just some thoughts/ideas on vocabulario. I'm going to be looking into some ideas for next year.



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