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Stations in the Middle School Class

Examples in Spanish
Trudy Anderson
Nathan Hale School
trudy.anderson@new-haven.k12.ct.us
Resources
 Pinterest
 Teachers Pay Teachers
 Youtube
 Newpaper
 Flyers
 Yellow pages
 NHPS curriculum site activities
Helpful Websites

https://wlteacher.wordpress.com/2009/04/23/reading-stations/ /

http://www.creativelanguageclass.com/activities/learning-stations/reading-
station/

http://www.creativelanguageclass.com/teacher-problems/one-solution-
stations/

http://laprofesorafrida.blogspot.com/2014/09/do-you-differentiate-in-your-
spanish.html?spref=pi&m=1

https://wlteacher.wordpress.com/2014/11/30/chat-stations-in-the-world-
language-classroom/

http://www.creativelanguageclass.com/planning/simplifying-stations-with-
templates/

http://www.creativelanguageclass.com/activities/games/idea-37-30-seconds-a-
circumlocution-speaking-game/

http://www.creativelanguageclass.com/activities/learning-stations/wrapping-
up-stations/

http://www.blevinsenterprises.com/Learning_Stations_Handout.pdf helpful
ideas but not exclusively about World Languages
https://wlclassroom.com/2014/11/30/chat-stations-in-the-world-language-
classroom/ setting up chat stations

Procedure

 Set up locations around the room


 Label each station with clear directions
 Explain each station to students
 Make sure to have all materials in the stations (headphones, copies, timer
etc)
 Group students ahead of time and assign them to a start station
 Make sure to have enough stations so that the groups aren’t too big
 Leave one station open so that if students finish early you can send them to
that station
 Explain how to wrap up the station at the end of class

Article on setting up stations

http://www.ehow.com/how_6607771_set-centers-middle-school-classroom.html

Accountability

 Tell students that you will be grading the work from 1 or 2 of the stations ,
however do not tell them which ones
 Extend the lesson of one of the stations for a whole class activity

http://www.minds-in-bloom.com/2015/07/5-reasons-centers-work-in-my-
classroom.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=
Feed:+MindsInBloom+(Minds+in+Bloom)

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-
1Hmg2_GVW7g/VaP10wH5hgI/AAAAAAAAIR4/h0YzxuGY7Ig/s1600/Slide1.jpg
more ideas for stations procedures
Let’s Go
http://escuelabloguera.blogspot.com.es/2012/12/fichas-de-lectura-comprensiva.html - website with
lots of reading activities- ads comics etc

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=video+why+study+a+second+language&&view=detail&mid=2E
041113F357B73B9D4E2E041113F357B73B9D4E&rvsmid=9886F38E6BE884E108239886F38E6BE884E108
23&fsscr=0&FORM=VDQVAP video on why to learn a second language

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpI1fNSk8m0 video study a second language

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzEjzL6_gyE video study of a second language

http://www.spanishlistening.org/- website with more than 300 short listening activities. It also has mini
quizzes and vocabulary checks. It can be used for any unit. There is a wide range of topics and levels.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTNaM41CHXw video on greetings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTNaM41CHXw&feature=share&list=PLT58JadHcEH2tQGJhoTY2Ut
rmvk4AdhA9 video greetings and good byes

Use the chart below for the video above. I used this on the second day of school with students who
were new to the language

What did you hear?

Watch the video several times.

Place a check mark every time you hear these greetings or good byes.

Greetings Good Byes

Buenos días Hasta la vista


¿Cómo estás? Adiós
¿Cómo estaís? Hasta luego
¿Cómo va eso? Hasta pronto
¿Cómo te va? Nos vemos
Buenas noches Hasta la próxima
Buenas tardes Cuídate
¿Qué tal? Hasta la otra
¿Qué onda?
Hola
Students should say the numbers in the target language. You could also remake the game with larger
numbers and have students do multiplication.

Uno, Dos Tres

Play with a partner.

Draw 2 Uno cards

Say the numbers and colors in Spanish

Add/multiply the 2 numbers and write down the total

Add final total

Number 1 Number 2 Total

________________________________

Final Total

Nombre____________________________

There is a French proverb that says that “A man who knows two languages is worth
two men”. Write a paragraph in English explaining what you think it means.
Explain the quote

I gave this quote to students who were just starting in Spanish and they explained in
English what it meant for them.
This could be used for several units. Students could text each other for a writing prompt.

OR

Website- Ifaketext.com- students can type texts into different types of phones
Teach colors and numbers all at once
El Diccionario

Use a dictionary to find the following words

Girl___________________ What part of the dictionary did you use?

Boy __________________ What part of the dictionary did you use?

Rojo ___________________ What part of the dictionary did you use?

Twelve _________________ What part of the dictionary did you use?

Teacher ___________________ What part of the dictionary did you use?

Gato ______________________ What part of the dictionary did you use?

Bailar _____________________ What part of the dictionary did you use?

Find a word that you would like to know in Spanish

Write the word in English and Spanish

http://digital.library.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/i/image/image-
idx?c=visuals;type=boolean;rgn1=ic_all;med=1;view=thumbnail;start=21;q1=visua
ls;back=back1350076748;size=20 – pictures that students can use as conversation
starters
Listening Activities- spanishlistening.org

Spanish listening .org - #70

http://www.spanishlistening.org/content/070-lisbeth-guatemala-climate.html

Watch the video several times and answer the questions. You may not
understand everything. Listen for cognates and words you already know.

¿Cómo es el clima en tu país?

How does she describe the climate in Guatemala? Why?

How would you describe the weather in New Haven?

Click on the video quiz and take the quiz.

Check your answers.

How did you do?


My Friend’s and I
https://www.youtube.com/user/SrMuyGuapo _Funny video describing self

https://elmundodebirch.wordpress.com/2013/07/01/picture-prompts/ - pictures and ideas of how to


use them in class. The pictures can be used for several units

https://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=WFNgTKgscx4 –kids introducing themselves, likes/dislikes

https://www.google.es/search?q=beneficios+de+un+abrazo&biw=1366&bih=667&tbm=isch&tbo=u&so
urce=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiBt7fLmMDJAhXJ6xQKHVmlCfUQsAQIHg#imgrc=Zka6GlaSdCn_5M%3A
benefits of giving a hug

Video #17- Spanish Listening.org

Watch the video several times and answer the questions. You may not
understand everything. Listen for cognates and words you already know.

¿Qué deportes te gustan?

List the sports that she says she likes.

Click on the video quiz and take the quiz.

Check your answers.

How did you do?


http://zachary-jones.com/zambombazo/documents/2012/twiccionario_5cosasquemegustan.pdf
Tweets from Zachary Jones- likes dislikes

http://zachary-jones.com/zambombazo/documents/2012/twiccionario_gustar_2.pdf Tweets likes and


dislikes
Use Pictures to get the students to speak or write
http://senoritajezuit.wikispaces.com/El+Presente+Progresivo

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/f5/25/70/f525700077c599cfa5dbd05ef58dcd85.jpg

http://www.glovico.org/syllabus/Spanish/lesson14/canvas website with pictures by common themes

http://englishwell.biz/present_progressive_tense_with_pictures.html picture- tell what people are


doing

Tagxedo.com- word cloud with adjectives (can be made in different shapes)


Word sorts

Students are asked to sort vocabulary words into different categories. There are 2 types of word sorts. In
a closed word sort, the teacher specifies the categories. In an open word sort, students choose the
categories and sort the words accordingly.
Nombre______________________

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SZbWj-glSI

Answer the questions as you watch Agustin describe himself and his daily routine.

1. How does Agustin describe himself?

2 .What does Agustin usually do each day?

3. What time does he usually go to bed?


Use pictures for descriptions
Education
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucMcX01F5SU- Video Ad for back to school

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_WE3AaPDLUUY/S-
iRnkCMosI/AAAAAAAAEhI/JfCI16Nw5Zg/s1600/Precios+Utiles+Escolares.jpg Print ad – Back to School

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpWMZmADGcw – Target back to school video

http://leonardo1452.com/2011/08/25/regreso-a-clases-2011/ - Cost of Back to School shopping

http://zachary-jones.com/zambombazo/infografia-el-retorno-a-clases-en-bolivia/ Back to school print


ad

http://www.pleasantestthing.com/back-school-spy Back to school I Spy

Nombre _________________________

videos mis clases


https://lugarparapensar.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/authentic-audio-mis-clases/

Video 1

¿A qué clase le gusta Seji?

What do you think the word “materias” means? Why?

Video 2

¿A qué clases le gustan Cristina?

¿A qué clase no le gusta Christina?

What do you think the word “asignaturas” means?

What did she say sometimes influence whether or not she likes a class. Do you agree?
AR verb Dice Game (Adapt with ER and IR verbs)

Roll dice and conjugate verbs based on the number rolled

1-yo 2-tú 3-él/ella/ud 4- nosotros 5- ellos,ellas,uds 6- Marta y yo

Verb Number Conjugation


Example montar 2 montas
Montar
Practicar
Hablar
Escuchar
Dibujar
Estudiar
Pasar
Nadar
Esquiar
Usar
Trabajar
Cantar
Bailar
Visitar
Mirar-(to look/watch)
Comprar (to buy)

http://tvhsespanol.wikispaces.com/file/view/twiccionario_verbos_ar.pdf/380972596/twiccionario_verb
os_ar.pdf Tweets AR verbs

http://www.aulaplaneta.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/INFOGRAF%c3%8dA_La-mochila-digital-
frente-a-la-anal%c3%b3gica.png – infographic on going to digital text books

https://ticsyformacion.com/2013/08/15/el-estres-de-la-vuelta-al-cole-para-los-ninos-infografia-
infographic-education/ El estrés de la vuelta al cole para los niños

https://twitter.com/Quadratin_Ver/status/633852143754088450 infographic back to school shopping


Food and Health
https://www.behance.net/gallery/Plato-del-bien-comer/8118055 Infograph- healthy eating

Razones para comprar fruta

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/f6/52/a8/f652a8585ab11d37660cbe62f798b43f.jpg

 Students might identify cognates


 Work in pairs to identify reason why each food “es bueno para la salud”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_rVqu5NRks&feature=share- video –in a supermarket,


food that is healthy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjNgHBh-Wvc&feature=youtube_gdata_player- Snickers
ad

http://platodeldia.tumblr.com/archive- multiple supermarket and restaurant ads

http://static100.tiendeo.com.ar/images/tiendas/4855/cupones/9623/portada.jpg Subway print


ad

http://me-encanta-escribir.blogspot.fr/2014/12/cancion-mi-me-gustan-la-
hamburguesas.html?m=1 Song and worksheet Me gustan las hamburguesas. Students fill in or
circle words they hear

http://www.restaurantes-zaragoza.es/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/restaurante-aragonia.gif
receipt

https://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=nD7A7YREZR4- song Me gustan las hamburguesas

http://zachary-jones.com/zambombazo/documents/2013/twiccionario_tres_comidas.pdf
Zachary Jones twiccionario students categorize meals mentioned in the tweets.
https://s-media-cache-
ak0.pinimg.com/originals/c8/82/1e/c8821e74f8e57fb7aac3631a7a4a3c7c.jpg - Picture of
many types of food. Ask students to find specific things
https://www.youtube.com/user/clasesidiomas- video- el desayuno

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFn26FHUJJ8- Subway ad video

http://platodeldia.tumblr.com/archive- lots of menus

Menu from Spain- Pastelería

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/87/0c/ce/870cce5dad5aa1a62890833240db9a08.jpg

 Discuss the euro and possible currency conversions

 Identify types of pastries


 Xe.com – good currency conversion site

http://fullmusculo.com/home/beneficios-y-propiedades-del-brocoli/ - benefits of broccoli

http://infografias.com/el-origen-de-los-donuts-
1971/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=el-origen-de-los-donuts – reading
on Dunkin Donuts. It is a little difficult but student should be able to find some basic
information.

https://spanishplans.org/2016/01/12/en-el-restaurante-comic-strips/ restaurant comic strips

http://www.chicanol.com/alternativas-saludables-para-ti-y-tus-hijos-infografia/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2DX67qHmRw- video song about liking hamburgers

https://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=nD7A7YREZR4 another version of the video

http://me-encanta-escribir.blogspot.fr/2014/12/cancion-mi-me-gustan-la-
hamburguesas.html?m=1 activities based on the song above

https://estudiafeliz.com/2012/08/08/la-dieta-de-michael-phelps-vocabulario-la-comida/ -
infographic on what swimmer eats
En el restaurante

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQHp_oLI9rg

Watch the video and answer the following questions

What do you think the following words or phrases mean in English?

 ¿Qué desean?
 De primero
 Camarero
 ¿Qué nos recomienda?
 De Segundo
 Postre
 Cuenta

What did the girls order for dessert?

What flavors?
http://salud.facilisimo.com/blogs/nutricion/la-importancia-del-desayuno_1217598.html?aco=150n&fba- infographic-
importance of breakfast

List 10 cognates and their meanings in English

Explain 5 benefits of eating breakfast

¿Qué te gusta comer y beber en el desayuno?


https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/89/e5/24/89e524200154a5b5e60a35c7862223c2.jpg
la sandia

Why is la sandía called “la fruta hidratante”?

Watermelon contains betacarotene, what part of the body is it good for according to tell article?

Would this fruit be a good choice if you were on a diet? Give evidence from the article.

List the cognates and their meanings that you see in the article.

¿Te gusta la sandía?

¿Qué fruta es tu favorita?


¿Qué fruta no te gusta nada?

Home and Family


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV8w-_esplE –Video Ad about different types of families

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0m3IN12yfo – family
https://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=4scjoXHkmBA - Video types of families

https://www.youtube.com/user/HappyHrSpanish- family video

http://zachary-jones.com/zambombazo/documents/twiccionario/twiccionario_quehaceres.pdf -tweets
about chores

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnGkW9lFTd4 Proctor and Gamble Ad- chores video. Students


should list the chores mother does and activities the children do.

http://www.solohijos.com/web/que-tareas-domesticas-puede-hacer-mi-hijo/- article about chores


children of various ages can perform

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/78/c4/87/78c487c3d9559d71b8e3dd72b8654cee.jpg-
mi dormitorio

https://es.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/conoce_a_la_familia_real_espa
nola/familia-elemental-a1/11316 Royal family of Spain pictures and students match description with
pictures

http://zachary-jones.com/zambombazo/documents/2014/twiccionario_presente_progresivo.pdf
Zachary Jones- tweets on the present progressive tense

http://mendycolbert.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/twiccionario_expresiones_idiomaticas_con_t
ener.217121526.pdf Tweets Expressions with tener

http://me-encanta-escribir.blogspot.com.ar/2014_10_01_archive.html - family tree with fill in the


blanks

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/62/1b/17/621b17c8f4915d8b888936f1df495dc6.jpg
reading on TV families
https://edukame.com/los-10-superpoderes-de-madres infographic on the super powers of mothers

https://es.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/mi_familia/familia-principiante-
prea1/70096 reading and students fill in a blank family tree.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-
8yOjf9HUEFk/TzgN0eg3ueI/AAAAAAAADwY/XynKdApw0tw/s400/cartel%2Baprende_a_sonreir.jpg –
infographic- caring for your teeth

https://edukame.com/los-10-superpoderes-de-padres Dad super powers

http://me-encanta-escribir.blogspot.com.ar/2014_10_01_archive.html family tree activity

When teaching affirmative tú commands, students could read and correct mistakes and also say why
this is funny.
http://contrasypros.com/2015/09/30/de-la-entrevista-de-cumpleanos-para-ninos-imprimible/ birthday
questionnaire
Com
muni
ty
and
Leisu
re
Infograph
- Snap
Chat
https://gu
mroad.co
m/l/vFpe
#

https://w
ww.youtu
be.com/w
atch?v=W
y4QWNbnTZg- Video places in the community

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7X0Cw1Gftw- video – vacation activities

http://blog.livra.com/es/infografia-los-latinoamericanos-y-el-cine/ -movie going habits

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/423338433704482221/ - infographic on selfies

http://infografiasencastellano.com/2016/01/26/beneficios-de-la-siesta-infografia-infographic-health/
Infographic on siestas

http://srawalker.yolasite.com/resources/twiccionario_adonde_va.pdf Zachary Jones tweets ¿Adónde


va?

http://www.pblinthetl.com/2015/09/actividades-mexico-y-aqui-novice-ipa.html infographic on things


people in Mexico do in their free time. There are also extension activities included

https://www.yelp.es/biz/bistro-le-steak-new-york -Yelp restaurant review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDkDJF8idPw&feature=share VIPS restaurant commercial. Can


also be used in the food unit

Questions for the VIPS ad above

 According to the commercial, what is a bad idea?


 What is a good idea”
 What do you think the word “mejor” means?
 What are the benefits of a loyalty card?
 List in Spanish the names of some of the foods you see in the ad.

https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/infografias-en-castellano-2784157/los-espanoles-y-la-practica-del-
deporte-infografia-2753964585 Los españoles y la práctica de deportes
Shopping
https://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=byuqtId9taY- video change wardrobe without buying anything

https://www.youtube.com/user/clasesidiomas video –clothing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AaoZk22Y9o video-la ropa

http://tararirashoy.blogspot.com.uy/2015/10/llegaron-los-super-precios-el-tero_5.html?m=1-
supermarket print ad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxvSqZapyCo&scrlybrkr=78ac4cec –H&M ad

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/1b/59/c5/1b59c591cd5a12965eb1505e7c4973f3.jpg-
How clothes reflects personality

http://www.spanishlistening.org/content/015-adelina-spain-compras.html - Adelina tells us what she


bought today. Video quiz included

http://zachary-jones.com/zambombazo/infografia-el-retorno-a-clases-en-bolivia/ infographic Back to


school shopping. Questions included

https://gesvin.wordpress.com/2015/02/21/psicologia-del-color-y-su-efecto-en-la-percepcion-y-
conducta-infografia/ infographic on how color affects our emotions and how color is used

https://alfredovela.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/infografia_como_los_colores_afectan_a_las_compras.
jpg infographic on how color is used to affect our shopping habits
Travel Unit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7X0Cw1Gftw- video- vacation plans

http://www.kaplaninternational.com/spa/blog/los-beneficios-de-viajar-infografia/ benefits of traveling

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/90/fe/cc/90fecc0c120c9600a93f6e3c59ef2b65.jpg

Reading on things teens like to do in vacation

Holidays, celebrations and Customs


https://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=lo_8gJS1U8M –
Los Voladores- mentioned in reading for chapter 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL7Gt9fldnU
Hispanic Heritage Month video

https://es.islcollective.com/resources/printables/works
heets_doc_docx/carta_a_papa_noel/navidad-papa-
noel/62129 template for writing a letter to Santa Claus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL7Gt9fldnU – Hispanic Heritage Month

file:///P:/Cities%20reinvent%20Columbus%20Day%20to%20honor%20indigenous%20people%20-
%20CNN.com.htm –article about celebrating Columbus day
Just for fun

http://www.coloringpages4kidz.com/home/famous-paintings-coloring-pages/ - coloring pages of


famous pictures- choose Spanish speaking artists

https://thecreativestack.wordpress.com/2012/10/26/pablo-picasso-freebies/

http://azcoloring.com/day-of-the-dead-skull-coloring-pages calaveras coloring pages

http://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/three-musicians-by-pablo-picasso

https://www.flickr.com/photos/neefer/3835183057/sizes/z/in/photostream/