I find teaching cognates (words that look and sound similar and Spanish and English) early in the year helps students to feel more comfortable in my Spanish class. Here is a great FREE list of common cognates. See how many Spanish words you already know. MOD.COD.NL.1.2 2. Exchange information using cognates and loan words from the target culture in conversations about other disciplines.
A Conversation Board Game - This conversation board game is easy to create, but one of the most useful ones I have in my magic bag of teacher supplies. If the ones in the photos here look a bit beaten up, it’s because I’ve been using them since 1992! I have also made color photocopies of the boards and had the copies laminated, so that I can roll them up and travel with them when necessary
Best Spanish Rice | "I'm Mexican and this is often my go to Mexican rice dish because it's so easy. I do know how to make it from scratch with my family's recipe, but this is fool proof and is quicker and easier to make. NOTE: I've made this with green salsa in place of the red salsa and it tasted equally good."