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|This site provides a collection of poems read by native speakers (many read by the author) along with the lyrics. Poems can be searched by poet's name, title, country or century.|
|Interpretive: Students create a visual interpretation of the poem (could be one picture or more).
Interpersonal: Students fill out an info gap activity with stanzas from the poems.
Presentational: In small groups, students write an ode to a common everyday object similar to Neruda’s odes. They would then present the ode to the class using props, realia and/or other visuals.
|This site provides a monthly electronic magazine created for teachers and students of Spanish. Each monthly magazine has three different articles representing three levels of difficulty. Teachers should note that the nivel básico is more advanced than level 1. Each article has related activities dealing with its content, vocabulary, and grammatical structures. The magazine is produced by the Education Department of the Spanish Embassy in the United Kingdom.|
|Prepared activities and pdf's can be found on the website.|
|International Children's Digital Library|
|Contains several children’s books in the target language. Students can read books online page by page.|
Interpretive: Students can read stories silently to themselves, aloud to the class or to other students. Teacher could prepare questions based on a given story for students to answer such as: Name three characters & compare their personalities, What is the moral of the story?, Discuss the ending of the story, etc. Students could also answer a set of pre, during and post-reading questions.
|A great collection of children's stories read by children. Absolutely adorable!|
Interpretive: Use the "mapa del cuento 1" from the website: http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/spanish/pdf/storymap1.pdf to take notes about the setting, characters, main conflict, events and conclusion.
|Clic clic clic|
|Developed through the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism, and Commerce, this website allows the user to select from various stories. Each story is interactive with the reader selecting where the story goes next. Each story also has a guide to assist the reader. The website is entirely in Spanish.|
based on ¿Dónde está miau?
|Dos autores Short Stories|
|This site provides a wide variety of brief stories by two different authors (Luis de la Fuente & Alberto Garijo) with differing styles.|
Interpretive: Students choose a story to read. With a partner, they each create an individual glossary defining words they don't know. They then compare their glossary with their partner's before reading the story. Students could also create a story map (like the one found at: http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/spanish/pdf/storymap1.pdf ) outlining the main characters, main events, problem and solution.
|Free Magazine in Spanish|
|"Veinte mundos" is a free high-interest Spanish language magazine designed to help students improve their language skills. Current issue and past editions can be viewed and listened to as pdf's and mp3's. This site also gives tips on learning Spanish, a list of Spanish language schools, information on Spanish immersion and Spanish speaking countries.|
|Interpretive: Students read a couple of different articles about a given country and answers some comprehension questions based on those readings.
Interpersonal: Divide the class into an equal amount of teams. Two teams read the same article and create a list of five questions to ask the opposing team. The team that answers the most questions correctly wins.
Presentational: After interviewing an exchange student at their school, a staff member or community member, students write up a summary of what they learned for the next issue of "Veinte mundos".
|Mi pequeño día|
|This is a downloadable & printable childern's news magazine. Previous editions are available along with the most current edition. You need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use this website.|
|Interpretive: Activities found throughout publication.
Interpersonal: With a partner, students assume the role of managing editor and writer of the magazine and need to discuss what kind of topics they could include on a future cover.
Presentational: The class creates its own "Mi pequeno dia" using articles and activities geared towards kids.
|don Quijote Cultural Readings|
|This site provides several readings about Spanish culture. Readings are concise, have pulled-out vocabulary and a few offer downloadable podcasts as well so students can hear the article read by native speakers.|
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