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Palabra virtual
http://www.palabravirtual.com/
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.
Tecla  
http://www.educacion.gob.es/reinounido/publicaciones-materiales/publicaciones.html
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
http://en.childrenslibrary.org/
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.

Interpersonal: Students can discuss likes and dislikes. Using a printed page or a cover of one book, students could discuss what the story might be about.

Presentational: Students can create their own children’s book or use illustrations on website to create their own text for the same story. Students could write a review of the children’s story for their local library. Students could prepare a program similar to “Reading Rainbow” to discuss what happened in the book.

 

 

Mil cuentos  
http://www.milcuentos.com/
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.

Interpersonal: After clicking on the story title and before opening the text and reading of the story, use the four pictures on the introductory page to re-tell this story to a classmate.

Presentational:Think of a fairytale or book that you read when you were younger. Write down a summarized version of the story in only 10-15 lines including an original ending. Draw or find a picture from the Internet to represent each line. Then, read each line of the story and present the corresponding picture.

Clic clic clic
http://www.cuentosinteractivos.org/
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?

Intepretive:
The stories in Clic clic clic are interactive. Students interpret the story and directions to select their likes/dislikes as they read.

Interpersonal: In small groups, students are assigned a specific cat from the story, and props to use. Then, students create a scene about their cat's world, working together to describe the story as they go, and incorporate their props.

Presentational: Students create a puppet show to recreate the main parts of the story. They summarize the main ideas of the story and present them in their puppet show using as many Spanish words as they can.

Dos autores Short Stories
http://www.dosautores.com/
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.

Interpersonal: Students are provided with thirty different writing frames such as "It was really interesting when ________did_______because______". The writing frames are divided into ten from the beginning of the text, ten from the middle, and ten from the end. Students must select three writing frames from each section to comment on the text. As a check, students can share their completed frames in groups.

Presentational: Students form a group of three and must summarize one of the stories in six concise sentences in their own words.  They will then create six illustrations to go along with their sentences and present them to the class.

Free Magazine in Spanish
http://www.veintemundos.com/en/
"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
http://especiales.elnuevodia.com/mipequenodia/#
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
http://www.donquijote.org/culture/index_es.asp
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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