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   Lesson Plans - Learner Level 1: Foreign Languages


  • Community Quilt (Authored by Manuel Bustamante.)

  • Subject(s): Foreign Language (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This lesson helps build communication between students, teachers, administrators, and parents. This is a wonderful lesson to promote English language learning in a culturally sensitive and respectful manner.

  • De Colores (Authored by Maria Gyory.)

  • Subject(s): Foreign Language (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students will be able to understand how some Spanish color words change their endings and how other color words remain the same, according to the nouns that they modify.

  • Dia de San Valentin (Authored by Amanda Yates.)

  • Subject(s): Foreign Language (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students listen and repeat common phrases associated with Valentine's Day and create a Valentine for someone, using the Spanish phrases they learned.

  • El Joki Poki (The Hokey Pokey) (Authored by Amanda Yates.)

  • Subject(s): Foreign Language (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students learn the Spanish words for prepositions and act them out as they sing and act out the motions to the song, “El Joki Poki” (The Hokey Pokey).

  • El Menu (Authored by Amanda Yates.)

  • Subject(s): Foreign Language (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students make a menu (in Spanish) and present it to the class.

  • L'heure (Authored by Amy Jones.)

  • Subject(s): Foreign Language (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This lesson teaches students how to ask and tell the time of day and to relate the times of everyday school activities in the target language of French.

  • La Ensalada (The Salad) (Authored by Amanda Yates.)

  • Subject(s): Foreign Language (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Each student makes a salad and presents his/her salad to the class (in the target language).

  • La Ropa (The Clothing) (Authored by Amanda Yates.)

  • Subject(s): Foreign Language (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This lesson introduces "clothing" vocabulary. Students listen to vocabulary, practice words by labeling clothes, and recognize the Spanish words for clothing items.

  • Las Caras (The Faces) (Authored by Amanda Yates.)

  • Subject(s): Foreign Language (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students learn about facial expressions by creating masks and talking about masks (in target language).

  • Los Colores (The Colors) (Authored by Amanda Yates.)

  • Subject(s): Foreign Language (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: The students associate an English word for a color with a Spanish word for a color.

  • Los Deportes (The Sports) (Authored by Amanda Yates.)

  • Subject(s): Foreign Language (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students learn the Spanish words for sports. Then, they make vocabulary cards and test each other's comprehension.

  • Los Opuestos (Authored by Amanda Yates.)

  • Subject(s): Foreign Language (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students learn the words in the target language Spanish for six pairs of opposite words. Students then demonstrate their comprehension by drawing a picture to illustrate each opposite and rewriting sentences containing the Spanish opposites.

  • Ser y Estar (Authored by Maria Gyory.)

  • Subject(s): Foreign Language (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students know the difference between using ser and estar correctly when they are able to describe physical characteristics of animals or people, and then describe feelings or state of mind using the correct verb.

  • Une Salle de Classe Ideale (Authored by Nancy Podrez.)

  • Subject(s): Foreign Language (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This activity gives students a chance to actively learn classroom objects in the French language using TPR strategies. Although it was created for the French class, it can be adapted to most languages.

  • Which One is Forte and Which One is Piano? (Authored by Anissa Sanz.)

  • Subject(s): Foreign Language, Music (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: In order to know if your students know the difference between forte (loud) and piano (soft), this is a good assessment lesson to do. The students have fun and are tested on what they have learned at the same time.

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