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demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Teacher Tools (1) An extensive set of online resource tools teachers can use to enhance student learning or increase teacher productivity often useful across grade levels and/or subject areas (Aligned to professional learning standards instead of content standards). Learning Assets (2)


ALEX Lesson Plans


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Subject: Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (9 - 12)
Title: ¡A La Restaurante!
Description: This is an activity to test the strength of the students. It allows students to exercise everything that they have learned throughout the school year. It is suitable for Spanish I-Spanish IV students. It is an end-of-the-year activity and can be used as a project or final exam. Students will take a field trip to a Mexican restaurant and speak in total Spanish to test their knowledge of the language.


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Subject: Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (9 - 12)
Title: Reading Really Is Fundamental!
Description: Knowing how to read the language is just as important as knowing how to speak it. This activity is geared towards reading comprehension, correct pronunciation of words, and translation of the words that are read. This activity will also include Geography of Puerto Rico and history behind cultural items associated with Puerto Rico. This activity can be used for students at the Spanish I level and higher.


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Subject: Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (3 - 12), or Technology Education (3 - 12)
Title: Los Paises Hispanos
Description: This lesson will introduce beginning Spanish students to basic reading skills needed to comprehend material in another language while also providing basic information on Spanish speaking countries.


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Subject: Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (6 - 12), or Technology Education (6 - 12)
Title: Fasching
Description: A 5-8 day project that divides students into groups and allows a greater number of students to benefit from two computers in my classroom.


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Subject: Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (6 - 12)
Title: Russian Calendar: Seasons and Months
Description: The purpose of this lesson is to acquire appropriate calendar vocabulary for future use in exercises, dialogues and everyday conversations. This lesson should be followed by a series of lessons on perfecting the knowledge of the newly acquired vocabulary, learning how to use it in speech situations, identifying and giving out the dates and days of the week for particular events, etc.


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Subject: Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Pen Pal Mania!
Description: In this lesson, students will use the target language to correspond with a native speaker. This is an excellent activity for students in second semester of second year or higher.


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Subject: Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: French Internet Clothes Shopping
Description: Students practice clothing vocabulary and computer spreadsheet skills by visiting authentic French online clothing catalogs. They choose articles of clothing for purchase for themselves and family members and create a spreadsheet to record and calculate information. They also visit a currency exchange rate website for the current rate of Euros to American dollars. This lesson could easily be used for any target language, once vocabulary for clothes, colors, and family relationships are mastered.


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Subject: Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (9 - 12)
Title: Health Expressions auf Deutsch
Description: The lyrics to a song provide help for beginner German students to learn and recall some common German health expressions. Since it to the melody of "This is the Song That Never Ends."


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Subject: Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (6 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Greeting Exchange auf Deutsch
Description: This is a great "first day of first-year German" activity. Using the melody to "Are You Sleeping" introduce students to a typical exchange of greetings. If taught on the first day of school, students will be able to "speak German" immediately.


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Subject: Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Foreign Language Semester or Chapter Review
Description: This is an easy way to review for foreign language semester exams at any level using a number of hands-on and interactive activities, including some which are technology-based. This could also be adapted to chapter tests. The lesson is recommended for classrooms with 3 or more computers. Students will circulate to various stations, which can be adapted to the content being studied.


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Subject: Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Bridging Cultural Gaps
Description: In a semester-long project, foreign language students begin a penpal correspondence exchange with a student from another country. Through this exchange, students gain a greater insight into the culture and language of another country, improve their communication skills in the target language, and compare their lives to those of students their own ages in another country by discussing common topics.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Foreign Languages,Language Arts
Title: French Connections     
Description: The goals of this EDSITEment lesson are to strengthen student perceptions of the real-world importance of mastering a foreign language, to give students at all levels practice in reading and writing French, to engage lower level students in using their knowledge of French to plan a tour of Paris, and to engage upper level students in using their knowledge of French to compare French and American journalism.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Foreign Languages
Title: The Language Bank     
Description: The goals of this lesson, from EDSITEment, are to provide practice in reading, listening to, and writing in a foreign language; to expand vocabulary and command of idiom in a foreign language; to gain greater understanding of a foreign culture; and to raise awareness of the practical importance of foreign language skills in a global society.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Foreign Languages,Social Studies
Title: In My Other Life     
Description: The goals of this EDSITEment lesson are to challenge stereotypes about cultures unfamiliar to us; to expand awareness of the range of factors that help constitute a cultural identity; to research, organize, and present information about everyday life in an unfamiliar culture; and to create an imaginative first hand account of life in an unfamiliar culture.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 4,5,6,7,8



ALEX Learning Assets


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Title: Mylo - French, German, Spanish & Chinese
Digital Tool: Mylo
Digital Tool Description: This digital learning asset provides mini lessons to introduce, reinforce or assess vocabulary and grammar for various languages. Mylo provides a way for students to listen, respond and write in the target language on a variety of topics.


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Title: The Avoir Song
Digital Tool: The Avoir Song
Digital Tool Description: This is a short musical video to help students remember the present conjugations of the verb avoir (to have) in French.


Web Resources


Podcasts


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Spanish Music Video: Cry Me a Verb
http://www.teachertu...
Teacher-made music video to the tune of a Justin Timberlake song. It covers most types of Spanish present-tense, irregular verb conjugations.

Informational Materials


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Multilingual Dictionary
http://wordreference...
Excellent dictionary, useful for instructors and students. Offers multiple meanings and multiple languages (Spanish, French, Italian, and English). This dictionary also gives examples of word usage.

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On-line Translator
http://www.reverso.n...
Will translate any English word submitted into French, German, Spanish and Italian. Also contains dictionaries and conjugation help.

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Study Spanish
http://studyspanish....
This is a website where students can practice Spanish. Students can go to the site on their own, but teachers can also create an account and track student progress.

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Spanish Listening Game
http://www.linguasor...
Students can use this game to learn new Spanish vocabulary and grammar as well as practice what they already know.

Interactives/Games


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Spanish Listening Game
http://www.linguasor...
Students can use this game to learn new Spanish vocabulary and grammar as well as practice what they already know.

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DuoLingo
https://www.duolingo...
Learning languages in Duolingo is completely free – now and forever. It’s because you create value by translating real-world documents while you’re learning. Here’s how it works: Somebody who needs a webpage translated uploads it to Duolingo. That document then gets presented to Duolingo students who can translate it in order to practice the language they are learning. When the document is fully translated, Duolingo returns it to the original content owner.

Learning Activities


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On-line Translator
http://www.reverso.n...
Will translate any English word submitted into French, German, Spanish and Italian. Also contains dictionaries and conjugation help.

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How Am I / Spanish Version of Song
http://www.phschool....
This song "¿Cómo soy yo?" is a "Realidades" textbook resource that is found in the unit that teaches the verb "ser". It includes all of the different forms (except vosotros) and some descriptive adjectives.

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Study Spanish
http://studyspanish....
This is a website where students can practice Spanish. Students can go to the site on their own, but teachers can also create an account and track student progress.

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DuoLingo
https://www.duolingo...
Learning languages in Duolingo is completely free – now and forever. It’s because you create value by translating real-world documents while you’re learning. Here’s how it works: Somebody who needs a webpage translated uploads it to Duolingo. That document then gets presented to Duolingo students who can translate it in order to practice the language they are learning. When the document is fully translated, Duolingo returns it to the original content owner.

Teacher Tools


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Multilingual Dictionary
http://wordreference...
Excellent dictionary, useful for instructors and students. Offers multiple meanings and multiple languages (Spanish, French, Italian, and English). This dictionary also gives examples of word usage.

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