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Lesson Plans (11) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Informational Materials (5) Textual information containing useful facts or information. Interactives/Games (7) A learning object that requires a user's involvement.
Learning Activities (3) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Teacher Tools (2) 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 (1)


ALEX Lesson Plans


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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) (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.


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Subject: Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (6 - 12), or Technology Education (6 - 12)
Title: German Food and Eating Customs
Description: Working in small groups, students plan and serve a typical German supper, using the studied vocabulary to express their needs and opinions. Presentations of cultural customs, cultural differences, and menus make efficient use of limited computer access. (The lesson is easily adapted to other culture studies.)


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Subject: Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (6 - 12), or Technology Education (6 - 12)
Title: Touring Our School Through Two Languages
Description: This lesson will help students combine the tools of technology with language skills to communicate with non-English speaking students in the community.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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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,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



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.


Web Resources


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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Spanish Language and Culture
http://www.colby.edu...
This website has a variety of resources that can be used by the student and the teacher.

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Genki Spanish: Spanish Game Site
http://genkispanish....
Students can go to this site to practice Spanish through 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.

Interactives/Games


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Spanish Language and Culture
http://www.colby.edu...
This website has a variety of resources that can be used by the student and the teacher.

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Duolingo
http://www.duolingo....
This is a language practice website. Students create an account and specify a language that they want to practice. The site keeps track of their learning and advances them to the next level once they've mastered one area. Members of the site can connect with other friends and compete for points also.

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Qué Onda Spanish Games
http://www.queondasp...
Students can go to this website to practice different Spanish vocabulary themes and grammar structures.

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Genki Spanish: Spanish Game Site
http://genkispanish....
Students can go to this site to practice Spanish through games.

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Burrito Builder: Spanish Practice
http://www.spanishpr...
This is an online game where students practice Spanish grammar and vocabulary.

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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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Mindsnacks language app
http://www.mindsnack...
Mindsnacks is an app that is used to practice a foreign language. It has mini lessons, then you practice through different games on the app. It has levels like a video game, so the higher you go, the more games you get. This is free and is designed for Iphone and Ipad.

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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Spanish Language and Culture
http://www.colby.edu...
This website has a variety of resources that can be used by the student and the teacher.

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Mindsnacks language app
http://www.mindsnack...
Mindsnacks is an app that is used to practice a foreign language. It has mini lessons, then you practice through different games on the app. It has levels like a video game, so the higher you go, the more games you get. This is free and is designed for Iphone and Ipad.

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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Spanish Language and Culture
http://www.colby.edu...
This website has a variety of resources that can be used by the student and the teacher.

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