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Lesson Plans (15) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (1) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Informational Materials (2) Textual information containing useful facts or information.
Learning Activities (1) 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 (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: 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) (9 - 12)
Title: Jeopardy en Español
Description: This activity can be used any time of the school year as a fun way to assist students and motivate them to know the correct pronunciation, spelling, and definition of given vocabulary words. The activity is a unique way to teach the Spanish language vocabulary in a competitive yet healthy learning environment that will include teamwork and individual thinking skills combined. Jeopardy en Español will really excite your students and their day!


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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)
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) (3 - 12)
Title: Body Parts auf Deutsch
Description: This lesson is good for first-year students learning the German words for body parts. Using music and the Internet, students will practice vocabulary and pronunciation.


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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,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: Musical Illusion     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about auditory illusions. One study examined what a particular musical illusion reveals about the infant brain. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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.


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Title: Spanish Jeopardy
Digital Tool: Capitulo 1 Jeopardy
Digital Tool Description: This activity can be used anytime of the school year as a fun way to assist students and motivate them to know the correct pronunciation, spelling, and definition of given vocabulary words in any chapter of your Spanish book. The activity is a unique way to review the Spanish language vocabulary and/or verb conjugations in a learning environment that will promote team work and individual thinking skills.


Thinkfinity Podcasts


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Subject: Foreign Languages
Title: Musical Illusion     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about auditory illusions. One study examined what a particular musical illusion reveals about the infant brain. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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.

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.

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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