Welcome to Plymouth North World Languages Wiki. This Wiki is for teachers to collaborate and share their ideas for unit and lesson planning, curriculum mapping, and for creating compelling, comprehensible learning experiences for students.

August 28: great site for ideas and inspiration: http://www.creativelanguageclass.com/blog/
May 26: wikispace on culture and art: http://cultureconnection.wikispaces.com/Art
May 20: Here is a teacher's website that has some great resources and lesson plan ideas: Trisha Kelly Spanish teacher at Gordon School (Check out the Guatemala page--- She does a cool lesson on Day of Dead in Guatemale - the students make Barriletes!!)

March 4:

Here is the link to the new recording site: Vocaroo.com

OCt 10, 2014
(I need to check it out more)

Sept. 30 2014: Great site for practicing listening Spanish: Spanishear

Sept 10 2014:
GREAT SIGHT for AUTHentic reading exercises!!! Reino unido reading exercises from authentic texts

Sept. 2014

Sept 2014
audio stories: 123TEACHME! Audio Stories

August 9. 2014
Here is the blog that Abby sent about essay writing in the form of infographics: Re-Vamping the writing (three grades: writing presentational/speaking presentational/speaking interpersonal)

Here are practice exams from the Spanish National exam. Practice exams
We might consider these for Mid-Terms and Finals (maybe DDMs?)

July 26, 2014
This blog post lists websites that every Spanish teacher should know: 20 Websights every SP teacher should know

This site offers music videos of all sorts with the lyrics right under the video: wopvideos
Spanish stories to read or listen to: World stories

July 10, 2014
here's a new tool I just discovered: Create a realistic newspaper clip

Here is a great web sight that Michelle found with profieincy rubrics on it: http://oflaslo.weebly.com/proficiency-rubrics.html#.U5-q9PldVqW
current school calender:
PPS calender

acquisition versus learning

NEW websight with lots of resources: 123TEACHME

Here's some laughs for you!

SNL: La Policia Mexicana

And here's some REALITY for you:

Here's a slide show that JCPS schools use to introduce their students to proficiency based assessment: within the slideshow are two videos: the first one is the video with the cat and goldfish, that speaks "dog". The seconde video is a series of clips of famous peole speakng a language other than English.

Here is Thomas Sauer's sky drive FL curriculum based on proficiency:
sky drive proficiency based curriculum

technology tools to use in the classroom:

Name Randomizer

Online Stopwatch

Noise meter: Bouncy Balls

candle stopwatch

Discovery Education Streaming video:


Passcode for PNHS: 8F78-D982

Sample VOCES etext book free sample for one week:

the user name and ID are:
Your Class ID is: VOCESP4454
Your User ID is: VP667
here's the link:

Here's an excellent site for grammar. the explanations and lessons are concise, simple and comprehensive. Each explanation is followed by a practice quiz.


This above link is the GRAMMAR page from the Bowdoin college Spanish site: http://www.bowdoin.edu/~eyepes/newgr/index.html

Flags of Spanish speaking countries:

TELL: Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning

Listening Practice in Spanish!: spanish ear

Great blog for using authentic material: Culutra y civilzacion
authentic realia and text with activities and reading comprehension questions: google doc: Fichas lectura

Reading comprehension: article and interview with Juanes!!: Juanes reading comprehension

OLA Training Materials:

123 Teach ME spanish profiency exercises