Tracy Rains
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Middle School, High School
  • Introduction to Spanish
  • La Escuela
  • clases
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Media Formats:
    Downloadable docs, Interactive, Text/HTML, Video

    Class Subjects

    Class Subjects


    You learn about a lot of different subjects in school.  In this seminar we will be discussing what school is like and how to describe when your classes start and what they are like.  Let's start by learning how to say your classes in Spanish!

    ACTFL Standards

    • Communication: Interpretive

    Learning Target

    I can list my courses and say what time they start and end.

    Habits of Mind

    Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision

    Critical Thinking Skill




    Introductory warm-up activity.

    What does your school day look like?  What classes are you taking and how many?  Are they all online classes or in a building? Check out this prezi presentation to learn about schools in spanish speaking countries.

    Academic/Concept Vocabulary

    • View the vocabulary words here.


    Read and watch the resources to learn about this concept, then do the practice activity.




    Read about classes here

    School subjects in Spanish, learning spanish vocabulary

    Play the match game in this interactive to practice and learn the vocabulary terms you will need to understand for this Seminar.  Choose another study tool to practice also!

    Explore More

    Play Class Subjects Game in Spanish here    


    Discuss your ideas / opinions / understandings.

    Based on what you learned in the Explore and Engage sections of this Seminar answer the following prompt: In this unit we will be discussing school vocabulary, why do you think time plays an important role with school?  How do you think you will use this new knowledge?


    Now it is time to self-check how much you have learned about the this topic.  If you do not know as much as you thought, go back to the “Explore” section of this seminar and reread, rewatch, or redo the activities listed.  See your facilitator if you have questions.


    This is a task or project where you can show what you know.

    A fictional school in Panama, La Escuela Colorín, recently published their first newsletter of the school year for parents.  Read the newsletter and answer the questions below in complete sentences in Spanish.  Copy and paste the questions below, then type your answers next to it.  Do NOT use a translator, use the information providing in the questions to help you. Submit your questions and answers in a text submission.

    Escuela Colorin


    1. ¿Cómo se llama la profesora del segundo grado?

    2. ¿Cómo es La Escuela Colorín?

    3. ¿Cómo se llama la profesora del quinto grado?

    4. Fill in the blank: Los estudiantes nunca están ___________.

    5. ¿Qué es importante tener para la clase de inglés?


    Complete this wrap-up activity where you reflect on your learning. 

    1. Write a reflection essay answering the following questions:

    • What were some class subjects you learned in Spanish?  Why do you think it is important to learn ordinal numbers with classroom subjects?  What do you think you can do with these two topics together?



    2. Post an Artifact.

    • Include an artifact(s) that contains specific experiences, readings, assignments, or discussions in this course that supports your point.

    • What did you learn by creating this artifact? Be specific.

    • How did this artifact and other course elements help you reach it? Be specific.