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Middle School, High School
  • Mi Cuarto
  • cuarto
  • furniture
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    Items in a Bedroom

    Items in a Bedroom


    Do you have a bed, dresser, mirror, or window in your bedroom?  What other types of things might you have in your bedroom?  Discover how to identify these objects in Spanish so you can label them correctly.

    ACTFL Standards

    • Communication: Interpersonal Communication

    • Cultures: Relating Cultural Products to Perspectives

    Learning Target

    I can label items in a room.

    Habits of Mind

    Applying past knowledge to new situations

    Critical Thinking Skill

    Construct Meaning


    Introductory warm-up activity.

      What's in your bedroom? Do you have your own room or share a room?  That may change what you have in your room- do you have one bed or two beds?  What else do you have?  Are you allowed to have a television?  Everyone's room is different, so let's learn more about the common items in a bedroom in Spanish.

      Academic/Concept Vocabulary

      Vocabulary here


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




      Read about bedroom furniture and electronics Spanish vocabulary here.

      Watch the video Spanish lesson 69: Bedroom furniture - El dormitorio- Household, vocabulary.

      • Be sure to take notes as you watch.

      • Rewatch, rewind and pause as you need.

      Use this interactive to practice and learn the vocabulary terms you will need to understand for this Seminar. Choose your study mode!

      Explore More

      Access one, many, or all of these resources to explore this topic more deeply.

      • "Shop" bedroom furniture in Spanish on IKEA's website here.


      Discuss your ideas / opinions / understandings.

      Based on what you learned in the Explore and Engage sections of this Seminar, answer the following prompt: 

      • Do you think you can use any of this vocabulary in a future job? Why or how?  Are there any other furniture words you would be interested in learning?  List them.


      Now it is time to self-check how much you have learned about 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.

      What does your room look like?  Everyone's bedroom looks differently- the decorations, the furniture, the bedroom size, etc.  Imagine you have a pen pal from Bolivia and you guys are discussing the differences between your cultures, he/she is interested in what bedrooms look like for American teenagers.  Include a sketch of what your bedroom looks like- you can draw it, create it on the computer finding various items and putting it into a bedroom scene, or you can find a picture of a bedroom you really like online.  Attached with your picture write some of the things you have in your bedroom, in complete sentences. You must have a total of five sentences and use at least five vocabulary words. 

      Here is an example: Mi Dormitorio

      Suggested key phrases: hay (there is/there are), tengo (I have), en (in)



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

      Write a reflection paragraph answering the following questions:

      • Thirty years ago this vocabulary list would not have specific electronics vocabulary.  What words do you think would not be on the list?  If we were to re-make this list today, what new electronic vocabulary words should be added? Include the English word and look up the definition in Spanish.