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This award-winning comprehensive curriculum covers approximately 96 hours of elementary Spanish instruction with a focus on vocabulary acquisition and practical conversation. The complete Spanish School Program includes detailed lesson plans, original songs, fun games, role-playing skits, creative visual aids, and multimedia to keep students learning and having fun.
We strongly recommend teachers add at least one Textbook and
Set of Workbooks for their reference
- 42 Color Posters for Vocabulary Units (18” x 24”)
- 19 B&W Posters for Song Lyrics, Cognates, Irregular Verbs
- 336 Picture and Color-Coded Word Cards
- Bingo “Lotería” Set for Large Groups of 20
- 9 Large Verb Conjugation Cards
- 92 Large Q&A Download Cards
- 4 Domino and Mini Verb Conjugation Card Sets
- 162 Cognate Picture cards with Folder
- Music CD with 39 Songs and Lyrics Booklet
- Sign & Sing DVD with Song Lyrics Booklet
- Canvas Carry Bag with Teacher Accessories
Teacher’s Manual with Instructional DVD and Blackline Masters Downloads
The Teacher’s Manual contains detailed lesson plans for all four Risas y Sonrisas modules organized according to our research-based method. Full of innovative ideas and over 50 fun game ideas, the Teacher’s Manual also offers advice on adapting the program for nonreaders (grades K-1), and tips for extending the program beyond the 96 hours of included material.
42 Colorful Posters (18” x 24”)
Full-color posters with engaging original illustrations help reinforce vocabulary and tap into the visual learning style.
2 posters for 14 units: (Pronunciation, Colors, Body, Numbers, Opposites, Wild Animals, School, Verbs, Food, House, Places, Occupations, Clothing, and Farm Animals)
1 poster for 14 units: (Family, Emotions, Shapes, Days of the Week, Months and Seasons, Holidays, Directions, Personal Pronouns, Masculine/Feminine, Ser, Estar, Tener).
19 Black and White Song Lyric Posters (18” x 24”)
Additional posters for song lyrics not covered in the color posters, first-day-of-class cognates, and the present tense of Ser, Estar, Tener, Ir, and Dar (irregular verbs). Also available online.
336 Picture and Color-Coded Word Cards
These attractive picture-and-word cards can be used as traditional flashcards or as the basis for many of the games included in the program.
24 pictures and color-coded words for 12 units: Body, Numbers, Opposites, Wild Animals, School, Verbs, Food, House, Places, Occupations, Clothing, Farm Animals
12 pictures and color-coded words for 4 units: Colors, Shapes, Emotions, Directions
Bingo “Lotería” Set for Large Groups of 20
Bingo game for vocabulary practice with original color illustrations.
The set includes 13 vocabulary units with 20 Bingo cards each: Body, Numbers, Opposites, Wild Animals, School, Verbs, Food, House, Places, Occupations, Clothing, Farm Animals, and Emotions/Directions.
9 Large Verb Conjugation Cards
Personal Pronoun Pictures with slits to insert verb word cards and build picture sentences in the present/past/future tenses.
92 Downloadable Q&A Cards
A set of commonly used Questions & Answers are incorporated into each vocabulary unit. The same Q&A are continuously reused across units, incorporating the new vocabulary. Q&A are replicated in the Student Textbook, the Interactive CD, Student Workbooks, and Online Interactive Program in order to allow students to practice in several different ways.
4 Domino and Mini Verb Conjugation Card Sets
These can be used as traditional flashcards or to play the Domino game, where students match words to their corresponding pictures. The Mini Verb Conjugation cards have personal pronouns with slits to insert verb word cards and build sentences in the past, present, and future.
Each set includes:
- 12 vocabulary units with 24 tiles each: Body, Numbers, Opposites, Wild Animals, School, Verbs, Food, House, Places, Occupations, Clothing, Farm Animals
- 4 vocabulary units with 12 tiles each: Colors, Shapes, Emotions, Directions
- 9 Mini Verb Conjugation Cards
Cognate Picture Card Set with Cognate Folder
The Cognate Picture Cards have beautiful color illustrations of easy vocabulary words that are very similar in Spanish and English. They are designed to help students discover Spanish words that they already know and can be used to practice pronunciation skills, enrich the Q&A, or build picture sentences.
The Cognate Cards are divided into 14 categories: Animals, Musical Instruments, Sports, Transportation, Fantasy, Insects, Fruits, Vegetables, Food, Nature, People, Locations, Liquids, Reptiles and House.
The Cognate Folder is covered in colored illustrations of the words from the cognate cards and can be used to store students’ work or class handouts.
Music CD with 39 Song Lyrics Booklet
The Music CD includes 39 songs with catchy tunes that introduce children to Spanish vocabulary and phrases. Music is one of the most powerful tools for accelerating the learning process.
These songs can also be rehearsed with the Sign & Sing DVD, the Interactive CD line-by-line feature, or by looking at the pictures in the Textbook.
Sign & Sing DVD with Song Lyrics Booklet
The Sign and Sing DVD introduces two languages at once! Sign along in American Sign Language while introducing new vocabulary with our original songs. The ASL signs anchor movements to words, using the Total Physical Response method to help students learn vocabulary faster and have more fun than just singing along passively.
The 36 songs in the DVD can also be rehearsed with Music CD, the Interactive CD line-by-line feature, and by looking at the pictures in the Student Book.
A canvas tote bag designed to carry the posters, fly swatters (for the fly swatter game), plush ball, magnets for cards and posters, and zip bags for the bingo chips.