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Lista lunes - Thanksgiving in Spanish class

Ideas from around the web for Thanksgiving in language class. 




There are a select few who do have have school during Thanksgiving week. For the rest of us who have two or three days of school that week, it is always fun to do something related to what everyone is talking and thinking about, Thanksgiving. I know for me, I like to do activities that are high interest, and low prep. I have rounded up a few options to stay in Spanish, but personalize to the upcoming holiday. 


Thankful Turkey Bulletin Board

Every year for the month of November, we make a thankful turkey bulletin board. It is very easy and you can see the instructions here

It is a great way to get in repetitions of  the high frequency phrase "give." Students write "I give thanks for" on their traced hand with five things they are thankful for. As students are working, the teacher asks individual students "what do you give thanks for?" and then states "s/he gives thanks for." Finally the whole class can come together to say "we give thanks for" items in common. We made a running list on the board of common things that people are thankful for in Spanish, which is a natural and personalized way to bring up family vocabulary and other things are are important in students' lives. 


Thanksgiving writing prompt


After personalized question and answer related to giving thanks from the bulletin board above, students could do a little writing about what they are thankful for in Spanish. This is the perfect mini writing assessment to complete right before Thanksgiving. It allows students to reflect on what they are thankful for and write about it in Spanish. You can find it here with three seperate rubric versions. 


Thanksgiving resources - Zachary Jones

Zachary Jones has a good collection of authentic resources related to the holiday and giving thanks. A couple of my favorites are below. 


Happy Thanksgiving Day - Song Activity

It is pretty rare to find a song in an authentic song about Thanksgiving, but this song below in both Spanish and English fits the bill! Even better, the work has already been done for you and there is a free song activity found here from the always awesome Zachary Jones. 


Molegiving & Tamalegiving Videos

These cute bilingual videos give a multicultural perspective to the holiday from real kids. You can get activities to go with the videos Themes & Contexts for Advanced Spanish ebook.


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If your students are more about the shopping and want to skip Thanksgiving and go right to Black Friday Black Friday Infographics in Spanish. Here is another infografic in Spanish as well, with a good cross curricular percentage tie in to math.

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