Spanish synonyms expand vocabulary and increase reading and listening comprehension.

Learning synonyms helps students grow their vocabulary and increase their comprehension. Eventually, synonyms give them more options in speaking and writing, too. Below you will find some of the Spanish synonyms I teach my students, and some of my activities including vocabulary cards with 29 synonym pairs.

Diverse books reflect and honor the culture and language of Spanish speakers.

Books that reflect the diversity of human experience around the globe are the future of children’s literature. Today, however, we need to advocate for more titles with diverse characters and celebrate the authors and publishers who are creating diverse books.

Play these Spanish sentence building games with the printable cards to practice vocabulary and structure.

These four Spanish sentence building games use common vocabulary and the verb tener. They all consist of building sentences with pairs of related words. The games keep students engaged as they create complete, grammatical sentences.

These free Spanish winter activities use language in context at a variety of levels.

As you probably know, Teachers Pay Teachers has Spanish activities for many themes at different levels. I buy materials when I am short on time and can find something that works well for my class. I also take advantage of TpT freebies, like these free Spanish winter activities. These free Spanish winter activities reach different language and age levels. Several…

Use these multiple sets of free Spanish vocabulary picture cards for games and activities with Spanish learners.

Spanish vocabulary picture cards help kids understand and learn new words. The pictures represent words so you do not have to translate, and you can use them for all kinds of games and activities. You can find many sets of Spanish vocabulary picture cards on Spanish Playground in posts about different themes and games. Most are for vocabulary themes, like…

Spanish verb games like these printable conjugation dominoes make grammar practice fun and effective.

As a rule, I don’t teach much explicit grammar with elementary age students. My goal is to have students get lots of exposure to language in context and learn to produce chunks of meaning. However, I do have some older students who are learning the patterns of verb conjugation. Spanish verb games like this set of printable dominoes are a…