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MERLOT II


    

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Reading Authentic Materials in the Spanish Classroom

by Enas Elhanafi
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Description:
This collection is meant to be a database of reading materials in the Spanish language. Teachers can search for material that is appropriate to students' readiness level.

Authorized users only:


1.

Today's Front Pages: Today's News in the Target Language


Added 06/30/2011
Access today's front pages of newspapers around the world in their target languages.
2.

Biografías y Vidas


Added 06/30/2011
A collection of thousands of biographies on famous personalities throughout the world. Each individual's biography includes an image of a photo or portrait in the collection. The site also includes monograms of key and outstanding individuals, e.g., Miguel de Cervantes, with a biography, a chronology of the individuals life, and the person's unique contributions to society.
3.

Mis Cositas


Added 06/30/2011
Resources for teaching and learning SPANISH. Ideally for younger audiences. Online books, printable stories and other reading materials.
4.

spanish.language&culture (Spanish Language and Culture)


Added 06/30/2011
Reading modules with interactive grammar exercises and immediate feedback. More for intermediate and advanced learners.
5.

Historias del 11 de septiembre


Added 06/30/2011
Spanish language version of the 9/11 digital archive with personal accounts of the events of September 11.
6.

Vamos a Machu Picchu Interactive PowerPoint


Added 06/30/2011
This interactive, multimedia PowerPoint presentation takes Spanish language students on a virtual trip to Machu Picchu, Peru, while sharpening their speaking, listening comprehension, reading comprehension, and general observational skills.
7.

Teacher's Guide: Cuando era puertorriqueña


Added 06/30/2011
Reading Guide for "Cuando era puertorriqueña." The guide contents include teacher notes, pre-reading, reading comprehension, oral practice, and expansion activities.
8.

Terminos Literarios


Added 06/30/2011
Key vocabulary for literary analysis.
9.

Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC)


Added 06/30/2011
LANIC is a megasite with information related to Latin America. Its primary purpose is to facilitate research and academic endeavors. Multiple links to authentic materials from Latin American countries.
10.

Soluciones escolares


Added 06/30/2011
The site offers a great variety of reading topics on the social sciences, natural sciences, and language arts.
11.

Navidad Latina


Added 06/30/2011
This site includes the customs, rites and traditions in the celebration of Christmas and the Feast of the Three Kings in the Spanish-speaking countries. The collection includes reading texts, images and sound clips of music and interviews, e.g., children from Argentina describing particular family rituals. The site may be especially beneficial for binlingual and immersion programs.
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