Friday, June 7, 2013

Conversa Books: Fun and Engaging Workbooks for Spanish Class {Review & Giveaway}


Nothing is more exciting than finding great resources for Spanish class (okay, other than maybe traveling to Spain or Latin America on an extended, stress-free vacation ...). Conversa books will get any teacher ready to teach Spanish and will help you present the language in a fun way. What I like the most about Conversa books is that the language is not presented as several isolated vocabulary words. Conversa does a great job of presenting the language in context. This helps teach students to identify main and important words in a sentence and learn how to decode them to find meaning. These books are good for classroom use or to extend learning at home. They can be used with children who are exploring the language or with native speakers. The sets are divided into elementary and middle school levels which will help you transition and have a consistent program.  The program starts in 1st grade and goes all the way up to 8th grade. The illustrations are clear, fun and engaging.

This is a teacher's dream! Every story in these books invites movement and taps clearly into TPR. Each book includes a teacher's guide with tons of ideas and games that will save you a lot of time when planning for your classes. The teacher's guide states the objective for every lesson, the materials needed, how the lesson should be introduced, gestures for each story, engaging activities, questions to ask while presenting the story, cultural information, simple crafts to make, and a lot of learning and fun! It also suggests songs for every lesson. The books provide a lot of repetition and model the Spanish language to invite  students to later create their own compositions and stories.

Another important feature about this program is that there is no need to be an experienced storyteller or know everything about TPR to use these books in your classroom. Conversa Books will show you everything and will guide you through every step!

Visit Conversa Books to learn more about the program. Stay connected on Facebook to receive updates about sales, freebies for teachers, teaching tips and more!

Giveaway Time!
I know you would love to have this set for your classes. Here is an opportunity for you to have it! Conversa Books is giving away their Elementary Teachers' Starter Kit. Just enter below to participate. The winner will be announced on June 12th, 2013. United States only.

¡Buena Suerte!
Carolina
Fun For Spanish Teachers

28 comments:

  1. Thanks for all your hard work and wonderful resources. Makes life much easier in the classroom!

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  2. me encantaría un set de estos libros!!!!

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  3. I can't wait to explore your site!

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  4. Quiero ganar :) I teach Kindergarten.

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  5. Would these be good for say, 8th graders who have never had Spanish before? I'm looking for something to use with that class.

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  6. I teach 9-12th grade, and I have been trying to incorporate more and more TPR. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

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  7. I love Conversa and am super excited about this giveaway!

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  8. I teach high school and am always looking for new and exciting ways to present Spanish to them.

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  9. I teach K-4 Spanish. Love finding new resources!

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  10. I teach PK-8. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  11. I teach Pre-school Spanish. Sounds like a great resource! Thanks!

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  12. I teach pre-school Spanish. Sounds like a great resource. Thanks!

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  13. I teach K-4 Spanish. Amazing giveaway..what a treat! :)Susan

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  14. I teach Pre-school. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  15. Me encantaría tener la oportunidad de compartir estos libros con mis clase,

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  16. I teach 3rd grade in a Spanish immersion school!

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  17. I teach 2,3 and 4th Spanish Immersion

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  18. This would be a great asset to my class of K-5! Our school is strapped for money so my budget is small!

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  19. I would love to use this! It sounds like a great book!

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  20. Sorry I teach elementary because I homeschool. I have a Kindergartner, 2nd grader and 4th grader

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  21. I'm involved with homeschooling our children. Thank you!

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  22. I teach K-12 Spanish and would love love love to use these with ALL of my students!!!

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  23. Would love to win these for Atlanta Trilingual Academy, teaching our kids multilingualism and multiculturalism!!!

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  24. These books sound like an interesting, fun way to engage students in learning vocabulary! I'd love to win a set! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  25. Oops - forgot to mention I teach 2nd-4th grade Spanish! :)

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