June 6th, 2016

Learn New Languages with Songs, Pen Pals, and Journals

Learn New Languages with Songs, Pen Pals, and Journals

Students can learn new languages through songs, by writing to pen pals, and through keeping a journal. All of NYLearns’ Educational Resources are FREE and aligned to NY State Academic Standards.

Learn New Languages: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes in Spanish Learn New Languages: Pen Pals Around the World Learn New Languages: Guided Journal


Elementary School

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes in Spanish

In this teacher resource, students will learn to sing “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” in Spanish to help them learn the body parts in a new language.

Related NY State Academic Standards: LOTE.ML.1.1.A.C

Middle School

Pen Pals Around the World

In this activity, students will write letters and exchange information with a pen pal from a school in a country that speaks the language they are studying.

Related NY State Academic Standards: W.5.4, CDOS.I.2.1.A, CDOS.I.3a.BS.1.A, and more!

High School

Guided Journal

In this unit, students, posing as fictional adults, will complete a journal entry every week during the school year. At least four times during the school year, the students read their journal entries aloud and answer questions from the class.

Related NY State Academic Standards: LOTE.ML.1.1.C.C, LOTE.ML.1.2.C.B, LOTE.ML.1.2.C.C, and more!

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