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Teaching Foreign Languages K–12

A Library of Classroom Practices

Fruits of the Americas

Video Summary
In this lesson, students learn vocabulary for fruits grown in Latin America. Using iMovie and PowerPoint technologies to illustrate the fruits, Ms. Rodriguez introduces the vocabulary, then has students practice the new words in full-class and pairs activities. Next, the students taste the fruits and discuss whether they are sweet or sour and whether they like them. In a culminating activity, the students make and eat a big fruit salad.

Standards Addressed


Interpersonal, Interpretive, Presentational




Making Connections

Key Terms
Foreign Language in the Elementary School (FLES)
formal assessment
Total Physical Response (TPR)

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Classroom at a Glance
Teacher: Carina Rodriguez
Language: Spanish
Grade: 4
School: The Columbus Academy, Gahanna, Ohio
Lesson Date: November 11
Class Size: 22
Schedule: 40 minutes three times every six days

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