Looking for engaging activities to review Spanish 1 content either at the end of Spanish 1 or the beginning of Spanish 2? Here are a bunch of my favorites, including a free deck of Boom Cards that is jam-packed with all kinds of review goodness!
1. CONVERSATION CARDS
Share some sunshine and a ton of speaking opportunities with your students in Spanish class before they leave for summer vacation with these fun summer-themed conversation cards! This conversation card set comes with 48 different cards to get your students speaking in the target language while reviewing topics learned in Spanish 1. They are perfect for reviewing everything your students learned in Spanish 1 before they leave for the summer OR going over Spanish 1 concepts at the beginning of Spanish 2 to refresh your students’ memories! Students will be engaged as they answer questions using Spanish they learned in Spanish 1.
Conversation cards can be used in lots of different fun ways to get students talking in Spanish class. Read three ideas in a blog post HERE.
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2. BOOM CARDS
Self-checking AND self-grading? YES, PLEASE! If you are looking for a fun, interactive digital activity for your students to review concepts they learned in Spanish 1, these NO PREP Spanish 1 Review Boom Cards are just what you need! Students will be engaged and get a great review of Spanish 1 as they work their way through the 75 cards in the deck.
You as a teacher need a free Boom Learning account to use Boom Cards with your students, but your students do NOT need accounts or to log in if you use the Fast Pins option. Simply share a link with them and they click on the link, enter the code, and play the cards. You can still hold students accountable and take advantage of the self-grading feature by having them take a screenshot of the last slide that says complete and their score and send it to you.
There are more features available with a paid membership like live monitoring and data. If you want data, students will need to log in so you can track them. If they have Google or Microsoft accounts, they can use those credentials to log into Boom. A paid membership is only $25 per year and I think it is worth every penny! I love the data.
See how fun they are for yourself by playing a few cards HERE!
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Want a quicker Boom Card review? Here is a FREE deck of 25 Spanish 1 review Boom Cards!
3. GOOGLE SLIDES
These digital task cards for Google Slides are for anyone looking to provide students with a well-rounded review of Spanish 1 concepts. Students will be engaged as they work their way through the 75 interactive Google Slides.
Students will be engaged in:
- completing drag and drop conjugation charts
- identifying vocabulary words in pictures
- writing the date in Spanish
- telling time
- filling in the blanks of sentences with present tense verbs
- finding the errors in sentences and correcting them
- multiple-choice questions
- answering open-ended questions using Spanish they learned
- and so much more!
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Click HERE for free present tense Google Slides.
4. TASK CARDS
Task cards are such a fun, versatile tool. This Spanish 1 Review Task Cards set comes with 48 different cards to get your students up and moving while reviewing topics learned in Spanish 1. Students will be engaged as they complete various tasks like conjugating regular and irregular verbs in the present tense, filling in the blank with the correct present tense form of the verb in parentheses, writing sentences from prompts given, answering multiple-choice translation questions, writing numbers in Spanish, identifying times and school supplies from pictures given, and fixing the grammatically-incorrect sentences.
Here is a list of the topics covered in this set:
- Regular -AR/-ER/-IR verbs in the present tense
- Irregular verbs SER, TENER, ESTAR, IR, JUGAR in the present tense
- Telling time
- Days of the week
- Months and seasons
- Greetings, introductions, and good-byes
- ¿Qué te gusta hacer?
- Numbers 1-20
- School vocab.
- Noun/adjective agreement
- Making nouns plural
Not sure how to use task cards in class? 15 ideas are included! You can also check out these blog posts I wrote for Secondary Spanish Space: 10 Task Card Ideas for Spanish Class and 5 (More) Ways to Use Task Cards in Spanish Class.
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Click HERE for free SER & adjectives task cards.
5. TRIVIA GAME
Looking for a super fun, NO PREP activity to review concepts your Spanish students learned this year in Spanish 1 before they leave for summer or review Spanish 1 topics with your Spanish 2 students at the beginning of the year? Play this bright and summer-themed Spanish 1 Review Jeopardy-style trivia game with them! Students will get a well-rounded review and be engaged as they work in teams to answer questions in the following categories: El Vocabulario, Los Verbos, ¿Dónde Está El Error?, Translation, and Un Poco de Todo. In addition to the traditional point value questions that start at $100 and get increasingly more difficult as students work their way up to the $500 questions, there is also a fun ‘Make a Wager’ option for each category that is like Final Jeopardy.
Students will receive a well-rounded review of topics such as regular -AR/-ER/-IR verbs in the present tense, the irregular verbs SER, TENER, ESTAR, IR, and JUGAR in the present tense, telling time, days of the week, months and seasons, weather, greetings, introductions, and good-byes, ¿Qué te gusta hacer?, numbers 1-20, school vocab., noun/adjective agreement, making nouns plural and more!
How I like to play:
I put students in teams of 2-3 (three is ideal) and have teams sit together facing the board. Each team needs a mini-whiteboard, dry erase marker, eraser (a tissue works, too), score sheet, and writing utensil. Have one person on the team be the scorekeeper and a different person be the mini whiteboard writer. The scorekeeper needs to write all the group members’ names on the sheet. Once that is done, I ask the class who has the next birthday (or last birthday, is tallest, etc.) and that person gets to choose the first square. From there I go around the room calling on one person from each group until every student has had a chance to pick a square.
When playing, EVERY team answers the question by discussing quietly as a group and writing the answer on their mini whiteboard. I make sure they keep their answer hidden until it is time to share. Once I think all the teams have an answer (or it has been a reasonable amount of time), I give a ”tres, dos, uno” countdown and teams hold up their mini-whiteboards. I then reveal the answer on the screen and points are awarded to the teams who get it correct. Teams are responsible for keeping track of their own points on their score sheet. Honor system!
I play like this so all teams are engaged and getting a good review, not just the one team who picked the question.
Every five questions or so I have students pass materials one person to the left so all students get a chance to keep score and use the ever-popular mini whiteboards, thus no one can ”check out” or be lazy. I find it builds student confidence, too.
Click HERE to learn more about this trivia game.
6. DIGITAL MYSTERY PICTURE
Make reviewing Spanish 1 concepts FUN with this engaging, easy-to-grade digital mystery picture activity! Students will get a ton of practice with Spanish 1 concepts like numbers, colors, school supplies, present tense verbs, basic questions, weather, and more, and a dose of culture, as they answer a variety of questions in Google Sheets to reveal a picture of a Colombian fruit seller.
Best part? This no-prep pixel art activity is self-checking! If a student’s answer is correct, part of the hidden picture will be revealed. If a student’s answer is incorrect, the picture will not change. That lets the student know he/she needs to try again. The instant feedback really helps students improve their skills! BUY IT HERE.
7. GOOGLE FORMS ASSESSMENT
Self-grading? Yes, please! This digital Spanish 1 assessment created in Google Forms is self-grading, editable, AND no prep! In addition to using this for a quiz or test, you can also use a Google Form for review, an exit ticket, formative assessment, choice board, make-up test for absent students, intervention, or about a million other things!
Click HERE to learn more about this Google Form.
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I hope these ideas for reviewing Spanish 1 help! If you enjoyed this post, I would love it if you would pin it so others can enjoy it, too! Thanks and have a great day!