Back-to-School Blog Hop! And a Free Resource!

We’re back to school! It’s always exciting, but also overwhelming to think about everything I want my students to learn and how little time there is to teach it all. My solution? Combine subjects whenever possible!

I believe it is essential to have legible handwriting, and to be able to write in cursive as it is much faster. But, when to teach or practice it? Now you can while introducing or encouraging the reading of the most famous of the classics of Spanish literature: Don Quijote de la Mancha.

Don Quijote de la Mancha

A little bit ago I wrote a review of Alfaguara’s edition of this classic. I used this text to make copywork sheets, with one sentence per page and space to copy it. Together, the 30 pages introduce the story of don Quijote and his shield-bearer Sancho Panza, and give students the flavor of the story. Mr. Scientist and I already read this book together, and he likes to remember what happened. I can’t claim that he loves these sheets, because he doesn’t enjoy writing very much, but if he has to do it, he prefers to do it in this way!

The guidelines may look a little odd to some people; they’re different from the typical American Zaner-Bloser-style lines. But I encourage you to give them a try. The gray part is for the body of the letter, with a line to show up to where the tall part goes, and another to show to where the part that drops down goes. No letter parts overlap on this paper. Below is an example of how it should look. It can really help students who find correct letter formation difficult.

To download your free copy of these sheets, just click on the image below!

Don Quijote Escritura

Intento compartir muchos recursos gratuitos aquí en el blog, pero también tengo una tienda en TeachersPayTeachers que tiene más recursos. Lo que gano de esos recursos me ayuda a comprar unas cosas más para la educación en casa. Tienes la oportunidad de ganar $10 para gastar en mi tienda TpT, y ¡más! ¡Dos ganadores recibirán $100 para usar en TpT en las tiendas mostradas!

 

Now go this Link Collection to get great tips and more free resources from all of the other participating teacher bloggers!

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