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help please! I do not know what resources to get and money is tight! KS2 resources for French and Spanish

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by Sol22, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Sol22

    Sol22 New commenter

    Dear Joe

    I have been reading and looking at different resources and I still cannot make up my mind.

    One they are very expensive some of them and I do not see how I can get value for money when KS2 are not really exposed to languages as much as KS3 but I still need to invest some money to please parents.
    Two lots of resources are made for non specialist teachers and that is luckily not our case. We have been looking as a department at several links that I have been advised on...

    any feedback about risingstars in particular? is there anything equivalent for Spanish and roughly the same sort of price? I want to spend under 100 on each language.

    What I am really looking for is a package that includes photocopiable stuff as well as something to project on the board to make it fun with songs

    thanks

     
  2. Sol22

    Sol22 New commenter

    Dear Joe

    I have been reading and looking at different resources and I still cannot make up my mind.

    One they are very expensive some of them and I do not see how I can get value for money when KS2 are not really exposed to languages as much as KS3 but I still need to invest some money to please parents.
    Two lots of resources are made for non specialist teachers and that is luckily not our case. We have been looking as a department at several links that I have been advised on...

    any feedback about risingstars in particular? is there anything equivalent for Spanish and roughly the same sort of price? I want to spend under 100 on each language.

    What I am really looking for is a package that includes photocopiable stuff as well as something to project on the board to make it fun with songs

    thanks

     
  3. Have a look at linguascope.com. One site license gives you: Various languages and levels, students can access it at home (if you want to 'please' the parents), worksheets & lots of interactive stuff.
     
  4. Taskmagic is a one off payment that gives you endless resources and worksheets. Atantot is much cheaper but needs renewing annually - has lots of fun resources in 4 languages with a special section for KS2. These two together with Linguascope are my top 3 resources.
     
  5. Sol22

    Sol22 New commenter

    thank you for your suggestion. I must say Atantot looks fun.
    What do you do normally do in terms of physical resources that back up your interactive boards? do you also offer booklets?
    Ideally I would like to have booklets (to keep the children progress and show parents at parents evenings) readers (obviously low level as children love having stories read to)

    Merci
     
  6. Linguascope has a print a worksheet facility which is very simple match up /wordsearch type activities - ideal for beginners. Taskmagic offers lots of worksheet variations - multichoice, wordsearch, fill in the gaps, match up etc. I've just made up a booklet for a beginners ' class usign these two - they are both excellent value for money in my opinion. With Taskmagic for 5 mins of inputting vocab you have endless games and activities.
     
  7. mpc

    mpc



    Atantot is fab and VERY reasonably priced.

    www.espanol-extra.co.uk is also very good (runs from Y7 to A level)

    The lovely Jose Picardo's website www.asisehace.net is brilliant (free - donation requested) for Y8.Y9 upwards.
     
  8. mlapworth

    mlapworth Occasional commenter

    RT @redpens Taskmagic is a one off payment that gives you endless resources and worksheets.
    (Thought I'd bring a touch of Twiiter to the TES staffroom :0)
     
  9. mlapworth

    mlapworth Occasional commenter

    RT @redpens With Taskmagic for 5 mins of inputting vocab you have endless games and activities.
    (And again [​IMG])
     
  10. Sol22

    Sol22 New commenter

    thank you all for your brilliat ideas/websites!
     
  11. BrightonEarly

    BrightonEarly Occasional commenter

    Wasn't atantot free at one point? I used to use this occasionally for fling the teacher games and penalty shoot out etc, but then we invested in the software to write our own activities - see Content Generator website. I recommend the software as a one off purchase (there are also free activity writers which you can download from the site). Atantot didn't seem to have much more than that years ago, but they have expanded a lot since then.
     
  12. BrightonEarly

    BrightonEarly Occasional commenter

    I also recommend Activiscope (part of the Linguascope family). You pay an annnual subscription - then you can write and save your own activities.
     
  13. BrightonEarly

    BrightonEarly Occasional commenter

  14. BrightonEarly

    BrightonEarly Occasional commenter

    I use the Voki website to produce songs and animated listening activities. That's free and I recommend it to you if you wish to make some of your own activities.
     
  15. BrightonEarly

    BrightonEarly Occasional commenter

    And, of course, I agree with the recommendation for TaskMagic!
     
  16. mlapworth

    mlapworth Occasional commenter

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