Learning the alphabet in Spanish can be a fun throughout the year with your students. I used to do a full unit to teach the alphabet, but now I usually just sneak it in throughout the course. Either way, this post will give you plenty of options to engage your students and get them excited about learning the Spanish alphabet.
The Alphabet in Spanish
I used to do basically a whole unit that was all focused around the alphabet and as I switched my teaching to more proficiency based practices I stopped doing a whole unit. I started just using a fun alphabet song as a brain break and spelling everything out on the board. Check out the video here:
Every single time I write something out on the board, I say each letter out loud as I write it. I especially do this during Special Person Interviews, because I want to put the emphasis on spelling things like their names, their pets’ names, their family names, etc. correctly!
Alphabet Song: Have students sing along
The song I mentioned above is one of my absolute favorites for a brain break. It’s so darn catchy! Here it is:
Every now and then I like to mix it up and include a different option. Here’s my second pick!
Sometimes it seems like my students are struggling to get them and we have a district assessment coming up on the topic, so we’ll do some more dedicated activities. I love Boom Cards for individual practice!
These digital task cards review the alphabet in Spanish. Students will listen and match the sound to the letter that they hear! There are 27 interactive cards included in this set of digital task cards!
If you want to do more than just listening practices, you might prefer this deck. Students will read the pronunciation guide and type the letter, listen and match the sound to the letter, and listen to the letters and type the word according to what they hear. It’s just a little more in depth! Click here to try out this resource in a short sample.
More Practice Activities:
Sometimes, as a quick exit ticket, I’ll have students take out a piece of paper and number 1-5. Then, I’ll spell out words and have them write them. I like to have fun with this by spelling student names, superheroes, or even celebrities!
Another fun option is to pretend like they’re at the eye doctor. Put up a chart, have students cover an eye, and read the chart! The picture below is from Pinterest – when I searched eye doctor chart a whole bunch came up.
The Alphabet in Spanish
I hope that gives you some ideas for ways you can teach your students the alphabet in Spanish!