If you haven’t checked out James Wooldridge’s website yet, you need to right now. On his site, he publishes songs, videos and games that help reinforce Spanish and provide great opportunities for students to hear the language in context. His material is just odd enough to keep your students interested and possibly shaking their heads. Once you’re at is page, you’ll find:
Music: songs for thematic units (e.g. chores), or specific grammar (present tense of ser, preterite of ir, etc).
Videos: entertaining music videos on a variety of topics, from the preterite tense to aches and pains vocab to excuses.
Games: interactive activities related to the songs and music videos found on his website.
There is some free content, but full access to all the materials costs $20. When you take into account that all the music is written and performed by Mr. Wooldridge, plus all the work that goes into the production of the videos, I think it’s a very reasonable amount.
In short, the materials from this website will enliven most any lesson. And even though it’s primarily geared towards middle school students, my high school students still find it pretty entertaining. And whether they like it or not, his songs are usually stuck in their heads for most of the day. Enjoy!