It’s the time of the school year where we are finishing the first semester on the fumes of the energy we had in August or September, and may be eyeing next semester with some apprehension.
While I am a big believer in free materials for teachers because I know how little we make in comparison to others with the same level of education and experience as us, I also believe that ready-made materials for purchase can help us out when time and sleep are in short supply. I also believe that other teachers should be paid for the materials that they spent their precious time making. I think for-purchase materials are also great because, honestly, why are thousands of teachers creating curriculum from scratch every year? Perhaps your’re willing to spend some of your own money, or you can get some funds from your school, or perhaps raise funds on https://www.donorschoose.org/.
Therefore, I’d like to dedicate this post to places where Spanish teachers can find reasonably-priced products. I will warn you that I have not purchased and used all of these products, so please look them over carefully before purchasing.
Spanishplans.org has a blog and its own store at http://www.spanishteachershop.com/
DeleArte.com is a favorite of mine, with lots of free activities as well as a few items for purchase in their store at http://www.delearte.com/p/tienda-virtual.html
Feel like showing a movie? Filaromics.com has films with lesson plans for sale.
Spark Enthusiasm a plethora of resources for purchase at http://sparkenthusiasm.com/Teacher_Resources.html
Speakinglatino.com has free and for-purchase materials at http://www.speakinglatino.com/teachers-resources/
This site only has a couple of reasonably-priced resources, but I believe they will add more with time: https://commongroundinternational.com/product-category/spanish-teacher-resources/
This site has free audio with the option to purchase worksheets for listening and reading comprehension: https://gumroad.com/spanishlistening
Teachers Pay Teachers is full of resources:
Project-based learning https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:project%20based%20learning%20spanish
Thematic units from Miraflores https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Miraflores or http://www.miraflores.org/ (might be easier to navigate)
Music-related resources https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:spanish%20music
Free Spanish resources https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:free%20spanish
There are even entire curricula available (at a significant price) for Spanish I and II (traditional and TPRS), heritage language learners, and even AP Spanish.
Spanish4teachers.org has FREE resources for teachers.:)
Better Lesson has resources for free, as well: http://betterlesson.com/community/directory/high_school/spanish
TES used to be free, but now many of the resources have to be purchased: https://www.tes.com/us
These free podcasts have accompanying worksheets that are not cheap, but are timesavers http://www.notesinspanish.com/store/
In addition to free materials, Zachary Jones as materials for purchase at http://zachary-jones.com/zambombazo/ebooks/
I hope you are able to find some free and low-cost items to make planning easier!