Spanish Number Exercises from Zero to Ten
The Monkey Zone is excited to present its first set of foreign language exercises. Given the number of Spanish speakers in the United States, we decided to focus on Spanish as our first set of foreign language materials. We hope that students, parents, and teachers will all benefit from easily-accessible exercises that help begin and further grow their foreign language abilities.
This release includes approximately 150 exercises for our Spanish 1 eWorkbook. We focus on presenting the numbers zero to ten in a gradual and immersive way. As always, our software monitors student comprehension of the materials and provides as much repetition and variety as needed to master the skills being presented.
These exercises are appropriate for students in grades 1 and up with a beginning level in Spanish. No previous knowledge or exposure to the language is necessary in order to do these problems.
We begin with number identification and matching exercises students are already familiar with from our Math eWorkbooks. Simple matching patterns with consistent audio reinforcement teaches students the new foreign language vocabulary while utilizing skills they've already mastered in other materials. Building on an established knowledge base in this way helps lower the barrier to entry most students experience when encountering a foreign language.
Gradually new exercises are introduced to guide students into relying entirely on the audio sounds of the new words in Spanish, effectively fully immersing them in a Spanish learning environment. Plenty of variation and repetition is provided at this point to help students feel comfortable with the materials and grow their confidence with the language.
Reading & Spelling
As student mastery of the new materials is demonstrated, problems containing written words are brought into the mix. First in a read-only capacity, students begin matching words in their spelled-out form to the foreign language audio they've been hearing. As a result, literacy becomes a natural step in the learning process, furthering the students ability to be immersed in the language.
Spanish skills are further refined and strengthened when audio components are strategically removed from the exercises, leaving students to read and recall their Spanish numbers from their newly established knowledge base.