Telling Time Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

Reinforce your Spanish language lesson on time with a fun and simple in-class activity. To take it a step further, this lesson includes suggestions for extensions and related lessons.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • ask what time it is using the Spanish language
  • state the correct time using the Spanish language


15-30 minutes


  • Whiteboard or chalk board
  • Dry erase markers or chalk
  • Notebook paper
  • Pens or pencils
  • Tablets, computers, or projector to display lesson

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.2: Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among the data.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.11-12.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 11-12 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.


  • Show the class the video lesson Telling Time: Practice Comprehension Activity in its entirety.
  • Using the board, write ''?Qué hora es?'' at the top.
  • Below ''?Qué hora es?,'' draw nine different clock faces, each with a different time.
  • Ask students to answer with ''Son las...'' or ''Es la...'' and the corresponding hour on their papers.
  • Finish by completing the corresponding quiz on as a class.


  • Have students visit a Spanish language transportation website featuring train schedules to practice telling time.
  • Ask students to plan a weekly schedule in Spanish.
  • Have students keep a log for 24 hours, logging the time in Spanish each time they look at the clock throughout the day.

Related Lessons

What Time vs. ''At What Time'' in Spanish

Talking About Time in Spanish: Sample Conversations & Listening

Spanish Vocabulary for Time of Day: Morning, Afternoon & Evening

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