Music Unit

Music Unit

“Latin Grammy Show” (November), “Premio lo nuestro” on Univision (February) or any other TL award show can be the focus of the never-ending music unit. Most units about music and entertainment are endless! I found it difficult to narrow this in...
Agree or Disagree?

Agree or Disagree?

As a former control freak in the classroom, I’m finding that if I let them talk to each other, then they have already talked more than if I controlled the questioning and answering. So here’s an activity to let go of control… I call it...
good to GREAT in 3 steps

good to GREAT in 3 steps

Each week, choose one good lesson, and make it GREAT! At times I feel inundated with planning and creating fresh ideas for a proficiency-based classroom. I especially felt this way the first year I stopped using the textbook. I had to put everything in perspective:...
Turkey Week!

Turkey Week!

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! Food, family, football, friends and leftovers. I have described my traditions in Spanish several times to new friends. Here’s a little about what I do in class. I can talk about Thanksgiving. This year I gave this goal sheet...
Muerto Plans

Muerto Plans

Every year I seem to change how I teach about the Día de los Muertos (DM). Here’s what I’ve done this year, in addition to the Festival, that are more focused on using the language. Download Word Version” width=“300 Download PDF Version” width=“300 I can...