Having generic forms has been a major timesaver when working with authentic resources. I used to rack my brain to come up with questions for each article or infographic I found… not anymore! I save my specific questions for our discussions AFTER reading. These are three easy forms I use with news articles, reviews or
There’s a lot of love talk going on… Here are some memes and images in Spanish that will add a little humor to lighten up the week!
Classroom reality is that at least one student will be absent or in the office when I show a movie. The best way I’ve found to catch them up is this warm-up that I call “papelitos.” I made a set of “cards” on Quizlet that had the major events that happened during the previous class.
Authentic videos are great to show culture and language at the same time. I’ve found that my students learn more from the video when I give them a quick activity to check what they understand.
During winter break, I played some games with my niece and nephew. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Cheese Touch Game” had several parts to it. Here is one set of the original cards.
Yikes! I just caught myself being naughty! I almost asked them to produce the language before they had meaningful input. But I caught my mistake so I hope Santa doesn’t put me on the list.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. Dr. Seuss My favorite station to plan for and have in class is a reading station. There are so many authentic readings available thanks to the internet. Even without a lot of resources, I can
I use Megan’s cognate practice for my level one classes. For level two and three, I like to “up the level” for them!
I’ve got a few students who had me last year and I know they will want a fresh challenge. They are beginning intermediate speakers, so I try to push them to be able to compare in Spanish. Culture is a wonderful way to do this task.