Reference Page

Welcome to my blog!  I have been blogging for almost five years now, and I wanted to create this page for everyone who is new to my blog.  I teach using comprehensible input, and I assess with Integrated Performance Assessments (IPAs).  I also use novels to guide my curriculum.  If you are new here, I suggest starting with:

I also have been writing news articles every other week to be used in a high level 1 to level 2-3 classes (and up!)  You can find the category here with all of the PDFs in each post.

This year, I have used novels to help guide my curriculum.  I have used El Ekeko, Piratas del Caribe y el mapa secreto, Frida Kahlo, and Billy y las botas.

In addition, this is how I changed up whole class novels to make them work for me.

If you are looking for beginning of the year activities, check out:

Finally, here is a list of over 100 authentic resources that I have used in my Spanish classes levels 1-3.

I am slowly adding resources to my Teachers Pay Teachers Page such as IPAs, journal prompts and videos where I explain various topics that I do in my classroom.  You can check it all out here!

This year, I will be presenting at:

  • CLIC in an interactive webinar!  Join from home to learn about how I teach the different proficiency skills in my classroom day to day.  This webinar will be October 10.
  • NECTFL on how I use technology to make authentic resources accessible for all students using technology.

Interested in contacting me (marisdemosthenes AT to present?  Here are some of my presentation topics that I have done in the past: