I am starting to develop more resources for my Netflix Unit as the year starts. I really like these fichas for the beginning of the year resources. They have very short phrases at the beginning with a few sentences later. For my reading activity, I used the interview with Dani Martín and Blanca Suárez (Yay El Internado!)
During the edcamp that I attended this summer, some teachers lamented that authentic resources really intimidate students. I believe that it is important to start out relatively easy, so students are not overwhelmed. I started with multiple choice questions for the most part. My goal is to boost student confidence and show students that they are capable of tackling an article like this. I also saw Sara-Elizabeth talk about on Twitter that she leaves space for students to write anything else that they understand. I added this question as well. Here is the link for the Google Form that I set up.
How do you help students adjust to using authentic resources at the beginning of the year?