Piratas del Caribe: Wrapping up, assessments and reflection

In my previous posts, I wrote about some of the activities for the first chapters and second group of chapters.  With the last batch of chapters, I tend to repeat many of the same activities that I have done before.  While novelty is wonderful, it has been weeks since we have done many of theseContinue reading “Piratas del Caribe: Wrapping up, assessments and reflection”

Piratas del Caribe y el mapa secreto- Chapters 1-3

I started Piratas del Caribe y el mapa secreto at the beginning of the month in level 1, but due to snow days/delays and other cancellations, I have only seen my students four times so far.  If you are interested in how I teach novels, you can check out this post here.  My students haveContinue reading “Piratas del Caribe y el mapa secreto- Chapters 1-3”

Brillante Viernes: Posts to read, a new podcast episode and a free reading! January 17, 2020

Happy Friday! I hope you are thriving this week. My most recent interview is on We Teach Languages with Inga Paterson-Zúñiga! In it, we discuss how we have evolved our teaching, comprehensible novels and assessments. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed talking with Inga. In addition, Martina and I recentlyContinue reading “Brillante Viernes: Posts to read, a new podcast episode and a free reading! January 17, 2020”

Novels

This page is a mix of general novel ideas with lesson plans that I have used for specific novels in a variety of levels. How to choose a novel A list of 21 ideas for novels Interpretive reading assessments for novels Conceptual Maps for novels Google Tours and Slides with novels Santana resources (level 3)Continue reading “Novels”

How to transition to using more comprehensible input

This week, I used the great TCI locator to meet up with a local teacher who is interested in switching to using CI.  It was extremely beneficial for me, and it was also great to hear concerns of teachers who want to use CI.  One thing that we both noted is how overwhelming it canContinue reading “How to transition to using more comprehensible input”

Brillante Viernes: January 18, 2019

Happy Friday!  Luckily, we are starting our Friday with a two hour delay, so I have had time to enjoy my coffee even more this morning.  It will help me plan out some of my upcoming conference presentations!  I am so excited for Comprehensible Online AND NECTFL!  Are you attending either one?  If you haven’tContinue reading “Brillante Viernes: January 18, 2019”