Post story activity for novices

Thank goodness for Facebook groups! Many are so wonderful! For example, before I start teaching any Señor Wooly song, I go through all posts about them on the Woology group. I have found some amazing games to play. Most recently, I found an activity to create conversations after the song Adónde vas from Lisa TassoneContinue reading “Post story activity for novices”

Señor Wooly: Billy y las botas online book activities

I taught Billy y las botas to my Spanish II students in person many moons ago! This year, I decided to teach it to my fourth graders since the website now has the graphic novel in a variety of proficiency levels!! (This is one of the reasons that it is so amazing!). I came backContinue reading “Señor Wooly: Billy y las botas online book activities”

Jamboard templates for articles, authentic resources and novels

I have been wanting to take some time to play around with Jamboard- one of the apps on Google. I have made a few this or that activities on winter traditions and the Super Bowl. One of my favorite features is how easy they are to edit! My students (especially my fifth and sixth graders)Continue reading “Jamboard templates for articles, authentic resources and novels”

Flippity for a mini-novel project online

We have one more week until break! WHEW! Between virtual teaching and a few long long months of my third trimester, I am exhausted! Good news: I am finishing up the book that I am writing with Florencia Henshaw! It won’t be ready for awhile since it will have to be edited etc, but IContinue reading “Flippity for a mini-novel project online”

A round-up of online resources and final novel project

Final project for middle schoolers This week, I designed a final project for my 8th graders. (The link has the instructions and a rubric as well.)They just finished reading Bianca Nieves and we had embedded a few cultural topics throughout. I wanted to try to have my students revisit the activities that they had doneContinue reading “A round-up of online resources and final novel project”

Teaching novels online

Teaching online has been more difficult for me than I thought. I had done this before, and I knew what I wanted to do- but then I started questioning everything. I saw what others were doing, and I started doubting what I was doing. I typically know that everyone has strengths and weaknesses, people highlightContinue reading “Teaching novels online”

Brandon Brown versus Yucatán: Chapters 1-3

I have found that I do a better job of explaining my day by day plans when teaching a novel if I post them as I go.  I have just started teaching Brandon Brown versus Yucatán.  I like to start with an introduction to the place- in this case Yucatán.  I have used a collectionContinue reading “Brandon Brown versus Yucatán: Chapters 1-3”

Stations in the World Language Classroom

I realized the other day that I had never blogged about how I do stations!  I try to have students do stations at least once per unit.  I also have found that they work well on days that my students aren’t as motivated to really keep them moving throughout class.  One year, I planned manyContinue reading “Stations in the World Language Classroom”