Activities and horoscopes for 2023

Happy almost New Year! I hope that everyone has taken time to enjoy their winter break! I had the opportunity to swing by the newest exhibit at the American History Museum- and I was so excited to see Walter Mercado featured in it! He was who initially inspired me to start summarizing horoscopes for myContinue reading “Activities and horoscopes for 2023”

Low to no prep ideas to use for reading/listening

Ever since I helped lead the PEARLL summer workshop on input to output, I have wanted to write this blog post- but it is always so hard to find the time! As teachers are transitioning to a more proficiency based teaching, it can be overwhelming. Or they may have to use a textbook and wantContinue reading “Low to no prep ideas to use for reading/listening”

March favorites: Infographics, field trips, and more!

This year continues to challenge; however, I feel much more motivated. Part of this involved going to NECTFL. I have to say- despite the pictures, NECTFL wasn’t all roses. Almost my WHOLE family got some stomach bug. I actually had to take off the day before I was leaving because I felt so bad. MyContinue reading “March favorites: Infographics, field trips, and more!”

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”

El Mundo en Tus Manos: What to do with previous articles?

I have discussed the idea of what to do with these news articles extensively in the past. While each edition comes with many activities and we try to keep them fresh, some days you just want to try something different. First, I encourage you to go back to previous online or reading activities. We recycleContinue reading “El Mundo en Tus Manos: What to do with previous articles?”

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”

Horoscopes 2021 and Best of 2020!

I think it is telling that I normally post my best of posts from 2020 earlier in December- and here we are jamming them all together! Whew! It has been a year. I am currently EXTREMELY pregnant- and hoping to fit two more weeks in with my students before baby girl comes! I am simultaneouslyContinue reading “Horoscopes 2021 and Best of 2020!”

How to deliver CI to an energetic class

No matter how many years you have taught with comprehensible input, all teachers have had an energetic class or two that causes you to tear your hair out to figure out how to give them comprehensible input. It can be due to the time of the day that your class meets (right before lunch onContinue reading “How to deliver CI to an energetic class”

Super Bowl Reading and Lesson Plans for 2020

Each year, I like to write comprehensible articles about the Super Bowl. Some previous versions are not as relevant, but last year, I wrote about the food that people eat during the Super Bowl and the Pats Army in Mexico. These articles are still timely. In the same post, I also detailed input bracketing aboutContinue reading “Super Bowl Reading and Lesson Plans for 2020”