Brillante Viernes: September 9, 2016

Happy Friday!  I have just gotten back (and recovered from) an overnight camp with the 9th grade students in Western Maryland.  It is certainly gorgeous up there, but an overnight camping trip is exhausting!  I am looking forward to having time to really plan for next week to start more of my Netflix unit!  HereContinue reading “Brillante Viernes: September 9, 2016”

Netflix Unit: Part II

The next week, I want to focus on describing what is happening and focus on action verbs.  I also want students to be able to classify different movies/TV shows.  At the end of the week, I will have an interpretive reading assessment.  Students will be interpreting movie and/or TV reviews.  They will also have aContinue reading “Netflix Unit: Part II”

How to start teaching proficiency: Interpretive

As I find myself moving more and more into teaching solely based on proficiency with comprehensible input, I feel that many teachers are intimidated to begin the switch.  Many feel that they have to completely get rid of their textbook- then, where do you begin?!  Plus it seems that some proficiency teachers create their ownContinue reading “How to start teaching proficiency: Interpretive”

Noticias – El 11 de marzo de 2016

I am humbled and honored that Martina added to my noticias! I am definitely using them tomorrow in class. Check them out! The Comprehensible Classroom From time to time, Maris Hawkins puts together and shares Noticias (news summaries) on her blog. Her noticias are GREAT because they provide comprehensible reading material to students that they can choose to reviewContinue reading “Noticias – El 11 de marzo de 2016”

Brillante Viernes: February 19, 2016

Happy Friday!  We had a day off on Tuesday due to ice, so we ended up with a longer weekend than week.  I am not complaining!  (And managed to squeeze some more blogging in this week.)  Here are more articles to read: Martina shared some great ideas for word clouds on CI Peek. I loveContinue reading “Brillante Viernes: February 19, 2016”

Voicethread Workshop

Last week, I took a free webinar about how to use Voicethreads while teaching a foreign language.  I have been using Voicethread frequently for the past two years; however, I used it in the same manner.  This workshop gave me some new ideas on how to use Voicethread! When you start to create a Voicethread, youContinue reading “Voicethread Workshop”

Authentic Resource: Medical Unit

Since I am teaching Upper School this year, I am reteaching some medical words.  We use two different books, so this unit happens to fall in both Spanish I in the Middle School and Spanish II in the Upper School.  I have been trying to get a few new authentic resources to use since myContinue reading “Authentic Resource: Medical Unit”

El Super Tazón aka Super Bowl!

This weekend is the Super Bowl!  While the Super Bowl is not a traditionally “Spanish” topic, students love to talk about it.  Plus, this year is only the second time that a Hispanic coach has been in charge one of the teams!  I wrote a little brochure full of stats about the game along with informationContinue reading “El Super Tazón aka Super Bowl!”