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About spanishplans

Spanish Educator, with focus on acquisition Educator Enthusiast I love learning about and sharing culture. Love traveling through central and south America. Music is a big part of my life and my teaching.

FVR Accountability

I recently came across a post on Grant Boulanger’s blog written by Mónica Romero where she shows how she has students share what books they are reading during FVR (Free Voluntary Reading). Go ahead and read that post… go on, … Continue reading

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Spanish Graphic Novels

Thanks to everyone who recently entered our Spanish Graphic Novel raffle. The winners have been chosen. Check below to see if you are a winner. We will also tell you how you can add more graphic novels to your classroom … Continue reading

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FVR Graphic Novel Giveaway

This Thanksgiving we are thankful for such a supporting PLN and the amount that we have professionally grown thanks to all the ideas that you all share through blogs, conferences, and twitter. With the new release of Wooly’s La Dentista … Continue reading

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Language Acquisition Quote

If you are a teacher who teaches with comprehensible input (TCI) and accepts the research of language acquisition, I find it helpful to explain the reasons for doing what we do in class to students. This helps them understand the … Continue reading

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Creating your own FVR Booklets

If you’ve been following our posts this year, you know we have been focusing a lot lately on FVR (free voluntary reading) as a tool for acquisition in the language learning classroom. Today we are going to show you how … Continue reading

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Spooky Stories

Some Halloween tales for this week: Authenic Reading of Haunted Hollywood Stars This product features an authentic text from a Colombian Magazine regarding 6 stories of famous celebrities and their encounters with ghosts. Makes a great engaging lectura for students. … Continue reading

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CI Midwest Takeaways 3

The second session I attended at Comprehensible Midwest 2017 in Ripon, Wisconsin was about using Non-fiction stories. Some critics of TPRS will say that the stories are silly and wonder when a student would need to talk about a pink … Continue reading

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CI Midwest Takeaways 2

It’s been about a busy month since CI Midwest took place but we finally have some time to post a few more of our thoughts and takeaways. Notes from Justin Slocum Bailey’s (@indwellinglang) session:

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Comprehensible Midwest Takeaway 1

This past weekend, I spent my Saturday with nearly 200 like-minded teachers at an amazing conference in Ripon, Wisconsin during the second annual Comprehensible Midwest Conference.  It was such an amazing experience and I congratulate the small group that worked … Continue reading

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Helping Mexico and Puerto Rico

After the earthquake in Mexico and the hurricane in Puerto Rico, these two places have been devastated by destruction and in need of serious aide. Many funds have been established to send relief and help rebuild and provide aide to … Continue reading

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