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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.

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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FVR Classroom Library Labels

Sometimes my OCD takes over and my organization monster takes over. So I thought I would share the fruits of my labor with other teachers who want to organize their Spanish classroom library. We’ve got labels of 2 sizes and … Continue reading

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Making children’s books more comprehensible

As we talked about in our previous post, children’s book are usually not the best type of book for a second language classroom, although there is one that we do like. Most of the words are not comprehensible enough to … Continue reading

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Open House Parent Night

We just had our Back to School Open House night for parents this past week and I’d like to share a handout that you can give to parents to explain TPRS and using comprehensible input in your Spanish classroom.  This … Continue reading

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TPRS Curriculum Year 1

Over the summer, I had time to organize the stories I teach. I was able to a document the story, it’s targeted vocabulary structures, grammar pop-ups and even cultural notes. This is for an 8th grade (second year of level … Continue reading

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Hombre Mosca Readers and Stories

If you are looking for a Fun AND Compelling story for your class, but can’t think of one, you’re in luck. Scholastic en español publishes the FlyMan series in Spanish and boy, are these books great for storytelling and acting … Continue reading

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Reading Passport

In 15 days, Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off in the United States. For those of you who have followed this blog, you know that I love to teach my students about the importance of perspective. I’ve also used the theme … Continue reading

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