Author Archives: spanishplans

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.

Justo o Injusto

While reading the Fluency Fast novel Esperanza by Carol Gaab, one of the main themes is la injusticia. While I know that some teachers use this book in high levels (2/3), I use it with my level 1 students in … Continue reading

Posted in reading, TPRS | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Sorting Activity for Class Reading

If you are reading a novel in your world language class, this activity is a great way to make sure students take away the most important events. Similar to a Yellow Summary, where students highlight the most important, this activity … Continue reading

Posted in reading, Storytelling, TPRS | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

FVR Printable Novels

After implementing Free Voluntary Reading (FVR) in my class this year, I’ve been looking for ways to add comprehensible readings for my novice level students. I originally started by adding our class stories to a binder. But something about a … Continue reading

Posted in reading, Storytelling, TPRS | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Uploading to Lyrics Training

Yesterday, we showed you how to create your own cloze activities on LyricsTraining.com. But what if the song you want to use as an activity isn’t there? Well, it’s easy to add a song by adding your own lyrics and … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Web2.0 Technology | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Lyrics Training Creating a Cloze

If you are participating in March Music Madness, you probably have used a fill-in-the-blank Cloze activity before with a song. Perhaps, you’ve checked out the site lyricstraining.com. While this site was a great way for students to practice typing in … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Web2.0 Technology | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

March Music Madness 2017

It’s here! Our favorite time of year: When 16 songs go head-t0-head to see which hit will de declared the winner of March Music Madness. Our 2016 Bracket was a success, with students falling in love with the eventual winner. And … Continue reading

Posted in Music | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Lectura Libre

I finally started “FVR” or Free Voluntary Reading time with my students this last week. For an idea on what FVR is, check out this post by K.Placido, “Sustained Silent Reading in Language Class“. Our first day we spent 5-6 … Continue reading

Posted in TPRS | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Creating Listening Activities

In the TPRS classroom, creating your own listening activities can be super easy. You can utilize this approach to create your own cloze cloze activities or record your own audio of a story. The process is simple. Every computer has

Posted in Storytelling, TPRS, Web2.0 Technology | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Resources for Navidad

With many schools entering their final days before winter break, I wanted to share some quick and easy lesson plans to get you through your final days! Enjoy! MovieTalk: Pedacito de Navidad Video Justino Y la Loteria: A free movietalk … Continue reading

Posted in Resources, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Yellow Summary

Yellow Summary: A reading strategy for TPRS to get students to re-read with a purpose. Continue reading

Posted in TPRS | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments