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Spanish Educator, with focus on acquisition Educator Enthusiast I love learning about and sharing culture.

Chapter Recaps with Images

This year I hit the gates running with a class read of the Fluency Matters novel “Brandon Brown Quiere un Perro”, a super easy and fun reader. I usually like to act the chapter out before having the students read … Continue reading

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Timed Writing Prompts

If you purchased our World Language SLO product earlier this summer, make sure you have redownloaded the updated product, as we added a second picture prompt in late August. The characters in the first prompt are designed to be ambigious. … Continue reading

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4 million

During last week’s first days of school, our blog passed the 4 million total views mark. Wow, what an honor to know that thousands of Spanish teachers around the world have visited our blog. We are truly amazed to see … Continue reading

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Papel Picado Bulletin Board

Most teachers will use paper from the butcher paper roll to use as a background for their to their room, we have some classy alternatives in mind:bulletin boards. I don’t blame them: it’s available and it’s easy. Most schools provide … Continue reading

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Vocabulary in Context

As we looked at the last data collection of student vocabulary, we were a bit suprised that some words had lower correct responses than we expected. So we decided to do a little educational research and what we discovered really … Continue reading

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SLO and Vocabulary

SLO 2: Vocabulary Growth See our preview post about using Timed Writing to track student growth as part of our our teacher evaluation. (Referred to as SLO or SGO in some states). Our second SLO (Student Learning Objective) was to … Continue reading

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World Language SLO with Timed Writing

Many states now require teachers to show evidence of student growth as part of their teacher evaluation. One such example is the Student Learning Objective (SLO). This collection of data can be laboring, but it can also be useful as … Continue reading

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How to print a glossary for a book

  In the past, we showed you how to take an entire text and put ALL of the words into a glossary. This is especiallu useful when you’ve written a class story and want to print a small booklet for … Continue reading

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Pre Amnesia Story

During Wooly Week 2017 Sr. Wooly released one of my now-favorite videos, Amnesia. In the video, a man mysteriously wakes up in the middle of the street and can’t remember who he is. The song is a great set of … Continue reading

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Summer PD reading

Many of you are either already out for summer or are approaching summer. But we all know that teachers are busy during the summer with summer school, planning for next year, taking classes or attending training among other things. Today … Continue reading

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