Author Archives: SpanishPlans

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

Sprucing up a Story with Sound Effects

We all know that visuals are a great aide to comprehension. But there is another sensory that we can be targeting to add not only comprehension but also fun and humor to class stories. I’m talking about using SOUND EFFECTS. … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Cinco

Originally posted on SpanishPlans.org:
You may think that celebrating cinco de mayo in your Spanish class is a fun reward for students at the end of the year to celebrate a year of language learning. But what are dangerous…

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Quien fue… series

One of my favorite books that I’ve added to my classroom library this year has actually been an authentic novel that is probably at the 3rd-5th grade reading level for native speakers, but has been a nice additional to my … Continue reading

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FVR tutorials

Printing your own FVR Booklets See our other tutorials on Youtube including: Creating your own FVR Booklets Creating a glossary for texts Printing your own booklets FVR accountability and ratings FVR recommendations Using MovieTalks as FVR readers Using student created … Continue reading

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Final Four of MMM

It’s here! We are down to our final 4 songs. Please encourage your students to vote. Even if you have your own voting system and your tracks are different, students will still enjoy being able to participate in this final … Continue reading

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Paperless Cloze Activities with Lyrics

If you are participating in our March Music Madness, we offer you an alternative to those fill-in-the-blank cloze activities with lyrics. If you have purchased our supplementary materials, you will find a link for all the available songs in the Google Drive. … Continue reading

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COCO now available

I’m sure you’ve all seen the Disney-Pixar movie Coco in theatres, and know what a great movie it is and how it honors the Mexican culture and gives insight into Day of the Dead. I know many teachers have been … Continue reading

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March Music Madness 2018

Hey ya’ll. We are super excited to annouce that we have finished the bracket for our 2018 edition of March Musica Madness. This year is going to be the best year yet. While we know this idea has probably been … Continue reading

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FVR reading with audiobooks

If you are thinking to yourself, “Another post about FVR?!”, then I would suggest this book by the legend himself, Stephen Krashen, The Power of Reading. That book has focused my attention to reading as a way for students to … Continue reading

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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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