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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 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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Spanish from Day 1

The first day of Spanish class. You want to be welcoming, you want the students to feel comfortable. You also want to set the expectation that this class is different. You want to maintain 90% of the class in the … Continue reading

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Immigration with Esperanza

I have been using the TPRS Publishing novel, Esperaza, with my 8th grade class and over halfway through the book, it has been a success. My students have particularly enjoyed listening to the audio book as they read. I find … Continue reading

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Authentic Resources for Recetas

If you are looking for some comprehensible input for your food unit using authentic resources, then we’ve got something for you. We’ve transcribed a few authentic cooking tutorials in Spanish from youtube that you can use as listening or interpretive reading … Continue reading

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Alma MovieTalk lesson

My first MovieTalk and I loved it. I used the short animation, Alma, with my first year students and it went great. We were able to use the movie to practice so much language: 1) structures of quiere, puede, mira, … Continue reading

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Fotografia Story and Tener Que Story

We’ve just finished up 2 new stories with you and wanted to share them with you. Our first story is a story about a boy named Miguel who doesn’t like to study; he wants to play video games. But when … Continue reading

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Bell Work in Spanish Class

Here’s why I love Bell Ringers in my Spanish class: 1) It gets the student working as soon as the come in the room. 2) It’s a great way to get students to use their notes and practice using the … Continue reading

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Classroom Scavanger Hunt

Here’s a quick tip to do doing the first week of school: Create a classroom scavenger hunt. I wrote up a half sheet of questions for things for students to look for around the classroom. I included asking where the … Continue reading

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Travel Theme

After coming back from a year of absence traveling South America, I want to bring my experience of travel to the classroom. So this year, one of our major themes throughout the year will be travel and the richness of … Continue reading

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