Category Archives: Lesson Plans

First Days All in TL

We just finished up our first week of school and I wanted to get this blog post posted while I still have the energy to type. For those of you who haven’t started school yet (or those who will read … Continue reading

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Previewing a Wooly Story

After months of anticipation, this week we started the third (and final) installment of the Billy y las Botas saga. I like to use a variety of strategies when telling a Wooly story, so this time we focused on making … Continue reading

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Online timer as CI

I was recently doing a write/pass/draw activity where I wanted to use a timer to give the class a limit. I usually just use google timer or the regular classroom timer where it counts down on a clock. Previously, I … 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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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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