Category Archives: reading

Me llamo Victor Graphic Novel

As you may know, the latest graphic novel from Señor Wooly is titled “Me llamo Víctor Parte 1” and is almost available. Hopefully you have pre-ordered it, as it is expected to ship in the coming weeks. When I found … Continue reading

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What students say about acquiring vocab through reading

I love asking for student feedback. So after our classes read El Escape Cubano or El Capibara Con Botas I asked for student feedback using google forms. Both of these books include many cognates, but I also wanted students to … Continue reading

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FVR Reading Log

One new thing that I implemented this year with FVR was a reading log. On one side of the sheet of paper I have all the books listed and on the other side is a chart that students can use … Continue reading

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Top 10 Novels for Spanish 1

One of my favorite things in my Spanish 1 class is implementing Free Voluntary Reading time (FVR) aka SSR. It is probably the most important thing we do in class. If you need convincing of that, then you need to … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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