Category Archives: Storytelling

Sorting Activity for Class Reading

If you are reading a novel in your world language class, this activity is a great way to make sure students take away the most important events. Similar to a Yellow Summary, where students highlight the most important, this activity … Continue reading

Posted in reading, Storytelling, TPRS | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

FVR Printable Novels

After implementing Free Voluntary Reading (FVR) in my class this year, I’ve been looking for ways to add comprehensible readings for my novice level students. I originally started by adding our class stories to a binder. But something about a … Continue reading

Posted in reading, Storytelling, TPRS | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Creating Listening Activities

In the TPRS classroom, creating your own listening activities can be super easy. You can utilize this approach to create your own cloze cloze activities or record your own audio of a story. The process is simple. Every computer has

Posted in Storytelling, TPRS, Web2.0 Technology | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Celebrity Face Masks

Oh my god, you guys!! Look who visited my class today!  I had my fan girl moment as Juanes was part of our class story. We’ve also had visits previously from Beyonce (not Bey-doce or Bey-trece), John Cena, Cristiano Ronaldo, … Continue reading

Posted in Storytelling, TPRS | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

1st semester Spanish

These are the stories that I’ve used in my first semester 8th grade Spanish class (Level 1). Wildebeest Movietalk: Hay, Dice, Ve. Martina Bex has this great Embedded Reading/Movietalk which is a perfect thing to start the year. This lesson … Continue reading

Posted in Storytelling | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Soy Yo by Bomba Estereo

I’m sure by now you’ve heard about this song and video. If not, you’re gonna love it. Here’s how I recently used it in my class: 1. Students work on “Soy Yo” packet by Kara Jacobs. I used 5 pages: … Continue reading

Posted in Storytelling | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Buzz Reading

This technique I stumbled upon while thinking of a way to practice reading our class story. I love ringing the classroom bell (a great prop, especially when teaching about the 89 year old Paletero in Chicago who received over $380,000). … Continue reading

Posted in Storytelling, TPRS | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Making your own CI movies

After my class finished reading the TPRS Publishing novel Esperanza and were working on their final projects, I spent some time playing around with an iPad and ended up making a video for chapter 1. The most useful aid in … Continue reading

Posted in iPads, Projects, Storytelling | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Lesson Plans, Music, Storytelling | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Writing a Novel Chapter Summary

Our students just finished the first three chapters of the novel Esperanza by Carol Gaab, of TPRS Publishing. So far, so good. I’ve been using the Teacher’s Guide, which is very helpful. And the audio book is a great support … Continue reading

Posted in Storytelling | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment