Tag Archives: TPRS

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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Open House Parent Night

We just had our Back to School Open House night for parents this past week and I’d like to share a handout that you can give to parents to explain TPRS and using comprehensible input in your Spanish classroom.  This … Continue reading

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TPRS Curriculum Year 1

Over the summer, I had time to organize the stories I teach. I was able to a document the story, it’s targeted vocabulary structures, grammar pop-ups and even cultural notes. This is for an 8th grade (second year of level … Continue reading

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Incorporating Spanish Rejoinders

Last year I used our school’s poster maker to create a bulletin board of rejoinders that students could refer to during storytelling to react to the stories. Or when I would use one of the phrases, I could point to … Continue reading

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What students are saying about FVR

In our most previous post, students shared how reading a novel in the target language made them feel, offering wonderful insight into the reading experience in the world language classroom. Another question we asked on a student survey, was for … Continue reading

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Yellow Summary

Yellow Summary: A reading strategy for TPRS to get students to re-read with a purpose. Continue reading

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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

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Verb Shout: TPRS Reading Activity

We just finished up our La Llorona Unit, which was our first story in Spanish 1 that we introduced in the past tense. Our prior stories this year were all present tense. Our Llorona story featured the background of the … Continue reading

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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

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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

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