Comprehensible Input, Novels

Diego’s Comprehensible Poetry for the Win! Lesson, resources, ideas & activities

It's no secret, I really enjoy using reading, writing and using poetry in the classroom (see my previous post here on Free Voluntary Reading) This semester, I used one of Diego Ojeda's poems from his poemario "Poesía gramatical". You can pick up your copy at the retailers below. Brycehedstrom.com Cpli.net Amazon.com I love the depth… Continue reading Diego’s Comprehensible Poetry for the Win! Lesson, resources, ideas & activities

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Comprehensible Input, Interpersonal communication, Spanish class

Post-Break Activities for the Tired Teacher

The relaxed teacher is not a state of mind, but the cumulative effect of preparation! I am relaxed when everything is all taken care of. This throwback task from the pandemic, does just that! This student-centered activity allows students to leverage their creativity, and use their language in familiar ways. It could be the perfect… Continue reading Post-Break Activities for the Tired Teacher

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When the Lesson Isn’t A Good Fit for Students

Teachers Are Full of Great Ideas Most teachers are active online because we love scoring new ideas from other teachers, especially on how to improve our practice or student experience. We become enamored with novel teaching strategies, games, ideas, to take back to our classroom to implement. We are so sure our students will be… Continue reading When the Lesson Isn’t A Good Fit for Students

Spanish Lesson Plans

Cultural Appropriation or Celebration? Mini-Unit for Spanish Class

In preparation for the film Ocho apellidos vascos, students are learning about stereotypes, cultural appropriation, Basque culture, and the culture of Southern Spain, which includes Flamenco. This brought us to discuss Rosalía, her music, and accusations against her style as appropriation. Many times, students hear terms thrown around (such as “that’s racist) and do not… Continue reading Cultural Appropriation or Celebration? Mini-Unit for Spanish Class

Comprehensible Input

Day of the Dead Lesson: Student Ownership: Successful Lesson!

Sharing from The Trenches Today was my first day back to full classes, and it went better than I had expected. In fact, one student remarked, “Class was very productive, today.” I really appreciate their assessment of the class flow! After teaching today, I asked myself what was so different? Upon analyzing the components of… Continue reading Day of the Dead Lesson: Student Ownership: Successful Lesson!