Comprehensible Input, Interpersonal communication, Spanish 1 Activities, Thematic Units

Two Approaches to Special Persons in My Classroom: Always a Winner!

Good day, teachers! We are all busy, so I will make this quick! I have just revised this Special Persons resource for my students and posted it on Teachers Pay Teachers Store: Teaching Spanish Made Easy! We just finished up our mini-unit on All About Me and this resource was a true hit! Here is… Continue reading Two Approaches to Special Persons in My Classroom: Always a Winner!

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Afro-Latinx, Spanish, Afrolatino, Comprehensible Input

Diversify Your World Language Curriculum with These Resources!

Did you know that integrating Afro-Latinx/Black-oriented content and contributions in your classroom curriculum is just a click away? Literally, click here to preview the beautiful array of people and stories that will inspire your students.  And there’s more good news; you don’t have to wait until Black History Month!

Comprehensible Input, Spanish Language Reading

Mis libros favoritos en Español: My favorite Books In Spanish (Authentic & Translated)

Update *2022 I have fallen in love with reading this summer, and have a few more books for you to add to your reading lists. I am currently reading this book that I got from Librería Laberinto in Puerto Rico. Check out their website as they ship to the Mainland and internationally. I promise you… Continue reading Mis libros favoritos en Español: My favorite Books In Spanish (Authentic & Translated)

Spanish 1 Activities, Word Walls

Using Affirmations in Spanish Class: Engage the Brain and the Heart!

When I saw this affirmation on the board, my heart melted! It made me so hopeful that even these unique circumstances, and with the curriculum being all over the place this year that a student felt they could triumph in my class! What started out as a novel activity, is now a vital part of… Continue reading Using Affirmations in Spanish Class: Engage the Brain and the Heart!

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10 Steps to working a short story IPA style in Your Classroom!

Filomena is my new favorite short story! It was written and performed by Theresa Jensen. You can find it on her storytime Youtube channel. The story and all its activities can be found on storylabs.com See the video for the story below and use in your class right away! *Activities for the story are at… Continue reading 10 Steps to working a short story IPA style in Your Classroom!

Comprehensible Input, Interpersonal communication, Listening Strategy, Spanish class, World Language Activities

Virtually Speaking: How To Turn Up the Volume In Class!

Our virtual classrooms can resemble a high-security vault in where the only thing you hear is yourself breathing. What if I told you, it did not have to be like this? Well, it's true! There are ways that we can motivate students to talk online, and have a great time doing it!

Comprehensible Input, Spanish 1 Activities

Estate Tranquil@: Don’t teach the verb Estar; Rather Use It for Real Communicative Purposes in Your Classroom

Sometimes we fret over how to teach, or how students will learn some of those high-frequency structures in Spanish. I remember a few years ago, I just could not fit it all in. It was tiring. However, developing a more CI approach to my curriculum, has freed up a lot of bandwidth, encouraging creative twists… Continue reading Estate Tranquil@: Don’t teach the verb Estar; Rather Use It for Real Communicative Purposes in Your Classroom

Student voice and choice, World Language Activities

Adding Student Voice and Choice To An Already Set Curriculum: ¡Sí se puede!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur5AX25CkiQ&t=3s It’s undeniable that student voice, choice and interest must be the bread and butter of the curriculum. Just think, if your administrators or superintendent polled teachers before rolling out new systems and/or protocols… the education system would be debugged, optimized, and a potential maximizer! Student success would be at an all-time high. Okay, that… Continue reading Adding Student Voice and Choice To An Already Set Curriculum: ¡Sí se puede!