Comprehensible Input

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 Student Ownership: Successful Lesson!

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!

Comprehensible Input, Spanish Language Reading

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

It’s no secret, I love reading, writing and watching TV. In fact, these hobbies kept me sane during the first wave of the pandemic. For me, reading is always a great way to nurture second language acquisition, and ignite imagination. Since I post incessantly about my pastimes, I have gotten quite a few DMs asking… Continue reading Mis libros favoritos en Español: My favorite Books In Spanish (Authentic & Translated)

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