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Mis libros favoritos en Español: My favorite Books In Spanish (Authentic & Translated)
Updated *2022 I'm back with Gioconda Belli and her new book: Las fiebres de la memoria. This is for a virtual book club. Enjoy the synopsis below! So far, it's her best work. Corre el año 1847. Charles Choiseul de Praslin, un noble de la corte de Luis Felipe I de Orléans, rey de Francia,… Continue reading Mis libros favoritos en Español: My favorite Books In Spanish (Authentic & Translated)
Tips On How To Teach A World Language in a Split Reality
Tips On How To Teach A World Language in a Split Reality. Spoiler alert: It's challenging but doable.
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!
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
New Book Alert: Mi mamá es una superheroína
This is the newest addition to my library. I just finished reading, and what a love story to mothers! It is told from the perspective of a young daughter who watches at all the things her mother does and subsequently surmises that she must be a superheroine, and she is right! The book is aesthetically… Continue reading New Book Alert: Mi mamá es una superheroína
Quick Communicative Wins with Novice-Low Students
I am finally learning to have fun on the virtual playground. It is a mix of “Ya está” and, well, just making that good old-fashioned lemonade. Although there is no comparison (similar to real ice-cream, versus the soy variety), I am learning to leverage the right tools to get students talking, laughing, and having temporary… Continue reading Quick Communicative Wins with Novice-Low Students
Divide and Conquer: Digital Resources that Add Some Jazz to Class!
Well, we have two new resources in the Teaching Spanish Made Easy family! Check them out! And best of all, you can use for remote instruction or face to face! I love writing and even more so short stories. These are my new ones out the gate. First up we have "Mi vida es un… Continue reading Divide and Conquer: Digital Resources that Add Some Jazz to Class!
Miguel tiene que estudiar: The Perfect Digital Resource For Spanish 1!
I discovered the story, "Miguel tiene que estudiar" (available on TPT) last year with my Spanish 1 students. They absolutely loved it. The raved about it for ever! As I read each slide to them, each fragment of the story was met with visceral reactions as this the main character prioritizes playing games over learning.… Continue reading Miguel tiene que estudiar: The Perfect Digital Resource For Spanish 1!
Flipping The Script: CI Novels in French and Spanish by Author Terri Marrama
I had the privilege of speaking to yet another CI author, who is flipping the script in Spanish and in French! Theresa Marrama is a French CI teacher, who has been working with authors such as Jennifer Degenhardt and A.C. Quintero on adapting their books from Spanish to French. What I did not know, is… Continue reading Flipping The Script: CI Novels in French and Spanish by Author Terri Marrama