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

Free Special Persons Interview: Always a Winner in My Class!

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 Free Special Persons Interview: Always a Winner in My Class!

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)

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!