Thank you to Beth Lemoine for translating the Monster body parts activity that I recently posted into French! She emailed it to me this evening with permission to share it on the blog. Click on the image below to access it, and click here for more about how to use it in class!
I am in the process of doing two things: (1) sorting through old files and finding things that I’ve never posted, and (2) adding featured images to old blog posts. Because of this, you’re going to see a lot of automatic post notifications pop up on Facebook and Twitter–just know that only a few of them are … Continue reading Body parts: Round Robin and Mad Libs
I needed to spend today prepping vocabulary for Chapter 2 of El Nuevo Houdini with my Spanish 2 students. There are a few words in the chapter that are important to the understanding of the chapter with which my students are not yet familiar, or might have trouble recognizing. For example, most of them have … Continue reading Mad Libs for Comprehensible Input
Click here to download two mad libs that I created as a fun, easy-going activity to do after the kids have spent a full morning on state tests. We’re going to fill them out simultaneously (so that I can make sure students understand those nasty grammar terms) using the Round Robin structure (the same way that … Continue reading Mad Libs
Do you ever just need a day? You look at your lesson plans and think, “I…just…can’t”? A few days ago, I had a day. I got some news that knocked me out emotionally, and since I was 39 1/2 weeks pregnant (now 40 weeks pregnant…come on girl!….)…I just needed a day. I’m not teaching, but I had my three … Continue reading 10 CI Activities for when you just can’t
Beth Lemoine is at it again! Seriously, if you teach French anywhere New Orleans, you need to swing by her school with a bottle of wine (I’m told that would be preferable to a fruit basket ;-)). Well, maybe don’t bring it to school; that could get her in trouble. The point is, she has … Continue reading Le Chat de Simon – Santa Claws
Grammar. You just cringed; didn’t you?! I knew it. Golly there seems to be a lot of discord in the virtual realm lately—lots of professional disagreement about many different aspects of language teaching; but nothing that seems to bring out the war cries like a good old-fashioned mention of grammar. As Justo Lamas croons in … Continue reading I teach grammar.
I am so excited to be able to share this activity with you! Connie Triplett, a blog follower from Cleveland, OH, emailed this Mad Libs activity to me and gave me permission to share it with other readers on my blog! It is perfect for Halloween (although she sent it to me in…cough…April…), and it … Continue reading Una misión espantosa
We all love getting a day off now and then, but we all hate making sub plans. Most of the time, I would suffer through whatever illness was ailing me so that I wouldn’t have to go through the hassle of creating plans! Here are a few things that helped to make my sub planning … Continue reading Five ways to have rockin’ sub days
I’m always excited to find ways to use Awkward Family Photos in class, and today I thought of a new one! My students have not learned the structure ‘se puso + adjective’ (s/he became ___), and it is a high frequency structure in Chapter 3 of El Nuevo Houdini. Always on the hunt for DIFFERENT … Continue reading Became + Adjective