Current Event: Justin Bieber in Tulum

Whether or not your students are reading Brandon Brown versus Yucatán, I'm sure that you can find a use for this current event! Last week, Justin Bieber visited the ruins in Tulum with his entourage, and they climbed some monuments that are off-limits to tourists. Sound familiar? Brandon Brown, under the influence of his mischievous friend Justin, did … Continue reading Current Event: Justin Bieber in Tulum

North Sea Pirate giveaway winners!

Congratulations to the four winners of the North Sea Pirate giveaway! For everyone that entered and did not win (or that missed the deadline to enter), you can still download and use "The Legend" (an excerpt from the book) and contact Robert Harrell directly to place an order. His email address is included in the download! English … Continue reading North Sea Pirate giveaway winners!

Is it possible? A board game for post-reading

I've seen a lot of posts recently by teachers that are teaching novels for their classes and feeling like it is not going well. In many ways, teaching a novel as a unit is easy: most publishing companies have provided very complete Teacher's Guides for their novels, and a teacher simply needs to use the resources … Continue reading Is it possible? A board game for post-reading

A class set of novels for…

Congratulations to AMANDA MORA for winning the class set of novels from my Milestone Celebration!! I could not be more excited to announce this, since I know Amanda and think that she is amazing!!! You can follow her on Twitter @adiazmora, and I follow her on Pinterest too to get great teaching [and style] ideas. … Continue reading A class set of novels for…

Sentence BINGO ~ Fiesta Fatal Review

Oh, if only there were more hours in the day! I have so many posts that I need to write about the sessions that I attended at CSCTFL15 last week. I'll add them as I find time over the next few months! This CSCTFL15 share is another one from Mira Canion's presentation on Deepening Reading … Continue reading Sentence BINGO ~ Fiesta Fatal Review

Create your own deck of cards based on a reading or other text and turn it into a reading activity!

Play “Go fish!” in language classes

Instead of playing with a deck of cards, play this familiar children’s game with original cards filled with images or text as an opportunity to to get students speaking in low-risk situation even as they continue interacting with a text ('cause it's all about the input, baby!). Before you play Go Fish Prepare students for … Continue reading Play “Go fish!” in language classes