The March 1 issue of LITERAL is finally ready for download!! We spent Thursday in the ER (me and all five kids...). Once I get off schedule with work, it's hard to get back on track! (Grading, anyone?! I'm sure you can relate!) Anyway--we had more than 50 submissions to LITERAL this month!! There are … Continue reading March 1 issue of LITERAL Spanish e-zine
I started a new thing yesterday, since I have a thing for new things. I started a collaborative story series on Instagram! Well, first I joined Instagram. Then I realized that there is a whole Instagram culture that I don't understand at all. Then my kids woke up and wanted to draw, so we grabbed … Continue reading Somos cuentos // We are stories
Aside from undermining truth in journalism, destroying credibility of major news outlets, empowering the general public with dangerous misinformation, and casting a long shadow of doubt over everything that we hear or read in the news, fake news stories are pretty fantastic! This week, I read a news story about a man who was arrested … Continue reading NOTICIAS FALSAS: BitCoin Scandal article in Spanish!
The time between Thanksgiving Break and Winter Break is one of my favorite times of the year in class--it's also one of the hardest because no one has their head in the game! But I LOVE teaching about Christmas traditions from Spanish speaking countries. I love using the commercials for the Spanish Christmas lottery (general … Continue reading How to skip Christmas in Spanish and not be a Grinch
20-30 million people are enslaved in the world TODAY. The average cost of a human being is $5, in one of the largest growing industries in the world. Girls as young as 1 years old have been found being trafficked in brothels around the world. Boys as young a 3 have been enslaved on fishing … Continue reading Dressember: Day 1 – La historia de Ama
I just published the second issue of LITERAL, a free e-zine for Spanish students! Encouraging your students to subscribe to LITERAL is a great opportunity to get them excited about reading outside of class. All stories are written by students (individuals or classes) and edited to maximize comprehensibility. Click on this image to access the … Continue reading LITERAL: December 2017 issue is available for download!
The news is my very favorite source for engaging content for classes. So many teachers reported success with the Correcaca story, so I was very excited when Emily Huff (of Paloma Blanca fame) tagged me on Twitter last week with this story about an elderly woman in Columbus that trained her SIXTY FIVE CATS to steal … Continue reading MUJER ANCIANA ENTRENA PANDILLA DE GATOS CRIMINALES
The first issue of Revista LITERAL is now ready for download! More than 50 students submitted stories, and I selected the most comprehensible ones to work with in the magazine. Please click on this image to access the November 2017 issue. Share the link with your students and encourage them to subscribe--remember, the vision is … Continue reading Revista LITERAL is ready!
A few weeks ago, I did a giveaway that required teachers to write short stories in order to enter. There were so many fun little stories that I just had to find something to do with them. And so I did. Then, Profe Vecchitto shared a hilarious story that her class created working from my Búscalo … Continue reading Revista Literal: Free e-zine for Spanish students!
Guess what?! You know how you wrote all those super comprehensible mini-stories last week in order to enter the book giveaway? Well...I've turned them into a little digital reading activity for you to share with your students. So even if you aren't one of the big winners, you still win because you can put some … Continue reading Digital readings for students & giveaway winners!