Our school is holding a "Literacy Night" on Friday evening. The goal of the evening is to provide fun, literacy-based enrichment activities for our students and their families. It will be running alongside our 6th Grade Orientation, which (as an Elective teacher) is my opportunity to recruit new students for my program. My challenge was … Continue reading Literacy Night, Take 1
Cynthia Hintz posted a link on her blog to one of Mr. Tejeda's Podcuentos. These videos are awesome! He has some in Spanish and some in French. He speaks verrrrry slowly and circles each new piece of information very thoroughly. Cynthia used the story about the Chico Peruano to reinforce first-person singular verb forms … Continue reading Great Resources
This is my attempt at legitimizing a fun activity that doesn't actually help students learn language. It works well for review, as a P.A.T. option, or for a sub plan activity. Download the editable form here. Post all of the target terms from the course on the board (in the target language). (Alternatively, you could … Continue reading BINGO!
This activity makes for a great component in a sub plan, but you can use it whenever you want to spend some focused time reviewing past target structures. This is a different strategy for expanding a writing piece. Begin by giving students three structures that you would like to review. They should be structures that … Continue reading Embedded Free Writes
This makes for a great activity to include in sub plans or a filler activity, and is a way for students to create their own embedded reading. Begin with a short story without many details. I usually type up one of my student's Free Writes and give them credit for it at the top of … Continue reading Expanding a writing piece
My students are taking longer than expected to complete an individual speaking assessment (a good thing--they are saying a lot!), so I am trying to find different kinds of activities that they can work on independently while I finish up the last few (they can only read so many different things before they get sick … Continue reading Storyboard Writing Form
Here is a worksheet that I created for my Spanish A students to complete tomorrow while I am at the 2011 AFLA Conference. I got the great idea to have students search for cognates in children's books (or whatever reading material you have) from Kristy Placido (she's aweomse!). You can leave it as part of … Continue reading Cognates – A good sub plan!
More beginning of the year things...getting together emergency sub plans! Leaving a video is a hassle for me because the sub needs to track down a TV since they are not allowed to use our Promethean Boards. Instead, I choose a short story from one of the copiable books that I have (this year, mine … Continue reading Emergency Sub Plans a la TPRS
Another four-square worksheet to explore vocabulary words. This is a good worksheet to leave for emergency sub plans 🙂 !! I recommend copying it front to back so that each student explores two words (1/4 sheets), four words (1/2 sheets) or eight words (if you give them the full sheet of paper). This is another … Continue reading Four Square Vocabulary