Read to extend your class discussion

READ to extend your class discussion

It's hard to believe that 2015 is almost over! I am scrambling to finish my 2015 goal of going paperless. Spoiler alert: it's not going to happen. But I am close! This evening, I stumbled across a reading that I used to extend a class discussion in the first few weeks of my Spanish 2 course--click here … Continue reading READ to extend your class discussion

Ruidos en la noche Script and Plans

After introducing regular preterite conjugations through the stories La muchacha y la ardilla and La madre de Jasón, it was time to tackle the irregular preterite verbs. First category? I-Y changers (oír, leer, concluir, caer, etc.). My students once again helped me to write a fun script, "Ruidos en la noche" ("Noises in the night--script … Continue reading Ruidos en la noche Script and Plans

La madre de Jasón Script

The journey continues...and I am continuing to love it as my students continue to have great success learning new structures and producing grammatically correct past narration! Woohoo! We followed up our focused study of -AR regular preterite verbs, using the "La muchacha y la ardilla" story, with a focused study of -ER and -IR regular … Continue reading La madre de Jasón Script

La muchacha y la ardilla Script

So remember how I mentioned that I have an intern this quarter? Well, she's awesome. It has been SO GREAT to have someone to talk through ideas with. Two brains are better than one, that's for sure! We just finished a killer CI-friendly introduction to -AR preterite verbs (since I am backtracking and trying to … Continue reading La muchacha y la ardilla Script

Introducing the Preterite

Unfortunately for me, 'backward planning' usually means doing things backward: as in the wrong order. I have never had a systematic way of introducing past tenses to my students, and so their knowledge of it is always somewhat spotty. They leave my Spanish II class able to interpret the past tense with ease, but their … Continue reading Introducing the Preterite

Caperucita Roja

I wrote this version of Little Red Riding Hood last year as a preterite practice for my students. It includes comprehension questions and a follow-up grammar activity that focuses on the verb forms. Sherry in PA found the activity on my website and created an ActivInspire Flipchart to accompany it. Her website also has super … Continue reading Caperucita Roja