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TPRS Units

I recently organized and released 12 TPRS Spanish units.  They can be found at the link above or here – TPRS Units.  Each unit includes a story script for in-class storytelling, a reading selection, comprehension questions, instructions for the teacher, … Continue reading

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How Well Do You Know Your Classmates?

The following activities are great way to provide input in an engaging manner, using your students as the context.   They work well for the first day back after a break but can be used at any time.  They are … Continue reading

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3 AM

 I think you could build an entire Spanish curriculum on the latest Jesse y Joy album.  I probably won’t do that, but here is a three-day lesson based on their song 3 am, which includes vocals from Tommy Torres.  If … Continue reading

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Latin Grammy Awards 2016

My friend and colleague, Ellen Roberts, recently sent me some ideas for activities to accompany the Latin Grammy Awards.  Using the resources she sent and ideas from other teachers about bracket challenges, I created the following presentation and activities.  They … Continue reading

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Screencasts

At the CSCTFL Conference in March, I promised a room full of teachers that I would make a video about how to use screencasts in class.  It only took 6 months, but here it is. A screencast is a video … Continue reading

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More Resources for El Internado

As I continue to restructure my own resources for using El Internado in class, I’ve decided to organize many of them on this site.  It will provide me a starting point in future years and allow me to share with … Continue reading

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Roberto Wants to be Famous

I had a story I almost always used in class early in the year in an attempt to get repetitions of puede + infinitive (is able do something) and quiere + infinitive (wants to do something).  The story was about … Continue reading

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A Technique for El Internado and Movie Talk

If you’ve ever been frustrated because you feel like you’re not getting enough out of Movie Talk, the following may help . . . If you’ve ever wanted to try using El Internado in your Spanish class but you’re not … Continue reading

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300 Chistes

I often demonstrate to other teachers how I use a daily joke to provide input in Spanish class, and they say something like, “Oooh.  I like that, but where do I find jokes to use for class?” To which I … Continue reading

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CSCTFL Workshop

For those of you who attended the Seamless CI workshop this morning at the Central States Conference, below is a link to the presentation with links included.  Again, thank you for your attention.  I enjoyed spending a few hours together. … Continue reading

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