Author Archives: bryankandel

Mitten CI 2019 – Slideshow

For those who attended one of the sessions at Mitten CI, you can access the slideshow from the following link.  Thank you for a great day!. Mitten CI – Seamless CI Classroom  Advertisements

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La Llegada de María – Spanish CI Lesson

Here is a lesson based on a story I wrote for Nuestra Historia 3. La Llegada de María is one of several short stories that make up Nuestra historia Level 3.  Nuestra historia Level 3 is a collection of culturally relevant … Continue reading

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Nuestra Historia 3 & 4

I love to write stories in Spanish and create compelling content for Spanish students.  So far in 2018, I’ve had an incredible opportunity to do both.  It has been my privilege to serve as the lead author for Nuestra Historia … Continue reading

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Los Sobrevivientes: A TPRS Novel

I am pleased to announce the release of a Spanish TPRS novel that I have written and published.  The novel is called Los Sobrevivientes and is available now.   Los Sobrevivientes is based on the incredible true story of the rugby … Continue reading

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Pre AP Spanish Units

I spent the summer rewriting my Spanish 4 curriculum.  My goal was to create a better bridge between my level 3 classes and AP level 5.  I wanted to create units that prepared students for the specific requirements and assessments … Continue reading

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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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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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