Category Archives: Reading

Interactive readings

Here’s an activity I’ve used before and we did again today.  It takes advantage of the fact that nearly all of our freshmen and sophomores have their own computers.  Even without computers, this activity could be completed with paper and … Continue reading

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A few new twists on reading

We did reading activities in all classes today, and I tried a different strategy with each level. Teacher Draw and Student Retell This was not much different from what I’ve done before.  I sometimes have students draw details of a … Continue reading

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Embedded Reading – The Lady or the Tiger – Base reading

Recently, I began an embedded reading in my Spanish 3 classes.  I built the plan using a top-down approach, sort of.  I decided that I wanted  students to read the story, “The Lady or the Tiger” in Spanish (¿La dama … Continue reading

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Note to self – keep it personal

It’s funny how we sometimes need reminded.  For me recently, it was the value of personalized and relevant readings.  I had been re-using some of my homemade readings in Spanish 2 and 3 (a good time-saving idea whenever possible).  To … Continue reading

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Reading focus – Get more out of it

 Reading is an important part of any TPRS class.  I didn’t completely understand that when I first started.  In my first year or two, I would do one reading per unit.  Since then, I have moved to reading something every … Continue reading

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