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A Fun QUIET Brain Break. 5 a day Disco en français. Casey copy of Breakout Une Visite à Paris - Google Forms. f84fb3411e4e58e7292204572b775259?1_7tYm6_tJ9wbXbKACpXhOpDQXGzxuJfDThCLopvTpJN... Rethinking MGMT: No-Prep Gradebook Evidence. La frase de la semana – Input Comprensible Input Comprensible. 100 Very Short Conversations - everyday topics #1. Muévete si….with a tiny bit of grammar – Loading up my little darlings with C... If your kiddos are like my kiddos… they say (and write) things like yo tiene.

Muévete si….with a tiny bit of grammar – Loading up my little darlings with C...

And if you’re like me, you think, it’s OK, they just need more input, but secretly it drives you crazy. And so (if you’re like me) you spend a lot of time thinking of ways to give them more input so they can replace yo tiene with TENGO in their heads, because come on guys!! I love the activity “Muévete si” as a way to give them input and build in movement when they’re getting sleepy…but it turns out that “Muévete si” is a really great vehicle for some contextualized grammar lessons that don’t feel like grammar lessons. Have a watch… And excuse the bouncy video…I set up my tripod in the middle of the classroom…which is not the best placement when you want kids to move quickly from one seat to another!

Will they magically acquire the “I” form with this simple little trick. ¿✘ o ✔? Weekend Talk Tasks - My-first-attempt-at-bvp-style-task. I am finally reading Bill Van Patten's book While We're on the Topic and it is excellent and making me think a lot!


I highly recommend it. It is definitely a paradigm shift. Reading this book has been good for two reasons: 1) it is reaffirming a lot of what I do in my classroom and 2) it is challenging me to think deeper about some of the things I do... and make some changes. I am about 87% through the book. I have highlighted a ridiculous amount of passages and will go back and reread those! You can purchase the book here from ACTFL. One thing that I read about, and have been thinking a lot about, are Exercises, Activities, and Tasks. Exercises: Not communicative. Here are the Tasks (see this document for what students will have): Students read 20 activities (in the first person) that they may have done over weekend (I got these from this presentation from Christy Lade) and put a check or an ✘ o ✔ in the column next to each one.

Fight Fidgeting and Fatigue and Restore Focus with Brain Breaks. Brain Breaks Presentation – Google Drive. The DJ DELF Kit. Interpersonal Boot Camp: Using the TALK Rubric - Ma revolution française. Beginning of class routine worksheet. Rutina comienzo de clase Beginning of class routine Download Worksheet Theme: Beginning of class routine Check also our Spanish music videos, games, worksheets, flashcards and songs.

Beginning of class routine worksheet

Check out the "beginning of class routine" worksheet samples below: Related Content song Free. After the weekend questions - Google Slides. Level 1-2 unit 4 - Sample Week - Google Slides. Routines for Spanish Class - Srta Spanish. Routines are a great way to start class!

Routines for Spanish Class - Srta Spanish

They help you plan and they help students know what to expect every day. You don’t have to do the exact same thing every time, but having the structure in place is fantastic! I used to do a bell-ringer every day in my classes but I’ve shifted to using a different routine for each day of the week and I love it. Here are the routines that I use in my classes! Monday: Weekend Chat Weekend chat is a great way to get to know your students and what they like to do! Tuesday: Free Voluntary Reading Every Tuesday we spend five minutes of class reading. 5 ways to jazz up Weekend Talk – Loading up my little darlings with Comprehen... We like to talk about our weekends or breaks when we get back to class, but sometimes my students get bored with the same ol routine. (Ok, to be honest, I get bored.) Our brains crave novelty. La Campanada - The Comprehensible Classroom. Weekend Chat Update (Structures to support student learning and teacher sanit...

Puedo… puedo? (Structures to support student learning and teacher sanity, par... Puedo… puedo? (Structures to support student learning and teacher sanity, par... Daily Dashboard (Structures to support student learning and teacher sanity, p... While using a bellringer/do now/warm up has been around for a while, they had long been a struggle for me.

Daily Dashboard (Structures to support student learning and teacher sanity, p...

This year I am working very hard to be consistent while still maintaining novelty, and the daily dashboard has been very helpful for me and for my students. One of the inspirations for this was Laura at PBLintheTL–see her version here. What’s a dashboard? For me, it’s having consistent elements on a slide that is posted as students come in that sets the class up for success. Since I meet students at the door every day, every period, I need a way to communicate quickly and effectively what they should do independently to start class. While the content will vary according to our needs, these things are consistent: ¡PIKACHU! 7 new holiday commercials (about more than just gifts) Running Dictation Relay Race. Search Results for “Rejoinders” – Grant Boulanger. In my last post, I shared a video of introducing some rejoinders.

Search Results for “Rejoinders” – Grant Boulanger

Today I want to break down some of the steps, skills and strategies I use. These are by no means exhaustive. Let’s remember that rejoinders exist to keep Teaching short expressions in the target language has always been a thing, right? Higher Than/Lower Than Brain Break - TCI By The Lake. Here’s an extended brain break that you can use starting from the first week of a level-one class.

Higher Than/Lower Than Brain Break - TCI By The Lake

It’s perfect for getting reps on the first-person form of the verb “I believe that…” or “I think that…”, making comparisons (higher than/lower than), and reviewing numbers 1-10. There are plenty of times where you can naturally insert rejoinders when someone gets eliminated, such as “¡Qué lástima!” The Secret Password. BLOG POST BY: Alina Filipescu (Spanish Teacher) I came up with the idea of the PASSWORD about 15 years ago.

The Secret Password

I had a pet turtle in my classroom and the students asked how to say turtle in Spanish. “Tortuga” means turtle and it became the first password. I have been assigning passwords at the classroom door ever since. The password is a word or expression that I assign on Fridays or Mondays. BLOG – Grant Boulanger. Teaching short expressions in the target language has always been a thing, right?

BLOG – Grant Boulanger

I remember being a student in my own mother’s Spanish class as a freshman in high school. She taught us how to say “bless you”, “I don’t CI Increases Achievement. Period. This is part 2 of 2. I’ll be presenting on REJOINDERS at Mitten CI on April 21. Join me for a half day workshop in Duluth on Feb. 3. Part 1 of 2 Data alone isn’t something that will change people’s mind when it comes to their teaching practice. Our willingness to acknowledge that we only see half the picture creates the conditions that make us more attractive to others. I met Abra last year at iFLT in Chattanooga. I was immensely proud to stand on stage in Boston at #ACTFL17 with four other outstanding language educators.

Brain Breaks Part 13: Chopsticks – La Maestra Loca. Hello my friends!

Brain Breaks Part 13: Chopsticks – La Maestra Loca

I hope you’re enjoying your weekend! Honeymoon was wonderful and everyone, EVERYONE must visit Cuba before they die… Thank you to those of you who wished us well while you were here in NOLA for ACTFL, and thank you for all your emails and messages of love! Noel 2018 Pub Orange. Pub ORANGE de NOEL - Pub Merveilleux NOEL ORANGE + Musique. ORANGE NOEL PUB MOVIE TALK SCRIPT. Orange Pub Noel 2018 - Google Slides. Language acquisition with The Curriculum That Actually Works For Everyone. Brain Break: Arm Hockey - Spanish Class Diaries. Spanish 1 Storytelling Unit 06: Siéntate by The Comprehensible Classroom. BreakoutEDU activity in Spanish: Un escape con abuela.