After school I was fortunate to be able to collaborate with a colleague in order to plan intervention activities for students struggling with recent grammar concepts and productive (writing) skills. Using my assessment data and examining student work, we came … Continue reading
In Spanish 1, we took notes on personality adjectives and made inferences about likes using the activities we learned in the previous chapter. In Spanish 2, we reviewed ser and estar before discussing a new set of same-meaning-different-use-verbs, saber and … Continue reading
Many of my students opt to do a prezi instead of a poster, but some still turn in old-fashioned posters for their current event culture project.
My students complete a culture project a few times a year and have the option of researching a current event in addition to many other options. I’ve always struggled with the fact that students don’t get to see the awesome … Continue reading
I gave Spanish names to my Spanish one students my first year of teaching but haven’t continued the tradition. I decided to try it again since my new colleague has her students pick names. One of my students, Phoebe, wanted … Continue reading
To practice talking about likes and dislikes, I had students stand in two circles. One inside, one outside. Then, the outside circle rotated so that students kept talking to another student but could practice the same topic again.
I used the data from my formative assessment quizzes we took on edmodo on Tuesday before fall break to determine flexible groups for intervention and enrichment activities to extend or review grammar concepts.