Monthly Archives: October 2012

Day 41: using data to drive instruction #atplc

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

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Day 40: connecting old learning to new learning

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

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Day 39: old school posters

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.

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Day 38: Edmodo and Prezi unite!

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

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Day 37: Spanish Names

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

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Day 36: inside outside conversation circle

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.

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Day 35: formative assessment on #edmodo

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.

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Day 34: objectives… they help.

Even though I always have an objective in mind for the lesson, it’s amazing how much better the lesson goes when you post and refer to objectives, review them with students! These are not today’s objectives as I forgot to … Continue reading

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Day 33: anchor charts

My room is full of posters to help students through steps of key processes or explanations of concepts.

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Day 32: TPRS

Our media specialist was in our TPRS story on Friday. The kids loved it. Great way to get them to use our newly learned activities vocab when we asked ¿qué le gusta hacer?

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