Monthly Archives: December 2012
My colleague had an administrator suggest she think about ways to scaffold TPRS paragraph re-tell tasks for students with IEPs. She thought a cloze activity might work. I decided to try it with a story I created about classroom objects … Continue reading
It’s that time of year when everyone is getting sick. I had to stay home with my son. Because I wasn’t feeling well when I left school the next day, I decided to set everything up for the next day … Continue reading
To teach prepositions and the verb estar, I placed my Don Quijote Sponge Bob and Peruvian Sponge Bob action figures under, next to, on top of, etc., various objects in my classroom. Then we wrote sentences and labeled the various … Continue reading
After telling a TPRS story, students did a retell in groups. They each had their own colored pencil to write with so I could tell who contributed what to the story. Saves on grading and scaffolds for students who have … Continue reading
My students couldn’t help but cheer for 12-12-12 at 12:12 and 12 seconds!
My dept. applied for a SEEF grant to obtain document cameras for formative assessment, modeling, and cultural realia lessons. We got it! 🙂
Although they are not always great gains, I rarely have students do worse after a reteach/reassess cycle. Here’s some data from the recent session I led during SWAT (School Wide Achievement Time) period. We worked on multiple choice test taking … Continue reading
We are working on reflexive verbs by making a crazy routine comic. Favorite sentence so far? “Ella se acuesta en el salón de belleza.”
I corrected the verb pre-tests I gave students recently. Although many had a lot wrong I was able to determine who would struggle and who could “figure it out” on their own. Now, my verb lessons in the next few … Continue reading
My objectives for an intervention activity. Combo test prep/Spanish review.