Monthly Archives: December 2012

Day 69: TPRS re-tell twist

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

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Day 68: preparing for subs…

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

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Day 67: Dónde está Sponge Bob?

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

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Day 66: stories in groups

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

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Day 65: 12-12-12

My students couldn’t help but cheer for 12-12-12 at 12:12 and 12 seconds!

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Day 64: grant granted!

My dept. applied for a SEEF grant to obtain document cameras for formative assessment, modeling, and cultural realia lessons. We got it! 🙂

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Day 63: reassessment increases student achievement

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

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