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Gentrification

I think this would make a good topic for an advanced Spanish class, or a heritage speakers’ class. It could work in a high school ESL or Social Justice class, as well. I see gentrification happening currently in Latino and … Continue reading

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Games for Spanish Class

When I was out on maternity leave 13 years ago, I typed up a description of classroom activities for my substitute. I was looking them over the other day, and thought they might make a useful blog post for changing … Continue reading

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Free Voluntary Reading

I’m trying to find out what I can about free voluntary reading. Here are the fruits of my research: http://www.brycehedstrom.com/2015/free-voluntary-reading-differentiation https://mrpeto.wordpress.com/2015/11/05/a-map-to-transitioning-your-class-to-fvr/ https://spanishplans.org/2017/03/20/fvr-printable-novels/ https://magisterp.com/2016/12/22/fvr-library-easier-than-you-think/ https://www.pinterest.co.uk/hopemckay427/fvr/ http://www.grantboulanger.com/simple-accountability-for-free-reading/ https://spanishcuentos.com/product-category/books/      

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El Salvador trip for teachers?

I’ve spent the last few weeks in El Salvador with my husband visiting his family, and I got this hair-brained idea that teachers might like to participate in a tour specifically for them. The fact that El Salvador doesn’t have … Continue reading

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Remedios Varo

The Spanish-born Mexican artist Remedios Varo is my current fascination, and I’m trying to see how I can make her the subject of a lesson. I learned about her from a reading the the textbook Temas, but I find the reading … Continue reading

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Como agua para chocolate

I have been using the first chapter of the book and the film in a unit about food for my pre-AP Spanish students. I first read the book while I was in college and saw the film when it came out in … Continue reading

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Cooperative Learning and Languages

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been working with pre-service teachers, and I find myself digging through my resources from when I taught Spanish at the lower levels in order to give my student teachers strategies to add … Continue reading

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I’ve had a few pre-service teachers doing observation hours and student teaching with me the last few years, and I’ve been thinking a lot about how I can mentor them in the best way possible. I want to dedicate this … Continue reading

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Chilean New Song Movement

Here is a post of notes. I have not developed any of this into lesson plans as of yet, but hope to do so one day. 🙂 The film “No” starring Gael García Bernal http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2059255/ Top 10 Chilean protest songs http://soundsandcolours.com/articles/chile/top-10-chilean-protest-songs-28270/ Los … Continue reading

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My pre-AP and AP Spanish course syllabi

Here are my syllabi for pre-AP and AP Spanish Language and Culture from last year. They have this year’s date, but I am having to cut out and re-arrange some things because the schedule this year has shorter class periods. … Continue reading

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