Category Archives: Class Activities

Weekend Chat Speed Dating

My students are not so good at participating in whole- class discussions, so I try to find different ways talk about our weekends each Monday. I wrote about several of these ideas last fall, and today I want to add … Continue reading

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Logistics for La Persona Especial

One of the best decisions I made this semester was to try La Persona Especial/La estrella del día in Spanish 2. When I first started it I was doing all kinds of duplicate work, but I’ve managed to streamline the … Continue reading

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Fresh start: First day of Spanish 2

This is my first year teaching on block schedule, and I have to say that I am LOVING this January fresh start! Today was my first day with new students – 2 sections of Spanish II in the morning and … Continue reading

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4 Variations on Weekend Chat

“Week end chat” has been a Monday routine in my Spanish 2 classes for the past several weeks, ever since we started the preterite. To keep it fresh, I like to switch up the activities. Here are a few I’ve … Continue reading

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Survey on Silent Reading Time

My  Spanish 2 students have been doing silent reading for about 4 or 5 weeks now. Twice a week they grab a book or magazine and spend the first five minutes of class reading. I bought the books for my … Continue reading

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Sustained Silent Reading in Spanish Class

I did SSR today! Instructions:

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Movie Talk with GIFs

I have been going back through my saved posts on feedly and finding all sorts of teaching treasures. Here’s a post Mike Peto wrote last year on using animated GIFs for movie talk. He has a whole downloadable file of funny … Continue reading

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