Category Archives: Planning for Learning

Textbook Unit Breakdown: Realidades 1, Chapter 4b

Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell mentioned me in a post she wrote about textbooks, so I thought I’d write about how I use Realidades, and what strategies help me incorporate CI and keep the focus on communicative goals.  Here’s an overview of what … Continue reading

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Survey Students with Poll Everywhere

Have you used Poll Everywhere? Here’s a survey I did today:   What I learned: 1. “Vote more than once” is not a good idea. I was thinking that they could respond 2 or 3 times to indicate they want … Continue reading

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Realidades + Proficiency?

So a few weeks ago, I got some news that did not make me so happy: all departments MUST give common assessments, and my department’s solution to that will be following Realidades.  As the only non-traditional teacher (CI and proficiency … Continue reading

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Pushing Proficiency to Novice-High: Reworking the Stamp Sheet

Last night’s #langchat was about moving students from Novice-mid to Novice-high proficiency.   This topic was of particular interest to me because although I’ve read extensively about the proficiency levels, I haven’t had any formal training and it’s difficult for … Continue reading

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