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Authentic Resources: Food

I’m having lots of fun finding #authres for my food unit. They may not all make it into a lesson this year, but here are some of my favorites: Commericals Have you seen this google doc Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell started? It’s … Continue reading

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Authentic Audio: Me gusta/No me gusta

Here are some links to Audio Lingua recordings of native Spanish speakers talking about their likes and dislikes: 1. Alejandra: http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article3525 2. Edinson: http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2108 3. Paola: http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2481 4. María: http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article576 I had students set up a graphic organizer on their paper: I played them … Continue reading

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Four Corners: Take vocabulary practice out of the classroom!

Last March, I went to an excellent presentation at FLAG by Lee Burson and Erin Smith called “Halls, Walls, and Using it All.” The presentation was all about creative ways to utilize your available space, getting students up and moving … Continue reading

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Comprehensible Input: Draw What I Say!

Drawing is a great way for students to demonstrate comprehension, without requiring them to produce language they aren’t ready for. “Draw what I say” (fancy title, I know!) is a simple, no-prep activity to get lots of reps of draw-able structures. … Continue reading

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Teaching Time With Picture Cards

One of my favorite resources for almost any unit is a set of picture cards for vocab words. Today I was teaching time,  so I gave students this handout:   You can make prettier ones here (digital or analogue clocks! five … Continue reading

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Audio Resources for my Greetings Unit

Today I want to share two authentic-ish audio resources, as well as activities I’ve put together to go with them. I’m using them in the second week of Spanish 1, as part as the introductory unit covering greetings and leave … Continue reading

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