I love Neruda’s poems and in level 3 and 4 they are great authentic reading that doesn’t frustrate the kids! I found this video a couple of years ago on youtube and in the description it said that it was made using an audio recording that Neruda made of himself reading some of his poems. So I say to you that it is Neruda reading his own poem but the good people of youtube could have made that story up. 🙂 In the file with it are a power point about Neruda, a sheet with the word to the poem and cloze activities for Spanish 1 or Spanish 2+. Enjoy!!
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I began teaching Spanish in Illinois in 1994. I have taught levels 1-4 in a small rural high school, 8th grade introductory Spanish, Biology 1, and 101 and 102 at the community college level. My Spanish classes are partnered with the community college to offer students 8 semester hours of dual credit on completion of Spanish 4. In 2011 I met Carol Gaab and Kristy Placido and have since co-authored the book "La hija del sastre" with Carol Gaab and authored the novels "La Calaca Alegre" and "Bianca Nieves y los 7 toritos." through TPRS Publishing. In 2006 I became National Board certified and I have been serving as a mentor both for candidates seeking certification in world languages other than English and a virtual mentor for candidates in all certificate areas. I completed my Masters degree in Spanish education in 2011 and did my research on the use of Understanding by Design to create meaningful cultural units for the language classroom. I am a frequent presenter on this topic, please consider me if you are interested in a workshop on backward design. In 2013 I was named the ICTFL Foreign Language teacher of the year and in 2014 I was selected as CSCTFL's teacher of the year. In November of 2014 I was lucky enough to be one of the five finalists for the ACTFL National Teacher of the Year in San Antonio, TX. What a "Cinderella" experience! You can reach me via email at senoracmt at gmail.com. View all posts by senoracmt