Instagram in Level 1

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How can you evaluate understanding in a novel study without pushing novices beyond their limits or killing them with comprehension worksheets??

Try Instagram!!! In our paper Instagram, students choose scenes from @TPRSPublishing “El Nuevo Houdini” and they Instagram them…. How? They draw a picture of the scene and create four sentence length hashtags that reflect what they’ve drawn.

It is a lot of fun. The drawings aren’t always great but the hashtags often are!!

I updated to add the rubric and project guidelines!
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instagram rubric

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Author: senoracmt

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", "Bianca Nieves y los 7 toritos." "Vector," "48 horas" and "Bananas" through Fluency Matters. 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.

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  1. This sounds great! I’m definitely doing this with my classes. Would you mind posting the rubric and guidelines?

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