Wooly Week, 2018

Everyone at Señor Wooly has been so hard at work making great things for us to use in our classrooms this spring (and beyond!)  It got me thinking about the videos that are coming (which you’re going to LOVE) and the videos that are already on the site!

So many people ask what to do with the video (beyond the obvious watching it!)  I use the Wooly videos to create story units!  I milk a small group of structures from the song and use them to create class stories, retells of the story in the video, movie talks… the possiblities are endless!

I really, really apologize for my darting eyes in the beginning of this video (you’ll notice now bc I mentioned it)… at first I thought I’d try to read you some ideas that I had… but the eye darting was weird so I quit! 🙂  You’ll thank me about 30 seconds in!

In this video, I will share how I use songs that are “too easy”, “too hard”, and right in the sweet spot!  I hope it helps you think of ways to incorporate Sr. Wooly into your curriculum.


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","Bananas", "Sostenible", and "Papálotl" 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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