Mar de plástico Speaking Assessment

In part 3 of our Plastic Ocean assessment, students could choose to make a real T shirt or draw one on paper.  They were amazing!  They presented via FlipGrid.  They had to explain what their design was, what it meant, and how it could inspire others to save the world’s oceans.

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We had learned that cigarette butts make up 38% of the trash found on beaches so the student on the left made a shirt that said “Octopuses don’t smoke.”

The part that I loved the most was that it was a test but everyone CARES about this cause and they really put their hearts in telling what we could do!

These are my Spanish 4 loves and they are only with me 2 more days.  I am SO proud of what they can do with language and that is not something I felt before I began teaching for proficiency.

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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