El paraíso es una biblioteca

We are really excited about our new Huellas 1 Booster Bundle. This bundle will consist of 5 units that help pump up the possibilities for your students in their Huellas 1 year! Unit 1.11 (Compra menos y haz que dure) is already available and unit 2 is so close we can taste it!!

After picking the brain of the INCREDIBLY talented Abra Koch, I fell in love with the idea of the library as a basic human right! Books really open doors but libraries themselves open doors I never realized! From internet for families with no access to services and classes for people new to the community, the library is so much more than just books!

In this unit we have the great pleasure of sharing some poems from the amazing David Bowles and Diego Ojeda. We will introduce you to the Cajas de ideas in Colombia and the amazing Muloteca! We’ll read the book Soñadores with Yuyi Morales (if you don’t have it yet, we give it all our thumbs up for the classroom library. The art is precious). 12 days of lessons packed into one tidy little unit!

We anticipate a mid April release for this unit with “La ciudad nunca duerme” to follow in May!

Take advantage of the sale tomorrow, April 6, and Wednesday, April 7, to pre-buy this bundle (or even just this unit) at 25% off!

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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