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I love so many units from Huellas! My favorite so far is Bajo la mesa! The unit hook is the music video by Morat and Sebastian Yatra, and it connects to the theme of art! My students say that this song unit is “a banger,” which in today’s teen language means it’s a hit! Throughout the music video students are introduced to famous art. Each work of art has a comprehensible reading loaded with facts about the artist and their life and works. The unit comes with intriguing conversation questions and a final assessment that was a favorite by far in all of my classes! It is a wonderful opportunity for students to connect creatively and personally with the art that they chose all in Spanish!-Beth Langton

My kids have never been so interested in art as they are this year with Bajo la Mesa from Huellas. Not only do they love it but the plans are so easy to read and implement. It sure has taken a weight off of this teacher’s tired shoulders. – Meghan Loveless (@senoralovely)

Mi unidad favorita es “El agua es vida” 💦 Siempre ha tenido un gran impacto con mis estudiantes. Miramos la película “También la lluvia” durante esta unidad y mis estudiantes siempre están asombrados al aprender esta triste realidad. Enseño esta unidad durante el tema de “cómo compartimos el planeta” con mis estudiantes de Bachillerato Internacional. También funciona con el tema de los desafíos globales para AP Spanish. -Cindy Medina (Profesora Medina)

Mar de plástico was an excellent unit for my combined Spanish 3/4 class this year. The new digital additions were so helpful while hybrid. The students loved learning about something “real” and multiple said it was their favorite unit ever! Allison Wienhold (Mis Clases Locas)

I’m new to using Huellas {Huellas 1 and Huellas 2} this year, and I’ve been really pleased with them in my all-remote level 4 classroom. When I ask my students what they are enjoying about the class, they tell me they especially like it when they get to talk about themselves and make the learning personal, which is what Carrie’s lessons do every time. We are doing Viaja Conmigo right now, because who doesn’t like to fantasize about getting to travel again?!?? I am very much enjoying getting to learn and use CI, even at the higher language levels, and the Huellas units are making it easy and fun (even on remote). Everything I need is right there, ready to go, and every unit can be modified for multiple levels of learners. Highly recommend (just buy the bundles, you’ll be glad you did). —Wendy Dufoe

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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