Let’s Play Marker Partner

Back at the beginning of the year, I made myself a big promise. (If you would like to read about it… it is here.) I have done pretty well, but let’s be honest. The lines of what I can and can’t accomplish are blurrier all the time.

THIS game is something I can easily do. No matter what we’ve read, it is an easy, almost NO PREP activity. (If you have a teacher’s guide or any comprehension questions pre-made at ALL, it is no prep.}

I made clips for this tutorial video with my students as we were finishing Huellas unit 2.2 Orangután en mi habitación back in… September… but hadn’t had time to put it all together until now. Hopefully armed with this little game (that I learned from the INCREDIBLE Cynthia Hitz), you’ll be able to easily adapt one of your planned activities for the week with Marker Partner with no additional prep!

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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