Spanish 4 has been studying Narcoviolence with a Unit designed heavily around Kara Jacobs unit! They were really engaged in the discussions we had throughout but today just blew me away! Our final project was to make an infographic! We spent 2 days in the library researching and a day assembling the… Continue reading Infographic Day!
Spanish 4 Narcoviolencia final Projects: infographics! We have limited access to technology at my school so we often have to low tech our high tech projects. This was no exception. I wanted students to develop writing skills but also wanted to branch out from the traditional essay! The infographics had to contain 5 headings, 1… Continue reading Revamping the writing assessment: essay to infographic
Huellas 1 is growing by 11 days of fashion filled engagement! Say hello to Huellas 1.11, Compra menos y haz que dure. This unit is new and is not part of the Huellas 1 bundle. It is the first of what will hopefully be 5-10 new units to build Huellas 1 into an even stronger… Continue reading Compra menos y haz que dure
Yesterday was “¿Qué es el océano?” day. In this Center activity, my students read infographics, tweets, and talked to me about what the ocean is. I had the chance to introduce them to the 5 oceans of the world, to find out what they were learning from the other centers, and to see what they… Continue reading Mar de plástico Centers
I’m using the reader Vector with my Spanish 3 class and we just read about Dengue Fever. I am a huge science nerd so the whole mosquito/vector part is the big reveal for me! I wanted to take a day to learn a little about the tropical mosquitos that cause illnesses like malaria (Anopheles) and… Continue reading Vector Chapter 9
People often wonder what TPRS and TCI instructors do to expose students to advanced level structures. I’d like to share how I started my year in Spanish 4 as an example but keep in mind… Advanced Low language users are able to use present/past/and future times with enough accuracy to be understood by natives not… Continue reading Where would you go?
In Spanish 3/4 we are reading the novel Frida Kahlo from Fluency Matters. Our focus is the difference in how we truly see Frida, pain and flaws included, in her self portraits but our selfies tend to reflect a polished and filtered version of who we are. This novel gives me the opportunity to reach… Continue reading For Learner by Teacher or for Native by Native? Try both!
When I left the textbook behind, I struggled a little. I am not going to lie. This idea that we DON’T need to follow a prescribed curriculum… that we DON’T have to teach isolated thematic units… was so foreign to me that I didn’t know exactly how to handle myself with all that freedom. I… Continue reading The “G Word”
Mix and Match, Elaborate, Redesign, Steal…. Here are a few ways to change the style of your final so that it more accurately reflects what your students know. Student choice is a POWERFUL motivator so consider a choice board with several options from which they choose their own exam. 1. Mixed media: Choose a novel,… Continue reading Alternatives to the Traditional Final Exam No Matter What You Teach
I’m all for share and share alike! Please post your ideas for assessments and I will share mine! Below you will find the project guidelines and grading rubric for my Infographic project. https://somewheretoshare.com/2014/03/11/revamping-the-writing-assessment-essay-to-infographic/ Students prepared the infographics, presented them gallery style, and then I displayed them in the hallway for a week or so! I… Continue reading Project Ideas: My recent assessments