Here is the beginning workshop powerpoint: MaineTCIbeginnerwkshpb This is the completed handout with my water unit: MaineTCIbeginnersme And this is the blank handout to brainstorm unit ideas: MaineTCIbeginners
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s284/sh/425c44c8-9d05-422e-9464-3a8b41f8df57/ea13ecaf3acd3113c0b404fe8180553c This is still under construction, I hope to add some files as I go but I wanted to share. The films are both really good! I give both two thumbs up! :). And the Blood Brothers video is popular with the ladies because the Ordóñez brothers are adorable!
Something to share with my friends… I am trying to add some depth of discussion to Spanish four while maintaining heavy input in the language. I don’t like to do shallow cultural units because I want the kids to have time to get invested in the topic. I think they need to make it personal. … Continue reading UbD Bullfighting Unit
Whether you’re two weeks in or five, you’re probably beginning to think about what assessment looks like in the pandemic classroom. Maybe it even makes you sweaty and short of breath… We just can’t control the environment for a test like we could last year this time. How do I take these faceless cells in… Continue reading PANdemIC & ASSESSMENT
I have to be honest, I didn’t know how to write a novel when I wrote La hija del sastre. I was finishing my Master’s degree and had taken a class on the Spanish Civil War. I wanted to bring what I had learned into my classroom so I designed a UbD (Understanding by Design-backward… Continue reading I want to write a novel, where do I start?
This is the slide show from Thursday’s Advanced UbD group MaineTCIb This is the blank template for our unit plan MaineTCIworksheetADV This is the completed template with my Spanish Civil War unit MaineTCIworksheetADVme
I am a long time backward planner! I love dreaming up hooks that get students excited to dive into a new unit and planning assessments that measure students real ability to use their new language! Many people love the idea but don’t know how to get started. How exactly do we come up with an… Continue reading Backward Design and ACTFLs Keys to Planning
UbD unit template Corridas If you have time to develop FULL UbD units for everything you are teaching, I have included the UbD template I’ve been using (found on another school’s website). If you don’t have a lot of extra time but want to show what you’re doing as it applies to backward planning, I… Continue reading Templates for backward planning
NTPRS13Dallas UBD Keep in mind that no one is perfect. There are days my hook fails. There are days my whole lesson fails. There are kids who I struggle to connect with. There are all of the same issues in my classroom as in yours. I am just a teacher in the field who happens… Continue reading NTPRS 13- Culture in the Classroom (End to Beginning)