What kind of spontaneous language do my students output in a time-sensitive situation after many hours in the classroom? -Spanish 2 -Approx 180 hours -Age 15-16 -Time alloted: 10 min I supplied an optional prompt to work form: Write a story about someone going on a trip. Some used this prompt while others wrote about something else completely. No problem. This is unplanned and unrehearsed language production. Authentic communication in the form of extemporaneous composition.
I recently learned about the Caga Tio tradition from Rachel at Language and Friendship Inc. She returned from a trip to the Barcelona area and was excited to share the unique celebration with all of their traveling teachers! And now I want to pass it on. (note: The "Sources" at bottom or an Internet search for "caga tio" will get you some good photos and video for further enjoyment of this stranger-than-fiction tradition.) Caga Tio Hay una tradición muy extraña en España dura
Below are the most important posters I've got up in front of my classroom. I put these on heavy colored posterboard and write nice and big, and refer to them quite often in the first months of class. These are one of administrators' favorite things to see visibly displayed for students, and they are an easy way to colorize our often stale environs. This Rules poster is newly formatted, a combination of Ben Slavic's and Rita Barrett's. I received some helpful feedback from a r
This short slideshow is really neat. It illustrates various percentages of reading comprehension by inserting jibberish words into a text at different levels (98%, 95%, 90%). Great example of why extensive reading should feel very easy to us (>98% comp.): Finding Flow. (Thanks to Diane Neubauer and Haiyun Lu for sharing.)
(Gist: A couple goes out to eat. They each order something. Each finds something gross in their food.) Super Simple Lance and Harlee are at a restuarant. Lance wants potato soup and Harlee wants eggs, bacon and toast. Lance eats a little bit. He eats more. There is a tooth in the soup! Harlee eats a little bit of eggs. She eats more. There is a cockroach in her eggs! Simple Lance and Harlee go to a restuarant. Lance wants potato soup and Harlee wants eggs, bacon and toast. La