Hank wants to be a dragon for Halloween. He says to his mom, "I want to be a dragon for Halloween". His mom says to him, “You shouldn’t be a dragon for Halloween, you should be Minnie Mouse.” (So Hank is Minnie Mouse for Halloween and is sad.)
Tyanna wants to be Indiana Jones for Halloween. She says to her dad, "I want to be Indiana Jones for Halloween". Her dad says to her, “You shouldn’t be Indiana Jones, you should be Barney.” (So, Tyanna is Barney for Halloween and is angry.)
Eric wants to be a clown for Halloween. He says to his parents, "I want to be a clown for Halloween". His parents say to him, “You shouldn’t be a clown for Halloween, you should be a cucumber with a hat. (Eric yells while he falls down because he...
Grant Boulanger aka The Potter aka 2015 MCTLC Teacher of the Year will be there. So will Bryce Hedstrom. And Carol Gaab. And a whole bunch of other amazing language teachers from the area.
The schedule above says that I am presenting at 8:30am but in fact I'll be presenting at 11am. I hope you can come. Description Below.
Engaging Beginner Students with 90%+ Target Language
Can we really engage beginning students 90%+ in the TL? Experience first-hand a sampling of tried and true strategies that accomplish this FL imperative, including Look and Discuss, TPR, Personalized Q&A and more. Strategy demonstrations conducted in simple Spanish or English.
(Credit to Nathan Black for Summer Postcard idea.)
This is something I've done for the past few years in my Level 2 classes that allows me months of easy peronsalization. First I get some white cardstock and colored pencils. I ask kids to think about something they did over the summer that was memorable (i.e. something they did often or a particularly special moment/event).
I am always sure to include in the instructions "something that's unique to you" so that five kids don't draw their band trip to Disneyworld. However, they can if they are able to point out a moment that makes it unique to them (e.g. getting sick on Space Mountain).
I also make a time limit on the illustration process: 20 minutes. Stick figures and ambiguous artwork are fine with me... but I do ask for color...