Arcoíris dice game for class

Playing input-focused games in class can be a great way to boost student motivation, and Arcoíris, or ‘Rainbow’, is a game that you’ll be excited to add to your repertoire for the coming school year. Arcoíris is a simple group game in which group mates are competing against each other to earn the most cards…

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3 ways to co-create inclusive stories

Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS®) is a method for teaching language in which the teacher and students co-create stories. While some teachers prefer to create stories from scratch, many others have found it helpful to have a starting point–a script– and there are many scripts available to language teachers. Every script is an…

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TpT Sale is coming: 3 tips to get ready

IT’S TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK! …and almost time for TeachersPayTeachers’ annual Teacher Appreciation Sale. The Comprehensible Classroom is IN! On May 4-5, teachers can save up to 25% on EVERY product that we sell: lesson plans, curriculum bundles, digital resources… everything! Knowing that you can get a deal NOW can sometimes leave to frantic shopping. With…

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What standards should I set for my language students?

As language teachers begin to consider implementing Standards Based Grading, a question quickly arises: what standards should I be grading? Typically, Standards Based Grading in language classes means basing student grades on their interpretive, presentational, and possibly interpersonal performance on summative assessments. Students complete interpretive reading and listening tasks and presentational writing and/or speaking tasks,…

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FREE lesson plans: 2020 Lottery Anuncio

Each year, I wait with great anticipation to see what story the National Lottery Commission will share through their annual anuncio for the National Spanish Christmas Lottery. These stories, told in short films, are a great teaching tool to use in class to promote a spirit of generosity and community among our students. Over the…

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