From time to time, Maris Hawkins puts together and shares Noticias (news summaries) on her blog. Her noticias are GREAT because they provide comprehensible reading material to students that they can choose to review during Free Voluntary Reading or that the teacher can use as a starting point for class discussion on current events or broader discussion of cultural topics. I believe that these Noticias are so valuable that I am jumping in on her efforts! This was a last minute thing today so I only included two stories and one photo gallery in today’s news (well, it’s dated tomorrow): Remembering 11-M, the assassination of Berta Cáceres, and International Women’s Day. My favorite way to get news in Spanish is by following various Spanish-speaking news outlets on Facebook and Twitter! I save or bookmark the pages to reference and comprehrensify them later on. I can also print out the original, #authres, articles for students in upper levels. My lower level students can look at them, too, but there is greater value in reading a comprehensible summary of an #authres news article than in hunting and pecking to find key details in the authentic article itself. Read more about that here.