Communicative Class Quiz

In our increasingly sedentary culture, it’s important to give students opportunities to move and interact face-to-face during the school day. A [low-stakes] communicative class quiz is the perfect way to inject a little energy into your classes! Use this adaptable model after presenting any content to students, be it information in a lecture, a story…

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This or that?

Have you ever taken a moment to think about just how complex ‘reading comprehension’ is? There are an infinite number of skills that a good reader must possess in order to truly comprehend a text, and very few happen consciously. This week, I have realized that my students are often unable to separate ‘this’ from…

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Managing Responses

While preparing for the Yup’ik Immersion training last week, I spent a lot of time scouring the internet for elementary TPRS resources and suggestions. Michel Baker’s blog and Carol Gaab’s article (linked in the YI post) were most helpful. According to their writing, one common obstacle for elementary TPRS teachers is managing student responses during…

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Ping Pong Recall

While taking advantage of Ellis’ after-church nap to catch up on the blogs that I follow, I read this post from Cynthia Hitz (@sonrisadelcampo). While Cynthia originally used the activity to recall a story that she co-created with her language students, you can use it to collaboratively recall any content with students in any subject…

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