Running Dictation is a favorite activity among world language teachers, conceived by Jason Fritze and first taught to me by Michele Whaley. I first shared it on The Comprehensible Classroom blog here in 2011. In this high-energy game, students take turns with teammates to run to a poster, memorize a statement, and race back to…Read More
No-prep lesson plan with news articles
The end of the year is tough, I know! Students are simultaneously exhausted and buzzing with energy… thank you, sun! You need lesson plans that teach themselves, and I’ve got one plan that will do just that. Try out this no-prep, hands-off “3 – 2 – 1” lesson for current events… or any texts! 3-2-1…Read More
Give students input, keep your voice.
“I love CI. But I have 7 large classes a day. My voice begins to give out by my 4th period. What can I do?” Señora Spicer emailed in this question to the We Teach Languages podcast after listening to me chat with Stacey about how to write comprehensible texts on Episode 56 (click here to…Read More