Los héroes del terremoto – Materials for Spanish teachers

An 8.2 earthquake shook southern Mexico on September 7, leaving Oaxaca completely devastated. It was the strongest earthquake that Mexico had felt in 100 years. Just 12 days later–when relief efforts were still in their infancy and aftershocks continued to rock the area–a second earthquake of magnitude 7.2 struck central Mexico. The 7.1 quake occurred…

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News Summaries from the Spanish speaking world

News summaries in the target language are such an easy way to provide cultural, comprehensible input to your students. You can write summaries that are as simplified as your students need in order to be comprehensible to them. Inspired by Maris Hawkins, I began publishing weekly news summaries of stories from the Spanish-speaking world last spring, in Spanish, written for…

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We did it!

Thank you, Gracias, Merci, Danke, Grazie… The Art for Ecuador fundraiser wrapped up 10 days ago, and in total we raised over $7000.00 (that I know about–not all of it went through our CrowdRise campaign). I am so grateful to all of you for sharing the articles about the Ecuador earthquake and Gianina’s project with…

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I can make a difference.

On Saturday, April 16, 2016, Ecuador was devastated by the worst earthquake to shake its shores in nearly seven decades. One week later, the death toll is at 650, more than 12,000 people are injured, and hundreds are missing. Carol Kovatch’s middle school Spanish class in Santa Rosa, California read last week’s  special edition of EL MUNDO…

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