150+ free resources for language teachers

Find hundreds of free resources for your language classes in our Subscriber Library. Since 2010, The Comprehensible Classroom has been sharing ready-to-go, acquisition-focused activities that you can use in your classes. Now, you can access ALL of them in one location! What materials are available? In the Administrative Items folder, find this parent letter that…

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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…

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¡Adiós, jametz! FREE Passover story in Spanish

In the Northern Hemisphere, it is SPRING! And with spring comes celebrations. Many of you reading this blog teach languages that are spoken in countries with deep religious roots, and those roots are super visible in March and April! Easter, Passover, Equinox, and Ramadan are all holidays and celebrations that occur in the Spring. It…

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Rosh Hashanah resource in French & Spanish

Tuesday and Wednesday, many schools will be closed to support students in observing Rosh Hashanah, which begins Monday evening. If your school is not closed, your Jewish colleagues and students will likely be out of class.  As you work toward your goal of creating CONNECTIONS between your students and between them and the world, take…

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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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Create digital versions of your favorite manipulative activities

If you’re anything like me, you love a good manipulative activity. Here are some common manipulative activities used by language teachers: sequencing events from a story that are printed on strips of paper matching chunks of authentic texts to paraphrased summaries sorting quotes into groups based on who said or would have said each one…

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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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