Caretaker letter for Día de Muertos: Free template!

Many Spanish teachers will soon begin learning about Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) and its related celebrations throughout América Latina. One hard part about this time of year is navigating conversations with caretakers who aren’t sure that they want their children to participate in lessons about Día de Muertos or any other celebration,…

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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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