Was passt nicht?

BIG EXCITING NEWS. The Comprehensible Classroom is officially debuting its first-ever GERMAN activity! Oh yeah! Thanks to Brigitte Kahn for sending along the German translations of ‘Un sapo de otro pozo‘ (follow the link for game instructions)…for all you German teachers out there, download the full German PDF here! Brigitte, you rock!!! Thank you!!! If…

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Odd one out / Un sapo de otro pozo

“Odd one out” is a fun game commonly played by language teachers, whether first or second+. You may have played it under a different name, or without naming it at all! The basic concept is that students are given a list of three to four items, and they must identify the “odd one out”–the item that…

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Summer plans

Although I am not teaching this year, I’ve been thinking a lot about the last few weeks of school as my former colleagues muscle through the last two weeks here in Anchorage. As a middle school teacher, the best adjective for those last two weeks was CRAZY! The amount of daylight here in Alaska combined with the…

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I’m going on a trip – a mind game for language classes!

I am a very bossy person by nature, and unfortunately I didn’t realize it until right after I graduated from high school. By the grace of God, I’ve learned how to tame my nasty natural instincts…although it’s not always easy! Being married helps 🙂 I think that this is why the game that I’m about…

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First Quarter Review Game

I used a Jigsaw Puzzle (“an impossible puzzle”) to review first quarter vocabulary with my students. (They got through El amigo simpático–if you are following my curriculum map, use this puzzle after you’ve finished that story to ensure that your students know all of the terms. Click here to download the puzzle–free!

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