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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How to skip Christmas in Spanish and not be a Grinch

The time between Thanksgiving Break and Winter Break was always one of my favorite times of the year in class–it’s also one of the hardest because no one has their head in the game! I LOVED teaching about Christmas traditions from Spanish speaking countries. I LOVED using the commercials for the Spanish Christmas lottery (general…

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