How-To: Use Tweets as authentic reading material

A teacher requested a how-to after using the Twitter-based reading assessment from my Las novias de mi hermano unit. For another example, see #Lomejordeméxicoes. Here you go! Step One: Go to http://www.twitter.com Step Two: If you don’t already have an account, create one by choosing a handle (username) and password. Otherwise, just sign in! Step Three:…

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Managing Responses

While preparing for the Yup’ik Immersion training last week, I spent a lot of time scouring the internet for elementary TPRS resources and suggestions. Michel Baker’s blog and Carol Gaab’s article (linked in the YI post) were most helpful. According to their writing, one common obstacle for elementary TPRS teachers is managing student responses during…

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Teaching Yup’ik Through TPRS

QUESTION: Do you teach a native language or support teachers that do?? Our state language association is looking for ways to better support our Alaska Native language teachers and would love to hear what you are doing that has been successful and what challenges you have faced/are facing! Please leave your thoughts in the comments! Thanks!! –Martina, 01/2016 This past…

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Grading Quizzes in Google Docs

If you use Google Docs to create and administer multiple-choice quizzes or tests for your students, this How-To document will be useful for you! I wrote it up several years ago for other teachers in my district to use, and I dug it out of the woodworks last night so that I could remember how…

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