Literacy Night, Take 1

Our school is holding a “Literacy Night” on Friday evening. The goal of the evening is to provide fun, literacy-based enrichment activities for our students and their families. It will be running alongside our 6th Grade Orientation, which (as an Elective teacher) is my opportunity to recruit new students for my program. My challenge was…

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Superlatives

Last year on this day, I taught a super fun lesson about superlatives and the Super Bowl. (Ugh. You know when you write a word out too many times and it starts looking totally weird? Super just became a weird word for me.) Before class began, I downloaded all of the fun (and appropriate: no…

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WAKE UP, STINKY!

A little PQA idea for “se despierta” (s/he wakes up) and “huele” (s/he smells). It’s also a good time to review “se duerme” (s/he goes to sleep). Begin by having students fold a paper hot-dog style (that’s the long way, folks) and draw a series of three pictures: Write down a whole number between 1…

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Card Talk

Card Talk is one of the most simple lessons known to language-teacher-kind. It is zero prep, student centered, and is easy to extend into other activities and content. Also…it’s FUN! I first saw Card Talk done by Carol Gaab at AFLA 2011. Even though I had read extensively about Ben Slavic’s version of Card Talk (“Circling…

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