Output (writing and speaking) has an important role to play in courses centered on comprehensible input. learn more about its role here!


One common question that I was asked in my sessions at iFLT '14 was, "I thought that our goal is to provide students with comprehensibleĀ input...so why do so many of these activities contain output?" Great question! Is output bad? No comprehension based teacher thinksĀ that output isĀ bad.Ā Output is a good thing and one of the end … Continue reading Output

TPRSĀ®/CI and the Common Core

Over the last year, I have received many email requests from teachers, administrators, and conference planners that need to know how TPRSĀ® and other Comprehensible Input strategies meet Common Core standards. Teachers must explain the connections so that they are permitted to use these best practice strategies in their classrooms, administrators seek to know whether … Continue reading TPRSĀ®/CI and the Common Core

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 … Continue reading Managing Responses

The Power of a Person

Earlier this week, I was catching up on some blog reading and noticed a pattern...MovieTalk, MovieTalk, MovieTalk! Laurie Clarcq wrote about using MovieTalk with Despereaux on her Embedded Reading blog. Kristin Duncan wrote about using MovieTalk with The Paperman on TPRS Teacher. Bryan Kandel wrote about trying out MovieTalk for the first time with a … Continue reading The Power of a Person

Teaching Yup’ik Through TPRS

QUESTION: Do you teach a nativeĀ language or support teachers that do?? Our state language association is looking for ways to better support ourĀ Alaska Native language teachers and would love to hearĀ what you are doing that hasĀ been successful and what challenges you have faced/are facing! Please leave your thoughts in theĀ comments! Thanks!! --Martina, 01/2016 This past … Continue reading Teaching Yup’ik Through TPRS