The Spanish Christmas Lottery: 2015 Commercial

This year’s official commercial for the Spanish Christmas Lottery was released early this morning. Kent House shared it on the iFLT/NTPRS/CI Teaching group on Facebook and oh, I am so glad that he did! These commercials make me cry every year. Instead of luck and fortune and indulgence, each year they uphold the values of generosity…

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Play “Go fish!” in language classes

Instead of playing with a deck of cards, play this familiar children’s game with original cards filled with images or text as an opportunity to to get students speaking in low-risk situation even as they continue interacting with a text (’cause it’s all about the input, baby!). Before you play Go Fish Prepare students for…

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MovieTalk and activities: Amazing Acrobat Thief Kid!

If you follow The Comprehensible Classroom on Facebook, you may have already seen this video. (If not, visit our Facebook page now and “like” us!”) This video is perfect for MovieTalk because the action repeats several times within the video clip. (That’s also what I love about the short film Destiny, which I’ve blogged about before.) Here…

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Destiny: MovieTalk

Sa-weet! I’ve found a good film to use for MovieTalk in my Cierra la puerta unit! Check it out! It provides lots of repetitions of the structures because of the repetitive nature of the plot. It’s also great for ordinal numbers and house and home vocab. I’ve written out the basic Spanish and English scripts…

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Houdini Chapter 5

Here the lesson plans that I followed for teaching El Nuevo Houdini, Chapter 5: Introduce vocabulary for the chapter using “Una comida especial“. Pre-reading discussion using the questions provided in the Teacher’s Guide. I read Chapter 5 aloud to the students, circling and personalizing as we went. Discussed the reading using the questions provided in…

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