Multi-Level Classes

Some of you may know that I have the mother of all multi-level classes this year: 6th-12th grade, 1st-7th year Spanish. I asked parents and students for grace during the first few weeks as I figured out how to meet everyone’s needs, and they did. We are now finishing up week four, and I have a…

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Logic Puzzles for language classes

I.Love.Logic.Puzzles. Specifically, I love grid logic puzzles. I’ve been addicted to them since I was in middle school. There is something so wonderfully satisfying about unlocking the key to the puzzle that has had you stumped for the last 20 minutes and, with a flurry of your pencil, filling the entire rest of the chart…

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Visuals Database

Here is the link to a visuals database for world language classrooms, created by the University of Pittsburg. It has zillions of uses, one of which could be selecting one image to use as a class prompt for a universal screener or other writing or speaking assessment. You could print out one and leave it…

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El día terrible, horrible, espantoso, horroroso

This activity has several inspirations: Sarah Camblin, the French teacher at my school–her students are using this format to write about the frequency with which they do different activities in each season. Michele/Jenny and the story about waking up on the wrong side of the bed. The book “Alexander y el día terrible, horrible, espantoso,…

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