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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1-3-10 Free Write

A 1 3 10 Free Write is a twist on a traditional timed write, when students must write for a specific amount of time (either as a free write or on a specific topic). ORIGINS I learned this idea from Betsy Paskvan, a Japanese and English teacher in Anchorage, AK. A substitute teacher in Betsy’s English…

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Running Dictation Relay Race

Running Dictation is a review activity. Traditionally, language teachers have used this fast-paced team game to review a story. Students benefit from repeated exposure to information and to language, and so content area teachers will find this activity just as helpful as language teachers. Running Dictation in a nutshell In a Running Dictation, students are…

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