Mi mapa de input lingüístico: a lesson for heritage speakers

Profe Nygaard
Grade Levels
7th - 12th
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  1. These materials go with the lesson plans I have prepared for the first week of heritage speakers class. I wrote a blog post that details my lesson plans for the week. The written lesson plans are provided as a bonus file for this bundle. See the preview for more information on what is included!You m
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A complete lesson plan for heritage speakers class that will last one to two days. This product contains five worksheets in Spanish. Teacher instructions are also included.

The goal of this lesson is to help students realize they should not compare their Spanish to native speakers. This activity seeks to point out each student's uniqueness in general (the particular language journey they find themselves on) and encourages a sense of growth through self discovery. Students will be reminded that improvement in their full grasp of Spanish (written, spoken, and reading) will flourish as they continue to gain exposure to the full language, especially in academic settings. 

In this lesson your students will:

1.Learn why heritage speakers shouldn’t compare themselves to native speakers.

2.Read a short excerpt.

3.Talk with a partner.

4.Draw their language input map for Spanish & English.

5.Reflect how much exposure they have to English & Spanish in their daily lives.

6.Set goals and foster a growth mindset.

7.Understand the difference between bilingual & biliterate.

You can expand on the topics of this lesson with in-class instruction/discussion or you could also leave this as a packet for sub plans.


See this blog post for more information about how to teach with these materials.

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Total Pages
6 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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