Annabelle Allen

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Annabelle Allen
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By Annabelle Allen
“La Bicicleta” was by far my students’ favorite song this year. Most of them went home and downloaded it from iTunes after the first day of teaching it. They sing it in the hallways all the time! I have included some of my favorite resources I used
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts, Posters
$3.00
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By Annabelle Allen
The Chupacabra is a spooky and incredibly engaging legend which originated in Puerto Rico. These lessons were written for a comprehensible input classroom. You can easily make these materials last for 3 class periods if not more. After I taught
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Cultural Activities
$3.00
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By Annabelle Allen
This is my first "song of the month" for this school year! We have had so much fun with it so far! I already have had kids go home and find other songs of his and come back and share them with me! Lots of the 8th graders have crushes on him. It's
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
Activities, Songs, Cultural Activities
$3.00
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By Annabelle Allen
I can’t help dancing when I hear “La Gozadera”. My students are obsessed with anything Marc Anthony sings so I knew this would be a hit. They loved the unique sound of Gente de Zona too. The music video is really really fun. Always preview it and
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education
Types:
Worksheets, Songs, Cultural Activities
$3.00
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By Annabelle Allen
Two compelling and creepy legends! In this BUNDLE I have combined the lesson plans I wrote for the Chupacabra, and those for the Loup Garou into one big unit, and I have included extra lessons. Perfect, compelling comprehensible input for your
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Mini-Course, Cultural Activities
$8.00
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By Annabelle Allen
I created this presentation to preview the vocabulary to Señor Wooly's "Las excusas" song. It is my all time favorite of his songs! I subscribe to www.señorwooly.com and my students love all of his content. To stretch his songs and materials, I like
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff, Minilessons
$2.00
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By Annabelle Allen
I created this presentation to preview the vocabulary to Señor Wooly's "¡Es una ganga!" song. I subscribe to www.señorwooly.com and my students love all of his content. To stretch his songs and materials, I like to make personalized presentations or
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff, Minilessons
$1.50
27
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By Annabelle Allen
“Limón y Sal” holds a special place in my heart. When I lived in Spain when I was seventeen, I discovered Julieta Venegas because her music videos played on repeat for months in the little internet café I used to connect with home. “Limón y Sal” was
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Songs, Cultural Activities
$3.00
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By Annabelle Allen
I am so proud of these slides! My students LOVE walking in each day and feeling PRIDE as they see their class "country" name. It creates such unity and community! Read this blog to learn more about how naming my classes (instead of period 1, period
Subjects:
Spanish, Foreign Languages
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff
$2.00
3
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By Annabelle Allen
I love teaching myths and legends. The Loup Garou unit came shortly after I did a unit on the Chupacabra. Students loved it and one of them brought up the Cajun legend of the Loup Garou or Rougarou and asked if I knew of this monster that haunts the
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Cultural Activities
$3.00
4
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By Annabelle Allen
I am so proud of these slides! and it is my first FRENCH product! WHAT?!?!? My students LOVE walking in each day and feeling PRIDE as they see their class "country" name. I've made these slides so you can do the same thing with your French classes
Subjects:
World Language, French
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other
$1.00
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Google Slides™
By Annabelle Allen
This is a survey that I use in my class for the first week of school to get to know my students. The relationships I build with my students is the absolute most important part of my classroom and since I start early with PQA (Personalized Questions
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Other, Activities, Homework
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By Annabelle Allen
This is an example of the Chuleta I use in my classroom to guide each unit. It includes a detailed description of how it is used on the first page. Chuleta means porkchop in Spanish but it can also be used for "cheat sheet"in some Latin American
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Handouts
FREE
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By Annabelle Allen
I use a pictionary in my class to keep track of the out of bounds vocabulary that is essential to the stories we are creating in the classroom. This out of bounds vocabulary is outside of the core structures that I am teaching on any given day.
Subjects:
World Language, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Homework
FREE
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By Annabelle Allen
I love doing dictations for my students at the end of a unit. They write the sentences as I say them and later they illustrate them for homework. There is a detailed description of how I use the story board in the download. Happy Teaching! Love, La
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
FREE
5
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By Annabelle Allen
Parent's Night can be daunting! The key to a successful introduction to your classroom is demonstrating the methodology and techniques you use with their children. This presentation can be edited (PPT). There are also step by step instructions on
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons, For Parents
FREE
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By Annabelle Allen
I recently did a Professional Development for my Faculty and Staff at school. Students had been advocating for themselves and asking to see Brain Breaks in other classes. I had to adapt what I normally present at conferences to make it more
Subjects:
Foreign Languages, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
For Principals & Administrators, Professional Development
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By Annabelle Allen
I am so proud of these slides! They are bright and BOLD and in GERMAN!!! What!?!?My students LOVE walking in each day and feeling PRIDE as they see their class "country" name. I've made these slides so you can do the same thing with your German
Subjects:
World Language, German
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other
$1.00
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Google Slides™
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Currently teaching Middle School Spanish at St. Martin's Episcopal School in New Orleans, LA. 2015/16- Elementary Spanish- (2 years old - 5th Grade) - St. Martin's Episcopal, New Orleans, LA 2014/15- Elementary ENGLISH- (2 years old- 4th grade)- Disney English, Hangzhou, China 2012-2014- Middle School Spanish (6th-8th grade) Heritage Spanish and Spanish as a Second Language- Skinner Middle School- Denver Public Schools- Denver, CO 2011/12- Middle School and High School Spanish- Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO 2010/11- ELA Kindergarten Assistant- Denver Public Schools

MY TEACHING STYLE

Teaching with Comprehensible Input (TCI) is the teaching methodology and approach that I use in my classroom. I also use Organic World Language (OWL) strategies. I am constantly trying to revise my teaching practices to provide the best combination of methodologies to my students. I want my students to ACQUIRE the Spanish language rather than learn about it. There are many branches under the TCI umbrella including, TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling), Circling, PQA (Personalized Questions and answers), movie talk, and so much more. The most important thing that you should know about how my classroom works is that I am speaking in SPANISH 90% of the time. I am sheltering my language and limiting it to the Spanish I know that the students know and throughout the year this vocabulary will grow and develop and they will acquire the language naturally rather than memorize it and study its grammar. So often when I speak to adults they tell me that they took a language in high school or college, but “can’t speak a word”. That is VERY normal. Language teachers hear this ALL the time. Next they proceed to tell me that they are just not good at language. That is impossible. If you can learn one language you can learn them all. It is all about how you are taught. I failed Spanish all through school. I struggled and worked SO hard because I desperately wanted to be “good” and communicate. The problem was that I wasn’t being taught to communicate. I was being taught ABOUT Spanish. I was learning the grammar and conjugations, and all of the rules. I wasn’t acquiring the language for communication. My failure in Spanish is the reason I teach the way I do. EVERYONE can learn language.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2016- Learning Lab Teacher- International Forum on Foreign Language Teaching- Chattanooga, TN 2014- Mile High Teacher of the Year Nominee- Denver, CO 2014- Putting Students First - District Level Award- Denver, CO

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

2013- Masters of Education- Curriculum and Instruction- Endorsement in ELA- University of Denver 2011- Bachelors Degree- Spanish and Criminology- University of Denver 2007- Associate of Arts Degree- Colorado Mountain College

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I grew up in a small mountain town called Leadville, in Colorado. I am accustomed to altitudes of at least 10,000 feet, and ten months of snow is quite normal. Needless to say, I have been melting since I moved to Louisiana. I am a step mommy to a BEAUTIFUL little girl named Isla Rose and I have the world's most loving and supportive boyfriend, named Paul Williamson. I love travelling the world and finding adventures and I also LOVE eating, anything and everything!

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