PBL in the TL

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Print out these worksheets for students to follow along with, learn, and interpret the chorus of catchy popular songs in Spanish. Use the video links provided or use the format as a template for your own favorite songs! Day 1: Students listen,
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Use these pages to help students understand what proficiency and performance look like according to rubrics used on the ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages and the ACTFL/NCSSFL Can-Do Statements. Two documents are
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Spanish students can express almost anything they need to say using situation-specific vocabulary and these 10 verbs. This set includes 1 poster with all 10 verbs plus a poster with example sentences for each verb. Print the posters to display for
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Students, especially novices, need to practice gathering information from sympathetic as well as untrained audiences. They should offer polite greetings and make their purpose clear as soon as possible. They must also make sure they are understood
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Use this page to illustrate the meanings of and differences between Me gusta, Te gusta, and Le gusta without resorting to the L1. Included also are two sliders to illustrate how to use Me gusta and Te gusta in context. Students simply cut along
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Try these activities to get students back in the swing of language learning the first day of class! Colorful posters tell kids exactly what to do! 1) ACTION SHOTS Students enjoy Action Shots because they are funny but help reinforce important words
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Use these choices to give students control over how they respond to viewing videos, movies, or TV shows from the target culture! (I use it for telenovelas!) The variety helps students develop not only cultural awareness of products, practices, and
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Get the SMARTboard instructions AND worksheets for the daily chorus bellringer lyrics and activity instructions! Includes 13 different popular songs from Puerto Rico, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Spain in a variety of genres, complete with shortened
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Everything you need to set up first day fun stations for Spanish 1! • Welcome Stations Teacher Instructions • Station Instruction Posters • VoiceThread Introduction Cheat Sheets • VoiceThread Introduction Slides • Word Clouds • Station Instructions
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7 more choruses from Spain, Mexico, Colombia, and the U.S.: Xriz Prince Royce Eiza ChocQuibTown Jenny & the Mexicats Paulino Monroy Danna Paola Print out these worksheets for students to follow along with, learn, and interpret the chorus of
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Customizable templates for assessing all three modes of communication: work well printed or as Google Classroom assignments! Bundle includes: 1. Interpretive reading document 2. Student presentation template and teacher scorecards 3. Presentational
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Try these activities to get students excited about USING language from Day 1! Colorful posters tell kids exactly what to do! Bonus: "Ask an amigo" question slips to get kids reflecting on their experiences! 1) COURSE GUIDE Students use your
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Chorus lyrics and bellringer activity instructions for 13 different popular songs from Puerto Rico, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Spain in a variety of genres, complete with shortened hyperlinks to the music videos. Students follow along with, learn, and
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To move up from Novice Mid to Novice High, language learners need connector words like conjunctions and prepositions. This chant combines the most common connectors students need to form more complex sentences. RHYTHM & RHYME will help these
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Break down listening to current pop songs from EIGHT Spanish-speaking countries with micro-listening skills for novices and intermediates: - vocabulary matching - fill-in-the-blank (cloze listening) - adding spaces between words - identifying parts
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The first day of a new language class can be scary for students, and they need to know that you are on their side, that you are there to do whatever you can for them. Experts say language teachers need to do three things: 1. "Teach to the eyes"
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Students paste this page in the back of their notebooks to track their progress. After students receive feedback on their Integrated Performance Assessments, they put an X in the boxes for the skills that they were assessed on in that IPA. First
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*THIS PAGE CAN BE USED FOR TEACHING "HAVE" IN FRENCH AND ITALIAN TOO! Use this page to illustrate the meanings of and differences between Tengo, Tienes, and Tiene without resorting to the L1. Included also is a family tree graphic with blanks for
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Templates for Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking presentations for use with Google Slides and/or Powerpoint. Each template includes specific instructions for reflection based on ACTFL performance descriptors and AAPPL rubrics as well as
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Students love this story of one young man's quest for a trophy on a TV talent show (only to end up with an ugly colt--a poTRO FEO). The story helps reinforce the difference between two "haves" in Spanish: "ha" for forming perfect tense
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I started teaching English in 2003, mixed in a little Spanish in 2006, and I've been a Spanglish teacher pretty much ever since. I've worked high schools from rural to redesigned, traditional to early college, and I've worked in a school of over 2,000, but I love the flexibility and the family of working in schools with under 200.

MY TEACHING STYLE

21st century skills are paramount in my class, foremost among them are communication and collaboration. I believe inquiry and technology are also essential to lifelong learning, which is why I advocate for Project-Based Learning (PBL), I believe in purposeful learning, authentic tasks and authentic resources over academics for their own sake. We must foster inquiry skills to build lifelong learners and scaffold meaningful work so students can experience success.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certified, Spanish 2012 FLANC Teacher of the Year 2016

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

2003 BS Appalachian State University: English Education, Secondary 2013 MA Appalachian State University: Romance Languages, Spanish K-12

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

There are few things I love more than sharing what has worked--and what hasn't--in my classroom.Please contact me at SraSpanglish@gmail.com if you are interested in bringing me to your conference, district, or school for professional development! Some topics I can help with include: Project-Based Lanaguage Learning (PBLL) Student choice and empowerment Positive performance assessment Inquiry and authentic resources Blogging for students and teachers Web 2.0 resources and applications Interdisciplinary collaboration Music and motivation.

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