The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex

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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
Teach your students about El Día de Muertos--all in Spanish! These Day of the Dead lesson plans are the most popular and highest rated plans available on TpT. Here's why:These readings, slideshows, and additional activities will simultaneously share
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Cultural Activities
$7.00
696
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
These Cinco de Mayo lesson plans for Spanish classes include everything that you need to tackle this misunderstood holiday with your Spanish students.OR: GET THE DISTANCE LEARNING VERSION HERE!This 80-page/slide, Spanish-language cultural unit is
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Cultural Activities, Activities
$6.00
623
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
El Día de los Reyes Magos is January 6, and this simple reading and glyph is the perfect lesson plan for your first Friday back to school after the New Year.Students read a one-page passage in Spanish about el Día de los Reyes Magos and then
Subjects:
The New Year, Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Cultural Activities, Activities
$3.00
77
Digital Download PDF (1.49 MB)
By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
El Día de Muertos offers an incredible opportunity for Spanish teachers to share rich culture with their students. These materials will help you to approach the celebration from many angles--all in Spanish!Click on the individual product listings to
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Cultural Activities
$31.00
$25.00
111
Bundle
By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This set of unit plans will introduce el Día de Muertos to your Level 1 Spanish students through a series of simple readings and authentic resources. This unit was written by Martina Bex and Nelly Andrade-Hughes, and it covers:¿Qué es el Día de
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Google Apps, Activities
$15.00
90
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This product features 23 notable Afro-latinos from diverse career fields: entertainment, politics, journalism, and more. Most--but not all--are US citizens. Most are alive but some are deceased. Each Afro-latino is featured on a slide (PDF and PPT
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities
$5.00
315
Digital Download PDF (2.32 MB)
By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This lesson plan bundle is appropriate for Spanish 1 students and beyond. It contains three versions (with varying levels of detail and range of vocabulary) of a Spanish-language reading about the Spanish tradition of eating 12 grapes at midnight on
Subjects:
The New Year, Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Cultural Activities, Google Apps
$5.00
377
Digital Download PDF (5.43 MB)
By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with this 3-day mini-unit on the 'Grito de Dolores'!INCLUDED RESOURCES:A Spanish language reading about the history and modern-day celebration of El Grito de Dolores that is comprehensible for some first year
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Google Apps
$5.00
391
Digital Download PDF (0.65 MB)
By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This Aztec legend is perfect for Day of the Dead! The traditional legend explaining the origin of the cempasúchil--the "flor de los muertos"--is written in easy to understand Spanish, perfect for typical Level 2 students. The materials
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities
$3.00
209
Digital Download PDF (4.30 MB)
By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This product will allow even your most emergent readers to learn the basic facts and the historical significance of El Cinco de Mayo. The product includes a simple text in Spanish, a listening activity, and 2 versions of a glyph with true/false
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities
$3.00
251
Digital Download PDF (9.23 MB)
By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
What do Monarch butterflies have to do with the Day of the Dead?These materials contain two, two-page readings in Spanish and a 10-segment activity sheet to accompany the documentary "Here Come The Dead", which can be previewed on YouTube. The first
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$4.00
167
Digital Download ZIP (10.23 MB)
By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This bundle includes resources about several holidays and traditions from the Spanish speaking world. All materials are in Spanish and written for students in their first years of language study. The following traditions are addressed in these
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Cultural Activities
$31.00
$25.00
116
Bundle
By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This bundle contains resources to help your students explore the culture in COCO in Spanish class. TEACH COCO WITH MATERIALS FROM THE COMPREHENSIBLE CLASSROOM:Day 1 Complete COCO Antes de ver activitiesDay 2 Watch COCO 0:00-25:00Day 3 Complete
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Movie Guides
$16.00
$12.00
184
Bundle
By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This file contains readings and follow-up activities about several Christmas-season traditions in Spanish-speaking countries that would be appropriate for some Spanish 1 classes and definitely Spanish 2 and above. Paperless versions of all student
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cultural Activities, Activities
$6.00
386
Digital Download PDF (0.69 MB)
By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
El Tió de Nadal is a Christmas tradition from Cataluña in Spain. Families place a personified log in their living rooms and cover it with a small blanket, and children "feed" the log in the days leading up to Christmas. On Christmas Eve, they beat
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cultural Activities, Google Apps
$4.00
221
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This product contains a 3 one-page readings in easy to understand Spanish - two versions of a text about el 12 de octubre (one for Level 2+, one that may be a fit for Level 1). These texts provide an overview of what the day is commemorating (the
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities
$5.00
$1.00
214
Digital Download PDF (0.03 MB)
By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
El Festival de los Barriletes Gigantes, or the Giant Kites festival, in Santiago Sacatepéquez and Sumpango, Guatemala, is an extraordinary tradition that demonstrates the syncretism of diverse religious and cultural traditions in the area.Mix &
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Printables
$3.00
88
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
These Cinco de Mayo lesson plans for Spanish classes include everything that you need to tackle this misunderstood holiday with your Spanish students, from a distance!This pack combines elements from both the top-selling Cinco de Mayo lessons and
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Cultural Activities, Google Apps
$15.00
177
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This product contains a projectable, Spanish-language reading that provides an overview and history of Hispanic Heritage Month in the US. It also contains a a print-out of an article from the US Government's website (in Spanish) about the history of
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$2.00
211
Digital Download ZIP (0.41 MB)
By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This lesson plan bundle will introduce your students to the major components of Semana Santa. The language is designed to be comprehensible for late-Spanish I/Spanish II students, but it can obviously be used in any level beyond that. The bundle
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Higher Education, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Cultural Activities, Activities
$5.00
301
Digital Download ZIP (25.64 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I was a Spanish teacher at the middle, high school, and university levels for 6.5 years. I have taught in both private and public school settings, and the majority of my experience was as a middle school teacher in Anchorage, Alaska. I am now a full-time curriculum author and trainer that travels nationally and internationally to train teachers in Comprehension-based methods of teaching languages. Learn more about The Comprehensible Classroom

MY TEACHING STYLE

I began using Comprehension-based methods because they are supported by SLA theory and research. Now, I can personally attest to their efficacy! I incorporate Cooperative Learning and limited Grammar Instruction. My passion is writing lesson plans that (1) teach culture to students in without departing from the target language, even to Novice language learners, and (2) support common core standards through the use of non-fiction, classic literature, and critical thinking and questioning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Outstanding Student Teacher of World Language (2002) "QAR Strategies for Differentiating Questions" presentation selected as Best of AFLA/Best of PNCFL (2015) President, Alaskans for Language Acquisition (2016)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Nazareth College of Rochester; Bachelor's Degree in Spanish; Adolescent Education 7-12 Certification Program Completed. Syracuse University; Masters Degree in Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture; Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Spanish is my second language. I studied Spanish beginning in eighth grade, and I continued through high school, college, and baccalaureate work. In addition to my formal education, my experiences abroad were invaluable to my own language learning journey; living in Valencia, Spain for six months and Oaxaca, Mexico for two months. I now reside in Vermont with my husband and our five children.

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