The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex

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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This popular six-day lesson plan is designed to effectively introduce -AR preterite verb conjugation patterns to your students in context. The specific target structures for the story are 'vio que había', 'se acercó a', and 'se lo llevó'. The plans
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
These guided notes introduce students to preterite endings for -ER and -IR regular verbs with fill-in-the-blank notes and guided activities that increase in complexity, beginning with Spanish-English translation and ending with a perspective change
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
Teach your students the irregular stems and endings for tener, estar, decir, caber, hacer, andar, traer, saber, poner, poder, querer, and venir. This bundle includes -2-page guided notes -an English-Spanish translation activity -a contextualized
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$3.00
242 ratings
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
These notes explain how to form the imperfect tense, a brief overview of when it is used and some "trigger" terms to look for as clues to use the imperfect, as well as a reading written in the imperfect with several activities (questions and
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$3.00
192 ratings
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
These 5-day lesson plans use storytelling to introduce the structures "volvió temprano", "se divirtieron", and "conoció a un joven" to students (all storytelling plans--including activities--are included), and then using those structures to provide
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$10.00
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
These unique materials will teach your students about the definition and origins of the word "gringo" while targeting preterite stem change verbs. The reading and activities are included in multiple formats so that it can be left as a sub plan or
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Scaffolded Notes, Cultural Activities
$10.00
164 ratings
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
These four-day lesson plans, designed for Spanish 2, will introduce your students to common I-Y preterite verbs in context (oír, leer, concluir, caer). The materials include a story scriptstory activitiesa reading (in Spanish)reading activitiesa
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$10.00
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This bundle includes lesson plans and materials to teach the Mayan fable, "El que se enoja, pierde" to your students in six to ten days (45 minute lessons). I have used it to introduce my Level II students to the past tenses (preterite and
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$15.00
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This was designed as a midterm assessment to be administered over two days. It includes past tense verbs, so it is appropriate for Spanish II. It contains reading, writing, listening, and speaking components, as well as an answer key and complete
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Assessment
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This unit is about laying a solid foundation in the past tenses for a year of rich, student-centered, comprehension-based instruction. While originally designed to start the year in a Level 2 Spanish course, the four lessons included in this unit
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$10.00
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
These two-page fill-in notes review regular preterite conjugations and then introduce students to verbs with i-y spelling changes in the preterite tense (ex: leer, caer, creer, etc.). They also feature an adaptation of the Three Little Pigs in which
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This 4 or 5 day Spanish storytelling unit targets the three irregular imperfect verbs (ser, ir, ver). It does not include grammar notes, as it is designed to expose students to the structures through concentrated, comprehensible input. It is
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$10.00
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This is a video-based assessment that uses the short film "La leyenda del espantapájaros" (on YouTube). It was designed as a final assessment for students in Spanish 2, but it could be used in Spanish 3 as well. There are reading, listening, and
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Assessment
$3.00
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
Teach the preterite meaningfully in the context of culture!Read about the band Camila and their hit song Todo cambió, which was later covered by the Puerto Rican a cappella group Nota. The reading is in Spanish and suitable for second year
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
Wanting to implement "La persona especial / La estrella del día" in your Spanish classes this year? This set of 50+ questions is the perfect starting point! The questions address these five areas » Basic personal information » Interests »
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Activities
$5.00
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This unit is designed for Spanish II students to explore the short film "El hombre feliz" using a four-level embedded reading (www.embeddedreading.com). The plans will last between five and eight days. They include -a four-level embedded reading in
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Literature Circles
$10.00
109 ratings
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This is a project for students to demonstrate their mastery of the imperfect tense. Students design and describe a mythical, extinct creature based on the criteria outlined in the project guidelines. A suggested grading rubric (for standards-based
Subjects:
World Language
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
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Projects
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
Use these guided notes to help your students recognize -AR imperfect conjugations. The notes include a short reading featuring -AR imperfect verbs and follow-up activities to target the difference in meaning between imperfect and preterite tenses.
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities
$2.00
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This product contains multiple formats of a comprehensible version of Ricitos de Oro (Goldilocks) and optional follow-up activities. The story is written in the past tense with high frequency vocabulary, and it specifically targets -ar preterite
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
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Lesson Plans (Individual)
$5.00
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This product contains 10 readings in Spanish that use high frequency verbs conjugated almost entirely in the imperfect tense. Each reading describes a strange, imaginary creature that lived long ago. Each reading is printed on a worksheet with a
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
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Worksheets
$4.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught Spanish at a University for two years before switching to a public middle school, where I taught full-time for four years before taking a part time teaching job following the birth of my second child. I now stay home full-time with my four children and moonlight as a teacher trainer and curriculum consultant until my kids are in school and I can return to the classroom. I travel nationally and internationally, training teachers in comprehensible input strategies. For a list of workshops that I offer, please click here.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I teach using TPRS®/Comprehensible Input because SLA theory and research support it and I can personally attest to its 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

My experience abroad includes a semester in Valencia, Spain, a summer missions internship in Oaxaca, Mexico, and church mission trips to Ensenada, Mexico and the surrounding villages.

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