Super Easy Día de los Muertos for your class!


Muertos is Here!  I give you the easiest, cleanest, cheapest way to make Día de los Muertos sugar skulls. Get this:  Mix it all in a ZIP LOCK bag to avoid a mess. Once it, massage through the sugar until it makes clumps that are NOT WET, just compact. Get ice cube molds of skeletons... Continue Reading →

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Thanksgiving Day Language Games for ELL and SLA


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Thanksgiving is coming up and I searched online for my favorite digital learning tool:  Online cooking games. Arm yourself with a good vocabulary list and you got yourself the best interactive learning experience ever. Add a smartboard, a smartphone, or a touchscreen such as an iPod or iPad and you will make the learning entirely yours.

Here is an example from Cooking games.com  Go to “Thanksgiving Cooking Games” or Thanksgiving Cooking Egames” and select a game. I selected “Thanksgiving Feast”

Screen Shot 2014-11-22 at 5.45.01 PMNext, look for all the optional changes you can make to the original scene. I counted more than 10 words. Using Wordle, I created a vocabulary list to introduce prior to asking the student to change things.

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As you show each item, also add the words “change to” (for ELL) or “cambia por” (for SLA). As the items are switched you may ask again about each thing, and have the student…

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Should grammar be taught in L2?


This is part of an answer I provided @Enotes.com  Should you teach grammar with L2, or just "go with the flow?" That is the question! The universal consensus is that you should teach any foreign language completely, along with its rules, meanings, proper and ethical usage. The rationale behind this is that language is never... Continue Reading →

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