English Language Learners are just that: learners. They will get there with the right input. What makes them different is that they will enjoy the added benefit of speaking in two systems of codes, which will enhance the rest of their cognitive and academic performance, unless there are any hindering pre-existing factors that may prevent... Continue Reading →
This multicultural event was a success because I researched every single family's background in the school and invited them to celebrate them and give it 100%. I thought they wouldn't, but they all gave 500%! Each country wanted to out perform the other, and it was amazing what came out. I will never forget this... Continue Reading →
To teach a whole "about me" monologue in L2, I decided to use my Classtools.net subscription and try out the Burger Diagram. Get yours at http://www.classtools.net/widgets/burger_3/JKcNT.htm. Do not mind the lack of tildes. This is my brainstorm final product, so have some mercy 🙂 Now, bear with me. I have already posted several mini lessons using... Continue Reading →
We used batches of related words connected by colors to teach fast-paced Spanish K-6. These walls will become bigger as the year goes. Pink Words- Survival Spanish Green Words- Interview words/ Orange- Answers to common questions Blue- Unit words- These are the word walls that will grow on and on as the unit progresses. We... Continue Reading →
Check out a preview of our latest PBL project! It was designed to include L2, Economics, Math, ELA, Tech Infusion and Art. Click to download complete tutorial! 14 pages total. Check out this sample! Steps 2, 3 and the rest available in my stores. I am posting on Pinterest too, so let's share ideas!
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is given to students who have not graduated from a US High School, or have attended a non-US college, and are interested in pursuing Higher Ed studies in the United States. This is the breakdown of the test Listening 30 to 50 40 to 60 minutes adaptive short... Continue Reading →
Frayer models are graphic organizers used to teach math concept and isolated vocab. Why not use it for L2 instruction?
This post is not totally altruistic. These sites are wonderful as centers, and you can prepare ahead with a vocabulary list and a rubric to give them for self-assessment. Here they are OnlineFreeSpanish.com - Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12 depending on ability. Adults can benefit from this website for numbers, common phrases, learning descriptions, and basic... Continue Reading →
Basically we just reviewed all that we already knew and used http://www.onlinefreespanish.com and found the game "Preparando Pizza". I simply listed all the vocabulary from the website, found the pics, and gave to the students to prepare their own meal tickets. The older students did a mathematical component using pricing per each "topping".