Novels

WHAT’S WORKING

By |2024-04-06T18:35:12-06:00March 30th, 2024|

THIS IS ABOUT LATIN CLASS BUT THE ACTIVITIES AND IDEAS APPLY TO ALL WORLD LANGUAGES Last year my daughter started a classical school in Denver and asked me to teach Latin. I didn't know Latin, but I took up the challenge and decided to learn and teach it the [...]

Hi-Impact Reading Strategies

By |2021-09-15T22:04:42-06:00September 15th, 2021|

It's here! I have been working on this book for a year and a half, (well, actually, my whole career). And it's finally done. This is the best of what I teach teachers. It is some of the best work I have ever written, a distillation of all my [...]

Reading Quote #19: Reading Novels Faster is Better

By |2020-10-29T20:13:56-06:00November 9th, 2020|

Don't drag out reading novels as a class. Find free reading materials on Storylabs, an online library for language learning. Access their free materials here: https://www.storylabs.online/freebies. The stories on Storylabs have accompanying audio, online and printable activities, as well as usage tracking so teachers can hold their students accountable. [...]

Reading Quote #12: Stories, Not Lists

By |2020-10-31T10:15:54-06:00November 2nd, 2020|

See the rest of of the insightful and stimulating reading quotes in this series here. Find free reading materials on Storylabs, an online library for language learning. Access their free materials here: https://www.storylabs.online/freebies. The stories on Storylabs have accompanying audio, online and printable activities, as well as usage tracking so [...]

A BUNCH OF BOOKS OR A COUPLE OF CLASS SETS?

By |2019-11-29T17:43:38-07:00November 29th, 2019|

Brett, an experienced Spanish teacher in South Carolina, writes: Hi Bryce, I was just reading your article about 9 Steps to FVR. I'm trying to build up my reading materials. I basically have none at my new school. Would you recommend prioritizing based on getting a bunch of different books [...]

WHY READ NOVELS? (SSR/FVR Series, #1)

By |2018-08-06T15:42:23-06:00July 22nd, 2018|

 “I don’t know how one develops imagination without reading fiction.” —Diane Ravitch If you haven't encouraged your world language students to read novels, think about it. These novels are not classic literature in the target language. Most of our students are not ready for that. Rather, short novels are [...]

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