Weekly Routine

PASSWORDS STICK

By |2024-06-29T21:27:30-06:00June 29th, 2024|

I got some evidence of how well "passwords" stick with students. In case you're not familiar with passwords, they are a way to greet students as they enter the classroom. Students say a prearranged "password" (a phrase in the target language) to the teacher at the doorway. Passwords are [...]

GETTING KIDS READING

By |2017-11-20T20:43:11-07:00November 20th, 2017|

For the last three weeks I have been experimenting with reading for the first 10 minutes of every class. The results are encouraging and I am inclined to keep up the practice. It seems to clam down the chattiness and get kids focused and ready to learn. Those first [...]

SELF-SELECTED READING REACTIONS

By |2017-10-11T13:22:12-06:00February 11th, 2017|

Students in my Spanish 3 classes are required to select and read a book every two weeks. The only criteria are that the book be interesting and comprehensible to them. After reading they write a reaction, usually in the form of a Light Reading Book Report ( http://www.brycehedstrom.com/…/LIGHT-READING-BOOK-REPORTS3.… ). [...]

READING CHAPTER BOOKS ALOUD

By |2017-10-11T13:22:13-06:00May 24th, 2016|

Kindergarten Reading with Big Book & Student Teacher The highlight of the week in my Spanish language classes is usually Kindergarten Reading time. My students enjoy being read to and I enjoy reading to them. It generally happens towards the end of the period on Thursdays. Normally [...]

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