Why Use Materials by Bryce Hedstrom?
Because Bryce can train your world language teachers to teach with comprehensible input in a way that will engage students! He also offers a variety of workshops to train teachers in your school, district, or region.
Phone: 970-290-4228 (talk or text)
MOST RECENT DOWNLOADS:
Reading and (Eventual) Output This is an essay that a Spanish I student (non-native and no background in Spanish) did in class over a period of several days. The challenge assignment for upper level students was to read and then close the book and summarize the chapter. She did it in class with no dictionary. Patricia va a CA Student Summary (pdf)
RANKING THE NOVELS (NEW!) A list of language learner novels by TPRS authors ranked in order of readability to help teachers and students pick material for Light Reading. Includes the number of pages and the total number of words for each novel, plus the genre and cultural setting.
Spanish 2 Story Starter (NEW!) This is a way to expand and adapt a story that students know to a new level.
EL CUENTO DEL GATO PAST TENSE EXT VERSION (NEW!) Here is an extended version of the famous “Cat Story” by Blaine Ray from Look, I Can Talk! told in the past tense for level 2 Spanish classes.
LIGHT READING (WHY start a Light Reading Program and HOW to do it) NEW!
BASIC SPANISH-ENGLISH DICTIONARY (PDF) NEW! This is a dictionary for that includes vocabulary for most much of the vocabulary in level I & II Blaine Ray novels. Includes: high frequency words, common verbs, common cognates, function words, explanations of special expressions, and selected historical & cultural vocabulary.
UNDERSTANDING TPRS (PDF) Updated and Expanded–Formerly “The Basics of TPRS”
VERBS IN THE TOP 505 SPANISH WORDS (PDF) NEW! This is an analysis of the verbs on the Wiktionary word frequency list for Spanish. This analysis can make it easier to see which verbs in which specific forms occur most often in the language and has implications for what we should be teaching if we want our students to become fluent.
TOOLS TO HELP US BECOME BETTER TEACHERS
The New Bloom’s Taxonomy and Foreign Language Instruction (PDF) Memorization is the very lowest level of learning. With comprehensible input strategies we can ask students to think at higher levels.
Checklist for Observing a FL Classroom UPDATED! (PDF) This latest version has more specific guidance built into the form to point out what good foreign language teaching should look like. This can be a big help to administrators and guests by giving them specifics to focus on. I give a copy to every observer in my classes to get some guided feedback and help me to get better.
Checklist for Observing a FL Classroom This is the Checklist in a Word format so you can adapt it to your needs.
TOP 400 SPANISH WORDS This is a list of the 400 most frequent words in Spanish from Wiktionary.org based on movie and television program subtitles, so it may approximate actual speech. It is organized so that students can check off the words they recognize as a general vocabulary comprehension check.
CULTURE & GEOGRAPHY
Introduction to Guatemala (PowerPoint to introduce the country to level I Spanish and/or as a set for the Blaine Ray novel Patricia va a California. Coordinates with the 5 themes that students learn in their geography classes)
Amigos de… Study Partner Maps (to help students learn the geography of the Spanish-speaking world easily and quickly)
AMIGOS DE CENTROAMÉRICA (PDF)
AMIGOS DE SUDAMÉRICA (PDF)
AMIGOS DE ESPAÑA (PDF)
EXPLANATION OF THE Amigos de… MAPS (PDF) NEW!
Kindergarten Reading (PDF)
Language Acquisition and Reading (PDF)
Reading Reminder Bookmarks (PDF)
Favorite Spanish Picture Books (PDF)
Book Report Form–English (PDF)
Book Report Form–Spanish (PDF)
Dual entry Reading Journal Form (PDF)
SSR MINI-REPORT NEW!
LIGHT READING BOOK REPORTS NEW!
Classroom Reading Posters
How to Choose Reading Material (PDF)
SSR Reading Poster (PDF)
Reading Quotes Poster (PDF)
TECHNIQUES TO HELP US SLOW DOWN (Notes from NTPRS 2012 session with Alike Last of The Netherlands)
STORIES WORTH RE-TELLING: How to Teach with Jokes (PDF)
LA LLORONA COMPARISON ESSAY EXAMPLES
How to Teach with Legends 2011 ACTFL PRESENTATION NOTES
How to Teach with Legends 2011 ACTFL SLIDES
Language Performance Scale for Telling a Story (PDF)
Eres Tu Valentine’s Day Activity (PDF)
FUNNY PLACE NAMES (PDF)
Nicknames in Spanish
Songs All Spanish Students Need to Know (PDF)
SONGS–Dia de los Muertos & La Llorona
INTERVIEW QUESTIONS with SAMPLE ANSWERS
Placing Students in Spanish Classes (PDF)
Placing Native Speakers (PDF)
Alternative for Unwilling Students (in Word format so you can adjust to your needs)
APRENDA LAS EMOCIONES con Kristen Stewart The many different and obvious emotional expressions on the face of a professional actress can help your students to learn the words for emotions in Spanish!