FIRST WEEK TO-DO LIST

By |2018-08-15T12:37:10-06:00August 14th, 2018|

"Si al comienzo no muestras quién eres, nunca podrás después, cuando quisieres."  "If at first you do not show who you are, you will never be able to afterwards when you want to." From El Conde Lucanor, Cuento XXXV, by Don Juan Manuel (Medieval Castilian writer, 1282-1348). The first [...]

GESTURES LEAD TO READING

By |2018-04-13T15:19:18-06:00April 14th, 2018|

Participants in seminars and workshops often ask how beginning students can begin to read independently. Baby steps like this are what works for me. This was an activity that was done as a follow-up to a short story from week 3 of a Spanish 1 class. The bell ringer [...]

REPASITOS (BELL RINGER ACTIVITIES)

By |2017-10-11T13:22:17-06:00October 3rd, 2012|

Angie writes: Would you send me a quick description of your "repasito" bellringer? Is it an oral or a written task? I was doing a bellringer that involved translating short sentences, but I found that going over it was a drag on the beginning of class. What is your [...]

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