TESTIMONIALS Here is what teachers are saying about Bryce’s presentations, keynote addresses and materials.
For BER attendees: Wait, They WANT to Read? PowerPoint
GETTING KIDS SPEAKING
REJOINDERS List Lists of expressions to give students the tools too talk back in the Target Language.
Seven Levels of Questioning to Build Student Confidence in Speaking Use simple questions to build student confidence using the language.
QUÉ HICISTE ESTE FIN DE SEMANA Handy guide with just a few words to help students talk about the weekend.
Differentiated Comprehension Checks Here is how to train teachers to use tiered comprehension checks to differentiate in a world language classroom
GETTING KIDS READING
High Interest Easy Readers Updated 11/21/17 This is a list that I originally made for my students to help them choose books to read independently for FVR. We also used it to keep track of how many words students were reading on their own. It puts the novels with which I am familiar in order and adds the approximate class level when students can read these book on their own.
READING REFLECTION This form is short and simple and it is the best tool I have for getting students to enjoy reading because they get to express themselves. It corresponds to the ways of assessing reading explained in Free Voluntary Reading by Stephen Krashen and in Readicide by Kelly Gallagher.
DUAL ENTRY JOURNAL Updated! Medium level of accountability. Shows you care and are aware, but not smothering students with too many detailed questions about their reading.
• TEACHING WITH WORD FREQUENCY IN MIND
High Frequency Verbs The most important verbs for students to know based on word frequency, interest and usefulness in class.
PALABRAS IMPORTANTES List of the most important function words, the short grammatical marker words that are the skeleton of a language. It is a relatively short list, and even beginning students can get most of them just by reading novels and by listening to stories in class.