The students are the curriculum for the first several weeks of Spanish I. We are interviewing students and talking daily in class with lots of repetitions of compelling content wrapped in high frequency vocabulary . Here is the second timed writing of the year in Spanish I. It is the third week of the new school year. These are the results of two girls in the same class that had not taken Spanish before. Students were instructed to write for  five minutes without stopping about information they had learned in class about their classmates. I told them that 100 words was [...]