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Tips for Assessment Part 2 - Ideas for Elementary Foreign Language Classes
ASSESSMENT IN ELEMENTARY FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES is a daunting task, especially when you have literally hundreds and hundreds of students, and you need to manage tracking data in order to provide reliable and valid grades for report cards. In Part 1 of thi...

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Cultural Connections: Comparing Turkeys in México & US as part of a Thanksgiving Theme in Spanish Class
WANT TO BRING CULTURE TO YOUR SPANISH CLASS AROUND THANKSGIVING? Here's a simple activity that is perfect for all ages- comparing TURKEYS! Those of us who live in the US are very familiar with the wild turkey of our woods and fields, relatively drab brown a...

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Mystery Pictures Listening Comprehension Activity
I'M A HUGE FAN OF LISTENING COMPREHENSION ACTIVITIES, I will admit! Yes, I want my kiddos to speak, and I think as teachers sometimes we are so eager to get our students talking that we scrimp on the listening practice, but the two really go hand in hand an...

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Tips for Assessment in Elementary Foreign Language Classes PART 1
I RECEIVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW I DO ASSESSMENT IN MY ELEMENTARY SPANISH CLASSES, and I see it mentioned regularly in professional forums online. With the sheer number of students most of us carry, and the limited time we have with them, assessment b...

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November's email newsletter is a must read! Assessment in elementary foreign language classes- tips, ideas, and resources to make it more manageable! If you aren't already on our mailing list, sign up today! Click here: bit.ly/1NuOadk Next issue goes out October 28th!
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Las Guaguas de Ecuador- A Days of the Dead Tradition
DAYS OF THE DEAD IS A WONDERFUL CULTURAL THEME FOR THE ELEMENTARY SPANISH CLASS, especially if we keep the information concrete, clear, and comprehensible for little kids. We often focus on México's traditions for this holiday, but it is celebrated in many ...

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Foster Output in the Target Language by Holding Students Accountable
HOW DO WE GET OUR STUDENTS TO SPEAK IN THE TARGET LANGUAGE in a 90% classroom rather than in English? I am asked this question frequently, and see it posted regularly and there are a lot of answers to that one! Here is one tip that seems obvious on the face...

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Our next email newsletter focuses on maximizing language learning while doing crafts in the foreign language classroom...if you aren't already on our list, sign up now! bit.ly/1NuOadk
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How to Talk Like a Pirate in Spanish- Fun Vocabulary for Class
SEPTEMBER 19TH IS INTERNATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY, and, knowing the popularity of pirates amongst kiddos, why not incorporate some authentic pirate speak into your Spanish classes? Here's a list of some common phrases you can use in class- have fun! *A...

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Los símbolos patrios de cada país hispanohablante- National Symbols for Each Spanish speaking Country
UN ASPECTO CULTURAL MUY POTENTE PARA TRABAJAR EN LA CLASE DE ESPAÑOL son los símbolos patrios de cada país. Podrías enseñarlos durante el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, para celebrar unos días patrios, o como parte de un tema sobre un país específico. De todas...
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