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Miriam Patrick
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Dictation Follow Up - Quick Lesson Ideas
Rachel and I have posted quite a bit on dictations , and there are an almost infinite amount of ways to do them. My personal favourites are the QR code dictation and, believe it or not, a traditional dictation. I've always wondered about what to do as follo...

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R, R, R - No Failure Classroom - An update
One of the things that Rachel and I really believe in is the No Failure Classroom. We've posted on this a few times and, today, it made an appearance in another blog that Rachel and I participate in. If you are interested, you can find these posts here: Eve...

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Comprehensible Input: Understandable Messages
This past weekend, Bob Patrick (@bobpatrick), Keith Toda (@silvius_toda), Rachel, and I all attended the Alabama World Language Association's 2017 conference in Auburn. We were all very thankful to have been invited to submit presentations and to have them ...

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Becoming a Student Again
"So, Magistra, just how many languages do you speak?" I probably hear this question at least twice a month if not once a week. I usually respond by asking them to "define speak". Ultimately it boils down the fact that I love languages. I studied Latin, Span...

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Coming Full Circle - using Pliny to hold interest
In my first post , I discussed building my unit and in my second , I talked about some variations on dictations that I've been exploring. In this post, I want to talk about a few ways I am playing with student interest and keeping things compelling. General...

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Coming Full Circle - Pliny and Dictations
In my last post , I detailed how I built my Pliny the Elder unit for this year and discussed some upcoming posts. For this second post, I want to talk about how dictations have evolved for me and how we are using them in this unit. I am still a big fan of t...

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PBP Announces - Second Facebook live session!
At the beginning of this month (4 October 2016), Rachel and I hosted a Facebook live session on Comprehensible Input. While you can read the entire discussion on our Facebook page: Pomegranate Beginnings Publishing, here are some highlights: Using OWATS to ...
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