Activities for groups, partners and pairs in the Language Classroom.
Let’s see if this rings a bell. Students know the meaning of verbs and often also know the forms. But, they can’t always take that verb and write a detailed sentence. This is an activity that gets them there. In the end they will be writing full sentences in French or Spanish that have accurate verb forms and additional details that show that they clearly know the meaning of the verb.
Scaffold Student Writing from Novice to Intermediate | World Language Classroom. I wrote a post on conjunctions and transition words that students can use to add details to their writing and level up. Now I’m going to show you how I scaffold the writing practice so that students can clearly see what their writing looks like at various proficiency levels from Novice Low to Intermediate Low/Mid.
The first column is the base words that students can use to add details to their single clause sentences. The second column, with the gradually rising arrow, contains conjunctions and connecting words that students can use to create sentences with two clauses. The third column, with the arrow going straight up, has additional conjunctions and connecting words that students can use to connect sentences and ideas.
No Prep Listening Activity for the Whole Class (Jump); French, Spanish I have to start by saying sorry (not sorry) that once you introduce this activity to your students they will ask to do it all the time.This activity is all about students listening intently and reacting to what they hear.No prep involved. Just grab an object, like a ball, and you’re ready to go.
This episode is the first in a series of episodes that I will publish 4-5 times a year. In these “Go-To Activities for Your Teacher Toolbox” episodes you will hear suggestions for go-to activities and games that require little-to-no prep and can be easily modified for any language or proficiency level. 25: Go-To Activities for Your Teacher Toolbox (vol 1) | French, Spanish
Starting Point (Point de Départ / Punto de Partida) is a partner speaking activity that is quickly and easily adaptable to any proficiency level. If your students are at the novice level (words and phrases), then they can add one or two additional words.French or Spanish Speaking Activity (Starting Point) | World Language Classroom
Sometimes students know the meaning of verbs. Sometimes they know the forms. But, isn’t it great when they use accurate verbs in the correct context?Put that together with a no-prep, time saving activity for you and it’s even more than a simple win-win. French & Spanish Digital Writing Activity: Moving Verbs | World Language Classroom
French or Spanish Speaking Activity. Your students can recognize and say the the words on various vocabulary topics. They can do the same with adjectives and verb forms in a variety of tenses.But, the challenge is finding opportunity for students to use these language elements in context that moves beyond simply saying them as individual words. We need to support our students as they level up their proficiency and strive to create language beyond novice level.
In this episode I walk through the ACTFL Proficiency Levels and Performance Descriptors.What are they?The ACTFL Performance Descriptors (Can Do’s) for Language Learners…Describe language performance that is the result of instruction in a classroom setting Reflect how language learners perform in various learning environments. #wlclassroompodcast #French #Spanish #podcast
In this episode we talk about Free Voluntary Reading (FVR) in the in language classroom.I am joined by Jade Greene, a high school teacher in North Carolina, who helps us understand the benefits of reading in the target language and how to set up FVR in our language classrooms. #wlclassroompodcast #French #Spanish #Podcast
In this episode we talk about grammar. This is always a hot topic in language teaching with lots of questions about how (or even if) we should do it. I am joined by Mike Travers, a teacher in Massachusetts, who has presented on this topic many times at teacher conferences, having been named “Best of Conference.” #wlclassroompodcast #French #Spanish #podcast
In this episode I discuss the communication modes, including a look back at the legacy teaching focused on the 4 skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Then moving into the arrival of the Communication Modes, which don’t erase the skills, but rather put them into a communicative context. #wlclassroompodcast #French #Spanish #podcast
These Google Slides™ activities give students opportunities to practice their verb forms in French and Spanish. Absolutely no prep needed. You just share with students. Easily used for distance, hybrid, blended or in school learning and teaching. Get them in French and Spanish on a variety of topics.
These Google Slides™ activities give students opportunities to practice their vocabulary in French and Spanish. Absolutely no prep needed. You just share with students. Easily used for distance, hybrid, blended or in school learning and teaching. Get them in French and Spanish on a variety of topics.