I am currently working on updating information about Latin reading materials so be aware as you look at my self directed reading page. I have to be honest; as I start reading Lucia, Puella Mala that I'm skeptical based on the title. This comes from a father of 3 girls, the oldest being 7, who … Continue reading Lucia, Puella Mala
Pluto: fabula amoris by Rachel Ash and Miriam Patrick is a must add to a free volunteer or self directed reading library. It is affordable and also has a teacher's guide. Students' feedback is that Pluto: fabula amoris is more difficult than the Rufus titles from the Pisoverse. My assumption is that is mostly because of a … Continue reading Pluto: fabula amoris – An introduction to Classical mythological characters for the Novice reader.
GooseChase is an app that allows you to create scavenger hunt type games for groups. I first experienced GooseChase in Katherine Gales' classroom at Xavier High School last year. Here is how I've used the app a few times: I found some items or areas in our school that relate to something we've been reading … Continue reading Creating Student Driven Input: GooseChase
As the year winds down I'm ready for some time to reflect. Overall this has been a fantastic year. There have been struggles and celebrations like any other year. But this year, I have provided more input for all levels of students than any other year. I've noticed a lot of posts on different social … Continue reading Communicative Context in the Classroom.
Reading responses to drive input for the next class.
Language tasks create novelty, build community and create opportunity for authentic data to process in the target language with a group of students.
One can argue that tasks in a classroom, simply, are not authentic. But tasks offer a novel way to process language for learners with the potential to form a new connection between learner and language.
More to come as the year progresses.