I first found find the sentence at todallycomprehenisble as I often do with comprehension based activities. Magister Toda involves some prep work to create a find the sentence version with illustrations from a text. Illustrations are a fantastic way to help students connect to text. If you have time to make images with a text follow Keith's … Continue reading Find the Sentence: Little to no prep way to create reading reps to review a passage.
Lately, a lot of conversation about Bill Van Patten's ideas about tasks in the language classroom has popped up in different teaching for acquisition groups, specifically on Facebook. The idea seems to be that we must create reasons for students to communicate in the language in the classroom. A task offers a student a reason to … Continue reading What is communication?
When I taught with a grammar laden syllabus I struggled finding ways to get students to read. Everything we did seemed completely dependent upon me and I always felt it was a waste of time as few students seemed to make connections. The most important aspect for reading is to have material that students can … Continue reading 2 ways to facilitate partner reading
In various facebook groups such as Teaching Latin for Acquisition, it seems we have approached the part of the school year when things start to get tough. It begins with a lesson or activity that just didn't work out the way we want and students begin to test the Daily Expectation rules or they simply … Continue reading What does acquisition look like in this crazy placed called “school?”