Spring is almost here in Spanish class! I love taking advantage of the season to do some creative and different activities with my students. Here are four spring lesson ideas for Spanish class!
Spanish Speaking Proficiency: Class Activities
How do you help your students build Spanish speaking proficiency in class? Do you feel lost and unsure about how to do it? I did too! But it turns out that there is no big secret or mystery. It’s about giving students the right kind of opportunities to practice, the scaffolds they need to feel confident, and the feedback necessary to make corrections or improvements!
New Years Traditions of the Spanish-Speaking World
Coming back from Winter Break can be tough, and for some, even depressing! But now is a great time to reengage students by giving them something interesting to learn about! How about the New Year’s Traditions of the Spanish-speaking World? Not only is it interesting, but it makes for a great cultural comparison!
Tips For the AP Spanish Argumentative Essay
Need some help with the AP Spanish Argumentative Essay? In my humble opinion, it is the most complicated task our AP Spanish students will have to complete. El ensayo argumentativo requires excellent reading skills, listening skills and writing skills. So how can we help our students do well on this part of the AP Spanish exam?
How To Teach Spanish Students Questions
Not sure how to Teach Spanish Students Questions? Interpersonal skills rely heavily on people being able to request information, so if our students can’t ask questions that are comprehensible, communication breaks down fast. How do we teach our students how to formulate good questions so they can get the information they need?
Writing Skills For the Seal of Biliteracy
Are your Spanish students preparing to take a test to earn the Seal of Biliteracy? If so, here is a short post about what they can expect to do on a test like the AAPPL test for writing skills.
What Skills Do Students Need for Success in AP Spanish?
As teachers, we all want to see our students do well in our classes. So what skills do students need for AP Spanish success? It’s not the same for each and every student, and it can depend on what their personal goals and how success is defined.
Correcting AP Spanish Work
Though there are many joys of being an AP Spanish teacher, one of the major drawbacks is correcting AP Spanish Work! The work our students can produce is complex and requires more feedback than students in lower levels of Spanish classes. So how can we streamline what we do to make sure that we can still have a life outside of being a Spanish teacher?
Summer Homework for Spanish Students
Does your district require summer work for some or all courses? Mine has gone back and forth over the years, but currently, only AP Courses are required to have summer work. But what are the pros and cons of summer homework in Spanish class?
Benchmarks in Spanish Class
Does your school do benchmarks for Spanish classes? Our school did them pre-Covid, but we have not given benchmarks for the last two years. To be honest, our team has really struggled with benchmarking, and this post is perhaps a reflection and call for ideas and comments.