Movie Talk Strategies

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Are you looking for ways to spend more class time using the target language?

Then you need MovieTalk!

Comprehensible Input expert Martina Bex and I did a Facebook Live where we discussed what Movie Talk is and how to implement this simple strategy to get students to speak in the target language.  You can view the Movie Talk training session below. 

As promised, Martina put together some notes and resources to help you use MovieTalk with confidence. 
You can view the Movie Talk resources here>>
 

For more Comprehensible Input resources visit Martina's blog The Comprehensible Classroom at Martinabex.com

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HOW TO CREATE DIGITAL INTERACTIVE WORKSHEETS

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Paper worksheets are a popular way to reinforce and practice content covered in class. While paper worksheets are very useful, they often lack an interactive component. In addition, they leave very little room for differentiation. 

If you are looking for a more engaging and interactive way to help your students practice concepts, then digital worksheets are a MUST HAVE! 
Digital worksheets allow you to take things to the next level. For instance, a simple matching worksheet, in digital form can become more interactive by having students drag and place items instead of just drawing a line. 
Digital worksheets also allow you to add multi-media elements such as gifs, video, and links to other web resources. 

Watch the video training to learn how to create your own digital interactive worksheets. 

Get the FREE Editable Temple Here:  Digital Interactive Worksheet Template

Watch this quick video to learn how to add clickable links to your digital interactive worksheets. 

How to Tutor your Students Online

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Tutoring is something many teachers offer their students. However, students and teachers are often so busy with after-school activities, that it can be hard to find the time after school to offer or attend tutoring regardless of how much a student may need it.  


I set out to find a way to be able to provide students with tutoring in a way that was more convenient. I decided to try offering online tutoring as a solution and the results were surprisingly AMAZING! 


By offering online tutoring I am able to provide tutoring for students at their convenience, If they can't attend the live online tutoring session, they can watch the replay. The feedback I have received from my parents and students is that they prefer the online tutoring. They can watch at their convenience and rewind or fast forward where needed. 

As a teacher, I have found that online tutoring allows me to reach more students at once.  In addition, it allows for better differentiation because students can watch the replay as many times as they need to. They can also skip parts they are already strong in.  

Want to learn how to tutor your students online? 

Watch my step by step video training. I cover the following:


*How to set up online tutoring at NO COST to you.
*How to share your screen or presentation.
*How to set up a chat box for students to participate and ask questions.
*How to use free online WhiteBoard.

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How to Create Free Comic Strips

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Looking for a FUN way to have your students practice their vocabulary? Why not use comic strips?

Comic strips allow students to practice vocabulary and grammar concepts in a creative fun way. In addition, it promotes use of the target language and allows students to use vocabulary in context.  There are great tools on the market, for creating comic strips. Some of the tools are Pixton and Storyboardthat. The problem with these tools, is they are paid solutions. If you happen to have large class sizes; it can get quite expensive depending on the number of total students. As a result, I set out to find a more practical and free way to have my students create their own comic strips. I discovered Google Slides, not only are Google Slides a free way for students to create free comic strips. It is also very easy and fun! Below, is a tutorial that will walk you step by step, how you can create your own free comic strips.

P.S. I have also included some FREE Comic Strips Templates. 

Grab your FREE Comic Strips Templates Here

Or Click the Image below! :)

How to Create Fun Homework Challenges with Kahoot!

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Do you struggle to get your students to complete their homework?

Imagine if instead of students complaining about homework or giving excuses, you could have students excited and rushing home to complete their homework.

Well, you don’t have to imagine this! Most teachers know how much fun using Kahoot during class can be, But did you know you can assign Kahoot as homework?

That’s right, you can take the game students already love and assign it as a homework challenge.  Students love the friendly competition and being able to challenge their friends.

Below is a tutorial that will walk you through step by step how to create your own AWESOME Kahoot challenges students will LOVE! 😍

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How to Create Self-Grading Quizzes with Google Forms

You can save time grading with Google forms. You can create, send, and grade quizzes with Google Forms. Some question types automatically award points based on the correct answer. You can create multiple choice, checkboxes, dropdown, and short answer.  Watch my Facebook Live replay to see step by step how to create your own self-grading quizzes with Google Forms.

If you like the tutorial check out the Full Course on How to Create Self-Grading Quizzes.

  • In course I cover 4 different Free and Easy to use tools to create Self-Grading Quizzes.

  • Learn about my Favorite free tool that allows you to grade instantly, grade fill in the blank questions, add video and audio, and turn any PDF into a quiz.

  • In addition, learn how you can improve student tests scores with easy to use data analytics.

  • Lastly, I will show you how to Gamify your quizzes so students don't even realize they are being quizzed.

    Imagine being able to grade quizzes in minutes instead of hours. It is possible to Take you Weekend Back!

Can't wait to hear how you will be spending your weekends with your new found time! :)

Rachel

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Fun interactive way to practice subject pronouns

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Looking for a FUN interactive way to practice subject and verb agreement with your World Language students?

Why not make a game out of it. Wheel Decide allows you to do just that!

Directions: 1. Decide what verb you would like to practice with your students. 2. Divide the students into two groups. Call one student from each group up to the board. 3. Click the wheel. 4. When the wheel stops on a subject pronoun have the students write the form of (verb) that matches the subject pronoun. The student that writes the correct form of the verb FIRST wins the point for their group.

Get ready for massive engagement! 👍 😜😀

Spanish teachers check out the subject pronouns wheel below!

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Free Resources for Día de los muertos

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The day of the dead is just around the corner! Doing a lesson about the Mexican holiday celebration can be a great way to integrate culture into your World Language classroom. I have put together a list of resources to help you get some ideas.

Día de los muertos interactive websites

The Smithsonian Latino Center’s Theatre of the Dead

This interactive website allows students to click on different tabs to learn about the customs and beliefs about Día de los muertos. Students also have an opportunity to build their own digital altars.

There are resources for teachers too! Some of the resources include a user guide and lesson plans for grades K-2 and grades 6-8.

Want to take a 360 tour of an already made alter?

Check out the Peabody’s museum Interactive altar.

A few other websites for lessons and information about Día de los muertos are: National Geographic  and National Geographic Kids

Google Arts and Culture-Day of the dead

These sites includes information along with pictures to show students cultural examples about the holiday celebration.

Looking for crafty projects for Día de los muertos?  Below are a few sites with lots of projects and craft ideas.

Hello Kids Has numerous pages giving students an option to color online or print and color.

Scrumdilly-do Make paper plate calavera masks.

Growing up bilingual 25 Day of the dead DIY projects.

The Crafty Chica Has over 100 Día de los muertos projects.

The Crafty Cow Has lots of fun project ideas to choose from.

AzCentral Día de los muertos Teacher Packet.

Looking some great videos to help tie everything together. Below are a few of my personal favorite Day of the Dead videos.

Dia De Los Muertos (Day Of The Dead) – A Brief Explainer

(SCHOOL FRIENDLY) What is El Dia De Los Muertos? by Eddie G!

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Day of the Dead

Dia de Los Muertos (Lesson)

Dia de los Muertos | Film School Shorts

Hope you find these resources helpful! Let me know below which ones you plan on using with your students?