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Hearts For Teaching Blog: Day #1 The Magic Attendance Poster!!

Note:  For the next two weeks, the Hearts For Teaching Blog posts will appear here on this site.  I will move them over when the Hearts For Teaching Blog is up and running well again!! (probably Sept. 1st)

By the time some of you read this it will be really old news….but here goes!!

 

Day 1 of Year 35 completed!!!

As you saw by my earlier post….my classroom is bare bones right now.

I have added the following:

1. Posters of the Super Seven in the past/present from Scott Benedict at Teach For June.

2. A calendar with the days of the week, months of the year.

3. Posters with colors.

4. Two Sr. Wooly posters (Billy La Bufanda, Soy Guapo and Puedo Ir al Baño)

5. A world map.

Not much really!!!!

Except for this:

If you look closely, you will see cards behind each card:

It is my magic attendance poster!!!

Confession #1: I am HORRIBLE at taking and reporting attendance.

So, on Thursday, I taught all of the kids to grab their name from the poster in the back of the room as they come in and bring it up to the front and hand it to me. (If their name is NOT there then they bring me a blank card and I know to check the roster for schedule changes etc.)

The first day, I asked students their names.  They could a) just show me the card.  b) say their name or c. Say Me llama and their name.  (Right away I could show them that they will respond in a way that is comfortable for them!) This way I didn’t have to try to figure out the pronunciation of names and I asked if they had a nickname that they preferred.   I also asked them if I had spelled it correctly.  It was quick, personal, and easy!!

This way I get to connect with every kid on their way in the room!!! It is very easy to see who is not here because each class roster uses a different color marker. Before I submit attendance, I can see if any names are left on the board in a flash!!

Confession #2: I messed it up 4/6 times on Thursday!! I forgot to hit “Submit”. So THAT was the first Student Job assigned on Friday. Friday I didn’t miss it once!! And….check out the next post for the Day #2 story!!

Other benefits:

I now have the cards for each student in my hand. I can use those for “random cold-calling” for games etc. I can have a student put them back (in the back of the pile each period) or do it myself later in the day.

PS You will see numbers on the bottom of the cards. They stand for Spanish 1 or 2, the period of the day, and a count of how many students in the class. Just little helpful things for me.

This was a great way to start things off!

with love,
Laurie

Agen 17

Welcome to our location for the Embedded Reading presentation from Wednesday, July 26!!!

 

Below are PowerPoints that will help you to understand Embedded Reading:

Embedded Reading Part 1

Embedding Reading Part 2

and a handout:

Handout for Embedded Reading

and a story similar to the one we shared together in the workshop:

The story we did at the conference follows this script:

____________liked to dance.

____________needed a new dance.

____________went to___________for a new dance.

 

Possible base story:

Rosana liked to dance.  She had one perfect dance.  She needed a new dance.  She went to experts in other places for a new dance.

Possible next story:

There was a woman named Rosana who liked to dance. Rosana danced a lot. She had one perfect dance.  Her friends liked her dance, but one day a friend said, “You need a new dance. ”  Rosana agreed that she needed a new dance.  She went to other places to see experts dance a new dance.

Possible next story:

A few years ago, there was a woman named Rosana who really liked to dance. This woman was our friend.  Our friend, Rosana, danced a lot. She had one perfect dance that she liked to dance.  Her friends liked her dance, but one day a friend said, “You need a new dance. ”  Rosana was a bit sad, but agreed that she needed a new dance. So, she went to other places to see experts dance a new dance.  First she went to Vienna, Austria.  She went to a school for dance experts.   The experts danced  a new dance for her.  Rosana watched and then danced the new dance.  The experts were very impressed.

Here are the Matt Harding stories from the Embedded Reading blog:

Post #1  Matt Harding

Post #2 Matt Harding

Post #3 Matt Harding

The posts include the URL’s for the videos!

Here are some video clips from our story in Agen!

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Have more pictures or videos?  Please send them to me via Facebook (Hearts For Teaching) or to lclarcq@yahoo.com

 

with love,

Laurie

NTPRS17

Welcome to NTPRS17 in San Antonio, Texas!

So excited to be in beautiful San Antonio!

Here are some materials that you can reference as you begin and/or continue your journey with Embedded Reading:

Embedded Reading 1

Embedded Reading 1

Embedded Reading 2

Handout for Embedded Reading Agen

Here are the previous posts about the dancer, Matt Harding:

English version

Spanish version

Matt Part 2

The New Matt Story (Otro Cuento de Matt)

The story we did at the conference follows this script:

____________liked to dance.

____________needed a new dance.

____________went to___________for a new dance.

 

Possible base story:

Rosana liked to dance.  She had one perfect dance.  She needed a new dance.  She went to experts in other places for a new dance.

Possible next story:

There was a woman named Rosana who liked to dance. Rosana danced a lot. She had one perfect dance.  Her friends liked her dance, but one day a friend said, “You need a new dance. ”  Rosana agreed that she needed a new dance.  She went to other places to see experts dance a new dance.

Possible next story:

A few years ago, there was a woman named Rosana who really liked to dance. This woman was our friend.  Our friend, Rosana, danced a lot. She had one perfect dance that she liked to dance.  Her friends liked her dance, but one day a friend said, “You need a new dance. ”  Rosana was a bit sad, but agreed that she needed a new dance. So, she went to other places to see experts dance a new dance.  First she went to Vienna, Austria.  She went to a school for dance experts.   The experts danced  a new dance for her.  Rosina watched and then danced the new dance.  The experts were very impressed.

If you have pictures of our sessions at NTPRS, send them along and I’ll post them!!

 

iFLT17

Welcome!!!!    This is our “special place” for information!!!

Here is our PowerPoint from our presentation on Wednesday, July 11th:

EmbeddedReadingPart1iFLT2017

Here is the PowerPoint from our presentations on Thursday, July 12th:

EmbeddedReading2iFLT copy

Here is a document that includes a number of CI-based reading activities.

Reading Activities Chart

Look for upcoming posts on how to incorporate more CI reading activities into your classroom!

Laurie and Michele

Vermont Foreign Language Association March 16, 2017

Chào !  I want to thank all of you who attended for such a warm welcome (despite all of the snow!) and a wonderful visit.  Hope to see you again soon!   

I will continue materials over the next few days so be on the lookout!!

Here is the basic Powerpoint from our morning presentation and demo:

Click here:     VFLA

Click here to find the information about a simple Embedded Reading about Matt.

Click here to find the first post for the advanced Embedded Reading about Matt.

Click here to find the second one!

Now, for an extra treat…..I’m working on adding access to a fun activity that we did in Spanish 1 with this….I just to get some tech help first so check back!!

 

 

Amersfoort ETPRS16

Hello to all of you who attended ETPRS16!!  What a wonderful opportunity it was to  meet and get to know you!   This post has been delayed due to a few technical glitches, but we are working those out and the first PowerPoint is ready to share!

This is the adapted PowerPoint for our presentation on morning #1..Literacy Part 1.

literacy-copy

Check back in the next few days and the others should be there as well!

with love,

Laurie

Danielson Rubric Adaptation for CI Classrooms

Here is the adaptation of the Danielson Rubric that a number of people have used to discuss Comprehensible Input in the classroom with others.

The rubric was sent to the Danielson people for review and I have permission to share it.

I hope that it is helpful!

with love,

Laurie

danielson-rubric-adaptation

Agen 2016

Hello!

Here you will find the PowerPoints and handouts that we used in the presentations in Agen, France in July 2016.  So glad that you are here!

Please remember that these are for your personal and professional use.  They are not to be sold.  You may share them with others.

PowerPoints:

Agen ER Day 1

Embedding Reading in Agen Part 2

Helpful Handout:

Handout for Embedded Reading Agen 16

If you have any questions, please contact me at lclarcq@yahoo.com!!

with love,

Laurie

 

Justin Slocum Bailey on Twisted Embedded Readings

For you to enjoy!  A fantastic post at www.indwellinglanguage.com on

Twisted Embedded Readings

You’ll love it!  Thank you so much Justin!

TCI Ohio in Dublin!!

Welcome to a snowy start in Ohio!!

Thank you for tuning in!

We had so much fun yesterday!  Thanks again to Siri for her perfectly timed appearance!!

Here is a top 10 document that might be helpful for you:

Embedded Reading Top 10 ish

The PowerPoint:

Ohio TCI Embedded Reading2

and your German story:

German Story Plus2

after the German story there is another story that you can use (just change the language!) with your students for practice!!

Please keep in touch and check out the other resources on the website!

 

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