Sneak peek: Everything you should know about my approach to teaching a heritage speaker class. My story begins in 2017 when I inherited the heritage Spanish class at my school with no clear scope & sequence to go on. That first year was a whirlwind! With little to no time
Sneak peek: Four resources to use for teaching the novel Cajas de cartón. Cajas de cartón is a great novel to read with a heritage Spanish speakers class. It’s written as a memoir from Francisco Jiménez and includes stories from his childhood that touch on many impactful and relevant topics.
Sneak peek: 100 must-have books to start your FVR library for heritage Spanish class. If you are just getting started with building your classroom library, but don’t have a ton of funds, you will want to purchase books that are sure to be a hit. To save you time and
Sneak Peek: Easy low-prep sub plans to leave for heritage Spanish class. Let’s face it, no one likes to get sick. No one likes being injured. The situations that take us out of our classrooms are unfortunate, but also real. Typically, there is an element of stress involved in days
Sneak peek: Three easy readers to add to your heritage classroom library for free voluntary reading. Three short, easy-read books that I have in my classroom library for heritage speakers are Ángel, Elena, and Daniel. Each of them is authored by Bill Vanpatten. *This post contains affiliate links, which means
Sneak peek: Maternity leave sub plans you can leave for heritage speakers class- Spanish-speaking sub or not! I am about to head out on maternity leave for the second time. As fate would have it, it just so happens that I am teaching the same curriculum cycle for heritage speakers
Sneak peek: How to set routines and expectations for free voluntary reading in heritage Spanish class. Free Voluntary Reading (FVR) is a core component of our classroom routine in heritage Spanish class. However, when I first inherited the heritage course at my school, we didn’t have a classroom library established.
Sneak peek: How to utilize a positive behavior incentive to drive focus and effort-based learning in your class. All teaching jobs are not created equal when it comes to the type of behavior a teacher will be facing or the class sizes they will be up against. Further complicating matters
Sneak peek: A surprise baby shower in heritage Spanish class. Teaching is full of ups and downs, and quite frankly, these past couple of years have been more down, than up. But then, there are those days, you know the ones…the days where you are reminded of your, “why.” The
Sneak peek: Self-love lessons and ideas for heritage speakers class! My favorite way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with my heritage students is by teaching on the topic of self-love. Instead of focusing on romantic love, I like to switch up the vantage point a little bit, and have students write
Sneak peek: Which telenovelas I show in heritage Spanish class and what activities we do with them. *This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click through to one of the product links, I’ll earn a small percentage at no extra cost to you. Have you ever shown
Sneak peek: Levántense is an engaging vocab game that gets students moving and speaking. Are you looking for a fun game to increase classroom participation while also practicing vocabulary and pronunciation in Spanish class? Levántense is a super competitive, device-free game that gets students up out of their seats and
Sneak peek: The version of Trashketball I played with my heritage students. I play so many games with my L2 learner classes for vocabulary acquisition, but I find that I hardly ever play games with my heritage students. Sad! That all changed when I taught my unit on Los errores