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Category: Spanish for Heritage Speakers

student writing about their name in Spanish

Mi nombre: a Writer’s Workshop for Heritage Speakers

Sneak peek: Here’s how I taught a five-day writer’s workshop about names in heritage speaker class. Do you know the story of how you got your name? Some people are named after family members, or distinguished social leaders. Some people are named after the favorite TV show characters of the

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Book Review: Stef Soto, la reina del taco

Sneak Peek: Stef Soto, la reina del taco is a great book to add to your heritage speaker classroom library. This book is especially great for middle schoolers! *This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click into one of the product links, I’ll earn a small percentage

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writing a grant proposal to fund your fvr library

How to Write a Grant Proposal to Fund your FVR Library

Sneak peek: Inside you will find examples and best practices on how to write a grant proposal to fund acquiring Spanish-language books for your classroom library.  Personally to date, I have received over $7,000 in funding for my classroom FVR library. Getting funding for your classroom can be daunting. It

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raising money for books

How to Fund an FVR Library for your Classroom

Sneak Peek: In this article, you will find ideas for where to get funding for your FVR library. You probably don’t need much convincing on why building a classroom library would be useful. If you’re like me, the only thing standing in your way is that hefty price tag that

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padlet gallery walk

How to do a Virtual Gallery Walk using Padlet

Sneak peek: Gallery walks are a great way for students to observe each other’s work. Padlet makes this possible to do virtually while distance learning! I love using gallery walks to showcase student work. This is simply not possible right now during pandemic-education where I have half of my students

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Spanish class watching movie

Movie Review: East Side Sushi

Sneak peek: Looking for a movie to show in your heritage Spanish class? All eyes were glued to the screen during this charming movie. My heritage students were enthralled with the Latino characters that reminded them of people they know personally. They found the main character’s father to be especially

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dancing in heritage Spanish class

Five Tips for Throwing a Party in Heritage Spanish Class

Sneak peek: How to ensure your party in heritage Spanish class is a success! More than being fun and taking a break, parties can be a very educational and rewarding experience for you and your heritage students. Creating a space for parties in heritage class is an important cultural component

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