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.
Category: Spanish for Heritage Speakers
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: 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: 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
Sneak peek: A three-day community-building project & icebreaker your students will love! I have the BEST icebreaker for your heritage speaker class that also doubles as a project. Better yet, the activity provides a bit of a brain break for both students and teacher, and is a ready-made sub-plan to
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
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
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
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
Food is by far my favorite form of cultural expression and after having several class parties, I saw that my heritage students took great pride in certain recipes they love to eat and cook.