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Category: Teaching Strategies for Heritage Spanish Class

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Teaching About Self-love in Heritage Spanish Class

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

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How to use Telenovelas in Heritage Spanish Class

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

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How to Play Trashketball in Heritage Spanish Class

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

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My approach to Teaching a Heritage Speaker Class

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

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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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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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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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