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: Teaching Strategies for Heritage Spanish Class
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: 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: 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
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: Five icebreakers for heritage Spanish class for the beginning of the year. At the beginning of the school year, icebreakers are the name of the game in classrooms all across the country, and heritage Spanish classes are no different. Here are five icebreakers for your heritage speaker class to
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: 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.
Sneak peek: Here’s a fun way to teach the creative writing concept of personification with your heritage speaking students! Netflix has put out a really neat documentary series about different types of tacos in Mexico. They even explain some unique taco varieties that my students had never heard of like