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: 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: 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: 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
My heritage students have been studying bilingualism (I’ll share more about this unit later!), so I thought that with Thanksgiving around the corner this would be the perfect time to write a thank you card to the people in their lives that have helped them become bilingual. There is much
Sneak peek: How writing to an amigo secreto will engage students in authentic writing in heritage speakers class. *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. It’s always
Sneak Peek: The basic concepts of a literary circle. How to specifically use a literary circle in a heritage speakers class, and how a literary circle best creates opportunities to improve your students’ writing ability via one-on-ones with your students. In year one of my Heritage Speakers class, I did a