How to Tell a Story Using TPR Storytelling Strategies: Language is learned through repetition in context. According to research, in order for a word or expression to become part of our working vocabulary, we must hear or see it IN CONTEXT 72 times. So, the goal of the teacher is to use comprehensible input so that students get a sufficient amount of repetition in context for the language to stick. One of the best ways to do this is through TPR Storytelling. Learn how on my blog.
I finally feel confident about my plans for the first three weeks of Spanish I! After a year of intense research and reading, I tossed our textbook and formulated a (developing) personal philosophy of teaching Spanish. I define our classroom as “proficiency-based and comprehensible input-driven.” My use of TPRS, IPAs, authentic resources, interactive notebooks, and other tools...Read More »
Spanish and French Videos for Comprehensible Input by Angie Torre FREE! This PowerPoint includes links to Spanish and French videos; vocabulary lists; practice activities; examples of student videos filmed with smart phones; links to 20 Spanish videos with Spanish subtitles, images, music that repeats vocab and concepts in context