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Crédito: Blog “El final de la historia”: http://elfinal-delahistoria.blogspot.com/
septiembre 9, 2013 Deja un comentario
Here´s the image from the video:
¡A disfrutar el fin de semana!
septiembre 7, 2013 Deja un comentario
How are you liking the “Errores comunes” video series? I´m really enjoying making the videos! I´d love to hear your feedback. I´m open to any suggestions!
El único hombre que no se equivoca es el que nunca hace nada.
septiembre 6, 2013 Deja un comentario
Un error es una excelente oportunidad para aprender y avanzar.
And here´s the meme that I made to use as an example in the video!
Ver es creer
septiembre 4, 2013 Deja un comentario
My students have their first in-class compositions soon, so I finally started my “Errores comunes” video series. I’ve been keeping record of the most common mistakes I see in student compositions for a few years now, so I hope this series will be helpful! In this video, I hope to help them learn to say “divertirse” instead of “tener divertido”. Any feedback is welcome, and I would really appreciate if you give the video a “like” on Youtube or even subscribe to my channel!
agosto 30, 2013 Deja un comentario
Se usa el subjuntivo para hablar de situaciones hipotéticas.
julio 23, 2013 4 comentarios
The Dominican Republic holds a very special place in my heart, so I was giddy with excitement while I made this presentation to introduce my high school Spanish 1 students to Dominican culture! Please see the slideshow below (featuring many videos, made in Google drive) and free accompanying activity packet.
The activities include a beginning warm-up to activate background knowledge, content & vocabulary comprehension questions, a Venn Diagram to compare/contrast bachata & merengue, analyses of music videos to explore themes of Dominican culture, and a final discussion mini-essay.
I´d like to make a brief note about cultural presentations in general. Whenever I teach culture I do make an effort to make it as authentic as possible, but sometimes I find it quite challenging! How can I portray an entire culture in a few class sessions? Well, of course it’s not possible to cover everything. That’s why I emphasize that this is an introductory presentation and invite students to explore other themes further with questions and follow-up lessons and projects.
It took our class one 90 minute class period (block scheduling) to cover the presentation and activity sheet (some students took the packet home to finish the final discussion question). My students were very engaged and full of questions, so I’d say it was a success!
One important topic that this presentation does not cover is the story of the Mirabal sisters and the Trujillo regime. We covered this topic later in a lesson based around the film adaptation of Julia Alvarez’s novel In the Time of the Butterflies. Please follow this link to see my post about it with a free movie guide question packet!
We also watched the movie Pelotero. It’s a really fun movie, and we watched it as a reward in the last 20-30 minutes of a few class periods. Please follow this link for a post & free movie guide. (Coming soon!)
Here’s a link to the Activity Packet, and you can watch the presentation right here!
Any feedback is appreciated. Keep the comments coming!