domingo, 9 de febrero de 2020

New song/story of the week: Sigo buscándote

Updates (2/14/20): 
  • I created this little quiz "¿Cuál es tu nivel de perseverancia?" to do before the song. It is for my Spanish 3 students and lots of reps of good language!
  • I also created this Edpuzzle. It is me saying the story with the slideshow and it has lots of questions. It was part of my sub plans... sharing in case anyone needs some good sub plans!
  • I will be giving a webinar about using songs in the classroom on Tuesday, 2/25/20. See details here.


I know this song will be a hit! 

And the the chorus and the line "Sigo buscándote" (which both repeat a lot) are pretty comprehensible. 

The video is sweet, cute, and appropriate (especially if you use my story, in which all the drinks are actually non-alcoholic Venezuelan fruit drinks). 

It is actually supposed to be like the movie "50 first dates", but I wrote up an alternative version of the story... and I think it makes sense!

I will read the story to the students from the slideshow with the images and then we will watch the video.


I will also have students answer some comprehension questions in the doc.

And, we will do a cloze activity and translate some of the song... and then we will sing it every day for a week or two! 

Feel free to make copies of the slideshow and/or doc and adapt, but please keep my name on it as the writer of the story! And if you make it better, please share back!

viernes, 7 de febrero de 2020

Teaching "quisiera" (and also... representation matters!)

What a sweet video and song... and with a non-hetero crush and a twist at the end!

Thank you @MsAbeja for sharing this video on Twitter.

So much of Actually, almost all popular music and music videos that feature "relationships" (physical and/or emotional) feature male-female hetero relationships.

I mean, think about some of the March Madness brackets out there - ugh, many of the songs objectify women and all (of the ones I have seen) are male-female relationships.

How do our LGBTQ students feel if they are never seeing any representation of themselves? 

So, anyways...  those are some of the reasons that I love this 👩‍❤️‍👩 ❤️ video.

 "The more I learn about this band the more I love them" !

 I wrote up this little story (and a textivate) to use before I show the video. You can see it below or click here (format looks better here).

Also, if you are looking for another good story/music video/song with some representation, check out Vaina loca here.

**NOTE** The translation of the song needs some work, please feel free to comment! 


lunes, 3 de febrero de 2020

TPT Sale - Units with a Plan and more!

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There is a TPT sale tomorrow and Wednesday. All of my resources are on sale fo 25% off. Use the code: FEBSALE

Below are some of my favorite resources on TPT. I highlighted three of my absolute favorites!

Spanish 1:
Spanish 2:
Spanish 3:
Cultura y Civilización (Spanish 4/5/6):
  • Lotería unit - These stories are always a favorite of the course! I will definitely create resources for the 2019 commercial when it comes out in November. TPT link
  • Ecuador unit: La música popular, el kichwa, y las leyendas - I am starting my CyC course with this unit. We start with Nicky Jam and Wisin, move to learning about bilingual schools (kichwa y español) in Ecuador and then onto three authentic legends from Ecuador. This unit is jam packed with cultural Ps!! TPT link (free) and other pieces of the unit here.
  • Arianne Dowd's resources for La lengua de la mariposa unit (I love this movie - and there are a lot of parallels with today!) combined with Carrie Toth's novel La Hija del Sastre. This will be a unit in my Cultura y Civilización course.
  • En el tiempo de las mariposas - The movie is in English, but Arianne's film guide is in Spanish. It, like all of her work, is EXCELLENT!