TPT sale – BTS2017!

It's that time of year again - back to school. While the office supply and clothing stores are all busy getting everything ready to send the kids back, TPT has a special for the teachers as well. From August 1-2 you can get up to 25% from many stores. Everything in...

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CI lesson – Le Lycée

Woohoo, I go back to work tomorrow and managed to finish this one just in time. It's a CI lesson about school. Everyone talks about school in first year French. The target structures are: il aime/il n'aime pas est/n'est pas la clase de intéressant The powerpoint has a...

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New Comprehensible Input lesson – French Food

It's hard to believe, school is ready to start in just one week! I'm putting the finishing touches on a couple of things just in time for back to school. I was able to finish a new comprehensible input lesson today, this one is about French food. It talks about...

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Spanish posters – Cervantes

August 1 is coming up and and mentioned in a previous post, I want to use my digital resources so I can get some new toys to play with! I've made a set of French posters, and now it's time for some Spanish posters. These are all 16X20" posters with quotes from author...

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French quote posters – my confession

I have a confession to make: I love buying digital graphic assets. Bundles of stuff - fonts, backgrounds, textures, styles, actions. I'll admit it, I have a problem. It's an addiction. I have so many fonts. So many watercolor effects. So. Much. Stuff. Part of my...

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Authentic Resource – descriptions

If you are teaching how to describe a person's physical appearance, there are a lot of authentic resources out there - and most of them can easily be used, even with beginners! One of my go-to sources for this sort of thing is dating websites. Of course you should...

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A map activity with lots of CI

I've done a map activity for many years - it's a fun one that confuses students until they "get it" - and once they do, they love messing with the other students who haven't caught on yet. I started it way back when we still used overhead projectors and now I do it...

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Comprehensible Input and non-fiction

It's been a busy summer - I've been working to come up with some new ideas and I can't wait to try them out! This year I'm going to be teaching French 1-2 only. My colleague and I arrange so that we alternate each year, which means only one prep for each of us and we...

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