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  • Using French Transition Words to Improve Student Writing

    French Transition Words to Improve Writing

    In my last post about how to teach writing in French, I shared tips about the importance of providing templates for your lower-level language students.  This next post will teach you…

  • Using Spanish Transition Words to Improve Student Writing

    Spanish Transition Words to Improve Writing

    In my last post about how to teach writing in Spanish, I shared tips about the importance of providing templates and examples for your lower-level language students.  This next post will…

  • Spanish Writing Project Templates

    How to Use Spanish Writing Templates

    Are you struggling to teach Spanish writing to your students? If your Spanish students are writing short, choppy first-grade level sentences, try using Spanish writing templates to dramatically improve and formalize…

  • 25 Spanish writing activities and Spanish writing projects

    Spanish Writing Activities, 25 Spanish Writing Projects

    In this series on teaching Spanish writing skills, we’ve discussed using templates to model good writing, as well as the importance of Spanish transition words to decrease choppiness.  This post will…

  • World Language Class Is the Best!

    10 Reasons Why World Language Class Is the Best!

    Thought I’d write this fun post sharing how awesome it is that we get to teach French, Spanish, and a variety of other languages each day.  Gym and lunch beware, we’re…

  • 20 Worst Sub Experiences Ever!

    The 20 Worst Sub Experiences Ever!!

    As I was writing my last post, “Why Subs Fail (and How to Help Them Succeed)“, I heard lots of sub plans horror stories from all of you and just had to…

  • Why Spanish Sub Plans Fail

    Why Spanish Sub Plans and French Sub Plans Fail

    Do you leave what you think are very clear Spanish sub plans or French sub plans only to return to chaos the next day? Have any of the following happened to…

  • Laura Lee - K-8 Spanish Teacher

    Laura Lee, Spanish Teacher, Teacher Feature #5

    Today, we’ll meet veteran Teacher – Laura Lee (For the Love of Spanish) who taught Spanish K-8 in private and public schools for 18 years and is currently taking a year…

  • 15 ways to add Francophone culture to your French Classes

    Adding Francophone Culture to French Class

    We all know that Francophone culture is an important part of learning French, but we often don’t spend as much time as we should teaching our students about the cultures of…

  • 50 Reward Ideas for Middle School or High School Students

    The Ultimate List of High School Rewards!

    Looking for high school rewards or middle school rewards to motivate students? Tired of finding reward ideas that are more applicable to elementary kids than your 8th, 9th, or 10th graders?…