21st Century Literacies for World Languages

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Every other year our department hosts a community event to showcase how learning a second language helps students develop their literacy skills. At this Literacy Showcase, students, parents, and community members can browse trifold boards (much like a science fair) and participate in interactive displays that share how different teachers across…

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Judge a Book by Its Cover, Part 2

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Welcome back, everyone! So glad to see you made it back to my blog. When we left off last time, I was introducing you to a lesson I taught with my students on one of my favorite stories for novice learners, La sorpresa de Nandi. Prior to reading the story,…

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Judge a Book by Its Cover, Part 1

Food, in the end, in our own tradition, is something holy. It’s not about nutrients and calories. It’s about sharing. It’s about honesty. It’s about identity. Louise Fresco Let’s face it, as language teachers, at some point or another, we  all  teach  about food. Maybe it’s because food is an…

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