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An OWL inspired Classroom – OWL (Organic World Langauge)
The OWL method is a foreign language teaching model that focuses on language proficiency through movement, immersion (all in Spanish), and a student driven classroom with individual goals and an emphasis on personal growth. I adopted this method back in 2015 after much frustration at the level of my student’s interpersonal communication skills and listening comprehension after many years teaching in a traditional model. My goal now as a World Language Instructor is to make sure my students are working towards useful communication. I’d like them to be able to listen and speak with native speakers with ease. As a child we learn to speak through listening, reading and constant interaction. As a toddler we speak with mistakes but we speak. My goal is for the students to just speak in Spanish and over time, much like a child does, they will absorb the new language and begin to grow in proficiency. At first they will make mistakes, those mistakes are growth they are not a negative. We’ve all said or heard someone say “I took French/Spanish/German in high school and I can’t speak a word”. This is a phrase I hope to never hear again coming from my students. This teaching method is incredibly interactive and students are expected to give their all during class time, it can be exhausting for students at times but ultimately rewarding when they realize that they can successfully communicate in another language.
Students are graded based on their proficiency growth
Minimum Proficiency Level Goals – by the end of the course
Spanish 7th grade VEX – Novice Low, Spanish I – Novice Mid, Spanish 2 – Novice High, Spanish 3 – Intermediate Low, Spanish 4 – Intermediate Mid, Spanish 5 – Intermediate High
IMPORTANT PRINTABLE DOCUMENTS
Parents - Practice work is listed below for all of my classes.
-Students have 3 school days to make up assignments while losing 10 points each day. After 3 days work will not be accepted without staying after and even then will not count for more that 50%
Spanish VEX – 7th grade – Make a list of all of the vocab you know
Spanish I – Composition due 9/20/18 – Write about 5 activities that you like or don´t like and tell me the weather for the day.
TRAVEL CLUB - France and Spain in 2019!
Parent/student interest meeting will be soon in June for early enrollment and again in the fall
APPROVED BY THE SCHOOL BOARD! Contact me for more information! or sign up at this link ——> Spanish and France trip – Paris to the Pyrenees – registration site through EF Tours – click here
Open to students in 9-12th grade during the 2017-2018 year (9th graders must go with a parent)
TRAVEL CLUB - Trip to Spain and France in April 2019!
Open to students in 9-12th grade during the 2018-2019 year (9th graders must go with a parent)
LINKS – Use for accessing online practice activities and games. Any of these games or practice sites can be used as a practice work option. TO USE THE LINKS CLICK ON THE WORDS THAT UNDERLINE WHEN YOU RUN YOUR MOUSE OVER THEM.
Quizlet – Sra_Sayan - <–Click here to go to my Quizlet.com page
Lyricstraining – <– Click here to go to lyricstraining
memrise.com for Spanish <— Click here to go to memrise
Extra Explicit Language Study Tools