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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 last October after much frustration at the level of my student’s oral communication skills. 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.
IMPORTANT PRINTABLE DOCUMENTS
Parents - Practice work is listed below for all of my classes.
All students have 3 homework assignments a week usually except for 7th grade VEX who have one.
-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%
Homework by due date -
DUE FRIDAY 5/4/18 – Spanish 1-5 see me if you don’t have internet access and I’ll give you alternative assignments.
Spanish VEX – 7th grade – Draw a picture representation of 10 of the vocab words. Paper provided in class.
Spanish I – Yammer 25 and Edpuzzle.com – roca, papel, tijeras video
Spanish 2-3 – Go to Yammer, click on the link for edpuzzle.com, log-in/signup (use a gmail account if you can) and then complete both of the videos under assignments.
Spanish 4 – Yammer 25, quizlet.com (3 dif. lists or activities) and Duolingo 50 xp
Spanish 5 – Yammer 25, read chapter 3, summarize the chapter, write down vocab you learned.
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
Events in December 2017
- There are no events scheduled during this period.