reading activity

Stoplight Reading: A Favorite Reading Activity For Student Engagement

I did the most incredible thing (an engaging reading activity) with my students a couple of weeks ago! On a dreary Tuesday, I told my work wifey, Whitney, that I felt like really pushing my advanced 7th graders. I explained to her that I’ve been focusing a lot recently on really “fun” and joyful activities…
Favorite Game for World Language Classrooms

Favorite Game for World Language Classrooms

At the beginning of this month, I led a free workshop called Moving Through March! I introduced teachers to some of my favorite games for World Language classrooms. March is such a long month, and motivating our students is incredibly challenging. In fact, getting engagement in some classes this year is like PULLING TEETH! #theapathyisREAL…
Kahoot Fun, without One to One!

Kahoot Fun, without One to One!

Y'all I am more obsessed with Kahoot than my kids... for real... and they have a real obsession. They ask for it every day.... I haven't even shown them Quizlet Live! or Textivate Competitive Mode yet.... So much fun to come! I have a class set of chrome books in my classroom. I am VERY…
Loup Garou: The New and IMPROVED Mafia!

Loup Garou: The New and IMPROVED Mafia!

IF YOU PLAY MAFIA, READ THIS BLOG!!!!! This January, at LFLTA, our state foreign language conference, I learned about a game that changed the rest of my year with my students. This is a good friend of mine, Cat, who is a second year teacher and is already AMAZINGGGGG, she also loves Selfie Brain Breaks…