Below is a report as to how one of my French 2 classes is going. It was the disengaged class who is now wanting grammar.
Today, at my school, students were asking for grammar. Though they are few, they are
A repost from when I was in India last year:
If a class is being gnarly, put them immediately on a worksheet program. I did so recently because a lot of my diplomat kids are going back to countries next year
One way to deal with grammar obsessed students and parents from the past century is to hand them a grammar book. I did that last year at the American Embassy School very successfully. Here's how it works:
The grammar copter hovers
Cherie's situation and a recent email communication with Reuben Rojas in L.A. prompted this post. I will certainly get some heat on this from the TPRS purists who say that it is CI or the highway, but it’s just an idea.
This is a repost from some years ago. I feel like I'm swimming upstream on this point in the group. Oh well - I'll keep repeating it. Until we jettison all the L1 explanations in class, which are about ego and
I just picked up a nice little detail about reading stories. As you prepare the reading from the story, make deliberate mistakes, three or four per paragraph.
Tell the kids, "There are three mistakes in the first paragraph." They start
I got this from a book publisher I met once years ago and just noticed in my files. I am glad I found it, because I think it is just so well-written:
I agree wholeheartedly with the idea that grammar does
A very cool thing happened today. I projected a story from a previous class, one in which we had created a story. I deliberately put nine errors into it. I asked the (first year 6th grade) class to read it
Here is a nice multi- language grammar site (unfortunately without worksheets) that you can point people to if they feel that they are not being "sufficiently challenged" (gag me with a stick) in your classroom: