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Thursday, July 11

11:30am CDT

Reader's Theater for Any Novella
Reader's Theater helps students see pictures in their heads instead of reading and translating and decoding. The steps for successful Reader's Theater and any level with any novel. Selecting a text, pre-teaching for higher comprehension, coaching actors for high impact reader's theater and killer techniques for making reading come to life.

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Karen Rowan

Featured Speaker, Founder, Lead Educator, Author, Fluency Fast Language Classes
Karen Rowan is a teacher, author and speaker on TPRS® (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling, formerly known as Total Physical Response Storytelling). Her presentations are based on the research and teachings of Dr. Stephen Krashen, co-creator of the Natural Approach... Read More →

Thursday July 11, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT

11:30am CDT

Warm Up Their Ears to Increase Acquisition
Students leave our classrooms daily and many never hear the target language for at least 24 hours or more. This session will demonstrate how to use current events, short video clips or any topic to create opportunities for students to story listen. This is an effective way to begin class and "warm up" the students' ears at the beginning of each period assisting teachers to keep to 90% target language in the class.

The session will begin with a demonstration of a comprehensible input story based on a clip or good news event. After modeling the strategy, I will ask participants to share what types of story listening they are doing in their classes. I will then display a power point slide with visual clues and give a few minutes for participants to create a story. After a short period of time, I will ask for volunteers to share their story with the group. We will be able to compare and contrast what we observe and discuss any other ideas that would add to the technique. I will also share several websites and other locations from which to create their stories.

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Patricia Moller

Spanish Teacher/ Professional Educator, Comprehensibly Speaking
Love TPRS since the day I found it! hen i work with teachers, I tell them this is the only way to go! Love CI methods and they are successful! I am a high school Spanish teacher married to a HS chemistry teacher and mom to a HS social studies teacher! My oldest is a scientist. What... Read More →

Thursday July 11, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT

3:15pm CDT

Secret input: low prep activities to sneak in more comprehensible input
Research tells us that learners need to repeatedly interact with comprehensible language, but teaching students who crave novelty means that a teacher must be creative in order to figure out how to provide input in interesting ways.  The purpose of this session is to offer a range of strategies that provide high quality comprehensible input with little preparation and learn how to apply them to existing lessons. An added benefit of these strategies is that they can be implemented in flexible groupings, allowing teachers to meet expectations for interactive classrooms. After modeling a simple text in English, participants will engage in a series of comprehension based drawing and reading activities to model several strategies and brainstorm how to use the same basic tools to create more input based activities. The presenter will model setting student expectations for managing these types of activities as well as how to use movement, flexible groupings, and physical space to provide input.  

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Elicia Cárdenas

Middle School Teacher & SOMOS Curriculum Mentor, McGillis School
I am entering my sixth year as a TPRS/CI teacher. Come find me in the Coaching room at NTPRS or in the Language Lab at IFLT and I would love to meet you! Or, if you prefer digital connections, I spend a lot of time in the SOMOS Collaboration group on Facebook (check out the SOMOS... Read More →

Thursday July 11, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT