Every so often I like to have a day when students just play games in class. I find that it is a good way to add vocabulary building activities, teach cultural practices and provide a break in the routine. It also allows me to connect with them in a participatory environment where I get insights about their interests and learning styles. Watch the video to find out how I typically set up these activities.
Lately, I have seen many world language educators referring to FVRs on social media. I was fortunate to attend a workshop facilitated by Dr. Victoria Gilbert at the NYSAIS Global Language and Culture Conference. Dr. Gilbert shared several strategies on how to acquire a collection of books for the classroom, that can be used as free voluntary reading (FVRs). To learn more about this topic, check out the work of the world language professionals below.
Dr. Victoria Gilbert Twitter: @vgilbertTEACH
A.C. Quintero Twitter: @klasekastellano
Ashley Uyaguari Twitter: @profeashley
Podcast: Inspired Proficiency
Dr. Stephen Krashen Twitter: @skrashen