Over the summer, I discovered a plethora of cartoonists from Spanish speaking countries, on Instagram. As I looked at their work I realized how meaningful it could be to post the illustrations on my classroom walls. So I did! Having these type of illustrations as part of the room décor gives the space authenticity while promoting an optimistic ambience, and exposing the students to new vocabulary. In addition, these illustrations are ideal as interpretive tasks to teach comprehension strategies, show perspectives from the target language culture as well as igniting conversations about global issues. When using these resources, make sure that your selection is age-appropriate, and that the visual artists are given credit for their work. Below is a list of my favorite accounts on Instagram, so far.
@gaturro @nagu_cl @72kilos @unatalcarlota @aldotonelli @ilustrados_
Hasta la próxima,