Grammar in Context from the Comprehensible Classroom
Immerse students in stories that help them learn something new grammatically and culturally. Read the story of the three little pigs, explore the origins of the word “gringo,” talk about the eating habits of famous tennis player Rafael Nadal and more—all the while providing students with ample exposure to language features they need to master!
Help students grasp essential structures with:
- brief, kid-friendly grammar explanations in the form of “fill-in-the-blank” guided notes
- interesting, level-appropriate readings showing the grammar concepts in action
- activities designed to further comprehension (no drills)
- -AR verbs, present indicative
- -ER verbs, present indicative
- -IR verbs, present indicative
- Ir + a + infinitive
- Reflexive verbs
- Verbs like “gustar”
- -AR verbs, preterite
- -ER/-IR verbs, preterite
- I-Y stem changers
- Preterite stem change
- Preterite irregular verbs
©2016. Spanish, English. Level 1–2. Beginner, Intermediate. High school. 163 pages.
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About the Author
Martina Bex is a Spanish teacher with a passion for comprehensible input; in particular, for finding ways to explore culture in the target language beginning in Novice classes.
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These are not stories for teaching
Aug 28, 2017 | By Megan H
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Thank you for taking the time to tell us exactly why the product is not what you were looking for. Based on your comments, we are considering changes to our advertising to prevent others from having the same experience. We're looking to include more detail about what is and what is not contained in the book, in order to make clearer that it is supplemental and intended to be used in conjunction with other materials and activities (which may or may not include use of other materials Martina has authored and suggests to accompany them), not a complete curriculum; intended for use after students have had input that contains the grammatical structures the book covers; and contains targeted readings and not story scripts. We'll contrast what students are asked to do in the activities (for example, reading for understanding and then picking out in the reading certain grammatical features) with drill and kill approaches (endless verb conjugations without context), and describe more of the topics of the stories/articles (a kid who has a bad day in which everything goes wrong, a brief introduction to Tennis star Rafael Nadal, a description of how some children in Guatemala make a living salvaging from garbage dumps, a short comprehensible version of the three little pigs, a discussion of the origins of the word gringo, etc.) so that buyers can more easily judge if the topics will be compelling to their students prior to purchase.
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