Jumpstart Authentic Conversation with Rejoinders
Instead of asking his students to answer with “sí” or “no,” Grant Boulanger gives them a much broader range of responses—“no me digas,” “qué asco,” “qué extraño,” and many more! He has found that having a large repertoire of common phrases helps students to express themselves in ways that are emotionally and situationally appropriate, and makes them feel like real Spanish speakers. Grant recommends that you begin the year with the green set, then introduce a new set every two months. Each set contains four 12 x 18-inch pieces, with four rejoinders on each piece (16 per set), and an 8 x 11-inch sheet that lists the expressions and their English translations. Hang as whole sheets or cut apart.
Available Spanish Rejoinder Sets:
- Rejoinder Spanish Posters Green Set (1P2180): Basic expressions.
- Rejoinder Spanish Posters Red Set (1P2183): Phrases kids love.
Spanish. Beginning, Intermediate. Each set includes four 12 x 18-inch posters. Cardstock.
About the Author
Grant Boulanger, 2017 ACTFL National Teacher of the Year Finalist, is a TCI/TPRS teacher reaching each kid through engaging, effective and equitable teaching.