Today in French 2, eighth grade, which is the second semester of the first year of high school, we read the story of Mr. Sketch that we told Thursday. I was at acupuncture, so I typed the story up at home when I realized I would be absent. Students worked together in class to read and translate the story. I felt confident leaving them with a non-French-speaking sub to do this since the story was created by them in class and would be highly comprehensible to them as a reading. Looking over their work the next day, they were able to translate the whole story with ease. That is the power of using class-created readings!
Seventh graders – first-year, first semester Spanish and French, are not quite ready for stories yet. We are still working on building One Word Images and I am fascinated by the engagement and creativity the students are showing, as well as by our collective love for the characters! Unfortunately, we had some tech problems today and I was only able to take one video, and it is the end of a One-Word Image in which we created Larry el Cerebro, a brain who is microscopic and, sadly for a brain, not very intelligent.