I wanted to share my project for the Esperanza novel that my students are currently completing.
We have been working on this novel since the beginning of January. I thought this was an absurd amount of time, but after going to the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Language I talked with several other teachers who say this is normal for them. I was very fortunate that my district purchased the Esperanza‘s Teacher’s Guide through tprstorytelling.com and referenced Martina Bex’s lessons on Esperanza from when she taught the book last year. If you are ever leery about spending the $60 some on the Teacher’s Guides from TPRS – they are WELL worth the money!
In creating the project for my students, I heavily referenced Kristy Placido’s Choice Board for Robo en la Noche (found in this post) and Bryce Hedstrom’s Foreign Language version of Bloom’s Taxonomy.
I created this project as one of my own course projects for a class I am taking to add a Talented and Gifted Endorsement. You will notice that the options students chose from are grouped by where I thought they fell on the Bloom’s Taxonomy chart. Choices that required students to create received 6 points, evaluating received 5, and so forth. I did not include any choices for remember, because I thought that’s what most of the quizzes we took were for. I was also asked to create lessons from one set of our weekly readings and I chose to work on Decision Making and Planning skills. A majority of this project included teaching my kids how to make decisions, set their own goals, and evaluate their own goals all while trying to encourage them to work their way up Bloom’s Taxonomy.
I will share the projects when they’re turned in on Friday!