I wrote here about my Spanish 1 results and kind of unpack what I did this year. So go check that article out first.
Overall, I’m very happy with how things went with Sp2 this year, despite my inexperience and blundering. I jumped in head-first in the spirit of figuring CI out day-by-day through trial and error, which is exactly what it was. Then, I had hip surgery over XMAS break and didn’t return/wasn’t able to deliver CI for about 6 weeks. Nevertheless, the students learned a TON based on these writing samples, and I can’t wait to get into class in September to see how much better everything can go with a year under my belt and a good understanding of OWI’s and the Invisibles.
So here’s a bunch of the best writing examples from the end of the year. It’s important to note that they were required to create a story on the spot, having never seen the character given to them as a prompt. They were asked to write 3 paragraphs to total 150 words. Note that to create a new story independently is SUBSTANTIALLY more difficult than rewriting a co-created and practiced story from class. So, these writing samples actually reflect less language accuracy than their story rewrites from the year but WAY MORE CREATIVITY!!!
Really cool, right??? I love the Invisibles! Fun for everyone!!!