Discipulus Illustris 2019-20

I’ve gone through and updated Special Person with 21 questions that my students were most interested in this year. Also, a new format now includes just the question, and a short response starter (but not 3rd person). Download and enjoy!

Discipulus Illustris: Those Quizzes

**Read about DISCIPVLVS ILLVSTRIS, and Sabrina’s variation for some context** Should we assess what students remember about their classmates, or should we assess whether students understand Latin? Although the former has social benefits, let’s face it…we use student details as our understandable messages in Latin. It’s great to know that Johnny’s birthday is in April, but it’s better … Continue reading Discipulus Illustris: Those Quizzes

Discipulus Illustris: Updated Materials and Variation

**See a  more recent post with some changes to the Quizzes** Last week at TCI Maine ’15, Sabrina Janczak discussed and demoed Star of the Week, her process for student interviews. Although I first discovered a practical interview process from Bryce Hedstrom’s, word has it that original credit goes to Jody Noble, along with Krashen’s 1983 … Continue reading Discipulus Illustris: Updated Materials and Variation

WOWATS & Other Collaborative Storytelling Options

Last Wednesday, we did our first MovieTalk (yes, still calling it this because I have no intentions or expectations of students acquiring specific vocab, and that’s peachy according to Dr. Ashley Hastings’ 2018 note to teachers who were misinterpreting the method). Believe it or not, but Wednesday’s MovieTalk has been the *ONLY* story so far. … Continue reading WOWATS & Other Collaborative Storytelling Options

Here…We…GO!

For all my tips, tricks, and sneaky systems, I do a LOT of scripting and detailed planning the first weeks of school in order to feel prepared. Last year, I wrote about “annual amnesia,” and this year is no different. Granted, I’m reaaaaally on top of certain things, like creating a giant colored-coded poster with … Continue reading Here…We…GO!