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Authentic Resources

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Types of Authentic Resources


Picture Books

    • Classics adapted as graphic novels

    • Target culture kids' books

      • Legends
      • Stories with social skills
    • Translations of familiar kids' books 



Target Culture Photos 





Online copies

    • Scan/photograph pages from the book to create copies using Adobe PDF creator, Powerpoint, Google Slides, Keynote, etc.
    • Use scans/photos for sequencing or matching activities to preview the book or demonstrate comprehension during or after reading.
    • Use scanned versions to remove key words for students to fill in.
    • Have students retell the story using only the scans/photos, perhaps adapting translations to target culture (e.g. what would Very Hungry Caterpillar eat in France?) 



Class Storytime

    • Preview the pictures of the book and have students use the TL to name things they see (activate prior knowledge and help anticipate what they'll see/hear); when the student gets one right, pass the class bandera to him or her.



Literature Circles

    • Assign students to small groups of no more than 5 (or let them choose). Each student must have a designated role (assigned or chosen)
    • Possible roles: 
      • Speaker--reads the text aloud, pausing for comprehension and pronunciation checks where necessary 
      • Vocabulary tracker--identifies and looks up new vocabulary
      • Structure searcher--identifies and records familiar language structures in context 
      • Cultural connector--identifies similarities and differences between target culture and home culture, connects to familiar contexts
      • Literary critic--identifies elements of fiction/nonfiction and how they help 
      • Question director--leads discussion at appropriate intervals and afterward (original or preset questions), probes further







What are some themes you would like to explore with authentic resources?





Pinterest Boards

    • Pinterest has a wealth of infographics for a variety of topics, most are in Spanish and a few in French (Infograf√≠as)
    • Clean jokes (Chistes Sanos)
    • Sayings and idiomatic expressions (Dichos y expresiones)
    • Tiras c√≥micas (Mafalda, Condorito)



YouTube Playlists

    • Chino y Nacho
    • Mana
    • Juanes
    • La Oreja de Van Gogh
    • Nina Daconte
    • Juan Luis Guerra



Evernote Notebooks




Diigo Lists





Link to files (Google Drive, Sky Drive, Dropbox, etc.) and online pages and resources found or created to scaffold resources.



How to use authentic resources and to prepare them for students to use.

- Using Diigo

- Using Scrible

- Creating hyperdocs

- Google Drive

- Other tools?



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