Teach for Acquisition and Proficiency in Your First-Year Classroom
With all the new strategies out there, which are the best, what combination should you use them in, and where do you even start...? Get on your way, or further down the road you’re on, with a plan that comprehensively spells out what to do and how to do it. Because all aspects of your teaching practice affect each other, you can’t assess in a way that doesn’t match your instruction, or provide the highest quality instruction without classroom management that is well in hand.
Year One contains a complete plan for a first year of world language instruction, from what you’ll undertake day to day in your classroom, to how to assess in keeping with your teaching, how to plan lessons to meet the national standards, how to get the behaviors you need from students to maximize their success, and even some friendly advice on maintaining sound mental health in the process.
...grounds itself firmly in second language acquisition theory and the directives of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Part with the methods of the past, knowing that decades of research and authorities in the field of WL education are leading the way.
...sets you up for success with systematic, preemptive classroom management procedures. Communicate expectations to students and parents clearly from the start, begin to identify and address potential behavior problems on day one, and reap the benefits all year long.
...introduces strategies for the delivery of CI according to a pacing guide that takes you through the entire school year, building your confidence and skills as you go. No need to hunt for, collect, consider, sift through, and cobble together activities; just follow this (flexible) plan and move through it at a pace that is right for you and your students!
...proposes a gradebook that aligns with your values. At the beginning, assess students only on what they can control: their cultivation of the skills and habits that will further their development as language learners. When it’s time to measure proficiency, make that process painless and productive for your students.
...provides extensive support materials to make implementation easy.
...includes special contributions by Martina Bex, Mike Peto, Anne Matava, Jim Tripp, and more!
©2018. English. Set of three books. 506 pages total.
Book Downloads: PDF. Adobe® Reader® required to view PDF.
Print Books: Spiral-bound. 21 x 28 cm.
About the Authors
Ben Slavic is a nationally recognized TPRS expert. His simple message is that people learn languages with joy first and analysis second, and not the other way around.
Tina Hargaden is a MS French and Spanish teacher, teacher trainer, and writer on a mission to simplify CI instruction to the basics: delivering interesting comprehensible messages aloud and in writing.