Pre-AP: Why not a Comprehension-based™ reader? When Fluency Matters asked me to write a post about one of their Comprehension-based™ Readers and how it could be presented in a Pre-AP World Language and Culture classroom environment, I said “sure” because I think aligning most of...

One of the many reasons that Fluency Matters Comprehension-based™ readers have my students hooked is that they take place in a variety of countries.  Not only can students travel there through the pages of the book, they can *almost* literally travel there through Google Tour...

I’d like to share with you my thoughts about my Comprehensible Input experience teaching in inner city schools in Chicago. I have taught Spanish Heritage classes for levels 2, 3, and 4, as well as AP Spanish Language and Culture....

Who does not love new exciting technology tools to engage and excite your students? Kristy Placido had some great tips and tricks to spice up your tech toolkit. She reviewed several tech tools with us and showed us how she uses them....

Are you tied to a textbook? Or do you have a thematic unit that does not seem to have any engaging resources your students are connecting with? Well, Carrie Toth’s session had the answers to solve these common problems for teachers. Carrie is extremely knowledgeable...

Today I spent the day learning about the OPI test with our informative presenter, Ryan Rockaitis. We learned about the test and what we can do to push our students to achieve to higher proficiency....

It is impossible to reflect on IFLT 2019 without going back to IFLT 2018. I clearly remember the biggest takeaways from that first IFLT experience in Cincinnati just one year after I decided to ditch the textbook in my classroom (after 4 years of traditional...

Due to the gentle encouragement from an amazing colleague, I was able to attend my first ever iFLT conference in St. Petersburg, Florida from July 15-18, 2019. Although I have attended mini workshops and professional development sessions in my school district related to Comprehensible Input, iFLT...

Cathryn's Confession: Dear Colleagues,I am struggling. I love my students. I love my classroom. I love what we accomplish every day. I love that every day is different, too. But there’s one struggle I can’t avoid and it is the bane of my existence and sometimes...

Today I had the privilege to spend the afternoon with very the super talented Sr. Wooly. Every time I attend his workshops, he has new compelling content and strategies that are 100% successful with my students! The best part of everything Wooly is that even...

Today, I had the opportunity to listen to Michelle Kindt explain the background of coaching in her session “Coaching Your Colleagues to Success”. First and foremost, I’ll be the first to admit that getting up in front of your students is most times way easier...

Many of us are now enjoying a much-deserved summer break and the rest of us are in that home stretch! Summer can bring on a wide range of feelings and emotions for teachers, from relief, to anxiety, to pure joy, to dread. We also have...

Cathryn's Confession: Dear Colleagues,I am struggling. I love my students. I love my classroom. I love what we accomplish every day. I love that every day is different, too. But there’s one struggle I can’t avoid and it is the bane of my existence and sometimes...

Cathryn's Confession: Dear Colleagues,I am struggling. I love my students. I love my classroom. I love what we accomplish every day. I love that every day is different, too. But there’s one struggle I can’t avoid and it is the bane of my existence and sometimes...

Cathryn's Confession: Dear Colleagues,I am struggling. I love my students. I love my classroom. I love what we accomplish every day. I love that every day is different, too. But there’s one struggle I can’t avoid and it is the bane of my existence and sometimes...

Cathryn's Confession: Dear Colleagues,I am struggling. I love my students. I love my classroom. I love what we accomplish every day. I love that every day is different, too. But there’s one struggle I can’t avoid and it is the bane of my existence and sometimes...

Are you a member of the Facebook community Fluency Matters Comprehension-Based Readers? I love seeing what teachers are doing with our readers in the classroom and am always inspired by the ideas they share. This idea is no different! A couple of weeks ago, Todd Hanlon-Alle...

Are you a member of the Facebook community Fluency Matters Comprehension-Based Readers? I love seeing what teachers are doing with our readers in the classroom and am always inspired by the ideas they share. This idea is no different! A couple of weeks ago, Todd Hanlon-Alle...

Are you a member of the Facebook community Fluency Matters Comprehension-Based Readers? I love seeing what teachers are doing with our readers in the classroom and am always inspired by the ideas they share. This idea is no different! A couple of weeks ago, Todd Hanlon-Alle...

Are you a member of the Facebook community Fluency Matters Comprehension-Based Readers? I love seeing what teachers are doing with our readers in the classroom and am always inspired by the ideas they share. This idea is no different! A couple of weeks ago, Todd Hanlon-Alle...

Are you a member of the Facebook community Fluency Matters Comprehension-Based Readers? I love seeing what teachers are doing with our readers in the classroom and am always inspired by the ideas they share. This idea is no different! A couple of weeks ago, Todd Hanlon-Alle...

Are you a member of the Facebook community Fluency Matters Comprehension-Based Readers? I love seeing what teachers are doing with our readers in the classroom and am always inspired by the ideas they share. This idea is no different! A couple of weeks ago, Todd Hanlon-Alle...

A few years into my TCI (teaching with comprehensible input) journey, I read Stephen Krashen’s book, The Power of Reading, and was sold. The insights from this book made me realize how important it was to get my students to read. I knew that they needed longer...

Are you a member of the Facebook community Fluency Matters Comprehension-Based Readers? I love seeing what teachers are doing with our readers in the classroom and am always inspired by the ideas they share. This idea is no different! A couple of weeks ago, Todd Hanlon-Alle...