Tag: Rebecca Blouwolff

  • A roadmap for a proficiency-based unit: My go-to activities

    Five months ago a teacher I am continuously inspired by named Rebecca Blouwolff asked for our top-ten go-tos in a proficiency-based lesson. I am finally ready to answer on behalf of me and my colleagues, Jess Levasseur and Heather Pineault. Here are our favorite activities that we use in our thematic units. For me, this […]

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  • Ready-made IPAs

    Novice and Intermediate French IPAs from Lisa Shepard, Cécile Lainé and Rebecca Blouwolff As you create your own IPAs, it is helpful to take a look at examples on the web. Let me walk you through three sources. You may want to use some of these examples as they are or you may want to […]

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  • Classroom Mechanics of an Interpersonal Assessment

    I am slowly building towards making Interpersonal assessments work well in my classroom. The reason why I have kept at it in spite of it being a struggle is because the Interpersonal mode is central to learning to speak a language. When I attended French class with Karen Girondel at Lexington High School in Lexington, […]

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