This page contains materials from the AUDII 2016 presentation.


Book Lists


Integrating Culture

List of Titles of Culturally-Relevant Children's Literature in Spanish - Organized by topic

El espíritu de Tío Fernando

Locating High Interest Texts




Pre-reading Activities

During Reading Activities

Act Out What You Hear

Draw What You Hear

Literature Circles


Post-Reading Activities

Professional Documents




UtahCoreStandardsForWLs.JPG - For world language education



Scaffolding Interpersonal Communication

Scaffolding Reading


Activate & Build Prior Knowledge

Teaching Grammar Inductively

The House That Jack Built - Draw students' attention to language patterns in the text (i.e., preterit verb forms)

La casa adormecida - Draw students' attention to language patterns in the text (i.e., adjective agreement) (More resources for //La casa adormecida//)

Tech Tools


Ways to Read a Text

Choral Reading of Refrains in Text

(More activities for //Chumba la cachumba//)

Describe & Draw

El secreto en la caja de fósforos (The Secret in the Matchbox)


[More resources for //La gallinita roja (The Little Red Hen)//]

I Have...Who has...?

Read & Retell

1) Each student (or pair of students) is given a sentence, paragraph, or page from a text.
2) Students read their assigned segment of the text.
3) The teacher begins the story or text.
4) The student with the next page must retell (not read) their part of the text. (This forces students to understand the text.)
5) This continues until all segments of the text have been told/explained.

Reading Online

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Rotation Stations

1) Take a longer text and cut it up (by sentences, paragraphs, or pages, depending on the proficiency level of your students).
2) Put a page in front of each student's seat (or post the pages on the wall around the room).
3) Develop a task for each page that demonstrates or supports comprehension.


  • Act out what you read.
  • Ask your partner a question about what you read.
  • Draw what you read.
  • List 3 words from what you read and write down their meanings.
  • Retell what you read to your partner.

4) Put students in pairs.
5) Each pair of students reads their part of the text, then does the activity that accompanies it.
6) Pairs rotate from paragraph to paragraph.

Say Something

Story Switches

1) Put students in pairs.
2) Give each student a different paragraph or story to read.
3) Each student reads their paragraph silently.
4) Students highlight or write down key ideas and important details.
5) Students use their highlights or notes to explain the information to a partner.

Table Tents

1) Select important quotes from texts about the topic that students are studying. (These might be quotes from an academic reading in the textbook, literary quotes, or things famous people have said.)

2) Choose two DIFFERENT quotes and put one on each side of a table tent (click on the link for a template).

3) Put students in pairs.

4) Give each pair a table tent.

5) Pairs read both quotes, then choose one to discuss (using question prompts or sentence stems you provide).