Dr. Tuttle’s Personal Links / Resources

**  Modern Language Proficiency: Can-Do Strategies (ebook)
Provide your students with many practical classroom strategies to achieve the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do proficiencies of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Half of the 74 readings focuses on speaking, the least developed skill. Learn how grammar, vocabulary, culture, the textbook and mobile devices help develop proficiency. Contains mini-assessments. The ebook contains 40,220 words, the equivalent of a 148 double spaced page book. $9.99    http://bit.ly/tsmash

** 90 Mobile Learning Modern Language Activities ebook  http://bit.ly/90mlact  Instantly use these communication and cultural activities  even  if half the class has mobile device.  Also, available as a pdf.

** Modern Language and Spanish Spontaneous Speaking Activities  http://bit.ly/tpthtuttle
Modern Language speaking activitiesFor all languages :
Visual Board Game, Spontaneous Speaking Visual Game, Role Playing 10 frames (illustrations, no words) for School, Beach, City, and Restaurant

Spanish spontaneous speaking activities (25+)
I have these Can-Do activities:
Spanish Speaking Food Cooperative Learning Can-Do Whole Class; Spanish Speaking: City Mat Can-Do Novice Mid and High; and Spanish Friend /Family Member Detailed Description – Partner Talk
– Structured Speaking (Students substitute in or select words to communicate in pairs) – Modified Speed Dating (Students ask one question from a card-whole class) – In depth Speed Dating (Students ask their partners 10 questions about each part of the topic) – Speaking Mats (Students talk using a wide variety of nouns, verbs and adjectives to express their ideas- pairs or SG)
– Spontaneous Speaking (Students talk based on visuals or topics in pairs)
– Grammar speaking games (pairs or small group).

** Modern Language  Blog  http://bit.ly/imprml  mostly for speaking and mobile modern language activities

** My Formative Assessment books (Improving Students Foreign Language Speaking Through Formative AssessmentSuccessful Student Writing Through Formative Assessment, and  Formative Assessment: Responding to Students) : http://bit.ly/tuttlebks

Education and Technology Blog  http://bit.ly/hgtblog

Twitter http://twitter.com/HarryGTuttle

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90 Mobile Learning Modern Language Activities ebook

90 Mobile Learning Modern Language Activities by Harry Grover Tuttle

90 Mobile Learning Modern Language Activities by Harry Grover Tuttle

Improve your students’ modern language communication and culture awareness through mobile learning tools and apps. Engage your students in these easy to integrate in-class and out-of-class learning in fourteen different mobile categories.  Have them participate in authentic culture.

http://bit.ly/90mlact

 

 

 

 

 

My structured Spanish spontaneous speaking activities (24+) includes Structured Speaking (Students substitute in or select words to communicate in pairs), Speaking Mats ( Student can talk using a wide variety of nouns, verbs and adjectives to express their ideas in pairs or small group), Modified Speed Dating (Students ask their  partners one question from a card-whole class), Role Playing (Students talk as people in pictures or drawings from 2-4 people), Spontaneous Speaking (based on visuals or topics in pairs), and Grammar speaking games (pairs or small group). Available for a nominal fee at Teacherspayteachers: http://bit.ly/tpthtuttle.

At the same site, I have a series of activities for any modern language  such as visual stories with no words (the beach, the city, school, etc.) for two students to role play; the restaurant role play involves four students.

My book, Improving Foreign Language Speaking Through Formative Assessment, and my book, Formative Assessment, Responding to Students, are available at http://is.gd/tbook

Do We Teach Modern Language Survival Skills?

For modern language teachers, an essential question is “What would your students do if they were suddenly transported to the target language area?” This question leads to other questions: “Would they be willing to talk to native speakers?… Would they be able to communicate their basic needs for survival?…Would they be able to communicate personal things to the native speaker and ask the native speaker about personal things?”

A follow up question is “How well do we prepare our students to communicate in the target language?” Do we truly teach them survival skills? An exchange student emailed his mother that he had not learned how to say “Where is the bathroom?” so that was the first thing he looked up on his computer when he got to the target language country.  Another student commented that she wished her teacher had spent more than two minutes on “turn right.. turn left..go straight..two blocks” so that she could follow map directions.

How well can your students communicate their basic survival needs?

My e-book, 90 Mobile Learning Mobile Learning Activities, promotes language communication through fourteen different categories of easy-to-implement  mobile activities.

My Spanish spontaneous speaking activities (24+) includes Structured Speaking (Students substitute in or select words to communicate in pairs), Speaking Mats ( Student can talk using a wide variety of nouns, verbs and adjectives to express their ideas in pairs or small group), Modified Speed Dating (Students ask their  partners one question from a card-whole class), Role Playing (Students talk as people in pictures or drawings from 2-4 people), Spontaneous Speaking (based on visuals or topics in pairs), and Grammar speaking games (pairs or small group). Available for a nominal fee at Teacherspayteachers: http://bit.ly/tpthtuttle.

At the same site, I have a series of modern language visual stories with no words (the beach, the city, school, etc.) for two students to role play; the restaurant role play involves four students.  These can be used in any language since there are just visuals, no words.

My book, Improving Foreign Language Speaking Through Formative Assessment, and my book, Formative Assessment, Responding to Students, are available at http://is.gd/tbook