Anchors & Aides by Amy

Anchors & Aides by Amy offers products for language teaching & learning that are based in comprehens Welcome to Anchors & Aides by Amy!

I believe that to develop student language proficiency, we have to let them do the heavy lifting through discovery, and we have to work on making that discovery possible by teaching focused content in a communicative contexts that is comprehensible to our learners. At Anchors & Aides, that's what my resources are all about.


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Pondering Practical Processing

New Post: Pondering Practical Processing - Looking for new uses of old tools and making my teaching easier for me in the process! Powerful strategies for student language processing. Recently in my level 1 and 2H classes we were working with previously presented / discovered input, so my focus was designing learning experiences to have students process that input so they own it....


Coming Down from the High

New Blog Post: Coming Down from the High - Take Heart! I have wondered for a while now why the blog posts come a little (or a lot) more slowly lately than they once did. There was a time when I could have written three in one day, and I know that some of...


The Power of Just Talking

New Blog Post: The Power of Just Talking w/shoutout to Happy Saturday! This is the Saturday after open house for me, and as any teacher, this week felt like I worked a double with no days off. Why is that? Why are those couple of extra hours one evening...


Reflecting Forward

First Blog Post After Hiatus - Reflecting Forward: My goals and thoughts on year 19! Hello lovely readers! I hope this blog post finds you well. I am sure you are relishing your last moments of summer before diving head first into the upcoming school year and whatever that brings...


Exam Listening Practice 4 (with Kahoot)

Wanted to jazz up my final exam prep for my students. No more dry review packets for me! Here's how I synthesized Fluency Prof's audio with Kahoot: Exam Listening Practice 4 - Spring 2016-2017 Overview: Students will be grouped to collaborate on listening practices for the exam. Logistics: Teacher should explain the instructions & process of the activity, but should not reveal the topics of the audio tracks the students will be listening ...


For Everything There is a Season

New Blog Post - For Everything A Season and an Invitation Dear readers, You may have noticed that I haven't posted many new posts in recent months. Please know it isn't because I have lost my love for blogging and sharing or that I have run out of ideas and...


Span 2 Essay Quote: "...los boletos de avion esta muy boracha en la mañana."


That moment when your Spanish 2 student writes 150 essay all in Spanish except for one word... Spain.


QFI Mosaic Tilemaker App

Hey and ! Found this resource on a flash drive today. It's pretty cool! Make your own Mosaic Tiles: QFI's Mosaic Tilemaker application will introduce students to fundamental concepts of Islamic art and architecture through exploration and creation of mosaic tile art. The app will provide historical information about the centrality of repeating geometric designs in the art and architecture of the I...


So how about scheduled a Sat appt w/us, came FRIDAY, then stood us up Sat.


Mexico City

Oh my goodness! Do you know about this link ? Virtual tour of Mexico City! Explore Mexico City in virtual reality or online in a 360 experience.


Taking virtual tours of Museo Frida Kahlo today and sts are writing reflections on their visit. Blog post coming!


Kristine Kino Bushey on Twitter

Right! "Oh we will have someone call you." No time slot given, no technician mentioned!!… “Does pride themselves in having terrible customer service--wait, no, non-existent customer service!?”


2weeks without wifi or cable. Thanks ! Gonna reimburse me for the extra day I am paying for on my cell phone?


Notes to Self - End of Year Grading = Reflection & Rabbit Holes

New Post: Notes to Self - Grading = Reflection and Lots of Rabbit Holes!… Today I am sitting in the cafe of my local bookstore really soaking in what in my mind being a real blogger must be like. Coffee fumes the air, great music is piping through my earbuds, my laptop is...


Am I really going to have to go through another weekend without my telenovelas because hasn't fixed our cable?


Doing our first today as listening practice for our final exam! Las Momias de Guanajuato!


Preterite / Imperfect Question: La ciudad fue / era increíble. Which verb would you use?

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