In episode 75, Maris Hawkins interviews Kara Jacobs, a Spanish teacher who is well-known for sharing lessons, units, stories, and activities around authentic resources on her blog. If you don’t already know Kara, this interview is a great introduction to her, her approach, and the kinds of resources she shares.
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Kara Jacobs has been a high school Spanish teacher for 20 years. You can find her on her blog ceautres.com or on Twitter @karacjacobs. Kara actually wrote a blog post summarizing her interview and listing tons of great free resources she has made available, so make sure to visit that post on her blog!
Resources mentioned on the show…
…Fluency Matters novels
…Kara’s Danielle resources from the lottery commercials
Kara uses a version of Story Listening, which we have heard about before on the podcast in our interview with the developer of Story Listening Episode 52: Story Listening and Efficient Acquisition with Beniko Mason
Maris mentioned that there have been previous episodes about moving away from the textbook. Try these as a good place to start…