Welcome to leemosjuntos. I am a middle school Spanish teacher in Texas. I teach conversational Spanish. My curriculum is not appropriate for native speakers. Despite that being made clear in the catalog, I noticed a trend of increasing numbers of native speakers in my level 1 class.
This bothered me on many levels until in 2008 I determined to develop a curriculum that I could use for them. One that they could follow while sitting in my conversational Spanish class. One that was mostly self directed because my time is focused on conversational Spanish.
I decided that a self directed reading program would meet my needs. About half way through the year I realized that the hundreds of hours I had spent developing the materials for the program could be of benefit to other teachers in my position. So I created this blog. I am a great Spanish teacher, but a little web and blog challenged.
Inside this blog you will find comprehension packets for over 40 books. The books I use range from 1.9 to 7.0 grade levels. The book packets are organized by series. I have Junie B Jones, Magic Treehouse, Goosebumps, Twilight, Lightening Thief, Lion Witch and Wardrobe, Hunger Games and others.
My students read, keep a reading log, and complete comprehension packets.
I have posts here on many topics. The categories include: getting started, lessons learned and others.
Prior to being recruited into teaching I worked in Human Resources where I hired and fired people. Based on my experience in private industry, I truly believe that teaching my native speaking students to read and write in Spanish is the greatest favor I could do for them.