This section will showcase curriculum ideas, sample lesson plans, and classroom strategies that have proven effective in immersion classes. Click on the links to the websites listed here. If you have recommendations for this section, contact MAIN's webmaster.
Sample lesson plans for K-6 two-way Spanish immersion classrooms can be found at Dual U.
The following units and lessons come from the Content-based Language Teaching with Technology (CoBaLTT) website at the University of Minnesota. To view the website, click here.
First grade Spanish Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology - Celebrations and Traditions
First grade Spanish Language Arts and Science - Yo soy el agua
First grade Spanish Science - Los insectos
First grade Spanish Math - Las formas geométricas
Second grade Spanish Science - ¿Cuáles son los insectos?
Third grade French Social Studies - Sur la piste des voyageurs
Third grade Spanish Social Studies - Chinese New Year
Fourth grade French Social Studies - U.S. Regions
Fourth grade Spanish Science/Social Studies - De Minnesota a Michocán: La migración de las Mariposas Monarca
Fourth grade Spanish Social Studies - Immigration into the U.S.
First grade Spanish - Let's learn about animals: Where do they live?
Second grade Spanish Math - Exploring fractions
Second grade Spanish Science - Plant parts and their functions
Second grade Spanish Science and Geography - Las regiones del Ecuador
Iman Mefleh, ESL teacher at Minneapolis' Anwatin Middle School which houses a two-way immersion program, has her students fill out language biographies. She has found that even some of the most recalcitrant students love this personal, autobiographic activity.
She has offered to share her work with other immersion teachers here. You can translate the directions she has written in English into your immersion language and explore your students' language biographies.
A new resource is available from the Mid-Atlantic Equity Center (MAEC) and can be downloaded from their website. The Normas para la enseñanza de las artes del lenguaje en español is a collaboration of MAEC and the Bilingual Education Office of the District of Columbia Public Schools. According to the website, "The Normas are aligned to the Common Core Standards. They take into account the linguistic differences between the Spanish and English languages, and the methodological differences in Spanish and English literacy instruction and traditional Spanish literacy learning expectations. Most importantly, they delineate expectations for Spanish literacy development."