Capture the Criminal!

From Eric:
A card trick that creates a story. I simulate how this would happen and play out in a class of students. Provides comprehensible input and student engagement is super high! You can retell/re-ask the story trick multiple times. Details of the story are asked such that every class comes up with a different version. This example is of a city criminal, but it could also be a zoo monkey, a school bully, a missing item, etc. The details I included for the story come from those offered me by actual classes. This is sheltered comprehensible input instruction. No targeted structures. Any language in the video that would be new to my classes is either orally glossed or a cognate.



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  1. After Xmas there will be teacher and student materials available for sale for “Story Card Magic.”
    – DVD will include the story in Spanish as would be told to a class, a fast Spanish story version (for fluency practice), and an English explanation of how to do the trick
    – Readings in English and Spanish that double as both student texts and a teacher’s guide – variable options in parentheses, but with an underlined blank space where students would fill in their customized class details.

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