Report from the Field – Jeff Easthon

Hey Ben,

I did one of those class evaluations and I got some pretty good data. It basically says that 90% of students love storytelling and like 5% would rather do book work. I think that’s about what you guys teach. I also learned that I can learn to speak a little slower and make myself more comprehensible. I love how some kids comment to get rid of the textbook altogether.

Remember, I have to teach 8 chapters in that textbook, so there are activities to learn vocabulary lists and garbage like that. Not sure if you find this interesting, but nobody in my dept will read it or respond so I wanted someone else to see it.

Thanks for all you do. Looking forward to seeing you in Chicago.




4 thoughts on “Report from the Field – Jeff Easthon”

  1. Also, 22% admit to liking FVR and 57% say they don’t like it. If you are going to go into a new FVR program, do it right. I thought I had done it right, but couldn’t get buy-in. I just today got some Mira Canion novels that seem to be really easy. Next year my goal is 45% like FVR!

  2. I have accumulated over 35 class made books – that I typed up and the Ss illustrated. It’s the first time I have been able to actually ‘do’ FVR and they love it. (I teach grades 1-4).

  3. Tina sharded a project on FB for students to make illustrated stories for the next on coming classes for next years. Sounds great for my French 2 next year.

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