Kristy Placido

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The brain craves NOVELTY! Keep reading fun and keep students on their toes with a variety of guided reading techniques! Reading strategies, scaffolding for a variety of learners, student grouping, and more!

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Your students have the books in their hands and anticipation in their eyes… Now what?! Learn how to keep whole-class reading comprehensible and engaging.

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Your students have the books in their hands and anticipation in their eyes… Now what?! Learn how to keep whole-class reading comprehensible and engaging.

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Kristy Placido shares an engaging and easy way to review information in a way that gets students up on their feet and interacting in the target language.

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Kristy Placido provides an overview to the Frida Selfie Project from the Fluency Matters Teacher’s Guide for the comprehension-based reader, Frida Kahlo, written by Kristy Placido. Learn how Kristy helps students connect to the text and to Frida through this innovative activity that not only facilitates language acquisition but also teaches about art and culture as well.

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Kristy Placido shares how to use student-centered stations as a novel way to provide comprehensible input.

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Kristy Placido demonstrates how to generate interest and motivate students to read a novel by creating multi-faceted units using a novel as the core of the curriculum. Learn how to use a variety of resources to build comprehensive units that will prepare students for AP/upper level study and result in extraordinary results on the AAPPL (ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages). Kristy will share powerful tips for incorporating #authres, such as music, commercials, movie trailers and a myriad of other resources into your repertoire.

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Join Sharon Birch, Cindy Hitz and Kristy Placido for two live webinars on how to teach 'Robo en la Noche' (by Kristy Placido), 'Noche de Oro' (by Kristy Placido) and 'Esperanza' (by Carol Gaab). These seasoned teachers have developed powerful lessons to enrich instruction, ensure student engagement and deepen comprehension of these novels. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from these highly successful CI teachers as they share their unique perspectives on selecting a novel, determining topics to study, how to launch a novel, how to pre-teach vocabulary, and how to use the novels to facilitate measurable proficiency.

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If you were inspired by iFLT 2016 (or other trainings) but have hit a few bumps in the road as you implement new ideas and strategies, you won't want to miss this webinar! The presenters will share tips & tricks to help you through the rough spots as you transition to CI-centered / research-informed instruction.

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Are you tired of new technologies that leave you scratching your head and thinking "this is very cool but I don't have the time to learn it"? Believe it or not, there are some things you may not have heard of that could actually SAVE you time and make everyone envious of your techie skills! Discover easy tech tools to create lessons that are embedded in comprehensible, compelling input in both written and verbal forms.