Teaching with Comprehensible Input is dedicated to positively contributing to the body of work within the Comprehensible Input (CI) teaching community while saving hardworking teachers time in lesson planning. This is a place where you can find all our best practices from over years of classroom and adult teaching experience.
This website is intended to be used as a planning tool and forum for discussion of CI methodologies. Those days when you are not sure which structures to teach or are fresh out of ideas for forming a compelling story then look no further than Teaching with Comprehensible Input. This site will offer you a fresh perspective on building compelling stories and provide you the content, materials, lesson ideas to guide you through an entire school year.
Once a member you will have access to:
- An “Ideal Weekly Schedule” that outlines how we use the site and teach the structures chosen for the site.
- A list of strategically grouped high frequency structures to ensure maximum repetition.
- Story scripts with accompanying student reading materials,
- lesson plans and materials for culture lessons spanning South and Central America and Spain including the high frequency structures spiraled in from previous lessons.
- A forum for dialogue and idea sharing with your fellow members of the CI community.
In case you are having some lingering questions, below are answers to the most frequently asked questions:
Who is our target audience?
This website is geared to those who would consider themselves beginner, intermediate or advanced practioners of comprehensible input based methodologies including: circling, personal question and answer, story asking and storytelling. This is not intended to be an instructional guide for CI methodology, but a content guide and set of materials for planning individual lessons or an entire school year.
Where did these structures come from?
Using backwards planning high frequency structures were carefully chosen and grouped from some of the most popular texts available in the community of comprehensible input-based publications. They overlap the 200 most frequently used words in the Spanish language and most importantly they have been taught and successfully implemented in my very own Spanish 1 and 2 classroom in Denver Public Schools.