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West Sound Academy IB Spanish Class Helps Turn Readers into Writers
Posted 03/06/2017 02:00PM


West Sound Academy (Poulsbo, WA) - Julieta Vitullo, West Sound Academy's Spanish teacher, led her 11th and 12th grade IB Spanish students in a version of the game 'Fictionary' using books by Spanish authors - with students writing first lines of novels in Spanish based only on the cover art and brief plot summaries.  The students then took turns guessing which title was true and which ones were fake.   

Julieta mentions in her school blog post, “For as long as I’ve been teaching at West Sound I’ve been hoping for the time my Spanish learners would have enough skills to play this game.  That means, enough skills to write sentences that are not just sophisticated but also sufficiently well constructed as to deceive others into thinking that they were written by a famous writer.”

You can read more about how the IB Spanish students at West Sound Academy are using their comprehension and translation skills, as well as their imaginations to have fun and deepen their linguistic fluency on the WSA School Blog.


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