Conferring Made Simple: Assessing Reading Skills with Extempore

Last Updated on 2019-08-19Time. Time is a teacher’s most precious commodity. We literally never have enough of it and are always, ALWAYS asking for more. We need time to plan lessons, collaborate with staff, grade homework, and even observe students practice and utilize the skills and strategies we teach. As a previous elementary classroom teacher,[…]

A World Language Activity for Visual Learners

Last Updated on 2019-07-29See it Say it! Many learners we teach rely on visuals to help them interpret and process information. Today, I am going to share a resource for images and how I use them as a springboard for speaking activities in the world language classroom.    The site is supported by the University of[…]

New Integration: Schoology

Last Updated on 2019-07-26 If your institution uses Schoology, we’ve got great news! You can now integrate Extempore assessments into Schoology directly. What does that mean? This integration allows you to connect an Extempore Assessment to a Schoology Assignment and send grades from Extempore to your Schoology Gradebook. Additionally, your students are now able to complete[…]

Extempore at the University of Wisconsin’s Collaborative Language Program Workshop

Last Updated on 2019-07-22  The Collaborative Language Program In May, Extempore was invited to present at a workshop organized by the Collaborative Language Program at the University of Wisconsin System. The Collaborative Language Program (CLP) is a cutting edge way for UW System to staff and support language programs at schools that would otherwise not[…]

A Student-Led Discussion Activity for the World Language Classroom

Last Updated on 2019-07-17Triangle Talk/Triángulo de Tertulia This is not only a great speaking activity for world languages, but also a student-led activity.  The first time I did it this year, the students were scared, but they grew to love  it and it became almost a weekly occurrence in the classroom. By the end of[…]