Category Archives: Comprehensible Input

TPRS in the Elementary Classroom by Niki Tottingham

Rewind to me four years ago sitting in my first Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling® (TPRS) workshop. I was learning about great reading and storytelling techniques but I couldn’t wrap my mind around one thing: how does this work in the elementary classroom? How do I make reading an integral part of my curriculum when…

Approach vs. Curriculum by Carol Gaab

Recently, a university professor posted to the ACTFL Teacher Development SIG discussion board*, expressing concern about whether TPRS materials “provide authentic language / culture” and whether “the approach is able to address all five Cs.”  I enjoyed reading the comments on the board and appreciated the thoughtful responses. (Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell, Mike Coxon, Laurie Clarcq, Jan…