My future sister-in-law recently gave me a Spanish textbook that belonged to her brother called, Sol y sombra. I was honored to have this book to add to my collection and have truly enjoyed reading it. It’s an older textbook, published in 1972, but I love the teaching method. This book contains many stories, articles, etc. that are separated by difficulty level. Each story contains cognates of English words, and the grammar becomes progressively harder as the reader progresses through the book.
In the second level, I found an article that contained a couple of recipes, with illustrations of all the ingredients. I pondered this article for quite a while, and decided that I could do something similar with my students. So, right now I have students thinking of their favorite recipes, which we are translating into Spanish, collecting, making copies and redistributing. That’s right, a recipe exchange, in Spanish! And it’s a great opportunity to teach the commands!
So, if any of you out there would like to contribute to our recipe exchange, that would be great!