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ACTFL invites educators to air their views on topics we will cover in our So You Say feature in each issue of The Language Educator.

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    RE: Why thematic units? Why authentic resources?...

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    Thanks for some leads. If you or anyone else gets the chance, share with us the specific research papers from those books that support thematic units and authentic resources. It would help me if you briefly explain the procedure and how they operationalized...

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    RE: Why thematic units? Why authentic resources?...

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    Great response, Wendy! So, picking the "theme" may be the same as a TPRS teacher picking a "story." Depends on how we define theme. Maybe ACTFL likes leaving the term open and undefined so that we can each define it in a way that serves what we...

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    RE: Why thematic units? Why authentic resources?...

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    Here is my personal take on thematic units and this thread. I will readily admit that I will not be presenting research, so you may not wish to read on. If you read this document http://www.wmsde.org/Customized/uploads/thematic%20unit.pdf, it explains...

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    RE: Why thematic units? Why authentic resources?...

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    I am one of those teachers that you describe Mr. Lawler (Sean). You express exactly my thoughts on this important matter. I apologize if I am repeating something previously said on this thread. It is becoming difficult to keep up with the daily...

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