After attending one of my workshops French teacher Karen Olsen made a maravilla for her AP class. The maravillas are an approach to presenting short videos and authentic resources in a way that is compatible with a CI classroom. These presentations are quick, cleverly scaffolded and use attractive media to prepare students to improve their reading skills. Each maravilla has four parts: (1) a captioned picture talk led by the teacher, (2) a captioned authentic video, (3) a reading and finally (4) a Write & Discuss activity. To see a full description which describes the role of the teacher in each of these four parts please check out this blog post in which I describe a maravilla in Spanish.
Download the Marvelous Thing that Karen created in French: