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This is what you can do if you do not shelter grammar in Spanish 1. These kids are hearing and understanding advanced grammar without any problem. Do they produce advanced grammar? NO! They need to hear a lot more, but at this point they are producing present and some past tenses with confidence. Although you cannot hear the students well, all of the suggestions came from the students. I repeat what they say, at times corrected. Between 10:00 and 11:00 I tried to discard what one of the students suggested and the students insisted on including his suggestion in our story. When students own the story, they acquire more. The reading at the end of the video does not show up well in the video, but this is a lesson that is here on my blog. Follow this link to see a description of the unit (along with the readings): Una sorpresa