This page contains examples of teacher-based (action) research conducted in Spanish classrooms.

2nd Grade

Borich, Jeanette Marie Bowman. (2001, Spring). Learning through dialogue journal writing: A cultural thematic unit. Learning Languages, 6(3), pp. 1-16. [Describes findings from a dialogue journal project conducted in a second-grade, Spanish FLEX program]
(Culturally authentic, multimedia materials that accompany this thematic unit are available here; More thematic units like this one are available in French, Japanese, & Spanish here.)

3rd Grade

GivingKidsACanDoAttitude.JPG - An action research study published in Learning Languages that explores the use of "can do" statements as a tool for improving student motivation and building classroom community in a 3rd grade Spanish classroom

Middle School

MrsLassensResearch.JPG - A wiki containing action research done by a middle school Spanish teacher

High School

MsLayportsActionResearchSummary.JPG - A teacher's website describing an action research project about webquests in a high school Spanish classroom


(Sites such as TagulLogo.png, TagxedoLogo.jpg, WordleLogo.pngcan be used to implement the pedagogical strategies outlined in this article)