2These courses are part of a first year Spanish course in high school which emphasize listening, writing, reading, and speaking.
3These classes meet every other day for the entire school year These classes meet every other day for the entire school year. This is a two-year commitment to complete the equivalent of the first year of Spanish instruction in high school.
4The first semester of the high school course is taught in 7th grade The first semester of the high school course is taught in 7th grade. The second semester of the high school course is taught in 8th grade. While high school credit is not given for courses taken in middle school, the successful student (earning a C- or above, and showing proficiency) may go directly to the second year of Spanish instruction in high school.
5DISTRICT STANDARDS: In Spanish students will be able to… state personal preferences and feelings.write and present a short narrative about themselves.understand familiar topics that have strong visual support.understand written materials on familiar topics with strong visual support.understand the concept of culture as they compare other cultures to their own.
6GENERAL ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK: Students progress will be evaluated and grades will be assigned based on the following:ASSIGMENTS:Practice assignments will receive points for completion.Showing skill assignments will be graded.QUIZZES:Vocabulary productionVocabulary recognitionGrammar knowledge
7GENERAL ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK (cont.): PROJECTS:Unit projectsTESTS:ListeningVocabulary and GrammarCultureReadingSpeakingWriting
8GENERAL ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK (cont.): The quarter grade will show students progress towards meeting the standard.At the end of the year, students will received a final grade based on the progress from each quarter, plus their performance on a Final Exam.Good listening and speaking skills are essential to be successful at the end of 7th grade, and writing and reading proficiency is required to show at the end of 8th grade.
9CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS: Students are expected to…attend class on time and be on task.be willing to work with classmates.turn in any requested assignment upon completion.participate in listening, speaking, writing, and reading forms of assessment.complete assignments on time.schedule a time to make up missed work when absent on the day of an assessment.be an active part of a “community of learners”.show respect for each other and instructor.make mistakes, correct them, and be involved in their own assessment.
10TOPICS Spanish 7th grade: VOCABULARYGreetings, introductions, alphabet, origin, numbers (1-10), days of week, weather, classroomAfter school activities, snack foods and beveragesDescribing oneself and othersDaily schedules, telling time, numbers (11-100)Expressing feelings, describing classes, describing locationMeals and food, asking questionsFamily, giving dates, numbers (200-1,000,000)Clothing, shoppingPlaces and events, getting around town, in a restaurant
11TOPICS Spanish 7th grade: GRAMMARSubject pronouns and SER; GUSTAR with an infinitiveDefinite and indefinite articles; noun-adjective agreementThe verb TENER; present tense of -AR verbsThe verb ESTAR; the verb IRGUSTAR with nouns; present tense of -ER and -IR verbsPossessive adjectives; comparativesStem-changing verbs: EEI, direct object pronouns, stem-changing verbs: OUE, stem-changing verbs: EI
12TOPICS Spanish 8th grade: VOCABULARY:1. Review and introduction of: likes and dislikes, classroom, food, family, clothing, and restaurant2.Describing a house, household items, furniture3. Planning a party, chores4. Sports5. Staying healthy, parts of the body6. Sending s, talking about when events occur7. Making a phone call, places of interest8. Daily routine, vacation plans9. Discuss vacation and leisure activities
13TOPICS Spanish 8th grade: GRAMMAR:Review and introduction of: subject pronouns; GUSTAR with nouns and infinitives; present tense of -AR, -ER, and -IR verbs; the verbs TENER, SER, ESTAR, and IR; direct object pronouns, stem-changing verbsSER or ESTAR, ordinal numbersMore irregular verbsAffirmative TU commandsThe verb JUGAR, the verbs SABER y CONOCERPreterite of regular -AR verbs, preterite of -CAR, -GAR, -ZARPreterite of regular -ER and -IR verbs, affirmative and negative wordsPreterite of IR, SER, and HACER, pronouns after prepositionsReflexive verbs, present progressive, indirect object pronouns, demonstrative adjectives
14MATERIALS Students should bring to class the following… Blank lined paperThree ring binder (2 inches)Five dividersPencil or penGood eraserColored pencils7. ”Cuaderno de práctica por niveles” (Practice notebook by level, provided by teacher)8. Positive attitude