Lawton Chiles Middle Academy Teacher: Sra. Barnett Class: Español I and 7th grade Spanish E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Class goals: During this year, students are expected to expand their knowledge of Spanish through three major blocks: vocabulary, the grammar, and the practice of communication in the context of the “travels” to different Hispanic countries and the challenges. Santillana Español I, the new adopted textbook provides students with diverse and meaningful activities that will allow them to communicate effectively in the target language. The year will be based on following four pairs of enthusiasts of the Spanish language as they explore the Spanish-speaking world. Levels 1 and 2 have activities which aim to motivate the students and promote independent work. Florida’s history, population, and culture have a strong presence in these new textbook. By the end of the year, it is expected that students will be better prepared to have real life conversations with Spanish-speaking members of their communities and also appreciate and respect their culture.
Required texts and materials: Santilla Español I Text and Workbook 1 folder with pockets and 3 prongs Notebook paper Composition book 5 dividers Sheet protectors pencils and pens
Optional: Pencil sharpener
Needed for studying-optional Note cards (in class practice and home study) Spanish-English dictionary
Major Units: Spanish I will be organized into 5 units of study. These units are organized in the three major blocks: La llegada (arrival to the country being studied), los desafíos (student challenges) and el encuentro (wrap-up of lesson). Lección Preliminar: Florida’s Hispanic heritage, Spelling and pronouncing words in Spanish, Greetings and introductions, goodbyes and expressions of courtesy, the classroom, classroom expressions, asking questions, days and dates, the school Schedule, weather and seasons, three reasons to learn Spanish, Spanish around the world, and learning strategies. Unit 1: México Vocabulary-people, physical characteristics, personality traits, family, states and conditions Grammar- subject pronouns, the verb SER, adjectives, the verb TENER, expressing possession with adjectives and with the preposition DE, the verb ESTAR Culture- Mexico City/ reading: Tenochtitlan, the southern indigenous population of Mexico Unit 2: Puerto Rico Vocabulary- the house, furniture and the objects in the house, household chores, leisure chores Grammar-nouns, articles, agreement with nouns, expressing existence, the verb HABER, expressing location, regular –ar verbs, present tense –er and –ir verbs, expressing obligations, TENER QUE, HAY QUE, adverbs of frequency Culture- Old San Juan, salsa/ reading: El Morro Unit 3: Guatemala Vocabulary-shopping, describing clothing and footwear Grammar- stem-changing verbs e >ie, o >ue, the verb IR, the verb GUSTAR, demonstratives, comparative adjectives Culture- the Mayan city of Tikal, the quetzal,/reading: Desde Chichicastenango Unit 4: Perú Vocabulary- foods and beverages, food stores, at the table, describing food Grammar- adverbs of quantity, expressing want, preference, and rejection, the verbs QUERER and PREFERIR, irregular verb in the Yo form, direct object pronouns, indirect object pronouns, stem-changing verbs e > i Culture- the Incas, the Nazca lines/ reading: Festival Inca del Inti Raymi Unit 5: España Vocabulary- parts of the body, personal hygiene, symptoms and illnesses, basic remedies, healthy habits.
Grammar- the verbs VER, OIR, OLER, DECIR, reflexive verbs, the verb DOLER Culture- Madrid, the south, an Arabic heritage/ reading: El Guernica
Required texts and materials:
Santilla Español I Text and Workbook 1 folder with pockets and 3 prongs Notebook paper Composition book 5 dividers Sheet protectors pencils and pens
Optional: pencil sharpener note cards (in class practice and home study) Spanish-English dictionary