• Plan

    Spanish I-A                                               

    The goal of Spanish I A is to introduce the language and culture to the students and develop their skills over the length of the course.  Students will become effective communicators as they will be expected to speak Spanish throughout the course.  The course will cover but is not limited to the following topics from Buen Viaje-Glencoe 1 chapters 1-7, greetings, adjectives, numbers, time, classroom objects, food, family, sports.  The following grammatical structures will be heavily emphasized present tense, irregulars, and stem changing verbs.  Culture will also be included within the class focusing on major holidays and celebrations that take place in Spanish-speaking countries. 

    Recommendation for success:  “C” or better in English 

     

    Spanish I- B                                           

    The students will continue to build skills especially in speaking and writing.  The class will cover but is not limited to chapters 8-13, health, summer and winter activities, and travel.  The grammatical structures will continue focusing on verbs that use an indirect object pronoun, ser and estar, direct object pronouns and the preterite.  The students will be given various projects throughout the course where they will be expected to present in front of the class.  Culture will remain a focus allowing the students to compare and contrast the Hispanic world to the United States.

    Recommendation for success:  “C” or better in Spanish I A

     

    Spanish II-A                                               

    After reviewing from the first two semesters the students will continue with Buen Viaje-Glencoe 2.  This course will fast become an oral communicative classroom environment.  The students will be expected to converse and generate opinions and feelings on a variety of topics.  The topics covered but not limited to include from chapters 1-6, travel, restaurants, store items, pastimes, and medical emergencies.  The following grammatical structures will be heavily emphasized present tense, preterite and imperfect, irregular verbs, future and conditional tense.  Culture will continue to remain a discussion in class.  Writing and speaking in the Spanish language will be encouraged throughout the course.

    Recommendation for success:  “C” or better in Spanish I B

     

    Spanish II-B                                              

    The students will continue to build on the skills of speaking and writing.  The importance of conversing within the classroom will be heavily stressed.  The class will cover but is not limited to chapters 7-13, country and city atmospheres, highways and professions.  The grammatical structures will include direct and indirect object pronouns, imperatives and the subjunctive. The students will have a variety of projects researching various information regarding holidays and celebrations that they will be required to present in front of the class.

    Recommendation for success:  “C” or better in Spanish II A

     

    Spanish III-A                                            

    After reviewing from the first two years of Spanish the students will continue with Buen Viaje-Glencoe 3.  The course will be developed into a highly communicative classroom where oral discussions on a variety of topics will occur.  The topics covered but are not limited to chapters 1-4, travel, routines, pastimes and ceremonies.  The students will be given a variety of projects to complete dealing with Hispanic speakers to country descriptions.  All of these projects will be researched and presented to the class.  The grammatical structures will be closely redefined from the past two years.  The students will read a variety of literature from famous Spanish-speakers exploring plays, poems and excerpts from novels.  They will need to be able to analyze the text and have oral discussions. Culture will continue to be presented throughout the course.

    Recommendation for success:  “C” or better in Spanish II A

     

    Spanish III-B                                             

    The students will display oral comprehension in everyday conversation and discussion.  The information covered will be chapters 5-8 dealing with successes, values, health and races.  They will continue with the grammatical structures of the  present perfect, future perfect, present perfect of the subjunctive, and if clauses. Oral communication and comprehension will be heavily addressed as well as their ability to develop answers to analyze designated texts.  Culture will continue to be presented throughout the course.

    Recommendation for success:  “C” or better in Spanish III A

     

    Spanish IV-A                                               

    The two books used are Galería and they will take an in depth discovery into the history, geography, literature, art and culture of the Hispanic world.  The class will be spoken entirely in Spanish and the students will only be allowed  to speak in Spanish to one another.  The students speaking, listening and writing skills will be challenged and they  will be expected to write grammatically correct compositions according to the various topics discussed in class.  Pop culture will be addressed as well as holidays and celebrations. 

    Recommendation for success:  “C” or better in Spanish III B 

     

    Spanish IV- B                                                

    The course will continue to be taught in Spanish.  The students will use the given books to explore more in depth the  inner workings of the Hispanic world.  They will have to develop compositions comparing and contrasting different sides as well as analyzing literature.  The students will read the book El Cid and identify vocabulary and translate the meaning  with in the book.  Culture will continue to be present as well as closely examining the geography, history, literature, art and culture of Hispanic speaking countries.

    Recommendation for success:  “C” or better in Spanish IV A  

     

Last Modified on September 4, 2008