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Spanish I High School Course Outline

Spanish I High School Course Outline

1.0 Credit

Spanish 1 focuses on the present and the present progressive tenses, a large number of vocabulary words need to be learn and master since all of that will serve as a foundation for newer structures and further courses. Students will need to learn basic pronunciation rules, whatever grammar is necessary to create basic sentences and understand them, and acquire enough vocabulary to produce communicative sentences. Many useful pattern phrases will be practice in this course those will serve as pattern that the students can use to create their own original phrases. Progressively all the patterns should build an ability to understand read, write, listen and speak simple basic Spanish. Students will find build within the pages of the course cultural vignettes of the wonders found in the Spanish world.

Students develop the ability to communicate about themselves and their immediate environment using simple sentences containing basic grammatical structures. The language-learning process integrates basic aspects of the geography, customs, and culture(s) of the target language countries.

1- Welcome to Class

  • Introduction/Teacher Communication
  • Course Description
  • Spanish Links

2- Numbers and Introductions

  • Introduction
  • Numbers
  • Basic useful vocab
  • The Calendar
  • Date vocabulary
  • Worksheet: Days and months worksheet
  • Assignment: Dialogue
  • Quiz: Numbers, Intros, Days and Months

3- The Alphabet

  • Alphabet (el alfabeto)
  • Pronounce H-Z
  • Pronounce A-G
  • Vowels, Dipthongs and Accents
  • Alphabet Quiz
  • Worksheet: Alphabet, Vowels and Accents Worksheet

4- Cognates

  • Cognates
  • Handout: Cognates
  • Assignment: CognatesCognates

5- What is Culture?

  • What is Culture?
  • Essay: Culture

6- Nouns/gender and number

  • Relaciones
  • Gender
  • Noun articles “a, an, the, some”
  • Number
  • Family vocab
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Quiz: Definite and Indefinite Articles of Nouns
  • Worksheet: My family
  • Quiz: Nouns Quiz

7- Adjectives and “estar”

  • Body vocabulary
  • Adjectives
  • The verb “to be”/estar
  • The colors
  • More useful adjectives
  • Essay: Calendar
  • Quiz: What’s your mood? Estar/Adj’s
  • Worksheet: ¿De qué color?
  • Quiz: Adjective agreement

8- Latin American History Facts

  • Latin American History Facts
  • Quiz: Mesoamerica Video Questions

9- Verb Conjugation/-AR verbs

  • Question Words and Verb Conjugation Intro
  • Subject Pronouns
  • Conjugating AR Verbs
  • AR Verbs to Practice
  • Quiz: Subjects and -ar verbs Practice
  • Worksheet: AR verbs
  • Quiz: Subject and -AR verb Quiz

10- -ER and -IR Verbs and ser

  • ER and IR Verbs
  • More ER and IR Verbs
  • More adjectives and colors
  • The verb ser
  • Essay: Gender and Number
  • Worksheet: Conjugation
  • Quiz: ER & IR Verbs Quiz
  • Quiz: Verbos -er / -irenpresente
  • Assignment: Speaking Activity #1

11- Telling time and Irregular Verbs

  • What time is it?
  • The verb “hay”
  • Irregular verbs “estar, ir, dar”
  • Tener and Venir
  • Quiz: What Time is It Quiz
  • Assignment: Irregular verbs

12- Prepositions and Weather expressions

  • De
  • En
  • A
  • Contractions
  • Comparaciones
  • “Hacer” with weather
  • More vocabulary of the weather
  • Ser vs. Estar
  • Ser vs. Estar 2
  • Assignment: Ser vs estar
  • Essay: 10 sentences
  • Quiz: Prepositions
  • Worksheet: Ser v. estar

13- Irregular Verbs and a future tense

  • Phrases with “Tener”
  • “Ir”/to go
  • Your community
  • Irregular Verbs
  • Quiz: Irregular verbs
  • Worksheet: Have to/Going to

14- Gustar, Querer and Hobbies

  • Dialogue
  • Jobs and School Vocabulary
  • Me gusta=I like
  • Sports/activities
  • Quiero ser…
  • Remember that things please you
  • Professions
  • Worksheet: Irregular yo’s and gustar
  • Assignment: Speaking Activity #2

15- Reading Comprehension

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Essay: Reading Comprehension

16- Present Progressive Tense

  • Present Progressive
  • Food Vocabulary
  • Mi casa essu casa
  • Irregular gerunds
  • Other irregular gerunds
  • Essay: Mifamilia
  • Quiz: Present Progressive

17- Stem-changing boot verbs

  • 17- Stem-changing boot verbs
  • Stem-changing verbs o-ue
  • stem-changers e-i
  • stem-changers e-ie
  • Directions and places
  • Quiz: Stem-changing quiz

18- Present perfect

  • The participles
  • The present perfect
  • Assignment: Presente perfecto

19- Objetosdirectos e indirectos

  • Objetosdirectos
  • Objetosdirectos con tiemposcompuestos
  • Objetosdirectos y presenteprogresivo
  • Objetosindirectos
  • Assignment: Objetosdirectos
  • Quiz: Indirect Objects

20- Adjetivoposesivo

  • Adjetivoposesivo
  • Objetosdirectos e indirectosjuntos
  • Cambio del pronombreindirecto
  • Irregular Participle Examples
  • Quiz: Possessive Nouns and Irregular Participles

21- Reflexive verbs and informal commands

  • Reflexive verbs
  • Vocabulary for Reflexive Verbs
  • Familiar/informal commands and formal and irregular form commands
  • Quiz: Reflexive verbs and commands
  • Essay: ¿Quéestánhaciendo?

22- The Day of the Dead

  • Assignment: Mexican Holiday,”The Day of the Dead.”

23- Course Survey

  • Handout: Course Evalution
  • Assignment: Course Survey
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