8-602 Middle School Spanish

Mrs. Hanson

Middle School Spanish Room 602

“Remember the past with gratitude, live the present with enthusiasm, look forward to the future with confidence.”

-St. John Paul II


¡Bienvenidos! Welcome to Middle School Spanish!
Week of 2/21/18

The end of first trimester is Wednesday, March 7th, which is in eleven school days.

This week the 6th grade students continue a new unit (outlined below) to acquire more high frequency verbs through comprehensible reading and storytelling.

The 7th grade students are working through Unit 2 Lesson 2 (unit overview below). This week they will be creating skits and participating in activity stations focused on various modes of communication to apply and put together many of the grammar concepts and vocabulary they have been learning. There is a grammar quiz scheduled for Friday, February 23rd on the verbs estar (to be feeling/located) and ir (to go). A unit test is scheduled for Friday, March 2nd.

8th grade
students are continuing Unit 6 Lesson 1 (unit overview below), in which they are learning how to talk about sports and famous Hispanic athletes. This week they are learning about a famous Hispanic baseball player, practicing interpersonal communication to share information about athletes, and beginning to learn how to use the verbs saber and conocer to say whom and what they know. The eighth graders also continue to read the novel Brandon Brown quiere un perro by Carol Gaab, usually one class period per week.

Unit Overviews 

6th Grade
 – SOMOS Unit 5
Target Structures: goes to, has, is (angry)
Thematic Vocabulary: family members, numbers
Grammar Focus: irregular verbs tener, estar, ir
Culture: Bullfighting

7th Grade
 – Unit 2 Lesson 2: At School
Unit 2 Lesson 2 Overview

8th Grade – Novel Unit: Brandon Brown quiere un perro by Carol Gaab & Unit 6 Lesson 1: What is your favorite sport?
U6L1 Overview
U6L1 I Can Statements

Please see information about the curriculum and helpful resources in the “Class Information & Resources” tab.


 “Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.”  –John Wolfgang von Goethe 

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Middle School Assignments, Grades, and Other Important Information

Please check Educate for assignments and grades. Teachers will enter an “M” in the grade book to indicate if an assignment is missing. Assignment grades will be entered within one week of the assignment due date.


“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” — Nelson Mandela

The curriculum, objectives, and assessments are based on the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, and on our class textbook or SOMOS by Martina Bex of The Comprehensible Classroom.

6th Grade
6th Grade Syllabus
Quizlet SOMOS Unit 5 Practice 1
Quizlet SOMOS 5/TPRS Practice 2
Introductory Spanish Student Resources – Google Slides

7th Grade
7th Grade Syllabus
Avancemos 1A Online Resources (Textbook resources)
Unit (U1L1) Folder of Resources (Google Drive – Epiphany Student Access Only)
U1L1 Student Resources – Google Slides

8th Grade
8th Grade Syllabus
Avancemos 1B Online Resources
High School Spanish I Prep/Review
Unit (U5L1) Folder of Resources (Google Drive – Epiphany Student Access Only)
U5L1 Student Resources – Google Slides


“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.” — Frank Smith 

Room 101/ Class 602
St Gianna Beretta Molla



  1. Updated for the week of 2/21

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