This week the 6th grade students will continue reading a novel in Spanish, Brandon Brown quiere un perro, by Carol Gaab. Reading is extremely beneficial for language acquisition! This book is meant for language learners and contains many of the high frequency structures students have been acquiring throughout the year.
The 7th grade students begin Unit 4 Lesson 1, in which they will learn how to describe clothing, say what they wear, interact with a salesperson, and more. This week they will also learn how to use the stem-changing verbs querer and preferir to talk about their opinions on clothing.
The 8th grade students will learn phrases for ordering at a restaurant and will begin planning a script for a restaurant skit. They continue to practice the preterite (past) tense of Spanish to talk about what they and others did.
7th Grade – Unit 4 Lesson 1: Let’s Go Shopping!
“Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.” –John Wolfgang von Goethe
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.
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