Week of
Unit Focus
Key Learning
Essential Question

8/31
Geography of Latin America
Many countries form Latin America.
Where are the Spanish-speaking countries?






9/7
Spanish, the language, and Hispanic influence in the United States
Latin-American people and culture have influenced the United States by giving their language and other great accomplishments.
How has Latin America influenced the United States?





9/14
Courtesy
(Gestures, greeting expressions, body language)
Body language and gestures go hand in hand with speaking Spanish, especially when greeting people.
How are the gestures of a Latin- American when greeting people different from the gestures of people from the United States?




9/21
The Hispanic alphabet
Most of the letters in the Spanish alphabet have one sound.
What do you need to take into account when saying the Spanish alphabet?






9/28
Spanish Names
People from Latin America include the father’s and the mother’s last name as part of their own name.
How do I recognize a boy’s and a girl’s name?




10/5
Spanish calendar
(Days and months, weather and seasons)
The Spanish calendar begins its week with Monday.
What similarities exist in the Spanish and the English calendar?




10/12
Latin American Schools
The students of Spanish speaking countries have a more diverse curriculum.
How are the Latin-American schools similar and different from the Schools in the United States?




10/19
DSTP



10/26
Leisure activities
Latinos have similar hobbies as the people from the United States.

What do Latinos do for fun?






11/2
Famous people
and professions
There are many Latinos that have influenced the culture of the USA.
Who are the famous Latinos and how have they impacted the culture of the United States?







11/9
Family traditions and celebrations
Latin American families are very close and they include every member.
How are the family traditions of Latin America similar to those of families in the U.S.?






11/16
Friendship
In Latin America, to be considered a true friend you must have known the person for many years.
Who do you consider your best friend?







11/23
Thanksgiving in Latin-America

How is Thanksgiving celebrated in Latin America?






11/30
Hispanic meals and meal time
The gastronomy of Latin America varies per region.
What are the eating habits of Latin America?




etiquette

12/7
Taste of Latin America
The ingredients used to cook meals in Latin America are very similar to those used in the US; they vary in the amount and the mixture.
Have you tried Latin American food?







12/14
Christmas in Latin America
Being with family is a very important aspect of celebrating Christmas in Latin America.
What are the traditions of Latin America when celebrating Christmas?






12/21
Winter Break



12/28
Winter Break



1/4
Traveling + places
Latin American countries have something to offer to everyone.
Why should I visit Latin America?





1/11
Music & Fiesta
In order to dance to Latin American music you need to be prepared to move fast, move your hips, and legs a lot.
Do you know how to dance to Latin American music?












=|| Week of || Unit Focus || Key Learning || Essential Question || Tasks || || 8/31 || Geography of Latin America || Many countries form Latin America. ||
Where are the Spanish-speaking countries?
  1. Complete map of "Latinoamerica"

  1. Color and Label Countries & capitals

9/7
Spanish, the language, and Hispanic influence in the United States
Latin-American people and culture have influenced the United States by giving their language and other great accomplishments.
How has Latin America influenced the United States? || # Learn the Spanish alphabet

  1. View and discuss video about the people and culture of Latin America.
  2. Practica:
    el alfabeto,alfabeto2, more practice

9/14
Courtesy
(Gestures, greeting expressions, body language) || Body language and gestures go hand in hand with speaking Spanish, especially when greeting people. ||
How are the gestures of Latin- American when greeting people different from the gestures of people from the United States? || # Learn and practice greeting etiquette
  1. Present a conversation where you and your partner greet each other in Spanish with
  2. Practica Greetings (1. click on Español to your left and 2. Click on Unidad 1); more practice, quiz || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || || La escuela, los numeros y el calendario
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Meta

Learn vocabulary related to school, numbers, and days of the week/months of the year
Describe your classroom and your school; say how many there is/are

Actividades

5/4-5/8

  1. View video about how the Spanish calendar is formed
  2. Copy vocabulary related to the calendar located on pages 354-355 & 360-361
  3. See list of terms for el calendario y mas
  4. Complete several activities related to the calendar los dias-the days los meses-the months los años-the yearsy más
  5. Take quiz on el calendario and place the days of the week in order

4/20-5/1

  1. Proyecto: Write a paragraph about your school and include numbers (see instructions)
  2. Visit the computer lab to practice all the vocabulary learned:
    1. Practica. Classroom objects;mas; prueba & extra credito
    2. Learn the use of definite and indefinite articles; mucha practica
    3. Begin learning about numbers, mas... and the time (0-20) (10, 20, 30, 40 ...)
    4. Practice numbers ; take quiz, quiz2
    5. This website contains many different activities about the calendar and more.

3/30- 4/9

  1. Learn how to recognize numbers in Spanish (different activities)
  2. Copy los numeros pages 151 & complete activities located on pages 152, 153, & 154 (other activities from the book will be assigned)
  3. Learn a number song
  4. Cultura. Discuss Los quince celebration (pages 168-169.
  5. Quiz on numbers and classroom objects

3/23-3/27

  1. Copy school related vocabulario pages 75-77
  2. Play bingo to practice voc.
  3. Match classroom voc. with pictures and school voc. with floor plan
  4. Project: El plano del colegio Delmar. Create a floor plan of your school
    1. Sketch your school floor plan
    2. Label the different rooms
    3. Select your favorite classroom and label every classroom object used in the instruction and learning
    4. Be creative; add pictures, color, and more...

La familia



Meta

Learn family nouns in Spanish
Talk about family members and families in Latin-America

Actividades


3/16-3/20

  1. Begin Es Mi Vida Book. See instructions
  2. Mi familia. Personalize paragraph located on page 62
    1. Rough copy due this week
  3. Study for quiz on Mi familia chapter

3/9-3/13. Talk about family members and Latin-American families

  1. Wacth video about family nouns
  2. Present family picture/s
  3. Complete la familia de Pablo worksheet
  4. Tarea (HW). Complete puzzle worsheet

3/2-3/6. Complete the following activities (computer Lab):

  1. Copy family nouns
  2. Learn family member nouns in Spanish; La familia 1 & 2
  3. Complete activity with family vocabulary; más
  4. Pronunciation (click on Spanish and scroll down to find la familia,) más, más
  5. Culture. See photos of Latin American families; la familia de la Sra. Matos

La semanda del 2/17-2/20

Meta
Learn how to greet in Spanish
Review the the use of el/la
Actividades

La semana del 12/8-12/12

Meta


Actividades

    • Describe which professions you and your classmate would like to have when you grow up.
    • Use bingo cards to practice professions; guess them.
    • Learn pronouns and use them to describe family professions. Copy pronouns (page 234) and complete activites C & D.
    • Culture. Read Los Clavadistas and answer the questions on quick quiz (pages 244 & 245)

La semana del 12/1-12/5

Meta/Goal

To learn the names of professions in Spanish

Actividades


La semana del 11/29-11/30

Meta/Goal

Lear how to tell time in Spanish

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Actividades

    • Review vocabulary related to telling time
    • Complete activities pgs. 287-291
    • Play games to practice time


La semana del 11/7-11/21

Meta/Goal

Learn how to count numbers 1-30. Review the use of definite and indefinite articles

Actividades

    • Discuss the use of articles. Complete page 89-J
    • Lectura. Read El salón de español page 81; personalize pargraph
    • Learn numbers 1-30 page 151; copy and translate
    • Tarea. Complete activities located on pages 152-153 A & B
    • Culture. What Shift Am I In? pag 95; answer questions on page 96-Quick Quiz

La semana del 11/3-11/7

Meta/Goal

Learn classroom nouns and expressions, and the use of definite and indefinite articles.

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Actividades


La semana del 10/01

Meta/Goal

Review Spanish pronunciation and greetings.
Introduce few family nouns

Actividades


Visit the follwoing websites to complete the different activities:

    1. el alfabeto,alfabeto2, more practice
    2. Greetings (1. click on Español to your left and 2. Click on Unidad 1); more practice, quiz
    3. Learn family member nouns in Spanish; La familia 1 & 2
    4. Pronunciation (click on Spnish and scroll down to find la familia,) más, más
    5. Complete activity with family vocabulary; más
    6. Culture. See photos of Latin American families

La semana del 9/2-9/5

Meta/Goal

Learn about Latin American Countries and capitals

Actividades


    1. Complete map of "Latinoamerica"
    2. Countries & capitlas quiz on Friday

La semana del 4/7-4/11

Actividades

    • View Voicethread of Mrs Matos's family
    • Complete communicative activity (La familia de Carlos)
    • Complete homework (wordsheet with voc.)
    • Quiz. Family vocabulary
    • Continue to present family photos

La semana del 3/31-4/4

Actividades

    • Continue to practice family nouns
    • Finish family project and present (see instructions; projects are like test)
    • Listen to Podcast about family nouns
    • Present family photos

La semana del 3/17-3/20

Actividades

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La semana del 3/10-3/14

Actividades

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    • DSTP Testing

La semana del 3/3-3/7

Actividades

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    • DSTP Testing

La Semana del 2/25-2/29

Actividades

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    • Complete page 52,53 activities F & G in textboook
    • View powerpoint presentation to review greetings in Spanish
    • In groups of 2 create conversation to present in front of class
    • Complete pages 56,57 in class

La semana del 2/19-2/22

Actividades

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    • Complete "Los Saludos" worksheet (front and back)
    • Copy Vocab for Chapter 2 in notebooks
    • Homework: "La geografia" and study for countries and capitals quiz on next day

La semana del 2/11-2/15

Actividades

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La semana del 1/21-1/25

¡Bienvenidos! Welcome new group!

Actividades

    • Discuss classroom procedures, rules, syllabus... and more
    • Students will learn classroom to be in class
    • Culture. Learn about Latin American countries

La semana del 1/3-1/17

Actividades

    • General review. Practice all the vocabulary learned
    • Complete several activities and wordsheet to reveiw grammar as well
    • Visit the computer lab to take Final test on Monday 1/14 (a-day) and Wednesday 1/16 (b-day). Test on Alphabet, numbers, adjectives, un/una, el/la, classroom objects... Test (general), Test 1,(greetings) Test 2(classroom objects)

La semana del 12/17-12/20

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    • Lear about Christmas in Latin-America
    • Culture. Learn how to sing Christmas songs in Spanish; go Christmas caroling
    • ¡Feliz Navidad y Prόspero Año 2008!

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La semana del 12/17-12/20

Actividades

    • Continue to learn Ar verbs; complete wordsheet
    • Complete homework pages 108-109
    • Quiz on Ar verbs

La semana del 12/10-12/14

Actividades

La semana del 12/3-12/7

Actividades


La semana del 11/26-11/30

Actividades

    • Introduce action words in Spanish
    • Copy vocabulary located on pages 98-101
    • Use dictionary to find action words- act out those words
    • Play charades to practice vocabulary

La semana del 11/20-11/23

Actividades

    • Cultura. Learn how El día de acción de gracias (Thanksgiving) is celebrated in Latinoamerica
    • ¡Feliz El Día de acción de gracias! (off 11/21-11/23)

La semana del 11/12-11/16

Actividades

    • Learn song with numbers;
    • complete activities located on pgs 160-161 (I - K)
    • Practice numbers ; take quiz, quiz2

La semana del 11/5-11/9

Actividades

    • Lectura. Reading in Spanish time! Students read and answer questions (pg 89-90)
    • Personalize and present conversation (pg 90-91)
    • Begin learning about numbers, mas... and the time (0-20) (10, 20, 30, 40 ...)

La semana del 10/29-11/02

Actividades

    • Quiz on definite and indefinite articles
    • Computer day. Practice vocabulary, expressions... learned
    • Cultura. El dia de los muertos. Students learn about a Mexican holiday called the Day of the dead

La semana del 10/ 22-10/26

Actividades

    • Learn the use of definite and indefinite articles; practica (click Espanol, select Unidad 2
    • Complete exercises pgs, 84 (F) & 86 (G)
    • Lectura. Read and discuss pg 81
    • Cultura. Learn about The Carribean Islands (Spanish speaking countries)

La semana del 10/15-10/19

Actividades

    • Students will practice with the names of classroom objects-clip art + flashcards
    • Play Bingo to review voc.
    • Complete activities from book (See pages ...)

La semana del 10/8-10/11

Actividades

    • Complete activity with family vocabulary (computer lab); mas
    • Finish family project and turn in + complete quiz
    • Learn the names of classroom objects;prueba
    • Culture. Because this month is Hispanic Heritage month, learn how to dance the music from Latin-America