Spanish 1 / Intermediate Week 1-4

TeacherAlexandra Serrano
Subject AreaSpanish 1 and Intermediate
Grade Level8th
Week #1-4
Unit of InstructionPreliminary
Standard(s) Taught

Standards for Learning Spanish

COMMUNICATION

1.1. Interpersonal mode

  • Discuss the context for the lesson.
  • Work in small groups, taking turns repeating expressions.
  • Interview students to gather information and chart the results.
  • Ask and answer questions.
  • Play a verbal game.

1.2. Interpretive mode

  • Demonstrate comprehension by matching,
    true / false, fill-in-the blanks, and / or multiple choice.

1.3. Presentational mode

  • Classify words into groups.
  • Assume the role of the teacher and give directions.

 

CULTURE

2.1. Practices and perspectives

  • Discover differences in syntax between Spanish and English.
  • Discover the way days are organized in a Spanish calendar.
  • Understand how one tells time.

2.2. Products and perspectives

  • Discover Spanish calendars.

CONNECTIONS

3.1. Interdisciplinary connections

  • Reinforce the use of a language learning strategy.
  • Reinforce dictionary skills.
  • Find cognates.
  • Reinforce vocabulary-learning techniques.
  • Reinforce recognition of prefixes and suffixes.

3.2. Viewpoints through language / culture

  • Polite greetings.

COMPARISONS

4.1. Compare languages

  • Compare calendars in Spanish and English.
  • Compare question patterns.
  • Compare classroom commands.
  • Compare greetings and goodbyes.
  • Compare polite expressions.

4.2. Compare cultures

  • Compare classroom cultures.
  • Compare class schedules.
  • Compare expressions in Spain and the Americas.

COMMUNITIES

5.1. Spanish within and beyond the school setting

  • Play a spelling game.
  • Write one’s class schedule.

5.2. Spanish for lifelong learning

  • Reflect on how, with whom, and when one can communicate in Spanish.
  • Make a miniposter.
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Preliminary Unit     

Primeros pasos

Objectives

  • To spell and pronounce Spanish words.
  • To greet and make introductions.
  • To say goodbye and to use certain courtesy phrases.
  • To describe items related to the classroom.
  • To express common classroom phrases.
  • To ask questions.
  • To express days, dates, and certain holidays.
  • To describe class schedules.
  • To describe the weather and the seasons.
  • To explore reasons for learning Spanish.
  • To explore strategies for learning Spanish.
Classroom Activities

Day

Objectives

Sessions

Activities

Time

Standards

Resources / Homework

1

To introduce Español Santillana and the four
pairs and to learn the Spanish alphabet

Introduction

•   Warm-Up: Book orientation

•   Images and functions

Crash Course 1 – Deletrear y pronunciar palabras del español (2–3)

•   Presentation: Spanish alphabet and pronunciations

 

 

 

 

 

1–4

 

5 m.

45 m.

 

 

40 m.

NM 1.1, 1.4, 2.1,  3.7, 4.2, 6.2, 6.4; NH 8.2

Audio

Practice Workbook

2

To introduce oneself and others and to say goodbye

Crash Course 2 – Saludos y presentaciones (4–5)

•   Warm-Up: Independent Starter

•   Presentation: Asking someone’s name, saying one’s name, and making introductions

Crash Course 3 – Despedidas y expresiones de cortesía (6–7)

•   Presentation: Expressions related
to departure

 

 

 

5–7

 

 

 

 

8–10

 

 

5 m.

45 m.

 

 

 

 

40 m.

SL 1.1; NM 2.1, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.6, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2

Practice Workbook

3

To speak about the classroom and to understand classroom actions and to ask questions

Crash Course 4 – El salón de clase
(8–9)

•   Warm-Up: Independent Starter

•   Presentation: Items in a classroom

Crash Course 5 – Expresiones habituales en el salón de clase (10–11)

•   Presentation: Classroom commands

Crash Course 6 – Hacer preguntas (12–13)

•   Presentation: Yes/no questions and question words

 

 

 

11–13

 

14–15

 

 

16–17

 

 

5 m.

30 m.

 

 

30 m.

 

 

25 m.

SL 1.1, 1.3; NM 1.3, 2.1, 2.4, 3.2, 3.7, 4.6, 5.2, 6.2;
NH 8.2

Audio

Practice Workbook

4

To speak about days and special dates and to speak about the school day and to speak about weather

Crash Course 7 – Días y fechas (14–15)

•   Warm-Up: Independent Starter

•   Presentation: Days of the week, months, the calendar format, and special occasions

Crash Course 8 – El horario escolar (16–17)

•   Presentation: Classroom schedules, telling time, and expressing when something happens

Crash Course 9 – El tiempo y las estaciones (18–19)

•   Presentation: Describing the weather

 

 

18–21

 

 

 

 

 

22–27

 

 

27–29

 

5 m.

30 m.

 

 

 

 

 

25 m.

 

 

30 m.

SL 1.1, 1.3, 2.4;

NM 1.2, 2.1, 2.4, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.4, 4.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4, 5.6, 7.2, 8.1; NH 6.1, 7.1, 8.2, 8.3

Audio

Practice Workbook

Tres razones para aprender español (20–21)

El español en el mundo (22–23)

 

5

To assess student proficiency

Estrategias de aprendizaje (24–27)

•   Warm-Up: Independent Starter

•   Presentation: Language-learning strategies

Repaso (28–29)

•   Review

•   Quiz on Crash Courses

 

 

1–7

 

 

1–8

 

5 m.

30 m.

 

 

35 m.

20 m.

SL 1.1, 2.4; NM 1.2, 2.1, 2.4, 3.4, 4.6, 5.1, 6.3, 7.1, 8.1, 8.2, 9.1; NH 2.3, 8.2, 9.1

Practice Workbook

Assignments Due

Workbook up to page 28

Spelling Quiz 

Additional Resources