WLG100: Spanish I

This list is representative of the materials provided or used in this course. Keep in mind that the actual materials used may vary, depending on the school in which you are enrolled, and whether you are taking the course as Independent Study.

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Scope & Sequence : Scope & Sequence documents describe what is covered in a course (the scope) and also the order in which topics are covered (the sequence). These documents list instructional objectives and skills to be mastered. K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

Course Overview

Students begin their introduction to Spanish by focusing on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning, become familiar with common vocabulary terms and phrases, comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns, participate in simple conversations and respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts, analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Spanish-speaking countries, and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

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Course Length

Two Semesters

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Prerequisites

none

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Course Outline

The High School Spanish I course helps students

  • Engage in language learning
  • Master common vocabulary terms and phrases
  • Comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns
  • Participate in simple conversations and respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts
  • Generate language incorporating basic vocabulary and grammar patterns
  • Read, write, speak, and listen for meaning in basic Spanish
  • Analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Spanish-speaking countries
  • Regularly assess progress in proficiency through quizzes, tests, and speaking/writing submissions

Vocabulary Theme

  • Each unit presents a new set of vocabulary words pertaining to a particular theme. Each topic is first presented in context and then the vocabulary is further practiced through a variety of interactive activities and practices. A printable vocabulary list is also provided.

Grammar Concept

  • Each unit introduces a new grammar pattern. The concept is first introduced in a contextualized situation and then presented in a multimedia grammar animation. The concept is then further practiced in several interactive activities throughout the unit. A printable explanation of the pattern is also provided.

Presentation of Culture through Culture Videos

  • In each unit students learn about various cultural aspects (e.g. practices, products, and perspectives) of a Spanish-speaking country through short video presentations.

"Out of Seat" Activities

  • Several times during the year, students are given opportunities to use the language "outside" the course. These are specific assignments directing students to interact in a genuine way with the Spanish language or Spanish-speaking cultures.

Speaking and Writing Activities

  • Students complete speaking and writing activities in each unit. These activities give students a chance to become more familiar with the speaking and writing patterns of Spanish by applying them in communicative situations.

Listening and Reading Comprehension Activities

  • Each unit contains both listening and reading comprehension practices. They are based on the vocabulary, grammar, or culture concepts presented that unit and challenge students to identify the main ideas and significant details of the listening/reading excerpts.

Assessments

  • Listening and reading comprehension quizzes verify that students comprehend the main ideas and/or significant details of target language passages or conversations.
  • Culture comprehension quizzes verify that students have understood important concepts presented in the culture presentations.
  • Unit tests assess students' mastery of the vocabulary words and grammar concepts presented that unit. Each unit test also includes reading and listening comprehension questions and an oral or written assessment.
  • Midterm and Semester Exams are comprehensive in nature. Not only do they assess students' knowledge of the language, but they also assess students' ability to produce the language in a communicative way. Midterms and Semester Exams include both oral and written assessments.

"Life-long Learner" Assignments

  • Each semester students are required to create a plan for incorporating Spanish into their daily lives. They accomplish this by outlining the long-term benefits of learning Spanish, by making goals for what they want to accomplish with their mastery of the language, and by creating a plan for accomplishing their goals.

"Explore" Activities

  • These activities help students develop a more profound understanding of Spanish-speaking countries and cultures.

"Webquest" Activities

  • These special activities provide students the opportunity to link out to authentic sources of language on the Internet. Students are given practical tasks where they must use their language to accomplish the assignment.

Discussion Board Activities

  • There is one discussion board activity in each semester. These activities provide opportunities for students to interact with other students and practice their new language.

Journal

  • Journal assignments allow students to make cultural comparisons, reinforce new vocabulary and grammar patterns, and practice communicating in the language.

Pronunciation

  • Pronunciation lessons are presented in short animation videos. These videos focus on the unique sounds of the language. Follow-up activities throughout the unit provide additional practices for students to improve their pronunciation skills.

Semester 1

Table providing curriculum detail for High School Spanish 1 Semester 1. Navigate on row headings to choose a course topic, then on column headings to find details for each unit.
  Vocabulary Grammar Culture Pronunciation

Unit 1

Greetings

Subject Pronouns

Tú vs. Ud.

Introduction to Mexico

None

Unit 2

School

Alphabet

Nouns (singular and plural, gender, agreement)

Definite Articles

Indefinite Articles

Mexican Schools

 Alphabet

Unit 3

Descriptions

Colors

Adjectives

Rules of Accentuation

Tortillas

None

Unit 4

Countries and Nationalities

Numbers 0-30

Conjugating Verbs

Idioms

Vowel A

Unit 5

Telling time

Adverbs of Frequency

Estar

Negative Sentences

Telling Time

Mexico City

Aztecs

None

Unit 6

Common AR verbs

Coordinating Conjunctions Prepositions

Present Tense AR Verbs

Birthdays in Mexico

Vowel E

Unit 7

Common IR verbs

Common ER verbs

Present Tense IR Verbs

Present Tense ER Verbs

Nezahualcoyotl Poem

None

Unit 8

Days, Months, and Seasons

Numbers 30-100

Question Formation

Giving Dates

Mariachis

Vowel I

Unit 9  Midterm Review and Test

Unit 10

Hobbies and Pastimes

Gustar

Introduction to Spain

Vowel O

Unit 11

Food (part 1)

Possessive Adjectives

Possession Using

Tapas y la sobremesa

None

Unit 12

Food (part 2)

Demonstrative Adjectives

Tortilla y Paella

Vowel U

Unit 13

Family

Two-Verb Combinations

Idioms

None

Unit 14

Places

Ir + a + infinitive

Acabar de

Contractions

History of Spain

H

Unit 15

Animals

Stem-Changing Verbs

Festivals in Spain

None

Unit 16

Shopping

Irregular Present Tense in the "yo" Form

El Quijote

J

Unit 17

Weather Expressions

Hay and "Tener" Expressions

Velásquez

None

Unit 18  Final Review and Test

 

Semester 2

Table providing curriculum detail for High School Spanish 1 Semester 2. Navigate on row headings to choose a course topic, then on column headings to find details for each unit.
  Vocabulary Grammar Culture Pronunciation

Unit 19

Professions

Ordinal Numbers

Introduction to Argentina

None

Unit 20

Clothing

Similar verbs

Asado y chimichurri

Ñ

Unit 21

At Home

Comparatives

Mate

None

Unit 22

Body

Adverbs

Idioms

R

Unit 23

Reflexive Verb List

Reflexive Verbs

Eva Perón

None

Unit 24

Cognates

Numbers 1-1000

Affirmative and Negative words

Natural Wonders of Argentina

RR

Unit 25

Telephone

Direct Object Pronouns

Personal "a"

Martín Fierro

None

Unit 26

On Vacation

Indirect Object Pronouns

Tango

LL

Unit 27  Midterm Review and Test

Unit 28

Directions

Commands - affirmative

Introduction to Puerto Rico

The 2 "G" sounds

Unit 29

Transportation

Commands - negative tú

Arroz con Gandules

None

Unit 30

Medical Words

Commands - pronoun placement

Idioms

GUE & GUI

Unit 31

Sports

Present Progressive

Puerto Rican Festivals

None

Unit 32

Outdoor Activities

Present Progressive with Direct Object Pronouns

Fort San Felipe del Morro

QU

Unit 33

Travel

Preterite AR verbs

Manuel Alonso

None

Unit 34

Computers (part 1)

Preterite ER & IR Verbs

Puerto Rican Music

Z

Unit 35

Computers (part 2)

Review

Places to see in Puerto Rico

None

Unit 36  Final Review and Test
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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling