WLG400: Spanish IV

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.

For a complete list of the materials to be used in this course by your enrolled student, please visit MyInfo. All lists are subject to change at any time.

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 continue to sharpen listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. They learn to express themselves using an ever-increasing vocabulary, present- and past-tense verbs, articles, and adjectives. Grammar is introduced and practiced with a variety of learning styles in mind. Throughout the course, students experience the culture, people, geographical locations, and histories of the Spanish-speaking world.

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Course Length

Two Semesters

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Prerequisites

WLG300: Spanish III (or equivalent)

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Course Outline

SEMESTER ONE

Unit 1: La Gente (People)

  • Skills: describe people, things, and activities they like to do
  • Grammar lessons: compound tense and present perfect tense
  • Cultural topics: historical facts about Spain & lives of Rigoberta Menchú and Antonio Banderas

Unit 2: Los Logros(Achievements)

  • Skills: describe accomplishments, talk about activities that involve uncertainty or doubt, and review the use of numbers
  • Grammar lessons: using subjunctive mood and impersonal expressions
  • Cultural topics: historical facts about Spain

Unit 3: Los Deseos (Wishes and Desires)

  • Skills: students talk about land forms, the environment, and their hopes and desires
  • Grammar lessons: reviewing the many meanings of por and para, and the subjunctive mood
  • Cultural topics: Spanish and Spanish-American history

Unit 4: Actividades (Activities)

  • Skills: students talk about the outdoors, what others want them to do, and what happened by a certain time
  • Grammar lessons: present perfect subjunctive
  • Cultural topics: Spanish and Spanish Conquest history and modern-day events in Spanish-speaking countries

Unit 5: Celebración(Celebrations)

  • Skills: students talk about things that are happening, will happen, and happened in the past, and days and dates
  • Grammar topics: preterit, imperfect, and future tenses
  • Cultural topics: celebrations of holidays in Spanish-speaking countries and Mexican and Conquest history

SEMESTER TWO

Unit 1: Posibilidades (Possibilities)

  • Skills: students talk about future and conditional activities
  • Grammar topics: sequence of tenses and future perfect tense
  • Cultural topics: Puerto Rico and Luis Muñoz Marin

Unit 2: El Pasado (The Past)

  • Skills: students use adverbs, and talk about their past and food
  • Grammar topics: using verbs in the past tense that take on a special meaning and suffix patterns
  • Cultural topics: foods eaten in Latin America, Ana María Matute, and Miguel de Unamuno

Unit 3: Las Artes (The Arts)

  • Skills: students talk about what others have said or asked of them
  • Grammar topics: correct sequencing of tenses for expressing thoughts and conditional statements
  • Cultural topics: fine arts in Spanish-speaking worlds and contemporary and historic artists

Unit 4: Ahora (Current Events)

  • Skills: students talk about electrical items and actions that happen that were not planned
  • Grammar topics: irregular verbs and colloquial expressions
  • Cultural topics: Hispanic culture and Gabriel García Márquez

Unit 5: Se Acaba (Wrap Up and Review)

  • Skills: students talk about how they do things and about others
  • Grammar topics: using relative pronouns
  • Cultural topics: Latin American writers and Hispanic traditions
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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

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