WLG200: Spanish II

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 their study of Spanish by further expanding their knowledge of key vocabulary topics and grammar concepts. Students not only begin to comprehend listening and reading passages more fully, but they also start to express themselves more meaningfully in both speaking and writing. 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, understand common vocabulary terms and phrases, use a wide range of grammar patterns in their speaking and writing, participate in conversations and respond appropriately to 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. By semester 2, the course is conducted almost entirely in Spanish. 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

WLG100: Spanish I, Middle School Spanish 1 and 2, or equivalent

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Course Outline

The High School Spanish II course helps students

  • Engage in language learning
  • Review and expand their study of common vocabulary topics
  • Gain a deeper understanding of a wide range of grammar patterns
  • Participate in expanded conversations and respond appropriately to a variety of conversational prompts
  • Communicate more meaningfully using correct vocabulary and grammatical structures
  • Read, write, speak, and listen for meaning in 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 4 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

-AR Verbs            

Review of the Present Tense

Present Tense Irregulars

Introduction to Chile

 Vowel A

Unit 2

-ER and -IR Verbs

Review of Preterite Tense

Los Desaparecidos

 

Unit 3

Numbers     

Review of Object Pronouns

La cueca

Vowel E

Unit 4

Food

The Irregular Preterite

Empanadas y completos

 

Unit 5

Health

The Irregular Preterite -Spelling Changes

Idioms

 Vowel I

Unit 6

Family                       

Review of Present Progressive

Literature: Neruda

 

Unit 7

Professions

Present vs. Preterite

Festivals in Chile

Vowel O

Unit 8

Adjectives

Review of Ser vs. Estar

Things To See in Chile

 

Unit 9  Midterm Review and Test

Unit 10

Hobbies and Pastimes

Imperfect

Irregular Imperfect

Introduction to Peru

 

Unit 11

Body

Adverbs and Adjectives

The Incan Civilization

 Vowel U

Unit 12

Holidays and Special Celebrations

Preterite vs. Imperfect

Festivals in Peru

 

Unit 13

At Home

Preterite and Imperfect Meaning Changes

Peruvian Food

Vowel Combinations ia/ io

Unit 14

At School

Hay vs. Había/ Hubo

Literature: Mario Vargas Llosa

The Letter H

Unit 15

Automobiles

Hacer and Time Expressions

La marinera

Letter Combinations ie/iu

Unit 16

In the City

Reflexive Usage –Review and Expansion

Things To See  in Peru

 

Unit 17

Spanish Expressions

Verbs like gustar

Idioms

Letter Combinations ua/uo 

Unit 18  Final Review and Test

 

Semester 2

Table providing curriculum detail for High School Spanish 2 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

Verb Review

Future Tense - Regulars and Irregulars

Introduction Colombia

 

Unit 20

False Cognates

Conditional Tense - Regulars and Irregulars

Traditions and Holidays

 

Unit 21

Nature

Introduction to the Past Participle

Simón Bolívar

The Letter T

Unit 22

Vacation

Passive Voice with Ser

Things To See in Colombia

 

Unit 23

Music

Review of Comparatives and Superlatives

Music in Colombia

The Letter D

Unit 24

Technology      

Review of Possessive Adjectives and Possessive Pronouns

Idioms

 

Unit 25

Measurements

Review of Demonstrative Adjectives and Demonstrative Pronouns

Colombian Food

The Letters B and V

Unit 26

Clothing

Verbs Followed by Prepositions

Literature: Gabriel García Márquez

 

Unit 27  Midterm Review and Test

Unit 28

At Work

Commands

Introduction to Nicaragua

 

Unit 29

Shopping and Money

Usted Commands

Nicaraguan Food

The Letters R & RR

Unit 30

Por and Para Expressions

Introduction to por vs. para

Literature: Rubén Darío

 

Unit 31

Love and Dating 1

Present Perfect

Nicaraguan Festivals

The Letters J & G

Unit 32

Love and Dating 2

Irregular Present Perfect

Things To See in Nicaragua

 

Unit 33

Societal Issues 1

Introduction to the Subjunctive Mood

Poverty in Nicaragua

 The Letter Y

Unit 34

Societal Issues 2

Subjunctive Forms

History in Nicaragua

 

Unit 35

Slang

Integration of All Tenses

Idioms

 The Double L

Unit 36  Final Review and Test
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Lesson Scheduling

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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

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