-Talk about activities you like and do not like
-ask others what they like to do
-understand cultural perspectives on favorite activities
-reading and writing
-asking and answering questions (positively and negatively) – agreement or
-what are infinitives
-music of Spanish-speaking countries
reading on what certain teenagers like to do
-Cultural reading on Spain
-talk about personality traits
-ask and tell what people are like
-identify gender of nouns
-use adjectives to describe people and use the rules for adjective agreement
-talk about familiar objects
-definite and indefinite articles – when to use
-Adelante reading on what different colors reveal
-Cultural reading on the Caribbean
-Cultural perspectives on friendship
-talk about school schedules
-talk about school subjects
-talk about items used in different classes
-identify ordinal numbers
-express opinions about classes
-say which of two things they like more (or
-basic verb conjugation in the present tense for
-Adelante reading on a Spanish school in Costa
-Cultural reading on Mexico
-Cultural perspectives on sports and being a
sports fan (el futbol)
-Spanish-speaking countries and their capitals
-Geography of Latin America and Spain
-How do you talk about activities you do and
don't like to do?
-How do you ask others what they do and don't
like to do?
-How do you agree and disagree with someone?
-What is an infinitive?
-How do you make something negative?
-What is an infinitive?
-How do you talk about personality traits?
-How do you use adjectives to describe people?
-How do you ask and tell what people are like?
-What are definite and indefinite articles?
-What is the correct word order for a Spanish
-How do you talk about school schedules and
-How do you discuss what you do during the school
-How do you conjugate -AR verbs in the present
tense to ask and tell who is doing an action?
-What are the ordinal numbers in Spanish?
-Where are the Spanish-speaking countries of the
-What are they? What are their capitals?
-How does geography influence their culture,
food, exports, housing, etc.
All skills will be taught in the target language,
unless otherwise specified.
Reading-identifying cognates, using cognates to increase
Listening-completing exercise from audio and video sources
Writing- writing short paragraphs to say what they like
to do; a poem to describe themselves; a paragraph about their school day;
following the writing process from brainstorming to a completed paragraph,
express themselves using poetry
Speaking-reading their Diamond poems and dialogues in
will be based on the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Reading and Listening
comprehension exercises from text and workbook
Writing in notebooks and workbooks
Speaking- Oral responses to teacher- generated
questions; listening to paired practice
Chapter tests will
assess reading and writing skills
End-of-chapter projects with grading rubrics assess writing
Rubric to evaluate their
reading of Diamond poems
Textbook audio and video programs
GramActiva video clips.
Audacity recording software.
Audio components and test
Online maps of Latin America
PowerPoint on the Geography of Latin America