NSHS-B5 Celebrations and Cooking
Novice high proficiency goal
I will be able to:
NSHS-B1 Unit Overview
Essential Question

What are some celebrations and traditional foods from Spanish-speaking countries, and how do these reflect the unique cultures of those places?

Key Vocabulary
Assessments and Rubrics
NSHS-B1 Unit Overview

Proyecto: Una receta de mi país

Grammar targets
Learning Targets


  • Order in a restaurant

  • Talk about how food tastes

  • Talk about your diet

  • Describe the preparation of food

  • Talk about celebrations that you've experienced

  • Talk about plans

  • Talk about past holidays

  • Talk about preparing for a party

  • Greet, introduce others, and say goodbye

Unit Stamps for students
Textbook Resources
Insectos comestibles
Music videos
Video stories from the fabulous Señor Wooly
¡Qué asco! by Señor Wooly

¡Qué asco! by Señor Wooly - Stills - Vocabulary

¡Qué asco! - fan video

PAN by Señor Wooly
Cultural Comparisons

Comparaciones culturales: ¡Qué delicioso! - English - Spanish

Worksheet Vocabulario: Mate, yerba mate, bombilla, compartir

Spanish Proficiency Exercises

Excellent speaking examples for study and for practice. You are given the video, the transcript, vocabulary lists, and more. Great for getting ready for the Speaking Test!

Describe how you would go about preparing dinner for friends.

Order a simple meal.

Talk about your favorite restaurant.


World Language Standards for Oregon

Learners proficient at NOVICE HIGH can use the target language and cultural knowledge to understand, exchange, and present information about familiar topics in everyday contexts using a variety of rehearsed or memorized words and phrases with attempts at creating simple, original sentences and questions.

WICOR Strategies


Textbook activities, workbook pages, taking notes, writing acronyms using adjectives


Discussion of essential question, cognates, question games


Quizzing, picture file, reading with partners


Discussion of word order and sentence structure, practicing with conjugation cards


Read culture sections, book activities, children’s books, tongue twisters

Restaurants and Cooking

I can identify popular holidays and related activities in Spanish- speaking countries. (DOK1)

I can identify common celebrations and related activities in written and spoken texts. (DOK2)

I can determine how people celebrated different holidays and events in written and spoken texts. (DOK3)

I can write and talk about celebrations from my childhood using the imperfect. (DOK4)

I can explain what each member of my family did to celebrate my favorite holiday when I was a child. (DOK4)

I can use direct and indirect object pronouns to explain the exchange of gifts. (DOK4)

I can use the impersonal se to explain how a specific holiday is celebrated in a particular Spanish-speaking country using visual support. (DOK4)

I can ask someone how they celebrated various holidays when they were young. (DOK2)

I can answer questions about how I celebrated holidays as a child. (DOK1)

Recursos - OneDrive

NSHS-B5a Crossreference B05 (Realidades L1-5A, L2-4B, L2-7A), old NSHS-B5

Recursos - Onedrive

NSHS-B5b Crossreference A12, MHS-B2, old NSHS-6a (Realidades L1-5B)