Spanish 4

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Credits: 1 

Recommended: Levels 11, 12 (juniors and seniors in high school)

Prerequisite: Spanish 3

Test Prep: CLEP Spanish

Course Description: Students will grow in their ability to speak, write, read, and understand Spanish. Students will work on vocabulary, grammar, and culture while working on these skills. There will be an emphasis on geography along with culture including music and poetry. Skills will include an increase in reading, as well as more technique in writing.

Lesson 1

  1. We will have a forum for responses for some lessons.
    • Get your parents permission and create a forum account.
    • Let us know what email address you registered with, in order to be let into the forum. Do that by filling out this contact form.
    • This will allow all students to participate in conversation in Spanish, even if it is written instead of spoken. It will be moderated by the live Spanish class teacher.
  2. However, we strongly encourage you to sign up for the online class. This is for speaking practice. Classes will begin September 6th (2pm EST).
  3. If you aren’t in the live class, please try to find someone you can converse with in Spanish. This feels like a must at this level.
  4. Be prepared for future assignment directions to be more and more in Spanish instead of English!

El primer día de clase:

  1. Haz. Make a review sheet of troublesome areas and decide on some strategies for improvement. Write down 5 personal goals for Spanish this year on this assignment in the forum.
  2. Organiza. Organize your paperwork from Spanish 1-3, pay close attention to the lessons on food, art, culture, and music.
  3. Busca. Look-up the following vocabulary words using this link.
    • Record up to 15 points for English equivalent; that’s one point for each word
  4. ImprimeEP SP 4 Gradesheet Unit 1.

Lección 2: La pronunciación

  1. Visita. Review the letters c, s & z.
    • Pay close attention to the pronunciations from the different speakers. Make notes about what the differences are and how you can work to imitate the sound.
  2. El abecedario
    1. Visita. Review the names and sounds of the letters of the alphabet. *You may have to repeat this in order to complete the next activity.
    2. Escucha y escribe. Listen to recording and write out the letters you hear. There are 5 words/phrases. Listen as many times as you need and write down with the speaker is spelling. The word “espacio” means space so leave a blank between letters.
    3. Verifica. Verify your answers.
      • Record up to 12 points; one for each word and one for the needed accent.

Lección 3: La pronunciación y los acentos

  1. Escucha. Listen to the video of the story of The Hungry Caterpillar.
  2. Repasa. Review the rules of accents with this link.

Lección 4: La pronunciación

  1. Escucha Listen to the story of The Hungry Caterpillar.  Repeat it several times and pay attention to the pronunciation.  Try to read along out loud.
  2. Responde Respond to the questions on this link. Do not scroll down and look at the answers before you attempt to answer them yourself.
  3. Verifica Verify your answers using this link.
    • Record up to 12 points total. You can score up to 3 pts per sentence.

Lección 5: Los Anuncios

  1. Repasa Review how to say & write the date. Use your notes from previous years or look it up online.
  2. Repasa Review how to say & write the days of the week using this link.
  3. Repasa Review how to say & write your birthdate. Use your notes.
  4. Repasa Review how to say & write important American holidays. Use your notes.
  5. Busca Look-up the vocabulary for the announcements.
    • Record up to 15 points for English equivalent; that’s one point for each word.

Lección 6: Los Anuncios

  1. Escucha Listen to the questions on this video.
  2. Contesta Answer the questions from the video out loud.

Lección 7: Repasar el Presente y el futuro de los verbos AR, ER e IR.

  1. Crea Create a verb chart.
  2. Repasa los verbos regulares en el presente. Review present tense regular verbs.
  3. Repasa los verbos en el futuro. Review future tense verbs.
  4. Conjuga Conjugate fifteen verbs in both the present & future forms.
    • Verifica Verify verbs by using your verb conjugation resource of your choice. I use RAE.ES
    • Record up to 30 points; score one point for each conjugation.

Lección 8: Repaso del Presente y de los verbos irregulares en el futuro.

  1. Practica la conjugación. Practice the conjugations for these verbs in the present tense. This will take time as there are fifty six verbs.
    • When you are finished, record up to 56 points, one for each complete verb.  You have this as homework over the next several days.  Use your own verb chart format to transcribe the verbs.
  2. Conjuga verbos irregulares en el futuro. Conjugate the twelve irregular verbs in the future using your chart. 12 points, one for each completed conjugated verb.

Lección 9: Una lectura sobre la vida de Leonardo G, de México D.F.

  1. Lee Read the following.
  2. Responde Respond to the questions following the reading. (3 pts each question)
  3. Verifica Verify your answers using this link. 12 pts
  4. Responde Write out 3-5 complete sentences in Spanish regarding your morning routine on this assignment in the forum.
    • Record 5 points for at least 3 complete sentences. Score a bonus point for any response to others in a complete sentence. You can get up to 3 points extra credit.

Lección 10: Hacer + que

  1. Lee sobre el verbo hacer. Read the information on expressions of time with the verb HACER.
  2. Completa Answer the questions are the end. 3pts per question.
  3. Verifica sus respuestas. Verify your answers using this link.

Lección 11: Los Números cardinales y ordinales

  1. Lee sobre los números ordinales Read about ordinal numbers using the link.
  2. Completa Complete the exercise at the end.
  3. Verifica. Verify your answers using this link. (18 points total, 3 points per complete sentence.)
  4. Repasa los números 0-30; 30-mil; hasta un millón. Review the numbers 0-million using your notes.
  5. Repasa la fecha. Review the date using your notes.

Lección 12: Símbolos y marcas diacríticas

  1. Aprende sobre símbolos y marcas diacríticas. Learn about accentuation.
  2. Practica la conjugación. Practice the conjugations for these verbs in the present tense. This will take time as there are fifty six verbs. 56 points, one for each complete verb.   Use your own verb chart format to transcribe the verbs. This is the second day to complete the homework from Day 8.

Lección 13: Comprensión auditiva

  1. Escucha la entrevista. Listen to the interview with Leonardo.
  2. Responde  a ¿Cómo es el día de Leonardo?
    • Respondan oralmente a la pregunta. Respond to the question out loud with a minimum of 3-5 original sentences.

Lección 14: La Geografía

  1. Busca el vocabulario para la geografía.
    • Write the words and English equivalents.
    • Record up to 30 points for English equivalents; that’s one point for each word.
  2. Repasa las capitales y las nacionalidades de los países de habla hispana. Review this list of capitals and nationalities using this vocabulary from Spanish 1, focus on page 5.

Lección 15: Latinoamérica: Puerto Rico

  1. Investiga a Puerto Rico. Investigate Puerto Rico using your own resources. I suggest the World Factbook. Look for information about the natural resources, music and musical instruments, form of government and indigenous people groups.  Of course, look for information on your points of interests as well.
  2. Escribe un párrafo en español. 3-5 frases completas por párrafo.
    • Write a paragraph, 3-5 sentences, in Spanish.
    • Record up to 9 points, 3 points per sentence, 3 sentence minimum for each paragraphs.
  3. Comparte Share 3 fun facts about Puerto Rico in this assignment in the forum.
    • Record 5 points for at least 3 complete sentences.

Lección 16: Las interrogativas

  1. Repasen las interrogativas. Review question words.
  2. Escribe una pregunta original usando cada interrogativa.
    • Write an original question using each interrogative.
    • Record up to 24 points, 3 points for each question.

Lección 17: Expresiones idiomáticas  GA Virtual Idioms & Proverbs

This section will help with using highly cultural phrases. Great for AP/CLEP exams. Make a note to use them when you can in written and oral projects.

  1. Estudia las expresiones. (Study the expressions on the top portion under Idioms.)
  2. Completa el ejercicio. Complete the matching activity.
    • 10 points
  3. Escoje Choose 3 idioms and write 1-2 complete sentences. THIS IS IN LIEU OF IDIOM QUIZ ON LINK.
    • 9 points, 2 per idiom and 3 for at least one complete sentence

Lección 18: Proverbios GA Virtual Idioms & Proverbs

This section will help with using highly cultural phrases. Great for AP/CLEP exams.  Make a note to use them when you can in written and oral projects.

  1. Estudia las expresiones. (Study the expressions on the bottom portion under Proverbs.)
  2. Completa el ejercicio.  Complete the matching activity.
    • 10 puntos
  3. Escoje 3 expresiones y escriban un párrafo por cada una.
    • Choose 3 idioms and write 1-2 complete sentences.
    • 9 points (2 points per idiom and 3 points for at least one complete sentence)

Lección 19: Expresiones idiomáticas GA Virtual

This section will help with using highly cultural phrases. Great for AP/CLEP exams.  Make a note to use them when you can in written and oral projects.

  1. Estudia las expresiones. (Study the expressions on the top portion under idiomatic expresssions.)
  2. Completa el ejercicio. Complete the matching activity.
    • 5 puntos
  3. Escoje Choose 3 idioms and write 1-2 complete sentences.
    • 9 points

Lección 20: Proverbios  y Dichos GA Virtual

This section will help with using highly cultural phrases. Great for AP/CLEP exams.  Make a note to use them when you can in written and oral projects.

  1. Estudia las expresiones. Study the expressions in the lower portion under Proverbios.
  2. Completa el ejercicio.
    • 5 puntos (Complete the activity.)
  3. Escoje  Choose 3 idioms and write 1-2 complete sentences.
    • 9 points

Lección 21: El presente simple EXAMENES

  1. Toma los examencitos sobre el presente simple. Take the Mini-test for each section. Each mini-test has 10 points.  Keep  track  of  your  scores.
    1. verbos de cambio e>ie
    2. verbos de cambio e>i
    3. verbos de cambio o>ue
    4. verbos regulares I
    5. verbos regulares II
    6. verbos regulares III
  2. Record up to 60 puntos.

Lección 22: El futuro EXAMEN

  1. Toma el examencito sobre el futuro. Take the Mini-test for the future tense.
  2. Record up to 10 puntos.

Lección 23: La lectura

  1. Lee el párrafo.  Read the paragraph using this link.
  2. Crea. Create a summary of 3-5 complete sentences in Spanish about this reading.
    • 9 puntos, 3 puntos por cada frase completa

Lección 24: Repaso

  1. Repasa el vocabulario.  Review the vocabulary over this unit.
  2. Repasa los verbos. Review the verbs and their conjugations.

Lección 25: Auditiva El Páramo

  1. This audio link is talking about the harsh ecological region within the Andes mountain range and the animals, plants and people who inhabit the area.
  2. Listen to the audio several times without looking at the transcript.  How many words and numbers can you pick out?
  3. Investiga. Investigate the Rocky Mountain range in the US.  Use the National Park Service website or other resources.  Find out about the animals, plants and people who inhabit the area.
  4. Comparte.  Share 3-5 sentences in Spanish about the information you learned studying the Rocky Mountain range.
    • Record 5 points for at least 3 complete sentences. Score a bonus point for any response to others in a complete sentence. You can get up to 3 points extra credit.

Lección 26: Un anuncio para Puerto Rico

  1. Crea. Create a commercial (45-60 secs) for the department of Tourism of Puerto Rico.  Write a 15 sentence script on one aspect of interest.  Choose music, geography, architecture or food to highlight from your working knowledge of Puerto Rico.  You may have to research more details. You will record it on days 28 & 29.
    1. Remember to use verbs in at least two different tenses. (present being one)
    2. You can use 1-3 sentences as general information regarding Puerto Rico.
    3. Record 3 points for each complete sentence. 45 points Total

Lección 27: Un anuncio para Puerto Rico

  1. Crea. Create a commercial (45-60 secs) for the department of Tourism of Puerto Rico.  Write a 15 sentence script on one aspect of interest.  Choose music, geography, architecture or food to highlight from your working knowledge of Puerto Rico.  You may have to research more details. You will record it on days 28 & 29.
    1. Remember to use verbs in at least two different tenses. (present being one)
    2. You can use 1-3 sentences as general information regarding Puerto Rico.
    3. Record 3 points for each complete sentence. 45 points Total

Lección 28: Un anuncio para Puerto Rico

  1. Crea. Record the commercial or present it live to an audience.  Speak clearly. Time yourself to make sure it is a minimum of 45 seconds long. You will have 3 days to work on this part.
    1. Consider using music either composed by you or by a Puerto Rican artist. (Credit artist at end of commercial.)
    2. Record a total 15 points for fluid delivery and clear pronunciation.

Lección 29: Un anuncio para Puerto Rico

  1. Crea. Record the commercial or present it live to an audience.  Speak clearly. Time yourself to make sure it is a minimum of 45 seconds long. You will have 3 days to work on this part.
    1. Consider using music either composed by you or by a Puerto Rican artist. (Credit artist at end of commercial.)
    2. Record a total 15 points for fluid delivery and clear pronunciation.

Lección 30: Un anuncio para Puerto Rico

  1. Crea. Record the commercial or present it live to an audience.  Speak clearly. Time yourself to make sure it is a minimum of 45 seconds long. You will have 3 days to work on this part.
    1. Consider using music either composed by you or by a Puerto Rican artist. (Credit artist at end of commercial.)
    2. Record a total 15 points for fluid delivery and clear pronunciation.

Unidad 2 La República Dominicana

Lección 31: El vocabulario

  1. Busca las siguientes palabras de vocabulario. (Look-up the following vocabulary words.)  * 40 points for English equivalent, that is one point for each word.  Scroll down the page.
  2. Practica el vocabulario diciendo cada palabra en voz alta. (Practice the vocabulary by saying each word out loud.) 
  3. Escribe una frase completa o pregunta usando 10 palabra del vocabulario. *30 puntos (Write a complete sentence or question using 10 of the vocabulary words. 3 points for each complete sentence. Remember to have a subject and conjugated verb.)

Lección 32: Expresiones con ESTAR

  1. Repasa las expresiones con el verbo ESTAR
    1. expresiones idiomáticas
    2. el tiempo
    3. las emociones
  2. Escribe. Write 3-5 sentences about the current weather where you live.  Use the expressions with ESTAR. Remember they can be negative statements. Up to 15 points. (3 points for each complete sentence.)

Lección 33: El vocabulario

  1. Escucha. Listen to the vocabulario.
  2. Escribe una frase completa o pregunta usando 10 palabras más del vocabulario. *30 puntos (Write a complete sentence or question using 10 more words from the vocabulary list Lesson 31. 3 points for each complete sentence. Remember to have a subject and conjugated verb.)
  3. Escribe. Write 3-5 sentences about how you feel or have felt.  Use the expressions with ESTAR for emotions and use expressions of time to set it in the present or past tenses. Remember they can be negative statements. Up to 15 points. (3 points for each complete sentence.)

Lección 34:  La Gramática

  1. Repasa las interrogativas un poco más.
  2. Completa la actividad. *17 puntos
  3. Repasa el presente progresivo.
  4. Completa la actividad. * 10 puntos
  5. Repasa el condicional.
  6. Completa el examencito. *10 puntos

Lección 35: La República Dominicana

  1. Investiga a La República Dominicana. Investigate the Dominican Republic using your own resources. I suggest the World Factbook. Look for information about the natural resources, music and musical instruments, form of government and indigenous people groups.  Of course, look for information on your points of interests as well.
  2. Comparte. Share 3 fun facts about the Dominican Republic in this assignment in the forum.
    • Record 5 points for at least 3 complete sentences.
  3. Responde. Responde a la pregunta con un párrafo de 3-5 frases completas usando el condicional. *15 puntos (Respond to the question with a 3-5 parragraph

Si tienes la oportunidad de hablar con el presidente de la República Dominicana, ¿qué diría?

This WILL BE a 180-day course. It will be posted in units. We want students to be at the same section of the course so that they can participate in the forum and live class.

 

Updated 10/12/21 1:47pm EST