Why Standards Help

We need to know where we are heading as learners and teachers so we have State Standards. Not everyone appreciates various incarnations of them, but overall they seem to be a good idea. Otherwise, we could end up like this fellow.

Spanish I Chp 2 Computer activities EC

Textbook online:

Print yourself the handouts of vocab from our book (in case that’s your only reason for toting that book): http://www.phschool.com/atschool/realidades/pdfs/repaso/L1_Capitulo_2A.pdf and http://www.phschool.com/atschool/realidades/pdfs/repaso/L1_Capitulo_2B.pdf

Do a little review with your book: http://www.phschool.com/atschool/realidades/animated_verbs/Realidades-Grammar-LV1.htm (pick topics)  What did you learn?


Practice vocab while you’re at it!: http://www.phschool.com/webcodes10/index.cfm?wcprefix=jcd&wcsuffix=0211&area=view or http://www.phschool.com/webcodes10/index.cfm?wcprefix=jcd&wcsuffix=0212&area=view How did you do?  What did you learn?


Practice “estar”: http://www.phschool.com/webcodes10/index.cfm?wcprefix=jcd&wcsuffix=0214&area=view How did you do?  What did you pick up here?


Let’s look at an online school unit:

http://www.linguasnet.com/lessons/home_es.html Experiment with it and record anything useful.



Try this activity using a panoramic visual (you might have to download quicktime—go for it).  http://www.colby.edu/~bknelson/SLC/prepositions.php  How did you do?


Play wheel of fortune with http://www.espanol-extra.co.uk/spxmflgames/spwofdirections.htm How did that go?




Let’s review at http://www.languageguide.org/spanish/vocabulary/colors/ or http://www.slideshare.net/cmcraft/colors-in-spanish/


Record how you do on two of these…

–Wordsearch http://www.espanol-extra.co.uk/spxmflgames/spwscolours.htm

–Treasure Hunt http://www.espanol-extra.co.uk/spxmflgames/spthcolours.htm

[Like these games?  They have more (for other topics too) at http://www.espanol-extra.co.uk/spxmflgames/spxmflgamesintro.htm ]

http://www.quia.com/jg/280547.html (menu)


Verb Conjugation: extending to –er and –ir  verbs:

Use http://www.spaleon.com/pres.php?ids=3,6,9,11,18,24,53,42,46,50 as an activity to learn the endings for –er and –ir verbs.  What are they?  Draw the six boxes for each.



Variety of grammar and vocab:

Work with Dr. Lemon’s opportunities here. http://www.drlemon.com/Grammar101.html  What could you use later from her site?


How about some verb action (along with other grammar choices)? Find something helpful here. http://www.spanish-kit.net/grammar/index.php  What did you pick up here?

Scroll through http://www.ielanguages.com/spanish1.html and write down one area/topic you could use (include all info!).