Welcome to Spanish I (Fall 2016)! Please use this google form to tell me about yourself.
Welcome, Spanish II Spring 2015! Please go to the following website and follow instructions to get on our Remind list (for quizzes, tests, dates, reminders etc.).
The Huffington Post has a nice slideshow for why Americans today should study Spanish specifically.
Also here is a youtube made last Spring by some teachers to assist with the same information.
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.
Deb Roy is a researcher (MIT) who wanted to understand what led to his son’s first word. For those of you even mildly interested in sociolinguistics or the power in and of language, this is a fascinating look at our development.
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?
Record how you do on two of these…
–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 ]
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!).