Spanish I Honors
Quarter I: Online Textbook: ¡Qué Chéveré! Unit 1- 2A
Communication: Students will begin to develop their ¨Spanish Superpowers¨ by listening to and imitating useful, conversational Spanish. Then, they will use those words and phrases to construct original conversations and presentations,
communicating in classroom and social contexts and a casual context.
Comparison: Students will compare and contrast etiquette and customs from Latin America with those of their own family.
Connection: Students will sharpen their power of observation by examining the ¨Español You Already Know¨, via cognates and comprehensible input.
Culture: Students will explore the Hispanic influence in the U.S., from past to present, including the world of comic books and superheroes.
Quarter 2: Online Textbook: ¡Qué Chévere! Unidad 2B-3B
Communication: Students will recognize and identify places in a city-town and practice asking for and giving directions in Spanish. Students will learn the power of Spanish present-tense verbs for discussing plans and projects.
Connection: Students will explore various opportunities in our community and state, for connecting with Hispanic businesses and cultural experiences.
Culture, Connection, and Comparison: Students will explore our neighbor to the South, México. They will be ¨invited¨ to specific towns or regions of México for a 10-day visit. Students will get to research lodging, restaurants, entertainment, site-seeing, and the expense for the trip to their city. They will compare-contrast what they find, with familiar locations here. This information will then be shared with the class.
Quarter 3: Online Textbook: ¡Qué Chévere! Unidad 4A-5A
Comunication: Students will utilize Spanish to discuss their families and the fun things they like to do. They will learn to accept and reject invitations to events, based on their preferences and prior commitments. Students will learn how to express their feelings about different types of electronics and technology.
Culture and Connection: Students will use Spanish numbers and new, present-tense verbs to problem-solve and role-play a face-to-face bargaining situation, to try and get the best deal.
Comparison: Students will compare exchange rates and currencies between the U.S. and countries of Latin America.
Quarter 4: Online Textbook: ¡Qué Chévere! Unidad 5B-6A
Communication: Students will develop the ability to describe themselves and others in Spanish, recognize, pronounce, and utilize Spanish months and dates for scheduling their favorite events. They will identify items around the house and discuss recipes and menus from Latin America.
Culture: Student pairs/teams will research the Quinceañera tradition and put together an event proposal for a Quinceañera. They will produce a powerpoint of their event plan to share with the class.