Fluent Speakers

Fluent Speakers

Spanish Fluent Speakers Grade Tabs

Course Description

Sixth-grade Spanish for Fluent Speakers is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the four major language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The goal is to promote an understanding and clear appreciation of the Hispanic culture.

Students learn to carry on advanced conversations, to describe the immediate environment, and to ask and answer questions using grammatically correct phrases and expressions. The focus is primarily to teach beginning Spanish grammar, oral communication, and advanced reading comprehension. By the end of sixth-grade, students apply vocabulary and correct grammar structures in oral and written projects. They explore different kind of texts (legends, short stories, fantasy, and short plays). They will read three books, write book summaries, and present these summaries to the class.  Students engage in technology activities to complement a rich learning environment.

Este es un curso diseñado para estudiantes que son fluentes en español. El objetivo es mejorar las habilidades de comprensión, desarrollo de la escritura, gramática y ortografía, además de conscientizar a cada estudiante en la apreciación de la cultura hispana.  Se hablará español 100% en la clase.  Las estudiantes realizarán prácticas de discusión a nivel básico. Con este curso, se expondrá el uso de la gramática, lecturas literarias y prácticas orales y lecturas literarias. Al final de 6th Grado, las estudiantes aplicarán vocabulario y gramática correctamente en proyectos orales y escritos. Ellas escribir diferentes tipos de textos (leyendas, historias cortas, cuentos de fantasía, historias de horror y obras de teatro cortas).  Leer 3 libros, y escribir los resúmenes correspondientes, exponiéndolos enfrente de la clase.  Las estudiantes tendrán contacto con actividades de tecnología que complementarán un ambiente lleno de aprendizaje y diversión.

Units of Study:

Unit 1: Spanish Origin - El origen del español

Unit 2: Mexican Culture - La cultura mexicana

Unit 3: Immigration - Who am I? Why do people immigrate?

Unit 4: Communication - La comunicación

Unit 5: The Discourse - What are the components from the concrete to the creative language?

Unit 6: Language and Speech and the Application in the Real World

Unit 7: Spanish Plays - Can I Be a Playwright?

Course Description

The seventh-grade Spanish for Fluent Speakers course is designed to introduce students to Latin American and Chicano literature. The main goal is to further develop the students’ writing, reading, and communication skills. The students learn, understand, and practice Spanish grammar by writing responses to their reading assignments and by completing specific grammar and orthographic exercises. They enrich their vocabulary by reading and participating during class discussions. By reading and understanding different points of view and writing styles, students are encouraged to use their creativity to create their own stories and to make connections between the units of study and their immediate world. In addition, students are introduced to aspects of history, geography, and culture of different Latin-American countries.

Units of Study:

Introducción: La fábula

Unit 1: El monstruo en la Literatura:  El Misterio de la Casa Chueca y el bulto color mugre/Francisca y la muerte

Unit 2: Immigration/Mesoamerica: Cajas de Cartón/Senderos Fronterizos

Unit 3: Identity/Latinoamérica: El joven Zorro /La casa en Mango Street

Unit 4: Short Story/ Historietas: Al otro lado del espejo

Course Description

Eighth-grade Spanish for Fluent Speakers course introduces students to both Peninsular and Latin-American literature and has been designed to refine and further develop the students’ proficiency in the Spanish language as well as promote and improve analytic and critical thinking skills. Students learn, understand, and practice Spanish grammar by writing responses to their reading assignments and enrich their vocabulary by reading and participating in class discussions. The main goals of this class are to develop the capacity in each student to familiarize herself with the world beyond her own by critically analyzing different pieces of literature and to impart the understanding that the written word is an orderly reproduction of the writer’s thoughts. Students are encouraged to use their creativity and understanding of the reading assignments to find their own writing style.

Units of Study:

Introduction: The Legend - La llorona (Colonial version) 

Unit 1: Michoacán - Don Juan Tenorio/The Myth

Unit 2: La Fábula - La Ciudad de las Bestias

Unit 3: Identidad - Antes de ser Libres/El reino del dragón de oro

Unit 4: Immigration: A Nation of immigrants/Buscando a Milagros

Unit 5: La Tragedia: Los novios/Los amantes de Teruel

Unit 6: El Caballero andante: Don Quijote de la Mancha

Unit 7: Short Story/Poetry: Calaveras y Huesos/Romance de la Infancia