Class Supplies 2014

Binder or Folder–These are completely optional.  I will be posting handouts and vocab online, so students may access those as they need them.  If your student feels more comfortable with a folder or binder, that is completely fine.

1 Pair Ear Buds–Any brand is fine.  Students will store these in my room all year long in a sandwich bag with their name on it.  Students will be able to take them home at the end of the year.

2 Pads White Sketch Paper–9 in x 12 in 50 sheets from Office Depot

1 Pkg Crayola Marker (Boys)

1 Pkg Colored Pencils (Girls)

**We periodically make paper slide videos that require the art supplies I am asking you to purchase.  The markers, colored pencils and paper will be stored in my room to be made available to students for use in illustrating their slides for their videos.

Week of March 30th thru April 3rd

Objective:  Students will use prior knowledge and new vocabulary to communicate in the target language while discussing the story “Ruidos en la Noche.”

Monday:  Introduce new vocabulary for the story; use photo prompts for students to associate vocab with an image; use verbs to communicate about a crime

Tuesday:  Warm-Up 4-1 with verbs and vocab from the story; personalization activity where students will answer questions about a hypothetical crime; verb game

Wednesday:  Most students will be taking EOC exams; no assignment

Thursday:  Warm-Up 4-2; begin story-asking activity for setting the stage of story; verb game

Friday:  Early release so we will just review verbs and play short version of verb game

Materials:  pen/paper/vocab–student participation; students will need to be ready to participate in speaking activities in class

Evaluation:  Formative:  Warm-up 4-1, 4-2; class discussion with speaking practice during personalization activity and verb games–No summative assessment this week other than students feedback about what they learned throughout the week on a Google Form

TEKS: b01.A.01, 01.A.02, 03; 01.A.04,05


Week of March 23rd thru March 27th 2015

Objective:  Students will use prior knowledge and vocabulary to communicate about actions in the past.  Students will use the story “La Madre de Jason” to practice narrating a story in past tense.

Monday:  Practice retelling the story using illustrated storyboards; Practice the first three boxes of storyboard with me

Tuesday:  Practice retelling story with a partner; Participate in game with discussion questions from the story; practice first 4 squares of story with me

Wednesday:  Practice retelling story with partner; translation activity; practice entire story with me

Thursday:  No assignments because of early dismissal; I would encourage every student to practice his/her story retell with storyboard in preparation for speaking test on Friday; I have assigned flashcards with sentences from the story to the quizlet class; I highly recommend that students listen to the sentences

Friday:  Story retell speaking test

Materials:  pen/pencil/storyboards

Evaluation:  Formative–practice w/partner & practice with me each day  Summative:  Speaking test

TEKS: b01.A.01, 01.A.02, 03; 01.A.04,05

Week of March 16th thru March 20th 2015

Objective:  Students will use prior vocab to communicate about activities in the past via written, speaking, reading and listening activities in the target language. Students will communicate in the target language about the story “La Madre de Jason.”

Monday:  Read the short story “La Madre de Jason” and check for comprehension; Begin storyboard sketches for retelling the story

Tuesday:  Warm-Up Questions on the story; Complete sketches for storyboard

Wednesday:  Warm-Up Questions on the story; Verb practice activity; Story Order Activity; Begin practice for retelling the story

Thursday:  Warm-Up Questions on the story; Vote with your feet activity; Verb practice activity; Practice retelling with partner

Friday:  Retell story using storyboard prompts; Blog post assignment

Materials: Story, sketchpad, markers/colored pencils/pen/pencils/computer/blogs

Evaluation: formative–Tues & Wed warm-up questions, story retelling practice  summative–Friday retell and blog post

TEKS: b01.A.01, 01.A.02, 03; 01.A.04,05


Week of March 2nd thru March 6th 2015

Objective:  Students will use preterite tense to discuss and write about past actions.

Monday:  Identify errors and make corrections from story El Viaje de Puerto Rico

Tuesday:  Research Martes el trece and write a two paragraph summary of finding including documentation of sources

Wednesday:  Speaking activity over Martes el trece

Thursday:  Speaking activity over El Viaje a Puerto Rico

Friday:  Speaking activity game over both Martes el trece and El Viaje a Puerto Rico

Materials:  Story of Martes el trece, Story of El Viaje a Puerto Rico, Paper, Pencil, Phones, iPads, Google Drive app

TEKS: b01.A.01, 01.A.02, 03; 01.A.04,05

Martes el trece Practice

I have looked over your assignments from yesterday on the reading, and I have found a few issues.  I am going to give you the five questions that were most troublesome for everyone.  Please pay attention to what the question is asking.  Then, I am going to give you the answer to the question in English, and I would like for you to translate the answer to Spanish.  To do this assignment, you will need to do the following:

  • Log in to your blog; remember that is first initial, last name EX:
  • Create a new post titled Martes el trece #1
  • You will need to look at the questions below and make certain you know what the question is asking
  • Then, look at the English answer below the question
  • Translate the answer into Spanish on your post
  • Please copy both the question and the answer I give your post
  • Type your translation of the answer underneath the original question and answer

**Your work is due by 10:00 pm tonight; however, since you have a quiz tomorrow over the story, I would encourage you to get your work in as early as possible so I can look over it and submit comments back to you about anything you need to rethink.  I will leave my suggestions in the comment sections of your post.  It will be your responsibility to check your post to see if you need to make changes.  If you have any questions, you may email me or tweet your question to @mrshuggs102


1.¿Adónde fue él cuando se rompió el brazo?

He went to the hospital when he broke his arm.

2.¿Por qué llegó tarde él a la escuela?

He arrived late because he missed (perder) the bus.

3.¿Por qué pensó él que el miércoles sea(would be) mejor día?

Because his friend gave him good news about his wallet.

4.¿Por qué recibió una detención en la clase de ciencias?

He received a detention because he talked too much(demasiado) in science class.

5.¿Qué comió él para el almuerzo?

He didn’t eat nothing for lunch.  (remember, in Spanish, you want to answer with a double negative here)

Preterite Practice Group Work 1A

You will need to get into group of 3 for this assignment.  You will be working together to create a storyboard with characters and a story using preterite tense in Spanish.  You will need:

  • One page from sketchbook
  • Crayons, colored pencils, marker, etc.
  • Preterite Notes or Conjugation Charts
  • Scratch paper to plan you story

In each group, you will need an illustrator, a planner and everyone will be responsible to creating the story.

Your story will need to include the information below, but you will also need to add vocabulary as you see fit to complete your story.  You story must be no shorter than 12 lines, and everyone must document their contribution to the story.

Scenario 1–Must include the information below, but you may add vocab and characters as necessary:

Characters:  Las gemelas-(twins) que se llamaban_________, Sr. Noll

Verbs:  Acercarse, Decir, Decidir, Devolver, Meterse en problemas

Scenario 2–Must include the information below, but you may add vocab and characters as necessary:

Character:  Jason

Verbs:  Tuvo una fiesta, Recibir permiso, Conocer, Meterse en problemas

Scenario 3–Must include the information below, but you may add vocab and characters as necessary:

Character:  Un criminal que se llamaba__________, la policía

Verbs:  Divertirse, Devolver, Conocer, Ver, Traer

Choose any of the 3 scenarios.  You will need to submit a rough draft of your story.


Preterite Practice 5 Answers

1.La madre de Jason fue a España el verano pasado por dos semanas.

2.Tuvimos que ir a la reunión por tres horas.

3.Las chicas bucaron su proyecto, pero no econtraron su tarea.

4.Jason tuvo una fiesta a su casa, pero él no recibió permiso de sus padres.

5.Porque él no les dijo, Jason y sus amigos se metieron en problemas.

6.Cuando la madre de Jason volvió a la casa, ella vio muchos jovenes saliendo de la fiesta.

7.Cuando sus padres llegaron a la casa, ellos conocieron a unos/algunos de sus amigos nuevos.

8.Jason y su novia se divirtieron a la fiesta, pero ellos decidieron no tener otra fiesta sin recibir permiso.

Skip 9

10.Uno de los amigos de Jason se acercó su madre para decirle que se sentía mal.


Week of Jan 26th thru Jan 30th 2015

Objective:  Students will use preterite tense to discuss past actions in written, speaking, listening, and reading activities in the target language.

Monday:  Notes on Preterite Er/IR Conjugation, Gar, Zar, Car verbs and IR/Tener; Written practice with Er/Ir verbs and Ir/Tener

Tuesday: Warm-Up Translation; Go over those translations; Write rough draft of “What I did yesterday” writing assignment on Google Drive; Pronunciation practice and flashcards

Wednesday:  Warm-Up Translations; Quick Practice quiz using Buscar, Llegar, Almorzar, Ir & Tener; (quiz is designed to check for understanding and to help students see what they need to study for their quiz) Correct rough draft for homework

Thursday:  Warm-up Translations; Blog post: Type post for “What I did yesterday” assignment; Add photos to post; Create a conjugation table with verbs from this week and sentences with each verb; Pronunciation Practice; Flashcards

Friday:  Quiz on verbs for the week; Read the “What I did yesterday” blog post of another student from class and leave a comment

Materials:  Notes pages, paper/pen, mobile devices, blogs

Evaluation:  Formative: Class discussion; Practice Quiz; Translations/Summative: Quiz and Friday Blog Post

TEKS: b01.A.01, 01.A.02, 03; 01.A.04,05

Week of Jan 12th thru Jan 16th 2015

Students will be able to ask for and give directions on a map in the target language.

Monday & Tuesday:  Continue working with Vocab 3-1 and 3-2 in order to give directions to another person in Spanish. Identify where something on a map is located using the correct verb and prepositional phrase.  Write to directions from a selected point to a destination.

Wednesday:  Verbal Test on maps

Thursday:  Notes on preterite tense; introduce virtual classroom via CoursePress

Friday:  Set learning goals for unit on Preterite Tense and choose a plan of actions based on built in student choice sheet in CoursePress.

TEKS: b01.A.01, 01.A.02, 03; 01.A.04,05