Lesson Plans Week of October 3rd thru October 7th 2016

Objective:  Students will be able to hold a conversation in Spanish to communicate how their classes are going.  They will be able to ask questions of classmates and answer those questions in the target language.  They will be able to use rejoinders to keep the conversation going.

Can Do Statements:

-I can discuss how my classes are going in the target language

-I can ask question to find ask for information from someone I am speaking to

-I can use reaction statements and rejoinders to keep a conversation moving in the target language

Monday: Complete assignment from Friday since students did not finish

Tuesday: Station activity with questions students brainstormed; Practice conversation and discuss progress of groups from last week to this week

Wednesday: Interpretive Listening Assessment

Thursday: Record a reflection on what students learned in this mini unit

Friday: Blog post and reflection on the topic

Materials: Chromebooks/Duolingo/Google Classroom

Evaluation: Listening Assessment, blog post, recorded reflection

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

Lesson Plans Week of Sept 19th thru Sept 23rd 2016

Objective:  Students will communicate in the target language to tell facts of a story and use their new vocabulary to condense it down into their own words.

Can Do Statements:

-I can relay facts of a story in my own words in the target language

-I can stay in the target language while telling the story and  use circumlocution if necessary

-I can use new vocabulary in context

Monday:  Prep for Speaking Assessment on Tuesday

Tuesday:  Speaking Assessment over the Necesito un Boleto story

Wednesday: Begin Twitter Chat project-Discuss #spanstuchat questions for the week and introduce the vocab phrase: estoy de acuerdo and no estoy de acuerdo; discuss the start of the fall season and use this knowledge to react to tweets from the current #spanstuchat discussion

Thursday: Continue project

Friday: Complete project and turn in

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

Lesson Plans Week of Sept 12th thru Sept 16th 2016

Objective: Students will use the target language to narrate a story.  Students will use a few rejoinders to keep a conversation flowing.

Can Do Statements:

-I can understand and repeat facts from a story in Spanish.

-I can use new vocabulary in context.

-I can use rejoinders in Spanish to react to actions in a story.

-I can communicate verbally in Spanish.

Monday: Introduce the story “Necesito un Boleto;” Read through the intro together and establish new vocabulary; Ask questions to check for understanding as part of class discussion; Vocab on Quizlet

Tuesday: Go back over the intro to the story; Complete the story together through question/answer and practice story retells with a partner

Wednesday:  Practice sheet on the verbs from the story; Formative assessment on whiteboards; practice story retell with a partner using the picture prompts; Quizlet or Duolingo

Thursday: Conversation topic prompts–students will go through stations to discuss a topic related to the story–students should practice their rejoinders during the conversation time; Quizlet or Duolingo

Friday: Written Assessment; Duolingo

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

Lesson Plans Week of Sept 5th thru Sept 9th 2016

Monday: School Holiday

Tuesday:  Practice for Assessment on Wednesday

Wednesday:  Presentational Speaking Assessment:  Retell of La Chica Quiere Café story

Thursday:  Individual conferences for feedback on speaking assessment; Listening Practice for Friday Assessment; With time remaining, students will work on Duolingo

Friday:  Listening Assessment

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

Lesson Plans Week of Aug 26th thru Sept 1st 2016

Objective:  Students can comprehend, analyze and discuss a story in the target language.

Monday:  Begin the story “La Chica Quiere Café” using the storyasking method.  Review of interrogative words, estar, and basic vocabulary from Spanish 1; add new vocab while discussing the story

Tuesday:  Add in the middle of the story using the same methods from Monday.  Students will work in groups to illustrate the actions of the story during the discussion

Wednesday: Finish the story and illustrations

Thursday: Read through the completed story as a class; Answer story questions in the target language; Timed writing using picture prompts from the story

Friday:  Embedded reading over the story; Group Activity: Slideshow of picture prompts from the story and groups come up with what they would say about the picture combination in the target language

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

Lesson Plans: Week of Aug 22nd thru Aug 26th 2016

Objective:  Students will be able to understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed using basic identity vocabulary for colors, numbers, gender, name, and basic activities.

**Note** Spanish I and II will have the same lesson plan for week one so that I can evaluate the writing, speaking, listening and reading skills of all Level 2 students before we move forward with more complex lessons.

Monday:  1st day procedures; Sign up for Remind; Bookmark teacher blog; Get into Google Classroom Class; Soccer video and class discussion on how to be successful in class; Drawing Activity for comprehension

Tuesday:  Class procedures; Questions on the drawing activity from Monday; Continue activity adding details; Square away supplies; exit slip; Syllabus homework

Wednesday:  Class procedures; Another drawing activity for comprehension; color activity with balls; exit slip

Thursday:  Color & number activity with balls; Students do their own drawing activity with a partner; exit slip

Friday:  Syllabus homework due; Review and Reflection on Student Blogs

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

What Will We Accomplish This Year?

The title question is a very weighty one, especially for me as the instructor who has the great responsibility for the education of the students in my charge this year.  The simple answer:  as much as the students want to accomplish.  The complicated answer:  as much as we can.

This year, we will begin with discovering each student’s proficiency level in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening.  Of course, every student wants to be able to leave Spanish class with speaking skills.  We will work diligently to develop those skills this year.  My hope is that students will leave Spanish 4 with a desire to learn more and practice their skills.  To meet these lofty goals, we will be working with the accepted guidelines from the ACTFL, which is a national organization for teachers and students of foreign language.  Through research based methods, this organization has developed proficiency levels for foreign language learners.  We will focus heavily on moving toward the next higher proficiency level for students and for marking their progress with the Can Do Statements as developed by this governing body.  There is a great deal of material in the document, but you may browse pages 6-39, to find can do statements for each level and communication area.  We are looking to get to the Intermediate Mid level by the end of this year.  Also, you can go to my Proficiency Page to look at our chart of goals.

Class Supplies 2016-2017


1 Folder with Brads and Pockets(I would prefer the plastic kind versus the traditional kind–Found several at Target)

1 Drawing Pad(Best value on these is Office Depot)

Markers and Colored Pencils by class period: 

  • 3rd Period & 5th period Bring Colored Pencils     
  • 6th Period Bring Broad Line or Chisel Tip Markers

Notebook Paper


Please bring your Chromebook to class each day fully charged.  Also, please have a pair of earbuds with you each day in class.  You do not need to buy an extra pair for my class as long as you have a pair that you keep with you at school.