Lesson Plans Week of Nov 7th thru Nov 11th 2016

Objective: Students will be able to discuss the story in the target language, and will be able to compare White Oak High School to the school in the story in the target language.

Can Do Statements:(1) I can read and understand a story in the target language. (2) I can describe the characters in chapter 1. (3) I can compare the characters to my friends. (4) I can compare my school to the school in Mexico in the book.  (5) I can retell the events of chapter 1 in the target language.

Monday: Verb practice; class discussion

Tuesday: Choose class jobs; Begin intro for Tumba; Setting presentation; School comparison activity

Wednesday: Begin chapter 1 of Tumba; Ask and answers questions as part of class discussion

Thursday: Finish reading Chapter 1; compare and contrast type of schools in the book and what we have in the U.S.; PQA

Friday: Complete comprehension questions that compare the text to student’s personal experiences; compare and contrast types of friends, schools and classes with the characters in the book.

Materials: Chromebooks/Paper/Pencil/Novel/Notes

Evaluation:Class discussion and comprehension questions with PQA

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

Lesson Plans Week of Oct 24th thru Oct 28th 2016

Objective: Students will be able to ask questions to extend a conversation and talk about their interests.

Can Do Statements

  1. I can ask a question to extend a conversation on topic
  2. I can talk about my classes and how they are going
  3. I can talk about what subject area interest me or others

Monday: Review for written test

Tuesday: Review for written & verbal test

Wednesday: Written Test

Thursday: Review for verbal test

Friday: Verbal Test

Materials: Quizlet; Chromebooks; Pen/Pencil

Evaluation: Written and Verbal Test

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.