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Jennifer Larson Spanish


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Syllabus - under files

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1- Review of all grammar from checklist via charts, translation sentences, websites and application of these structures.  It will take about  weeks to review strucutres on the checklist.

2- Review of transition words

3- HW- Students will review all grammar structures learned from level 3 individually by writing a responding to a simulated conversation talking about the problems that  teenagers encounter today.  This will act as a practice synthesizing all structures, formative and summative grades will count thereafter.  I will send a remind with exact dates.

4- Quiz on vocabulary will be constant in this class due to learning new words and recycling previous learned words.  I will send reminders on remind101 as each assessment approaches. The first will be a review of level 3 words. 


8/21 thru 9/8


1-  class work -We will soon begin talking about pasttimes.  We will build vocabulary with Descubre 3 chapter 2 vocab (pasttimes) and we will read a related article about the effects that videogames can have on the emotional status of kids (triangulo aprobado text).  We will have a quiz on all vocabulary  next week. I will send a remind with exact dates.


2- HW- Students will review all grammar structures learned from level 3 individually by writing a responding to a simulated conversation talking about the problems that  teenagers encounter today.  This will act as a practice synthesizing all structures, formative and summative grades will count thereafter.  I will send a remind with exact dates.

3- if time allows we will continue to listen to dialogues and add to the script, if a perfomance is required I will send a  remind notification



1-please sign up for remind so that you can know what is going on daily in this class and when assessments are given

2- we will continue learning the preterite and imperfect tenses via personal descriptions of native speakers and worksheets

3-we will continue learning vocabulary related to specific themes; personal relationships, environment, technology..

4- corrections to personal writings is continuos and exemplar tests will continue to be given

5-more grammar - si clauses will be introduced and weirdo triggers in past prompting the imperfect subjunctive

6- cummulative vocabulary tests will continue to be given as well
























1- Problemas escolares

-input - vocab list

-output - students will continue to respond to a simulated conversation in written form, this will simply be a practice before I start grading tasks

2- past-times

-input- students will read an article about video games and the problems and benefits of it in order to build vocab and have a vocab list added from descubre 3 test chapter 2

output- students will write an email about the most useless pastime, this will be du Fridayish, first synthisis grade due next week



1- past times, same as above but these kids are writing the email and turn it in Tuesdayish

2- diversiones -

input - vocab list and related article

output - simulated conversation - due next Mondayish



8/29-9/2 - The website was down all weekend when I attempted to update the site.  I haven't been able to do so until today.


Yearlong -

1- Students will work on the same  email exemplar via reverse translation.  The top part of the email will be assessed Thursday and bottom part next Wed.

2- We will drill and practice the vocabulary from the email and complete multiple practice quizzes.

3- If we have time we will start building vocabulary for the next email about pastimes.

4- HW due next Tuesday- Students will respond to a simulated conversation in written form.  This will act as a formative grade.



1- We are working on the same exemplar, their assessment will be Tuesday and Thursday.

2-We are learning tecnology vocabulary via reading the following article"EL 21% de los jovenes estan en riesgo de ser adictos a las nuevas tecnologias:

3- Students will respond to an email in class about students using social websites. 

4- HW due next Tuesday- Same simulated as yearlong students.



1- We will continue learning the email exemplar by doing a reverse translation on how to close it out, quiz will be Thursday

2- We will begin learning vocabulary about parents restricting the use of videogames and how students are becoming addicted to new tecnology via reading.  Quiz next week.

3- We will write a repsonse to an email talking about the most useless pastime.



1- We will finish having a quiz on closing out an exemplar email Wed/ Thursday

2- We will build new vocaubulary reading a new article, theme to be determined.

3- We will learn some higher grammatical structures to incorporate into our emails and simulated conversations

4- HW - simulated 7 in written form

5- We will go over corrections of this weeks hw as well, quiz on common mistakes Fridayish





1- Build, model and drill  immigration vocabulary by reading an article related to the theme

2-review vocabulary from news in spanish article from last week

3- we will read and respond to email from from triangulo aprobado text on immigration, please refer to checklist for required vocabulary and grammatical structures, this will act as a formative grade

4- hw - written simulated due Wednesday on conversation between teacher and student

5- corrections on this hw will be done Thursday or Friday

6- a new simulated will be assigned and due Monday



1- HW - simulated due Tuesday and a new one will be assigned this week and it will be due Monday - this will act as a summative grade

2- We will model, drill and practice immigration vocabulary

3- students will respond to the email this week, due Thursday- this will act as a formative or summative

4-build new vocabulary for another email response, theme to be determined




1-corrections from last simulated

2- pop assessment Monday or Tuesday on grammar learned to date

3- email due Friday on immigration

4- Immersion day preparation for Friday's event



1- sHW simulated 10 due Friday

2- email on immigration due Tuesday in class

3-immersion day preparation

4- HW - cummulative vocab test Tuesday


 10/3-10/7- schoolrack was down prior weekend




1- email on chores

2- new simulates, theme to be determined, will be due Wed or Thursday

4- we are working on email with chores, due Tuesday

5- cummulative vocab test Monday

6- we will begin exemplars via reverse translation of culturals, quiz on each one as we go



1- exemplar of immigration email assessment Tuesday

2- exemplar of imigration email 2 assessment Thursday

3- hw - simulated - entrevista con jorge due Friday

4- start learning tecnology vocabulary together


10/17-10/21 and 10/25-10/29


1- immigration exemplar test Monday

2-Learn vocabulary on technology via article

3-write email in class

4-HW - simulated - entrevista con Jorge due Friday or next Monday



1- Immigration email exemplar 2 test

2- hand in chores email

3- simulated with police officer due Wednesday/Thursday

4- We will begin cultural comparison exemplars and tests this week

5- We will begin learning vocabulary for next email theme



 11/7-11/11 + 11/14-11/18

1- We will begin a project using various themes from

Students will need to complete all items on checklist handed out in class and show mastery of all items on grammar checklist.  Grade will be based on accuracy, pronunciation, vocabulary usages via the ap rubric.

2- Theme 1 will be due this week and theme 2 by the end of next week.

3- hw - email  and simulated


Block -

1-same as above cultural exemplars, test on exemplar 2 is Thursday

2- you will write your own by the end of next week



 11/28-12/2 (tentative outline)

1- email exemplar quiz Tuesday

2- write relationship description in class Wed and Thursday

3- corrections Friday and begin Theme on recycling

4-HW this week

a-autoestima email due Friday

b-mimic and video for theme 2 (being a student) due Tuesday 11/29

c- begin mimic and video for theme 1 (relationship description)


 4 Block

1 - same as above and will get further with recycling theme

2-cc on recycyling or el trabajo voluntario or both (time pending)


 12/5 to end of year

Last graded assignments

1-theme 1 mimic and video due Thursday 12/8

2-self-esteem email due 12/5

3-cultural comparison on learning a foreign language (block only)


 Mastery Extra Credit Opporunities

1- theme on recyclying with mimic and video due 12/14th

2- email on recycling  done in class Wed and Thursday 12/7 and 8

3-simulated conversation # 11 in class next week

4-cc - theme to be determined (block classes only)

4- Block class


Final will be 2 parts

1-Spanish 3 translation test

2- theme on on line learning personal description

3-email (if time permits)


 1/9 -1/13


1-assessment on email exemplar Tuesday

2-cummulative vocab review columns 1 and 2 Friday

3-begin problemas escolares in class Wed ready to write first simulated

4- syllabus under fines


1- simulated exemplar test monday

2- cummulative vocab assessments column 1 and 2 Tuesday



1- we will listen to simulated conversation as a group and helps students to continue learning listening skills

2- students will respond to the simulated conversation for hw, due Monday 1/23

3-we will learn adjective clauses prompting the subjunctive via ppt.

4- we will begin learning vocabulary for email on investing money

5-we will go over corrections from the chores email




Yearlong - 

1- cummulative vocab assessment Monday

2- build vocabulary for past-times using article "deben los padres restringir el uso de videojueogos a sus his hijos

3- review grammar from checklist

4-write email about most useless pastime

5- listen to simulated for next hw assignment



1- review grammar from Spanish 3 using checklist

2- cummulative vocab review from spanish 3 columns 1-3 on Tuesday

3- quiz on chapter 1 vocab Monday

4- we will respond to simulated prompt - por qué quieres ser presidente del consejo estudiantil- students will synthesize grammar, vocabulary and wordwall transitions to write a response- due Fridayish

5- we will learn new vocabulary for las redes sociales with objective to respond to email prompt 



 1/30-2/3 + 2/6-10


1- grammar review Monday thru Wed

2-cummulative vocabulary review Thursday and Friday

3- simulated due Monday 2/6

4- learn vocabulary from article - deben los padres resringir el uso de videojuegos a sus hijos



1- continue grammar review

2- si clauses (all 3)

3-learn technology vocabulary (quiz Thursdayish)

4-clep quiz Monday

5- hand in simulated Wednesdayish



yearlong and Block

1- simulated # 17 moving to Brasil, learn strategies for listening comprehension

2-learn vocabulary for heroes

3-inclass write email response for heroes due  Monday 3/6

4- correction to hw

HW - response to simulated due Friday 3/3 - refer to checklist and rubric for grading requirements



1-simulated due this week: block - Monday, yearlong Friday

2-heroe email due Monday for yearlong

3- we will begin building vocab for jobs and careers, quiz when ready

4- test on exemplars of heroe email and best simulated



1- complete vocabulary graphic organizer- will be checked anytime be ready and be sure it is up to date- formative grade

2-simulated - mudarse a Brasil - different due dates based on block or yearlong - please check individual class- summative grade

3-simulated - enregaste el informe tarde - due date depends on class- summative grade

4-learn career vocabulary and respond to preguntas personales about ideal job, personal interests, experiences.... summative grade

5- cummulative vocab test - 3/29

6-email - theme to be determined- due 3/31


3- Listen to first simulated conversation in class together.  For hw, students will write a response to each of the 5 questions asked.  Each response must be 25 seconds in length verbally.  Then students will record/rerecord themselves until they can speak the whole time without looking at the edited version.  If you hesitate or pause start over each time.  You will start over many times, but please follow the directions precisely. We will do a practice version in class, it's a little complicated.  Send me your final version.  This will act as a formative grade.

5-  Quiz  - transition words 8/4






































































































































































































8/17-8/21,  8/24-8/28 and 8/31 - 9/4


1- We will review the preterite and imperfect usages from the grammar checklist.  First students will build a vocabulary of applicable accident and news vocabulary.  Afterwards they will use the usages to write their own versions.  One of the 2 will act as a formative grade

2- Corrections

3- Transitions word wall review and new words

4- We will begin to learn the usages and conjugations of the imperfect subjunctive

5- We will learn what a simulated conversation is and how to respond to it. Students will synthesize all grammar structures, vocab and transition words to write the response.  I will need a spontaneous and edited version.  Students will recieve a formative grade on the edited version.

6- Students will have a translation test on in the news and a response letter to Dear Abby 

 9/8 -9/11

1- Simulateds 19 and 20 edited and spontaneous version- formative assessments

2-2 emails from la vida contemporanea - formative grades

3- video on the usages of the word become



1-simulated # 3 from above link- summati vegrade

2- email -summative grade

3- Immersion Day



1- corrections from ideal teacher email and environment email

2-read next email prompt and build vocabulary list

3- respond to email with the following - 15 usages from grammar checklist, 5 transition words, 5 words from email, 10 additional vocabulary words given theme

4- hw- simulated assigned from links below - use same criteria from email




 10/4-10/16 + 10/19-10/22

1- we will begin working on a new ap task - cultural comparisons.  We will analyze 4 different exemplars before we begin our own. The topic of the exemplars are learning a foreign language, have the most up to date devices, inmigration and recycling,

2- We will continue writing email responses and simulated prompts

3- We will go over group and individual errors.

4- Quiz on corrections from next group of simulateds and emails will be Friday. 

5- Each collected email or simulated from here on out will be summative grades

6- I will collect first individual cultural 10/16 or Monday 10/19 ish



1-we will write our own cc comparisons this week:  we will first read an article to build vocabulary for the cc

2- Students will then write their own and present it to class on Friday

3- We will go over corrections of the last simulated

4- HW this week - email response


1- cc exempar test  11/9

2-simulated corrections

3- email corrections

4- we will writeour own cc again and present Friday


1- CC - la mudanza frecuente; reading, writing cc, and presentation

2- presentation of 1st cc - one student each day

3- HW - simulated - entrevista due Friday

4- test exemplar from email Friday


1- EC Mastery Tests

2- CC exemplars or individual writings with presentation

3- HW - email or simulated due Friday 12/4


1- - you will choose 3 topics of choice and complete the following for each:

1- Translate text to English

2-Mimic Native speaker and send me the audio-

3-Come in with a premade quiz, english to spanish

4- Write your own description of theme by using 6 applicable structures, 3-5 new words learned from native speaker, and 5 transition words

5- Send me a visual recording of rehearsed description, no reading!

One due Friday at the end of each of the next 2 weeks! Grade will be based on accuracy, pronunciation, and requirements listed

Block 4 -

1- You will complete the above task in 1.5 weeks!


1- hw - simulated conversation 1- spontaneous and edited version

2-cultural comparison exemplars for yearlong Spanish 4's

3-Block - email during class and audio 3's are working on - haces a dieta from

1/25 to 2/5

1- email - ahorrar dinero and quehaceres with group and individual corrections with quiz

2- simulated 1 and 20 from above link - includes group and individual corrections with quiz

3- transition words quiz

4-read and learn vocabulary to support above emails


1- email on ideal teacher

2-simulated on moving

3- Test on all vocabulary to date Friday

4- Exemplar email test Thursday/Friday

2/22-2/26 and 2/29-3/4

1- learn vocab for environment email and then write one's own 3/3

2-simulated 17 from above link - moving to Brasil due 3/2

3- exemplar of email on ideal teacher quiz Monday 2/29

4- correction on indiviudal ideal teacher email

5- cummulative vocab test to date 2/26

6- begin another simulated, theme to be determined


1- simulated exemplar- translation and test - Wed

2- cultural comparsion exemplar - translation and test- Friday

3 - students will respond to individual simulated - Thursday

4-students will write an email on environment - due Tuesday

3/14-3/18 and 3/21-3/25

1- simulated at the dentist office, summative

2-cultural comparison exemplars - formative

3- preterite and imperfect review and test

4- vocab and email - why should we volunteer- summative


1- cummulative vocab test Thurs or Fri

2- 3rd cultural comparison exemplar - Wed

3- email vocab continued - volunteer word - due 4/1  or after break

4- preterite and imperfect review


1- correct cummulative vocab test and cc exemplars from before break

2-preterite and imperfect reiview

3- corrections to self esteem email

4- new cc exemplar

5- vocabulary for new email or simulated (theme to be determined)

4/18-4/22 thru end of year

1- cummulative vocab test Wed

2- email about pastimes using vocabulary we practice all week

3-simulated conversation due - returning a defective phone hw due Tuesday

4-CC exemplar test Friday

5- Prepare for ec mastery tests; cultural, email, simulated

6- another cumulative vocab test before finals

Grammar Checklist

Present and Future

Backwards verbs – interesarle, gustarle, entusiasmarle, molestarle, fastidiarle, disgustarle, importarle, encantarle

Backwards verbs prompting the subjunctive- molestarle, importarle, fastidiarle, disgustarle, entusiasmarle, gustarle (you must have a change of subject que + present subjunctive)

Adjective clause – negation – no hay nada que / no hay nadie que / no conozco ningun/a  + noun + que … + present subj.

Adjective clause – existence vs nonexistence- busco un/una, quiero un/una , necesito un/una +  noun  +  que present subj.

Hace + time expression + que + present tense verb

Para + inf  vs para que + present subjunctive

A menos que + present subjunctive (make sure there is a change of subject)

En caso de que + present subjunctive (make sure there is a change of subject)

Con tal de que + present subjunctive (make sure there is a change of subject)

Cuando + present subjunctive (indicating a future activity)

Cuando + present indicative (habitual event)

Tan pronto como + present subjunctive (not important to have a change of subj)

Tan pronto como + present indicative (habitual event)

Superlative – This is the eastiest class (the class most easy)

Si clause – present then future / imperfect subjunctive then conditional

Certainty trigger + present perfect indicative

WEIRDO trigger + que + 2nd subject + present perfect subjunctive

Command + adverb clause + present subjunctive

Quizas + present subjunctive

Infintive Phrases:

Dejar de + inf.                                                                                      Tratar de + inf

Tener que + inf.                                                                                    Comenzar a /empezar a + inf.

Poder + inf.   (ue)                                                                                 Tener que + inf. (ie, go verb)

Tener ganas de + inf.                                                                          Acabar de + inf.

Hay que + inf.                                                                                           *Estar + gerund

Ir + a + inf.                                                                                          * Seguir + gerund (I, go verb)

Aprender a + inf.                                                                                          Volver a + inf..(ue)

Enseñar a inf.                                                                                               Terminar de + inf.

Saber + inf.                                                                                                   Necesitar + inf.

Deber + inf.                                                                                                    Preferir + inf. (ie)

Usages of the preterite and imperfect

Pude vs podia

Supe vs sabia

Conoci vs conocia

Quise vs queria

Tuve vs tenia que

Describe the beginning or end of an action using the preterite

Describe a set of events that happened using triggers – first, then, next, afterwards, finally.  

Use the imperfect to  describe the scenery- weather, feelings, time, names, what you were wearing, what others were doing in the background, what there was around you (habia), who was with you (estar), characteristic people or places (ser), tener expression (hambre, sed, sueno, ganas de, prisa, miedo…)

Tell me the last time your feelings suddenly changed and why

Describe what happened to you at a particular age in the past – cuando tenia 3 anos me mude a Ga.

Tell me something you were going to do in the past but decided to do something else – iba a hacer la tarea pero decidi dormir.

Give an action in progress with an interruption – estaba nadando cuando de repente vi  un tiburon

Tell me what you did last year, last winter, last week, ...

Tell me what you used to do as a kid often, once in a while, always … use an imperfect trigger to describe what you used to do





































































































































1- quiz on vocabulary to help students with the simulated conversations on Tuesday - go to quizlet and type in ap conversaciones simuladas (78 words)

2- students will discuss the following theme - eres bueno para ahorrar dinero and que hace un buen jefe? 

3- They will them create a video lesson for lower levels to use.



1- Students will write a persuasive essay in class, only the intro and first paragraph. 

2-While students are writing the pe, I will call up each student and they will have to talk 2 minutes about one of the following themes, you need to be ready for either one.

-eres bueno para ahorrar dinero

-que hace a  un buen jefe, que rasgos de caracter debe tener



 2/2-2/6 and 2/9 - 2/13

1- Go over corrections from persuasive essay and speaking tasks

2- Student will then talk about a part of hs they don't want to repeat and their worst date. We  will model native speakers, learn related vocabulary, revist the preterite and imperfect, create our own personal description, then record the presentation and it to the youtube account. Summative Grade

 3- Simulated Conversation due Wednesday

4 - Prepare for Immersion Day - middle school student come to the high school to learn Spanish with lesson prepared by Spanish 3,4 and AP students

 Have a great winter break!


2/23-2/27 + 3/2-3/6

1- notes in spanish intermediate audio - students will listen to selected audio, summarize, give opinion and reaction to selected theme- falsos  amigos, la nueva inmigracion, idiomas....You will have a 2 minute speaking test on Friday.

2- hw -simulated # 5 - spontaneous and edited version

3- cumulative vocab test WEd 2/25

4- test simulated 2 - Thursday


3/9-3/13 and 3/16-3/20

1- Cultural Comparison PP - se compara el sistema de calificacion en Espana con el de los Estados Unidos

2- Write one's own cc using information from last week form notes in spanish - students will compare vacations in Spain with that vacation here. This is and in class activity due Monday 3/16

3- Students will record a 2 minute compariosn for a quiz grade week of 3/16

4- test simulated 4 on Friday 3/20

5- Cummulative vocab quiz Tuesday 3/17

6- Simulated 5 due Monday 3/23

7- We will begin reading for a persuasive essay this week


 3/23-3/27 and 3/30-4/3

1-We will translate a model introduction into English


2- Students will write their own introduction to a persuasive essay using the translated  model as a guide (formative grade) - se debe definir el ideal de belleza femenino por la apariencia y el peso

3- grade vocab quizzes

4- Take a simulated test Monday 3/30 and grade it

5 - Simulated 5 due Wed 3/25 and simulated 6 due  Wed 4/1  record edited version as we discussed in class


4/13-4/17 + 4/20-4/24+ 4/27 -5/1

1- corrections from simulated 5

2- simulated 6 due Tuesday 4/14 and test Monday 4/20

3- persuasive essay  introduction and first paragraph due 4/28

4- Simulated 7 due Monday

5- Simulated 6 test - Tuesday 4/28

6- Begin listening dicatation from next cultural comparison


5/4-5/8 + 5/11-5/15

1- We will listen to audio for simulated 8 and work on using the prompt to help us begin the reponse. Simulated 8 is due Wednesday (spontaneous and edited version)

2- We will grade the simulated 7 test as well

3- We will read next prompt for another persuasive essay, our goal is to write the introduction and first paragrpah.

































































(kept for links)

August 4th-8th and August 11th-15th


This semester we are starting the AP Triangulo Aprobado text to begin working on a few tasks of the AP test.  We will begin with the chapter - La Vida Contemporanea.   We will work on the following tasks this semester: simulated converstations, email responses, and cultural comparisons. We will start persuasive essays in the winter.  In addtion, we will learn a few more grammar structures only first semester.  We will review and refine in  4B and AP.

August 4th- August 8th AND August 11th- 15th

1- Mastery of Tenses Review and Assessment

2-Corrections to summer hw  (email responses) and assessment

3- Review and assessment of present subjucntive - nominal/ adjective and adverbial clauses using the pneumonics WEIRDO / MATCHED AND CAMELOT.

4- (Block)We will continue to master email responses and begin strategies for simulated conversations.  We will begin writing the conversations and get used to the lenght and format of the exam.  After 1/2 weeks of reading these, you will begin recording yourself as outlined below.

5- (Block not on level) You will need to do a spontaneous and edited version for the following simulated conversations found on this website.   You will need to record yourself 2x per activity, there should be considerable difference in quality for the 2 versions. As time goes on you will gain more and more confidence in your spontaneosu version.  I also need a written copy of your edited version.



HW -

1- Summer HW email responses due upon your return.  See the summer hw link for specific details.

2- Summer HW assessment on transtition words is Friday August 8th

3- Complete the first simulated edited and spontaneous version to me by Friday August 15th.  I will give the specifics in class.

4- Write an email response fro subtheme 6 by Monday August 11th.  Be sure to use all grammar from the checklist and 10 new vocabulary words learned from the reading.  In addition, continue using clep words, palabras problematicas and words learned from the previous emails from wordwall.

5- WE will build vocabulary from the simulateds you hear and the emails that you read.  Be sure to keep up with the vocabulary via  You must store this vocabulary in a divider in your notebook.


August 18th-22nd

1-continue review of preterite vs imperfect

2- review camelot

3-email response in class graded as formative quiz - Monday/ Tuesday

4- Continue/ Begin emails and simulated writings (block/ year)

5 - vocab quiz for all students Monday/Tuesday (translation sentences)

6- Block students will begin spontaneous and edited simulateds recorded on phone


August 25th - 29th

1- Application of all structures of grammar checklist via email Monday - formative grade

2- Begin learning what a simulated conversation is via writing using the abolve link

3-Review all corrections

4- 2nd simulated application will be a quiz grade

5- Block classes will conintue applying both emails and simulateds, also they will begin recording themselves by doing an edited and spontaneous version




September 2nd-5th

1- continue with simulated conversations  and emails 

2- corrections both group and individual

3-imperfect subjunctive with si clauses will be added to checklist this week

4-If time we will begin introducing persuasive essays to block classes- we should at least read articles and graphs and build vocabulary, we will eventually build up to the listening application


September 8th -12th

1- Test - email response completed only in class, we will read and build vocabulary Monday.  Write Tuesday and Wednesday part of the period.  The other part will be used to go over common errors found in email completed for hw.  All structures from grammar checklist must be used.

2-Thursday and Friday - students will prepare for Immersion Day - They will teach/review concepts to middle school students 3rd - 6th periods.


September 22nd-26th

1- WE will continue reading and responding to emails. 

2- We will continue participating in simulated conversations

3- We will revist common errors and share ideas

4- We will begin reading prompts for persuasive essays

5- Block student - you will continue with persuasive essays - number 2

6- any simulated or email response will act as a formative or summative grade, this will be spontaneous

7 - new grammar - por vs para and como si +imperfect subjunctive


Sept 29th- October 3rd

1- quiz por and para Tuesday

2-grade cummulative vocab assessment

3- review structures from grammar checklist

4- quiz simulated conversation and email response

5- individual corrections to prior emails/simulateds


Oct 6th - 10th

1- We will complete a simulated this week for a summative grade

2- We will grade por vs para quizzes

3- We will work on group and individual corrections from email test on structures

4-If time permits we will read article to build vocabulary for a persuasive essay


Oct. 13th-17th - conference week

1- por vs para quiz

2- review all usages of imperfect subjunctive

3- review group and individual mistakes from email test

4- another email test this week - focus is more vocabulary and add structures por vs para and imperfect subjunctive to the grammar checklist

5- hw - simulated from assigned website - must use new structures in response


October 20th - 25th

1-Simulated hw response due Tuesday - remember to use applicable structures and ap simulated expressions

2- WE will begin reading prompts for persuasive essays and continue learning how to respond to a simulated conversation

3- Block classes will write a persuasive essay for summative grade and continue to do simulateds for hw - spontaneous and edited version (you must hand in a copy of the edited version)


October 27th-Oct. 31st


1- Go to
Scroll down until you see past exams.  Click Speaking audio prompts for the year 2013 and do a spontaneous and edited version by Friday.  You must have a written version of the edited script as well.
2.  We will begin the introduction and body for a persuasive essay
3- We will also read an article about immigration to add extra vocabulary to our formal list
4- We will have a day of group and individual corrections


November 3rd - 7th

1- Finish introduction and next 2 paragrapsh on inmigtation topic

2- We will work on simulated conversations in class and at home as well

3-Block classes will complete the above and continue with another persuasive essay and cultural comparison

4- There will be a cumulative informal and formal vocabulary assessment next week as well

5- Any task will either be formative or summative


November 10th - 14th

1- Continue with simulated conversations in class and hw

2- As students are rotating recorded themselves with the simulated conversations, they will be reading promts to write the next persuasive essay and build vocabululary lists.

3-Cumulative vocab test Tuesday

4- All above task can act as formative or summative grades.


Nov. 17th-21st

1- Simulated Conversation for hw using above ap link - do a spontaneous and edited version

2-Simulated Conversation in class using the triangulo aprobado cd - technology subtheme 2

3- Continue reading prompt for persuasive essay and  then writing intoduction and first paragraph.

4- All tasks act as formative or summative grades based on accuracy and ap rubric


12/1-12/5 and 12/8-12/12

1- Group and individual corrections from simulated and persuasive essay.

2-Extra credit activities - email, 2 simulateds, persuasive and for block classes a cultural comparison. 












(From last year)  - I kept for certain linkgs



 August 1 and 2nd:

1- Begin Grammar Review Packet 

2- News in Spanish vocabulary - put on quizlet and begin learning

August 5th - summer hw vocab test

August 6th - 9th

a-Interpretive/presentational : News in Spanish - El sobrepeso en Mexico - words on quizlet, summary, how it affect us, and reaction - using template given in class

b-Extra - Transition Words - Warm up each day

c-Continue Grammar Packet 

Autust 12-16th

a-Library to work on a  Presentational Cultural Comparison-El sobrepeso en Mexico - words on quizlet, summary, how it affect us, and reaction - using template given in class.  Presentations beginning Wednesday.

b-Assessment on National Spanish exam vocabulary A-C

c-study vocabulary on Jim Carrey's movie

d- Review commands and adverb clauses from escapa


August 19th-23

M - Vocabulary quiz / Read article and fill out graphic organizer

T/W- review por vs para, superlatives and comparatives, and verbs like gustar and discuss article

Thurs/Friday- Write a persuasive essay based on the violence in the movie, would you support the movie or not and why.  You must include the following in the essay

a-appendix c - transition words to begin, end, contrast and compare, and elaborate

b-handout describing how to write your introduction and conclusion sentence by sentence

c-transition words from word wall- en vez de, a mi parecer, debido a ...

d- all grammar reviewed thus far - present perfect indicative or subjunctive, present subjunctive, infinitive expression (hay que, negarse a...), and commands, comparisons and superlatives, verbs like gustar


August 26th - 30th

1- Monday and Tuesday in library to work on

a- Adverb clauses -

escapa -

matched -

b- Getting ready to start si clauses -

Conjuguemos - under verbs activities 14 (conditional) and 24 (imperfect subjunctive)

colby spanish

2-escapa /camelot / hd3 with adverb clauses

4- quiz nse words la ley Tues/Wed

HW - You will have one week to write another persuasive essay at home.  Be sure to use the same grammar checklist as last time to complete your essay.  Be sure to add a usage of a si clause and usage of adverb clauses from camelot to your list  Are you in agreement with the governor or not?  Article take from news slow in spanish

Un gobernador de un estado de EE.UU. aprueba la marihuana medicinal para menores


 Sept 3-6th

1- Persuasive essay due Wednesday, we will work on common errors

2- We will continue to reinforce si clauses (pres, future and imperfect subj and conditional) and adverbial clauses using escapa and matched to learn them)


Sept 9th-13th

1- Imperfect subjuntive uses and packet

2- common errors in 2nd persuasive essay

3- prepare lesson for immersion day

4- review matched and escapa

5- Friday test on imperfect subjunctive and adverb clauses

6-Tuesday- vocabulary quiz on persuasive essay vocab 


 Sept 16th-20th

1- Summative tests - uses of the imperfect subjunctive (si clauses, weirdo triggers) and adverbial clause and translation of a persuasive essay

2- Immersion Day - Friday


Sept. 30th - Oct 4 and Oct 7th-11th

1- Listening analysis from speedy prep build word wall from vocabulary learned (theme pending audio - complaint, vacation, who you get along with bad..)

2-Continue with uses of imperfect subjunctives and adverb clauses (quiz WEd. 2nd)

3-Persuasive essays due Thrusday (3rd) - work on common errors

4- quiz vocabulay from syria - Monday the 7th

5- Test translation of persuasive essay 8th - Marijuana Medicinal retake,


October 14th -18th

1- Persuasive essay - Syria translation test (from news in Spanish)

2- Email response to the following themes - friend moving to city, letter to manager, parent to teacher, apology to friend - Themes are based on listening exercises completed by speedyprep audio files

3- Quiz page 1,2 and 3 from clep vocabulary


Oct. 21-25

1- All si clauses

2- como si + imperfect subjunctive

3- continue listening with transfer into email responses

4- clep vocab pgs 1-6 by friday


October 28th-Nov 1st

1- Essay - My ideal friend and boyfried - each student must use all grammar structures in the essay and 10 new vocabulary words from the list

2- speedy prep listening analysis/email response

3-Clep Prep Vocabulary pages 1-6 - Thursday Friday

4- Preterite and Imperfect Review - Conjuguemos


Nov 4th-8th

1- Bullying PPT

2- Listening Analysis - A trip - build vocabulary to use in essay

3- Essay due Wed.- Mis vacaciones preferidas

4- Clep vocab pages 1-8 Friday


11/11- 11/15

1- Continue with bullying ppt, worksheet and quiz

2- Clep vocab 1-10

3-Correction on trip essay

4- essay - use new grammar structure with old and new vocab from listening resource



1- Clep vocabulary quiz Wednesday

2- Bullying Quiz Monday/Tuesday

3-Listening Clep with affiliated essay if time.

4- Bullying Poster- refer to handout for requirements


12/2-12/6 and 12/9-13th

Monday /Tuesday- work on bullying poster due Tuesday 12/7 and revisit preterite vs imperfect

Wednesday/Thursday - revisist corrections from past persuasive essays / if time listening analysis

Friday - Clep Test



1-Read article from Triangulo Aprobado to build vocabulary

2- write a persusive essay using all structures from grammar checklist and new vocabulary learned from the reading

3- hW - Email reponse and study cummulative vocabulary list


1/6-1/1o and 1/13-1/17 and 1/21-1/25

This semester we are starting the AP Triangulo Aprobado text to begin working on more tasks of the AP test.  We will begin with the chapter - La Vida Contemporanea, subtheme 1 and 2.  We will work on the following tasks this semester: simulated converstations, email responses, persuasive essays, cultural comparisons and multiple choice readings and audios.

1- Email response pg 104

2- Learn how to do a Simulated Conversation pg 108

3- Vocabulary quiz Friday 1/17

4-Cultural Comparison

5-Listening analysis on audio of persuasive essay

6- Persuasive essay corrections - Students already did the PE for the first subtheme last semester.  We will go over common mistakes.

7- New grammar focus - uses se accidental

8 - All corrections



Monday a- persuasive essay, simulated, email response and spontaneous hw assignment corrections test Monday

HW this week- vocabulary sentences / 2 minute spontaneous/editied oral assignment each night

 - correct test

-vocab test

-explain what a cultural comparison task is and requirements that need to be included

-students will write theirs in class

HW- spontaneous / edited HW situations, vocabulary sentences


2/3-2/7 and 2/10-2/14

1-Begin second theme of the Triangulo Aprobado and all tasks involved

simulated conversation, cultural comparison, persuasive essay, listening analysis of PE, email response and related vocabulary

2- Individual and class corrections


2/24-2/28 and 3/3-3/7

1- Persuasive essay and email response due upon return from break

2- Simulated conversation from 2nd subtheme of la vida contemporanea

3- Cultural Comparison

4- Vocabulary Assessment Friday 2/28 or Monday 3/3

5-HW - Spontaneous and edited speaking assessments from packet

6-Corrections test Friday 3/7

If time here are additional simulated conversations to work on (edit and spontaneous)



1- Corrections from simulated and cultural comparison

2-Wednesday - TeAcher Appreciation and Salsa with Sedrick

3- Thursday = test on all corrections from 2nd subtheme

4- HW - edited and spontaneous situations


3/17-3/21  and 4/14-5/2

1-Begin the 3rd and 4th subthemes of the chapter La Vida Contemporanea.  Students

will work on the following ap tasks, make corrections, learn related vocabulary, and share ideas. 

1-email response

2-cultural comparison

3-persuasive essay

4-simulated conversation

HW - You will need to do a spontaneous and edited version for the following a0 simulated conversations found on this website.   You will need to record yourself 2x per activity, there should be considerable difference in quality for the 2 versions. As time goes on you will gain more and more confidence in your spontaneosu version.  I also need a written copy of your edited version.  Due May 5th.


 5/5-end of year

1- extra credit email, cc, persuasive essay and simulated.  Looking on polishing all grammar on checklist.  No extra credit will be given if there are too many mistakes.  EC will be done in class only.

2-Extra Credit simulated will be one of the following from this link.  You should practice each simulated to be sure you can respond with well rehearsed level 4 response.  Extra credit assignment will be 5/13-5/15.  Each student will be sent to the library individually to record their response.


Final will be - an email, cc, or persuasive and  simulated


Primary video used weekly - Mi Vida Loca
















Teacher Resources:


Spanish Story (Merpy)

Culture Activities:


Helpful Power Points:$12


Helpful videos, cartoons and listening resources:

To send cards to friends use this site:

To sramble sentences: