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6th

Powers of Observation

Course Description: This course is an introduction to learning a foreign language and an introduction to Spanish. Students will learn to listen and to read with awareness in order to discover word meanings and relations. The course begins with a foundation of Latin to help practice seeing the relationships between words. Students will then complete a beginners course introducing Spanish. The focus will be on learning vocabulary and practicing pronunciation. Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills will be developed. Topics covered include: greetings, the body, clothing, numbers to 100, colors, shapes, family, weather, the calendar and food.

Materials:

  • Spiral notebook or lined paper in a separate section of a binder for foreign language, to write down vocabulary and to copy sentences.

Introduction

Languages come in families. The families probably began at the tower of Babel. Then groups of people with the same language family ended up living in different places. Over time their languages developed differently. Think of how many Americans came from England. Over time did they develop a different type of English? Yes, we not only sound different but we use some different vocabulary. You can see this as well in the King James Bible. It was written in English, but it’s a different English than we know today. Do we say, “Thus saith?” No, our language has changed, and that’s just hundreds of years. You can find writings from Colonial times where the “S” sound was written with an “f.” Languages change. Before you start studying a foreign language, let’s look at some of the Romance languages: French, Spanish, and Latin. English is a Germanic language which is why German is an easy language for English speakers to learn. However, English has a lot of influence from the Romance languages as well. You are going to be learning some Latin and then comparing it to French and Spanish. Latin, by the way, is a dead language, meaning it’s not spoken anymore, but it’s useful in helping you learn other languages.

Let me give you an example of related words. Avion in French means airplane. Now I don’t think avion and airplane are related, but I think avion and aviation are related. When you encounter new words, you will use your powers of observation to make connections like that to uncover their meanings.

The following are labeled as week numbers. There are 36 weeks in a school year. Each bullet point is for one day that week. Use the Day 1-5 directions for weeks 1 through 15.

1.  A Tale of Two Princesses — Episode 1

  • Day 1  Just watch and listen.
  • Day 2  *Write down the Latin words.  (If you need more sheets, go to Day 2 to print them out.)
  • Day 3  Write down what you think the words mean. (Yes, you may be wrong. That is okay. There is no answer key. It’s not about the answers. You aren’t learning Latin. You don’t have to learn the meanings of these words. I’m training you as a language learner.)
  • Day 4  Look up the French words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Any French word that you think is related to the Latin, write it down on your sheet on the line with that Latin word in it. (There are no right answers. The only wrong answer is saying, “I don’t know” and giving up. Turn on your powers of observation and make some guesses, some assumptions.)
  • Day 5  Look up the Spanish words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Write down on your sheet any of the Spanish words that you think are related to the Latin. Do you see any French and Spanish words that are related? Do you think any of the English words are related?

2.  Episode 2  Why five days of the same story? Languages need lots of repetition to be learned. Lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of repetition.

3.  Episode 3  Why not look up the Latin words to see what they mean? When you are living in another country, you have to learn by observing, making assumptions and then testing them.

4.  The Fox and the Grapes  You may have made some mistakes in coming up with what the Latin means. Maybe you’ve seen the same word another time and realized it meant something different. That’s okay. That’s learning.  (We don’t have access to any more princess stories. Sorry. There actually wasn’t an end to the story as it was with all of the episodes. You’ll have to write the ending yourself. Also, if you get a note coming up on the site about free samples needing to be unlocked just please try again to go to the link I gave you.)

5.  The Three Little Pigs  My most embarrassing language moment was when I was first learning Turkish. We were living in Macedonia and I was using Rosetta Stone, a language learning program that doesn’t tell you what the words mean. I got it in my head that this one word meant “need.” We visited some friends in Turkey and we went shopping. I was able to use some Turkish words and felt good about myself. Leaving one store the owner pointed out some underwear and asked us if we were interested in buying any. I thought I told him that we didn’t “need” any. His mouth dropped open and his eyes bugged out. I learned later I had really told him that we didn’t “use” underwear.

6.  Thanksgiving for a Timid Hawk  (Use this like you would the video. Read it out loud the best you can the first day. The second day write down Latin words, etc.)  Seeing how words are related can help you figure out the meanings of English words too. What if you heard someone talk about “deconstructing” something. What clues are there? What are related words. You know that construction is building things. You maybe know that the prefix de-  is like the prefix “un,” meaning not or the opposite. Maybe you know words like declutter and deactivate. So, the opposite of constructing or building things. Deconstruct means to take apart.

7.  Rocket Before Bed  (Use this in the same way. Read it out loud the best you can the first day. The second day write down whatever Latin words you have a guess for at what they are in English. Write something from each page.) When you are using a textbook, you can find the right answers to a Spanish question, but when you are overseas and hearing people speak in their own dialect with their own slang and intonations, you are going to have to use every bit of your powers of observation to piece together what they are saying.

8.  Construction Yard

9. Little Moments 1  These are some of the same words. Why again? Words come in more than one context. Maybe you’ll realize something new in this context and find that you had made the wrong assumption about a word meaning.

10. Little Moments 2  Repetition, repetition, repetition!

11.  Little Moments 3

12.  Little Moments 4 — Look over your lists. If you are interested, you can look up a couple of the Latin words you are unsure of. Were you right?

13. Little Moments 5  — If you got a Latin word wrong, you can re-look up the Spanish and French and see if you can find a new connection.

14. Little Moments 6 — Look over your lists. If you are interested, you can look up a couple of the Latin words you are unsure of. Were you right?

15.  Little Moments 7 — If you got a Latin word wrong, you can re-look up the Spanish and French and see if you can find a new connection.

Spanish

16.  Alphabet:

  • Click on each sound, listen and repeat. When I say repeat, I mean say each sound out loud. The letter is on the left and the way it sounds is written in (parenthesis).
  • Click on each letter, listen and repeat.
  • Watch the videos. It’s okay to not understand. It’s important to just listen to the language in order to get a feel for it.
  • Watch the video.  Match the letters to their names.
  • Watch the video.  Listen and choose which letter the word starts with.

17.  Greetings

  • Watch the first 9 words and phrases and write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish. 
  • Review the ones you know and write down the rest of the words and phrases. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Take the vocab quiz. Take the photo quiz. When you get it right, it will say, “Success.” You can exit at that point. Play the matching game. Practice the vocabulary. Say the Spanish before and after you hear it. You won’t be able to speak a language unless you speak it. Make sure you say the words and phrases out loud.
  • Take the photo quiz. Same as before, when you get it right, it will say, “Success.” You can exit at that point. Take the photo quiz. Take the spelling challenge. Practice the vocabulary. Say the Spanish before and after you hear it.
  • Watch, listen and repeat the sentences. Write down any new sentences or phrases. What have you noticed about Spanish questions? (hint: ??)  (answer: They start with an upside-down question mark.)

18.  Introducing Yourself

  • Write down and listen to, “What’s your name?”  Watch, listen and repeat the sentences.  Practice without the Spanish and without the English.
  •  Practice the vocabulary. Make sure you are practicing saying the Spanish out loud. Learn your age in Spanish. Click on your age. It will read it to you. Write it down. Say it out loud.
  • Learn this dialog through, “I’m eleven.” Your goal is to memorize it. You can insert different names and ages. Perform the dialog with someone else or act out both roles.
  • Write a dialog. Use different things than what was in the website dialog. Use the vocabulary and sentences to help you. Write out and perform your dialog.
  • Match the sentences.  Put the words in order. This time, when it says, “Success,” click on the brown box to continue. Do them all.

19. Body parts

  • Study the first 10 body parts. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish. 
  • Review the 10 and study ten more body parts. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Review the other 20 and study the last 10 body parts. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Do all of the quizzes and games.
  • Have someone in your family quiz you. My suggestion: play Simon Says with all the kids in your family. You be the caller and say, “Simon says touch your _____,” do it, and say it in Spanish. If you have little kids playing, they can call it out in English.

20.  The Face

  • Study the first 10 face parts. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Review the 10 you know and study the other 10 face parts. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Play crazy face and the matching game. Take the photo quizzes. Practice the vocabulary. Make sure you are practicing saying the Spanish out loud.
  • Take the vocab and spelling quizzes. Review all of the body parts. Click on the X by the Spanish and say the Spanish words before the computer does.
  • Have someone in your family quiz you. My suggestion: play Simon Says with all the kids in your family. You be the caller and say, “Simon says touch your _____,” do it, and say it in Spanish. If you have little kids playing, they can call it out in English.

21.  Review

  • Practice saying these letters and words. You don’t have to learn the words. Watch the alphabet video.
  • Click on each letter, listen and repeat.
  • Listen to The First WellListen to how the words sound. Make observations. Find at least one word you can understand because it is related to the English word. One is obvious. What other words do you think you recognized? (Just say the English word. You don’t have to learn any of these Spanish words.)
  • *Print out the first two pages. Use what you know and your powers of observation to choose the correct meaning. When you are done, check your answers. If you can’t understand why yours is wrong, use the online dictionary to figure it out.
  • Write a dialog of at least 8 sentences. Use the vocabulary and sentences to help you. Perform your dialog.

22.  Clothing

  • Study the first 10 clothing words. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Review the 10 you know and study the other 13 clothing words. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Practice with the flashcards. Do the photo quizzes.
  •  Practice with the flashcards. Do the spelling and vocab quizzes. Play the matching game on the same page.
  • Listen and repeat after each card. Then go back and watch them with no sound and try to read the clothing sentences for yourself.

23.  Numbers 1-10

  • Watch the videos. Say the numbers out loud with the videos. 
  • Click on numbers 1-10. Look at them. Write them down. Listen to them. Say them.
  • Watch the flash cards. Practice with the Spanish off. Play the matching game.
  • Watch the flash cards. Sit backwards. Listen to the Spanish and then say the English. You can ask a sibling to watch to see if you are right. Take the vocabulary quiz and the spelling quiz.
  • Watch these flash cards. Repeat the sentences out loud. You don’t need to learn all of those animal names. You are just learning the numbers. But it’s good practice to try to pronounce them.

24.  Numbers 11-20

  • Click on the numbers 11-20. Write them down. Listen to them. Say them.
  • Practice saying the numbers to 20. Listen and repeat. Always try to sound like the speaker. Read this page on numbers 11-20. What patterns can be found in the Spanish numbers 11-20?
  • Practice saying the numbers 11-20. Answer the questions and fly the jet pack.
  • Count out loud from 1 – 20 in Spanish. If you can’t, watch the counting to 20 video again. Take the photo quiz and play the matching game.
  • Study your numbers. Play scatter. Take the test. And then try the space race.

25.  Review

  • Look at which countries speak Spanish. The lists show the country names and their capital cities. You don’t need to memorize this list. Watch and listen to The Greatest Treasure. Make observations. What word in the title seems to be related to English? (answer: grande/grand That must be the word that translates to Greatest in the title.)  Write down other related words. Can you guess at any meanings? What do you think “con” might mean? I see “Pedro con Leon.” I think it means Pedro (boy’s name) with the Lion. Make some guesses. I see quotation marks. When they close, I think the next phrase must mean something like, “he said to the lion.” Write down a few words and what you guess they mean. Look for any word you recognize. 
  • Repeat after each clothing flashcard. Act out getting dressed and state, “I put on ____,” as you mime each thing.
  • *Print out the first page, body word match, and follow the directions. You can use the link to check your answers when you are done. Match the pictures and words.
  • Take the quizzes and play the matching game. Do you need to practice with the flashcards?
  • Repeat after each greeting flashcard. Listen to and repeat each line of the dialog. You don’t have to know all of the words. Practice your pronunciation. Say each line over and over. Try to say them without stumbling. Try to sound like the speaker. I know it’s hard!

26.  Colors

  • Learn colors in Spanish. First try to learn them and then play the game. Watch the first color video and repeat each word. You don’t have to learn any new colors in the video, but make observations! The picture and the word changes. Can you figure out the pattern?
  • Study the first 10 colors. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish. Which ones on the list are related to English?
  • Review the first 10 you learned and study the second 10 colors. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Take the quizzes and play the matching game. Do you need to practice with the flashcards?
  • Look at the color words and take the test. Repeat after each sentence. You don’t need to know all of those words. You are learning colors and practicing your pronunciation. Try to sound like the speaker. Say the sentences over and over to try and say them fluently, without stumbling.

 27. Shapes

  • Click on each shape. Write down the word and meaning. Say it out loud.
  • Study the shapes. Do you have them all written down? Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Take the quizzes and play the matching game.
  • Repeat after each sentence. Say them more than once. Copy the speaker.
  • Click on each shape and repeat. Click on each shape and repeat. Write down the words for square, circle and triangle three times each.

28.  Counting to 100

  • Click on each number from 20 to 100 and repeat.  What pattern do you notice from 20 to 29? Write down the Spanish words for 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100. Count by tens. (Read your list.)
  • Do you remember how 16, 17, 18… were just ten and six, ten and seven,…? Well, that’s how the rest of the numbers go. The spelling can change a bit, but they each mean twenty and three, forty and nine, etc. Watch this video that counts up to 100. Cunt along out loud. Write down 38, 42, 56, 61, 77, 83, and 94 in Spanish. You can find them on the video and copy them.
  • Count out loud from zero to one hundred in Spanish. Copy the speaker. Choose one number from each page to write down. Keep clicking on the next page at the bottom until you get to 100.
  • Click on the shapes and colors. Say them out loud. Make a crazy face.
  • Match the colors. Fly with the rocket pack.

29.  Your Family

  • Count out loud to 20.  Study the first 10 family words. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Review the first 10 you learned and study another 10 family words. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish. When it talks about little and big brother or sister it uses, “mayor” and “menor.” I don’t think “mayor” is related to “mayor” in English. I think it is related to “major.” And I think “menor” is related to “minor.” They call major league baseball the “big leagues.” Can you get big brother and little brother from “major” brother and “minor” brother? They aren’t exact, but they are related, and with a little brain power, you can figure out the general meaning.
  • Review the others and study the last 10 family words. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Review the others and study the next set of family words. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Take the quizzes and play the matching game. Do you need to practice with the flashcards?

30.  The Weather

  • Count out loud from 20-30. Do you need help?  Study the first 10 weather words. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Review the first 10 and study another 10 weather words. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Review the others and study the last 10 weather words. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Count out loud from 30-40. Do you need help? Take the quizzes and play the matching game.
  • Count out loud from 0-40. Do you need help? Watch these videos. One  Two   Use the second one (around the one minute mark) to write: What’s the weather in (wherever you live)? and the answer.

31.  Days of the Week/Months of the Year

  • Count out loud from 40-50. Do you need help? Teach someone to ask you “What’s the weather?” in Spanish. Tell them what the weather is like. Learn the days of the week. Write them down and practice them. Listen to the song. What words do you recognize in the lyrics? (You should recognize casa from Latin.)
  • Count out loud from 50-60. Do you need help? Teach someone to ask you “What’s the weather?” in Spanish. Tell them what the weather is like and what day it is. Listen to the song. Do the quizzes and game.
  • Count out loud from 60-70. Do you need help? Teach someone to ask you “What’s the weather?” in Spanish. Tell them what the weather is like. Learn the months of the year.
  • Count out loud from 70-80. Do you need help? Teach someone to ask you “What’s the weather?” in Spanish. Tell them what the weather is like. Write down today’s date as the number (write it in Spanish) and the month name. Do the quizzes and game.
  • Count out loud from 80-90. Do you need help? Teach someone to ask you “What’s the weather?” in Spanish. Tell them what the weather is like. Watch the video. Tell someone the days of the week and the months of the year.

32.  Review

  • Write down today’s date as the day of the week, the number (write it in Spanish) and the month name. Play the story of Rosa Goes to the City. Don’t watch it. Listen to the sound of Spanish. Cover the screen or turn away. Listen. Count along with the video. Count to 100 in Spanish. If you need help, you can use this page.
  • Watch the story of Rosa Goes to the City. Use your powers of observation to watch for word clues. Use the pictures, the sounds and the captions to help you understand what’s happening. What words do you recognize? What words can you guess at? Watch the colors videos. Teach some colors to your siblings and then play “I Spy” using Spanish colors. 
  • Repeat each family sentence out loud. Repeat the sentences a few times to get them more fluent, without stumbling. Match up.
  • Play rocket man with clothing words. Have someone use 1-100 site and click on numbers from each page. Don’t look. Just listen and tell them the number in English.
  • Review the weather vocabulary. *Match the sentences. (Print the first two pages.) Use your knowledge and powers of observation to find the answers. When you are finished, you can check your answers. Use can use the online dictionary to figure out any you got wrong.

33.  Veggies

  • Study the first 10 vegetables. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish. Which ones on the list are related to English?
  • Review the first 10 and study the rest of the vegetables. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish. Make sure you say the little word in front, “el, los….”
  • Take the quizzes  and play the matching game. Do you need to practice the words?
  • Say the days of the week and the months of the year. (Do you need help? Then listen to the song.) Have someone turn this counting video on somewhere in the middle, listen and start counting along. How long did it take you to figure out where it was counting? Repeat all of the lines of this dialog. Introduce yourself to everyone in your home. Tell them your name, age, where you live and one thing you like. Use the dialog to help you figure out how to say, “I like…” Then you could add a color, a vegetable… Give it a try. In order to speak a foreign language, you don’t have to know everything before you open your mouth; you just have to be willing to use what you do know and give it a try.
  • Write a dialog or story. Here’s your vocab page, many of them have sentence flashcards. Use the ones we’ve looked at so far. Don’t go crazy, but don’t be afraid to try something new. You need to have a least eight lines. Present your dialog/story to an audience in your best Spanish. This isn’t something to memorize. It’s practice speaking. This is a little more what it’s like speaking in another country. You aren’t going to know all of the words that you would normally say in English or how to use them, but you can use what you know to get your point across. Don’t worry about being perfect. You only fail if you don’t try.

34.  Fruits

  • Count out loud to 20.  Study the first 10 fruit words. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Count out loud from 20-40. Review the first 10 you learned and study another 10 fruit words. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Count out loud from 40-60.  Review the others and study the last 10 fruit words. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Count out loud from 60-80.  Do all of the quizzes and the matching game.
  • Count out loud from 80-100. Say the days of the week and the months of the year. Talk about today’s weather and what you put on to wear today.

35.  Food

  • Count out loud from 10-20. Study the first 10 food words. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Count out loud from 20-40. Review the first 10 you learned and study another 10 food words. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Count out loud from 40-60.  Review the others and study the last 10 foods words. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Do the quizzes and the matching game.
  • Repeat these sentences out loud. Repeat each one a few times, trying to say them without stumbling. Write five new sentences using these as patterns. “I like to eat…”  “My mom prepares…” “He serves…”

36.  Review

  • Listen to the song BEFORE you read the lyrics. Do you recognize any words? Review colors and shapes. Write ten sentences using five fruits and five vegetables.
  • The English word, symbiosis, means a mutually beneficial relationship. Look for, listen for the Spanish version of that word. Watch and listen to the story of Zippy the Zebra. Did you notice the phrase, repugnantes criaturas. What does it say in English?  (answer: repugnant creatures) Now just listen to the story. Turn around. Just listen. What do you hear? What words can you notice? What do you notice about the way Spanish sounds, not the words and their meanings, just the way it sounds? Now, start it again. Stop it and repeat what it says as best as you can. You don’t have to do the whole video. But try it for awhile. Listen. Pause and repeat. Out loud. So others can hear you.
  • Play with crazy face. Play rocket man with foods. Listen to another story. (Click on the frog.)  What words do you recognize? What can you tell about what the story is about?
  • Read the dialog out loud. Then play each sentence and repeat after each sentence. Listen to the flashcards (turn around and just listen). What words can you recognize? Now do the activities at the bottom of the page.
  • Play the weather game. Play the family tree game. Play the elephant counting game.  Play the clothing color game. Listen to the weather song.

Congratulations!

7th

Course Description: This is a continuation of the introductory Spanish course. The focus will be on learning vocabulary, comprehension, pronunciation and fluency in speech. Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills will be developed. Topics covered include: animals, places, the home, transportation, professions, celebrations, geography, adjectives, prepositions and verbs.

Materials:

  • Spiral notebook or lined paper in a separate section of a binder for foreign language, to write down vocabulary and to copy sentences.

Introduction

A reminder about some things: You are going to repeat things, a lot. When I tell you to repeat, I want you to say the words out loud, loud enough for someone in the same room as you to hear, as if you were speaking to them. When I tell you just to listen, you need to look away and not read the words. Sometimes you’ll listen to things you don’t understand. It’s called, “passive listening.” I’m not crazy. It’s a tool of language learning. If I were to tell you to put these words in a sentence, what would you say? (cute, look at, puppy, the, black)  I bet you said, “Look at the cute, black puppy.” Why did you all say cute first? Cute and black are both adjectives. When did you learn that the color comes second? No one taught you that. It just sounds right. Are you starting to understand why you should be listening to the language you are learning? You are learning the sound of the language. You need to know what sounds right.

If you aren’t taking Spanish, you can use the foreign language links. For the Spanish students, I’m going to order this by weeks. Each bullet point is one day. We are going to practice our reading, writing, listening and speaking by learning vocabulary. A college educated adult can know 20,000 words. Vocabulary takes time to build. I’m giving you a foundation. Next year you’ll take “real” Spanish, or another language, and I’m sure you’ll find yourself very prepared to do well from having completed this introduction first.

1. Review — If you did not take Spanish in 6th, I would suggest taking that year instead. Spanish is only planned through Spanish 3 in 10th, so there is extra time if you start late. If you needed to move faster for some reason, you could skip over this year and go from Spanish in 6th to Spanish 1 in 8th.

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2. Animals

  • Learn the first 10 animal flashcards. Write them down. Repeat out loud each animal several times. Look away and listen to the animal names and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each animal. Practice until you can.
  • Learn the other 10 animal flashcards and review the ones you know. Write them down. Repeat out loud each animal several times. Look away and listen to the animal names and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each animal. Practice until you can.
  • Do the quizzes  and matching game. Tell someone the date, day, month, weather, what you are wearing and what you ate for breakfast. (As best you can…)
  • Listen to the sentences and repeat each one several times, working on speaking fluently, without stumbling. Next, just listen. Then read the Spanish. Next, write five sentences. Don’t copy sentences, but base your sentences on these.
  • Review the parts of the body. Use the flashcards, play a game and take the test.

3. In the City

  • Learn the first 10 city flashcards. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Learn the next 10 city flashcards. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Learn the other 6 city flashcards and review the ones you know. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Do the quizzes and matching game. Tell someone the date, day, month, weather, what you are wearing and what you ate for breakfast.
  • Say the days of the week and months of the year. Tell someone the weather and what you are wearing (if you did 6th Spanish). Have someone quiz you on numbers by playing them one at a time while you just listen and say the number in English. Do days of the week speller or space race.

4. In the City 2

  • Learn the first 10 city flashcards. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Learn the next 10 city flashcards. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Learn the other 8 city flashcards and review the ones you know. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Do the quizzes and matching game. (Scroll down.) What did you notice about the word for street and streets? How do you think plurals are made in Spanish? You may not be right, but you need to pay attention to these clues to start understanding how the language is put together.
  • First try to read the dialog. Then listen to it, just listen. Then listen and read along. Then try repeating out loud. Try spelling some numbers.

5. Review*

  • Do one page of the numbers quiz. Do 30 number sentences; say each sentence out loud before choosing an answer. Sometimes the numbers are bigger than you have learned, like 247. You’ll have to use your powers of observation to figure them out.
  • Listen to the story of The Tortoise and the Hare. Don’t read it yet! Can you pick out any words? Now listen again and read along. What words do you recognize? What do you think una competencia is? (I think it means a competition.) Do you know the story in English? Finally just read it yourself out loud.  
  • Play scatter with city vocabulary. (If you don’t recognize a word when you play scatter, figure out what it means from what’s there. You’ll drag words to their meanings.) Review animals. Play scatter with animal vocabulary. Say the day, month, date, weather and what you are wearing. Tell someone the date, day, month, weather, what you are wearing and what you ate for breakfast.
  • Review greetings. *Print the first 4 pages (OR just read it online and write the answers in a notebook) of this sentence_matcher worksheet. You can check your answers when you are done. By the way, you don’t have to know all of the words to be able to answer correctly. Use your powers of observation. Tell someone the date, day, month, weather, what you are wearing and what you ate for breakfast.
  • Listen to the song. Read the song. What’s a cucaracha? Listen one more time. Listen to the song , Barquito Chiquitito. Read the song. Listen one more time. Tell someone the date, day, month, weather, what you are wearing and what you ate for breakfast.

6. Opposites*

  • Learn the first 10 opposites flashcards. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Learn another 10 opposite flashcard and review the ones you know. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Learn the last eight opposite flashcard and review the ones you know. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Do the quizzes and matching game. Which word looks like an English word it’s not?  (answer: largo meaning long) Tell someone the date, day, month, weather, what you are wearing and what you ate for breakfast.
  • *Complete the worksheet (opposites-spelling) by unscrambling the words. Review from 6th: Play crazy face.

7. Feelings

  • Learn the first 11 feelings flashcards. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Learn the other 11 feelings flashcard and review the ones you know. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Do the quizzes and matching game. Tell someone the date, day, month, weather, what you are wearing and what you ate for breakfast.
  • Listen to the sentences and repeat each one several times, working on speaking fluently, without stumbling. Next, just listen. Read the Spanish. Next, write five sentences. Don’t copy sentences, but base your sentences on these.
  • Drag N’ Match Feelings. Do speller or space race numbers. (If you don’t know them, use the flashcards.)

8. Describing People

  • Learn the first 10 describing people flashcards. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Learn the other 9 describing people flashcards and review the ones you know. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Do the quizzes and matching game. Tell someone the date, day, month, weather, what you are wearing and what you ate for breakfast.
  • Listen to the sentences and repeat each one several times, working on speaking fluently, without stumbling. Next, just listen. Read the Spanish. Next, write five sentences. Don’t copy sentences, but base your sentences on these.
  • Read the dialog with Ai, the second. Next, listen to it. Now write your own dialog with at least 8 lines. Use this dialog for an example. Read your dialog to others.

9 Review*

  • Play the flea game and practice describing people. Tell someone the date, day, month, weather, what you are wearing and what you ate for breakfast.
  • *Print out the first 2 pages (feelings_sentence_matcher) or just write the answers in your notebook. you can check your answers when you are done. Remember, you don’t have to know all of the words to be able to answer correctly.
  • First try to read the dialog about laundry. Then listen to it, just listen. Then listen and read along. Then try repeating out loud. Try spelling some colors and clothing. Make sure you click the box to continue.
  • Match the people descriptions.
  • Match the face words and the color words. Write a sentence about each member of your family (in Spanish).

10. Geography

  • Learn the first 12 geography flashcards. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Learn the next 10 geography flashcards and review the ones you know. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Learn the last 10 geography flashcards and review the ones you know. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Do the quizzes and matching game.
  • Watch “Trip.” What do you notice about cave/mountain and caves/mountains? How do you think plurals are formed? Does it fit with what you thought earlier? Want to peek? Here are the plural rules. I’m not asking you to learn them all, but take a look and compare it to what you were thinking. Tell someone the date, day, month, weather, what you are wearing and what you ate for dinner yesterday.

11. Over! Under! In!

  • Learn the preposition flashcards. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Do the quizzes and matching game. Tell someone the date, day, month, weather, what you are wearing and what you ate for breakfast.
  • Watch Supermarket. Practice colors and shapes. Click on each one and say it.
  • Play the flea game with clothing words. Tell someone the date, day, month, weather, what you are wearing and what you ate for dinner yesterday.
  • Read the song and translation. Listen to the song. Read the song out loud. Copy 5 clothing sentences.

12. On the Move

  • Learn the first 10 transportation flash cards. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Learn the next 8 transportation flash cards and review the ones you know. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Learn the last 8 transportation flash cards and review the ones you know. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Do the quizzes and matching game. Tell someone the date, day, month, weather, what you are wearing and what you ate for dinner yesterday.
  • Watch “Vacation.” Count from 50 to 100.

13. Review

14. In the City 2

  • Learn the first 10 city flashcards. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Learn the next 9 city flashcards and review the ones you know. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Learn the last 9 city flashcards and review the ones you know. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Do the quizzes and review exercises. Tell someone what you are wearing, everything you ate yesterday and what transportation you have ridden on.
  • Match the around town words. Read along with this dialog. Take the weather quiz. Have you noticed mal, mala, malo and other versions of the same word. Have you figured out anything yet as to when you use which one?

15. Clothing 2 — Accessories

  • Learn the first 11 clothing flashcards. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can. Pay attention to singular and plural words.
  • Learn the next 10 clothing flashcards and review the ones you know. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Learn the last 10 clothing flashcards and review the ones you know. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Do the quizzes and matching game.
  • Learn yes and no. Drag and match, “What am I wearing?” Walk around your home saying what color everything is.

16. Computer

  • Learn these computer words. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Do the quizzes and matching game. Tell someone the date, day, month, weather, what you are wearing and what you ate yesterday.
  • Count to 30. Review the clothing flashcards. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Count from 31 to 60. Review the city flashcards. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Count from 61 to 100. Have someone click on different numbers and you identify them in English. Have someone click on different colors and shapes and you identify them in English.

17. Review*

  • Review the preposition flashcards. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can. Try the spelling quiz.
  • Review the geography flashcards. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can. Try the spelling quiz.
  • Review the transportation flash cards. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can. Try the spelling quiz.
  • *Print out the first 3 pages (colors sentence matcher). (Or, read them online and write your answers in a notebook.) You don’t have to know all of the words to know the answers. Use your powers of observation to figure them out. Check your answers when you are done.
  • Look at the title and figure out how to say cicada and ant. Listen to the story of La Cigarra y la Hormiga. Don’t read it yet! Can you pick out any words? Do you know the story in English? Read it at the bottom of the page. Now listen again and read along. What words do you recognize? Try to figure out the meanings of the bold words using the English. Try. Can you figure any of them out? Make guesses, educated, thoughtful guesses. Then check to see what they mean.

18. School

  • Learn the first 10 school flashcards. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can. Pay attention to singular and plural words.
  • Learn the next 9 school flashcards and review the ones you know. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Learn the last 8 school flashcards and review the ones you know. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Do the quizzes and matching game.
  • Listen to and repeat the school word sentences. Say each sentence mutliple times trying to say it as fluently (without stumbling as possible). Also try to imitate the sound of the speaker.

19. On the Move 2

  • Learn the first 12 transportation flashcards. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can. Pay attention to singular and plural words.
  • Learn the next 10 transportation flashcards and review the ones you know. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Learn the last 10 transportation flashcards and review the ones you know. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can. Notice bus and buses. How is the plural formed in this case? Is that any different than you have seen before? I don’t know is not an appropriate answer to that question.
  • Do the quizzes and matching game.
  • Do the transportation word search. Practice spelling the words. (Be patient while it loads.) You will type the word. Click on the accented letters to add them. Check your answer when you are done. Get help if you get stuck, but first try yourself!  Click Next to move on.

20. Professions

  • Learn the first 12 professions flashcards. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can. Pay attention to singular and plural words.
  • Learn the next 10 professions flashcards and review the ones you know. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Learn the last 10 professions flashcards and review the ones you know. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can. Notice bus and buses. How is the plural formed in this case? Is that any different than you have seen before?
  • Do the quizzes and matching game.
  • Play professions battleship. Use your powers of observation. Spend some time on this Spanish site about professions. Listen. Understand what you can. Use the pictures as clues. When you go to another country, you will have to use all of the clues and cues you can get to figure out what someone is saying to you. Don’t say you don’t understand and close it. Click on each profession and watch and listen or do the activity. Yes, this is for little kids, but you are a little kid in your Spanish. This is mainly a listening exercise.

21. Review

22. My Room

  • Learn the first 7 my room flashcards. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can. Match the colors.
  • Learn the next 6 my room flashcards and review the ones you know. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can. Match the animals.
  • Do the quizzes and matching game.
  • Learn the seasons in Spanish. Watch the two videos.  Repeat everything.
  • Write a story or dialog with at least 10 sentences. Use what you know. Do the best you can. Remember this isn’t to memorize. You may be making mistakes, but you have to make mistakes to grow as a language speaker. You have to be willing to speak, put it out there.

23.  Bathroom

  • Learn the first 6 bathroom flashcards. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words  (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can. Match 10 describing sentences.
  • Learn the next 6 bathroom flashcards and review the ones you know. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can. Match the feeling words.
  • Do the quizzes and matching game. Match 10 describing sentences.
  • Match the personal descriptions. Match the adjectives. Learn how to say how many brothers and sisters you have. Match the greeting words.
  • Write a letter to a new pen pal. Tell the all about yourself. You name, age, family, where you live, what you wear and eat. Tell them about your room or home. Tell them about what you like (Me gusta…). You can tell them more too. Write at least ten sentences. You can look up sentences to help you. (I know you can’t say everything you want to say the way you want to say it. Use the example sentences and do your best. It won’t be all correct. That’s okay. Really! You have to practice producing the language, not just copying what others say.

24. Cleaning

  • Learn the first 7 cleaning flashcards. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.  Match 9 feeling sentences.
  • Learn the next 7 cleaning flashcards and review the ones you know. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can. Match 9 feeling sentences.
  • Do the quizzes and matching game. Match 10 food sentences.
  • Match 10 food sentences. Learn to ask, “Do you like…?” Read the song, both versions, and then listen and read, and then just listen.
  • Listen to the color story and read along. Try to figure out what he is saying as best you can. Do the color activity. Write 3 color questions like in the activity. Teach someone to read you the questions and you answer them.

25. Review

  • Review the bathroom flashcards. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can. Choose a quiz or activity.
  • Review the my room flashcards. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can. Play the family flea game.
  • Review the cleaning flashcards. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can. Match the sentences. Use any clues you can find in the sentences.
  • Listen to  the dialog about family. Listen again and read along. Read it out loud.
  • Listen to the story of The Lion and the MouseDon’t read it yet! Can you pick out any words? Do you know the story in English? Now listen again and read along. What words do you recognize? Choose five words to try to figure out. Make guesses, educated, thoughtful guesses. Then check to see what they mean.

26. Celebrations

  • Learn the first 11 celebration flashcards. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can. Pay attention to singular and plural words.
  • Learn the next 11 celebration flashcards and review the ones you know. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Learn the last 11 celebration flashcards and review the ones you know. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Do the quizzes and matching game.
  • Repeat each chore sentence flashcard several times. Try to read the sentence out loud without stumbling. It’s hard. Tell someone the weather, what you are wearing and what you ate.

27. To Play

  • Learn the to play flashcards. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Do the quizzes and matching game.
  • Here are different ways to say you play sports. Repeat each sentence out loud several time.
  • Play Wonder Putt opposites. Play the flea game with feeling words.
  • Listen to the story of Sonrisa de ClaudioDon’t read it yet! Can you pick out any words? At one point it expects you to click on something. Now listen again and read along. What words do you recognize? Choose five words from the story to try figure out. Make guesses, educated, thoughtful guesses. Then check to see what they mean.

28. Actions

  • Learn the first 10 actions flashcards. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Learn the next 8 actions flashcards and review the ones you know. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Learn the last 8 actions flashcards and review the ones you know. Write them down. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can.
  • Do the quizzes and matching game.
  • Repeat each “I like” sentence flashcard several times. Try to read each sentence out loud without stumbling. Try. It’s okay to not be perfect.

29. Review

  • Review the celebration flashcards. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can. Practice with Spanish fruit.
  • Review the to play flashcards. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can. Practice with animals. Play wonderputt body parts.
  • Review the actions flashcards. Repeat out loud each one several times. Look away and listen to the them and say them in English. Turn off the Spanish words (click on the X) and try to say the Spanish word for each one. Practice until you can. Practice with clothing.
  • Listen to and read along with the children’s story, Cinco Bebecitos. What do you think dice might mean (from the story)? Llora looks similar to a word you know? What word? What does it mean? What does llora mean (from the story)?  (answer: llorar, to cry, llora means cries, “to cry” and “cries” are two version we use of the same word. Spanish does the  same thing. “llora” and “llorar” are two versions of the same word. We’re going to learn more about this in the coming week.) Do the hide and seek activity. You should recognize some words.
  • There’s another whole part to language we haven’t discussed. I remember being in Greece and the folks I was with were trying to find someone who spoke English. They were going up to people and asking, “Do you speak English?” The person would shake their head and so they moved on to ask someone else. After several tries they came to me and told me what they had been doing. I started laughing. What’s so funny? In Greece you shake your head to say yes, and nod your head to say no. They were asking, “Do you speak English?” The person was responding yes and then they were just walking away. (You may wonder why were the people shaking their head instead of speaking English? They may have never been in the situation where they’ve had to speak English to someone. Maybe they only learned in school. They were taken off guard. It takes time to switch your brain to react in another language. And even when you know the right thing to say, without practice, it can be hard to get it out, especially quickly on the spot.) What part of language am I talking about? Non-verbal communication. Today, read these two articles, one and two. Give someone a Hispanic greeting.

30. Subject Pronouns, To Be

  • Read this lesson on pronouns until you get to what is written below. Write down the pronouns and what they mean. These are called subject pronouns. The subject of a sentence is what the sentence is about. I is the subject of the sentence, “I like ice cream.” Watch the video below. Find other people in your house. Point and use your pronouns. Take the quiz. (for 15 the answer is the second one–don’t worry about that word) 

usted = you formal

 = you informal (familiar)

youtube.com/watch?v=4gg1soO1CUQ

  • We are going to conjugate a verb. The verb is “to be.” Write the personal subject pronouns on a piece of paper going down, one on each line. (I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they) Now, next to each one write the correct conjugation of the verb, “to be.” (am, are, is, are, are, are) Make a list of the Spanish personal subject pronouns. List them down the page, one on each line. Now use the chart at the top of this page to write the correct conjugation of the Spanish verb, “to  be,” estar. Click on each speaker and listen and then repeat. Do the first page of the quiz by choosing the right form of estar to match the pronoun.
  • Repeat after each sentence. Only do 50 sentences. Copy five sentences from the exercise. Write five sentences.
  • Repeat after each sentence. Copy five sentences. Write five sentences.
  • Listen and repeat each sentence. Write a sentence for each Spanish personal pronoun, each using the correct form of estar. Remember, you may not be writing everything correctly. You should have correct the pronoun and the form of estar. It is still useful to think for yourself and produce language without directly imitating it. If your only goal is to take a Spanish test and do well, this isn’t the best strategy. Just copy the correct sentences. If your goal is to be able to speak Spanish, at least to some degree, you need to be able to think in Spanish. Rote memory doesn’t develop that thinking skill. I took French in school for 7 years and got all As but when I got to spend two days in France, I couldn’t say a sentence of my own.

31. To Have

  • Read this page on the verb, to have. Click on all of the speakers. Say all of the blue sentences out loud. Write out the pronouns and the form of “to have” for each one. Remember: this is called the verb conjugation. Using the right form of the verb is important. What if I said to you, “I has a cold,” or “He do that fast.” That’s what you would sound like if you didn’t use the right conjugation of the Spanish verbs. Next, go to this page explaining how the verb, tener is used. Copy the first blue sentence on the page. For the next ten blue sentences, copy the format of the sentence, using the same form of tener, but add your own adjectives/nouns/verbs. 
  • Take the itty bitty quiz. Complete this matching activity. You don’t have to know all of the words to get them right. Use your powers of observation. Repeat each sentence out loud and choose the correct meaning.
  • Listen to the sentences. Repeat each one several times, trying to say them without stumbling. Imitate the speaker and try to sound just like him or her. Just do 50 sentences.
  • Match the sentences with their meanings. Repeat each sentence out loud. Do 80 sentences.
  • Play the tener flea game.

32. To Want

  • Read this page on the verb, to want. Click on all of the speakers. Say all of the blue sentences out loud. Write out the pronouns and the form of “to want” for each one. Pay attention to the spelling. Something happens. What? Use the sentences as examples and write sentences copying the format of each blue sentence on the page. Use the same sentence structure and the same form of the verb but then change it up.
  • Listen to the sentences. Repeat each one several times, trying to say them without stumbling. Imitate the speaker and try to sound just like him or her.
  • Complete this matching activity. You don’t have to know all of the words to get them right. Use your powers of observation. Repeat each sentence out loud and choose the correct meaning.
  • Watch the video on this page. Try to translate each sentence before it tells you what it means. Find the meanings of the questions
  • Play the querer flea game.

33. To Go

  • Read this page on the verb, to go. Click on all of the speakers. Say all of the blue sentences out loud. Write out the pronouns and the form of “to go” for each one. Pay attention to the spelling. Use the sentences as examples and write sentences copying the format of each blue sentence on the page. Use the same sentence structure and the same form of the verb but then change it up.
  • Listen to the sentences. Repeat each one several times, trying to say them without stumbling. Imitate the speaker and try to sound just like him or her.
  • Complete this matching activity. You don’t have to know all of the words to get them right. Use your powers of observation. Repeat each sentence out loud and choose the correct meaning.
  • Watch the video on this page. Try to translate each sentence before it tells you what it means, whatever you can figure out. Use all of your powers of observation. Repeat after each sentence
  • Play the ir flea game. You don’t have to know everything to get it right. Find the subject and choose the correct form of the verb.

34. To Be (again)

  • The next verb we are going to look at is “to be.” Before we learned about estar. We read that it described location (she is here), was used as a helping verb (I am helping), and it was used to describe a something that changes (I am sick–because I’m not always going to be sick). I am always going to be a girl, so I don’t say, “Yo estoy una chica.” I say, “Yo soy una chica.” The verb is ser. Use the chart at the top of the page to write the correct conjugation of the Spanish verb, “to  be,” ser, for each pronoun. Click on each speaker and listen and then repeat. Which is which estar vs. ser? (You can click on the box and do it again.)
  • Repeat after each sentence. Only do 50 sentences. Copy five sentences. Write five sentences.
  • Repeat after each sentence. Only do 50 sentences. Copy five sentences. Write five sentences.
  • Watch the video on this page. Try to translate each sentence before it tells you what it means. Find the meanings of the questions. Do as many as you can in 15 minutes but at least 30.
  • Play the ser flea game.

35. Review

36. Review

  • Do the matching activities. Try the crossword. (If you need to look up a verb for the crossword…)
  • Listen to and read the story about Morris’ special day. Do the activity. See how you can understand so much?
  • Try this as a listening activity.
  • Here’s another listening activity. It’s okay to guess the pet. What’s the word for pet? What English word does it look like?
  • When you go off to study Spanish 1 or another language, I hope you will take your lessons from this introduction and apply them. Use your powers of observation. Don’t just move on to the next lesson. You will practice the lesson, drill and quiz the vocabulary until you know it and then move on to the next lesson. You can use and make flashcards at quizlet.com. Take time to listen to the language. Don’t be afraid to use what you know.

In 8th they will be taking Spanish 1.

Written by Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool

April 20, 2013 at 4:24 am

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