Due to schools closing, the current objective is to review the material covered from the beginning of the school year and up to March 12. See the Spanish Standards of Learning that we have been covering continuously this school year:

Virginia Foreign Language Standards of Learning: Modern World Languages Roman-Alphabet, Level 1

 Interpersonal Communication

WI.1  The student will exchange simple spoken and written information in the target language.

WI.2  The student will sustain brief oral and written exchanges in the target language, using familiar phrases and sentences.

 Interpretive Communication: Listening and Reading for Understanding

WI.3 The student will understand simple spoken and written target language presented through a variety of media and based on familiar topics.

WI.4  The student will use verbal and nonverbal cues to understand simple spoken and written messages in the target language.

 Presentational Communication: Speaking and Writing

WI.5  The student will present information orally and in writing in the target language, using a variety of familiar vocabulary, phrases, and structural patterns.

WI.6  The student will present rehearsed material in the target language, including brief narratives, monologues, dialogues, poetry, and songs.

 Cultural Perspectives, Practices, and Products

WI.7  The student will develop an awareness of common perspectives, practices, and products of the cultures in which the target language is spoken.

WI.8  The student will recognize that perspectives, practices, and products of the cultures studied are interrelated.

 Making Connections through Language

WI.9  The student will connect information about the target language and culture(s) with concepts studied in other subject areas.

 Linguistic and Cultural Comparisons

WI.10  The student will compare basic elements of the target language to those of English and other languages.

WI.11  The student will demonstrate understanding of the significance of culture through comparisons between the cultures studied and the cultures of the United States.

 Interacting in School and Global Communities

WI.12  The student will explore situations in which to use target-language skills and cultural knowledge beyond the classroom setting for recreational, educational, and occupational purposes.

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The student homework is to study chapter 1-4 vocabulary--either in the hand out or in the textbook--extra copies of the handout are available upon request, just ask for one extra.

Read the vocabulary words aloud (using the five Spanish basic sounds) also write the words in Spanish until you know the meaning of the words in English.

The homework also includes reviewing/studying the notes taking during class.

Tests/Summative Assessments
At the end of every quarter (Marking Period), there will be a mandatory Benchmark Exam with four mandatory tests: 1) speaking, 2) listening, 3) reading, 4) writing . These tests measure students progress in the four domains of language--speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Reteach/Retake tests
I allow students to retake quizzes and tests. In class, I will reteach the subject and provide extra practice time, then I will schedule a retake date during regular class time or during the student(s) lunch time.

Students learn by doing!
Students practice the new culture, vocabulary, and grammar completing their workbook assignment (hand out) using their textbook as a reference. Student are encouraged to work together in class.

A set of textbooks is available to students for reference in the classroom. Upon parent's request, I can issue a textbook to student to have as a reference at home. The textbook needs to be returned at the end of the school year.

Please bring your notebook, binder/folder and a couple of pencils to class everyday.