June 1:

Dear parents and students:

This week the students will continue reviewing the previous lessons. They will review the use of the Spanish adjectives by describing people and things. All the assignments will be posting on Office 365 Teams on Wednesday morning, and I will be available in this platform from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm  to review the lesson with the students, and to give them instructions for the assignment..

I also wanted to remind you that my office hours are every Monday, from 1:30 pm until 3:00 pm, where I will be available to answer any questions related to my instruction, grades, etc. 
In case you can not contact me within my office hours, please feel free to do so via email and I will respond as soon as possible.

May 25th, 2020:

Dear parents and students:
This week the students will continue reviewing the previous  taught lessons. They will work on the Listening Interpretive Mode of Communication: The students will listen to a video and demonstrate their skills on understanding an authentic listening comprehension material. This assignment will be posted on Office 365 Teams on Wednesday morning, and I will be available in this platform from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm  to review the lesson with the students, and to give them instructions for the assignment..

I also wanted to remind you that my office hours are every Monday, from 1:30 pm until 3:00 pm, where I will be available to answer any questions related to my instruction, grades, etc. 
In case you can not contact me within my office hours, please feel free to do so via email and I will respond as soon as possible.

Foreign Language Standards Learning:

Interpretive Communication: Listening for Understanding: WL.3, WL.4


May 19th


Dear parents and students:

I hope you all are doing well during this difficult time. This week the students will finish the Review Project , in which they have to master their skills on the Speaking Representational Mode of Communication. Below you can see the Guidelines for the project.

Review Project-Speaking – Choose 1 product to create

-Create a short audio/video advertisement (1-2 minutes long) for a school club or sport. What type of person would like to join? When, where, at what time, and how often does the group meet/practice?

-Vlog about your daily activities for one week; include with whom, when/at what time, where, and why you do each activity (20-30 seconds each day).

Create your own video of ideas of activities students your age could do if they’re bored (2-3 minutes long). Suggest which activities fit certain personalities best in your opinion.

This assignment will also be posted on Office 365 Teams on Wednesday morning, and I will be available in this platform from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm  to review the lesson with the students, and to give them instructions for the third part of the Project.

As a remainder,  my office hours are every Monday, from 1:30 pm until 3:00 pm, where I will be available to answer any questions related to my instruction, grades, etc. 
In case you can not contact me within my office hours, please feel free to do so via email and I will respond as soon as possible

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Foreign Language Standards of Learning:

Presentational Communication: Speaking and Writing: WL.5, WL.6





May11th:


Dear parents and students:
I hope you all are doing well during this difficult time. This week the students will continue working on the Review Project, in which they have to master their skills on the Writing Representational Mode of Communication: The students will write an essay about pastimes and extracurricular activities, and demonstrate their skills on writing. This assignment will be posted on Office 365 Teams on Wednesday morning, and I will be available in this platform from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm  to review the lesson with the students, and to give them instructions for the third part of the Project.

As a remainder,  my office hours are every Monday, from 1:30 pm until 3:00 pm, where I will be available to answer any questions related to my instruction, grades, etc. 
In case you can not contact me within my office hours, please feel free to do so via email and I will respond as soon as possible.

Foreign Language Standards of Learning:

Presentational Communication: Speaking and Writing: WL.5, WL.6


May 4, 2020th:

Dear parents and students:

This week the students will continue working on the Review Project, in which they have to master their skills on the Listening Interpretive Mode of Communication: The students will listen to a video about pastimes and extracurricular activities, and demonstrate their skills on understanding an authentic listening comprehension material. This assignment will be posted on Office 365 Teams on Wednesday morning, and I will be available in this platform from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm  to review the lesson with the students, and to give them instructions for the second part of the Project.

I also wanted to remind you that my office hours are every Monday, from 1:30 pm until 3:00 pm, where I will be available to answer any questions related to my instruction, grades, etc. 
In case you can not contact me within my office hours, please feel free to do so via email and I will respond as soon as possible.

Foreign Language Standards Learning:

Interpretive Communication: Listening for Understanding: WL.3, WL.4





ANNOUNCEMENT April 28th:

 Dear parents and students:

This week students will continue reviewing previous lessons. At this time, students will review through a project in which they have to master their skills on the four Areas of Communication: Reading and Listening (Interpretive) and Writing and Speaking (Presentational). This week, they will start working on the Reading Interpretative Mode of Communication. The students will read an infographic about pastimes and extracurricular activities and demonstrate their skills on understanding authentic reading materials. All the assignments will be posting on Office 365 Teams.

 Foreign Language Standards of Learning:

Interpretive Communication: Reading for Understanding: WL.3, WL.4


ANNOUNCEMENT
:  April 14th

Dear parents and students,

I hope you are doing well during this difficult time. Starting tomorrow, we will be having our Virtual classes on Wednesday, at  10:30 a.m, on Microsoft Teams. Students, you need to use your school username and password to log into Teams. 

ANNOUNCEMENT
:  March 26th

Dear parents and students,
Please look at the attached files. You will find various resources the students can use to review the different lessons already taught in class. I will start posting some assignments on Microsoft Teams, so students please pay attention to the updates.
Also, I would like to inform you that Rosetta Stone is offering free trial for certain amount of time, so students take advantage of this great opportunity.


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT-VIRTUAL LEARNING

Dear parents and students,
I hope you are doing well during these challenging times.  Below you can find the Standards of Learning for World Languages (Spanish I) that have taught so far this year.  Additionally, you will find some instructional resources that the students can use to review the lessons that were taught in class before school closed.  Following the Prince William County School instructions, at this time any review assignments that Iis posted to support learning will be ungraded.
Please continue checking the PWCS Website for future updates.  Students, if you are missing any assignments, I encourage you to contact me.  I will work with you and will take any missing assignment.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

                  Pacing Guide-Spanish I-Foreign Language Standards                                                               

By the end of each marking period, students can perform the following functions:

 

           Marking Period 1                                 

Marking Period 2

Marking Period 3

Marking Period 4

Unit 1: Joining the Global Community

 

Foreign Language Standards of Learning:

 

Interpersonal Communication: WL.1, WL.2

 

Interpretive Communication: Listening and Reading for Understanding: WL.3, WL.4

 

Presentational Communication: Speaking and Writing: WL.5, W.L6,

 

Cultural Perspectives, Practices, and Products: WL.7, WL.8
Writing

 

Making Connections through Language: WL.9

 

Linguistic and Cultural Comparisons: WL.10, WL.11

 

Interacting in School and Global Communities: WL.12

 

Functions/Objectives: I can…

Spanish in the world

·        Identify stereotypes

·        Identify language communities world-wide

·        Recognize Spanish language variations

·        Recognize similarities between Spanish and English

·        Demonstrate intercultural awareness

-Greetings & goodbyes

-Express courtesy

-Register

-Gestures

-Body language & personal space

Spanish in the classroom

·        Identify basic classroom objects

·        Use classroom expressions and make requests

·        Ask about & identify class items

·        Ask and tell how to say, spell, and identify meanings of words in Spanish

·        Ask for and give the day & date

Share personal demographic information

·        Ask for and give names

·        Ask and tell how others & I are feeling

·        Ask and tell where others & I are from

·        Ask for and state ages

·        Ask for and givbirtdays

·        Request and provide contact information

 

Unit 2: My Life at School

 

Foreign Language Standards of Learning:

 

Interpersonal Communication: WL.1, WL.2

 

Interpretive Communication: Listening and Reading for Understanding: WL.3, WL.4

 

Presentational Communication: Speaking and Writing: WL.5, W.L6,

 

Cultural Perspectives, Practices, and Products: WL.7, WL.8
Writing

 

Making Connections through Language: WL.9

 

Linguistic and Cultural Comparisons: WL.10, WL.11

 

Interacting in School and Global Communities: WL.12

 

Functions/Objectives:  I can…

·        Ask for and give the time

·        Identify and describe classroom objects

·        Locate objects in a classroom

·        Discuss school schedules and say at what time classes begin & end

·        Express what people have and need for classes

·        Express an opinion about a class

·        Identify places around the school

·        Ask and say to where people go in the school

·        Talk about events after school including at what time & where they occur

·        Identify and describe clothing

·        Discuss what people wear to school

·        Talk about the seasons and weather

 

Unit 3: My Life at Home

 

Foreign Language Standards of Learning:

 

Interpersonal Communication: WL.1, WL.2

 

Interpretive Communication: Listening and Reading for Understanding: WL.3, WL.4

 

Presentational Communication: Speaking and Writing: WL.5, W.L6,

 

Cultural Perspectives, Practices, and Products: WL.7, WL.8
Writing

 

Making Connections through Language: WL.9

 

Linguistic and Cultural Comparisons: WL.10, WL.11

 

Interacting in School and Global Communities: WL.12

 

Functions/Objectives:  I can…

·        Talk about family relationships

·        Describe physical and personality traits of others

·        Talk about leisure-time activities

·        Talk about where leisure-time activities take place

·        State likes and dislikes of things/objects

·        Talk about what people are going to do during free time

·        Ask and say what people want to do

·        Differentiate between what people have to do or want to do

·        Extend, accept, and decline an invitation to do an activity

Unit 4: My Life in the Community

To be taught

 

Foreign Language Standards of Learning:

 

Interpersonal Communication: WL.1, WL.2

 

Interpretive Communication: Listening and Reading for Understanding: WL.3, WL.4

 

Presentational Communication: Speaking and Writing: WL.5, W.L6,

 

Cultural Perspectives, Practices, and Products: WL.7, WL.8
Writing

 

Making Connections through Language: WL.9

 

Linguistic and Cultural Comparisons: WL.10, WL.11

 

Interacting in School and Global Communities: WL.12

 

Functions/Objectives:  I can…

·        Talk about places in the city/community

·        Discuss how I get places and interpret a train/bus schedule

·        Identify and describe foods and drinks

·        Order a simple lunch/dinner

·        Describe the flavor of foods and beverages