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    SPANISH

     

    FACULTY: 
            

    Mrs. Bibina Cordova                       ext.     71068
             Spanish II
             Spanish 7
     
    Mr. Todd Johnson                           ext.   71157
                Spanish III
                Spanish II 
    Mrs. Diana Pena-Perez                    ext.   71258
                Spanish 8
     
    Mrs. Billie Teixeira                          ext.   71320
             IB Spanish
               AP Spanish
               Spanish II
     
    Ms. Amy Gilbert                             ext.  71109
              Spanish III
     

       

     

     

     

      

    SPANISH I:

  •   textbook:
    • Funston, James F., Dolores Koch and Vargas Bonilla Alejandro.   Somos asi 1.  Saint Paul, MN: EMC Publishing, 1997.
  • workbook:
    • Funston, James F., Dolores Koch and Vargas Bonilla Alejandro.   Somos asi 1 Student Workbook.  Saint Paul, MN: EMC Publishing, 1997.
  • readings:
  • target language reading from above text
  • culture reading in English and Spanish
  • various poems
  • writing:
    •  varied writing assignments: dialogues, postcards, notes, ABC books, haiku
  • testing:
    • written, aural, oral, culture and geography quizzes and tests both textbook and teacher formulated
    • mid-term exam
    • final exam
       vocabulary topics
    personal identification
    home live
    the classroom
    travel
    food
    shopping
    grammar topics
    gender and number agreement
    verb forms present and preterit
    progressive tense
    personal pronouns
    direct object pronouns
    indirect object pronouns
    demonstrative adjectives
    prepositions
    prepositional pronouns

    SPANISH II:

  •   textbook:
    • Cazabon, Maria, Jose Fernandez, Nancy Humbach, and Dolores Koch.  Nosotros, los jovenes.  San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990
  • workbook:
    • Richmond, Dorothy.  Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Pronouns and Prepositions.  Chicago: Passport Books, 1998.
    • Richmond, Dorothy.  Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Verb Tenses.  Chicago: Passport Books, 1996.
  • readings:
    • Altabe, David F. Temas y dialogos.  New York:  Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970.
    • Hanley-Carrera, Teresa; Valette, Jean-Paul, Valette, Rebecca M.  Viztazos: Lecturas Faciles.  Lexington MA: D.C. Heath and Company, 1986.
  • writing:
    •  compositions, letters, reports, postcards, menus, and other directed writing activities
  • testing:
  • textbook directed and teacher directed quizzes and tests
  •   vocabulary topics
    vacations
    occupations
    leisure time
    school
    shopping
    diet and health
    technology
    progress
    holidays
    idiomatic expression
    proverbs
    Latin America

     

    grammar topics
    irregular verbs in the preterit
    irregular comparisons
    comparisons of equality with adjectives
    comparisons of equality with nouns
    imperfect tense
    progressive tenses
    verbs requiring indirect object pronouns
    future tense
    conditional tense
    prepositional pronouns
    double object pronouns
    reflexive verbs 
    reflexive pronouns

     

    SPANISH III:

  •   textbook:
    • Valette, Jean-Paul, Rebecca Valette, and TeresaCarrera-Hanley. Spanish for Mastery. Lexington, MA: D.C. Heath and Company, 1994.
  • workbook:
    • Nassi, Robert, Bernard Bernstein, and Theodore Nuzzi.   Workbook Spanish Three Years. New York: Amasco School Publishing, Inc., 1966.
  • readings:
    • newspapers
    • internet articles
    • Hoy Dia. scholastic Spanish paper
  • writing:
    • dialogues, compositions, notes, letters
    • preparation for NYS Regents Exam
  • testing:
    • unit and text exams
    • conversation testing
    • New York State Regents Examination
    SPANISH IV:
  •   textbook:
    • a variety of texts are used for enriching cultural and literary learning including but not limited to the topics of history, literature, culture, and geograpy.
    • half of the year is the study of Spain, half of the year is the study of Latin America
  • workbook:
    • Nassi, Robert, Bernard Bernstein, and Theodore Nuzzi.   Workbook Spanish Four Years. New York: Amasco School Publishing, Inc., 1966.
  • readings:
    • variety of texts
    • short stories
    • literature of Spain and Latin America
  • writing:
    • independent study on a topic / area of Spain or Latin America
    • presentations in class
    • questions on readings
  • testing:
    • quizzes and tests on specific topics that have been covered in class
  • grammar topics:
  • review all grammar topics to be able to write and present at a more comprehensive level
     


     
     

    SPANISH V / AP /IB1 / IB2 SPANISH:

  • textbook:
    • Abrundo Paso Lectura  NY: Prentice Hall, 2001.
  • workbook:
    • Abrundo Paso Lectura  NY: Prentice Hall, 2001.
  • readings:
    • Leal, Luis, and Joseph Silverman.  Siglo Veinte.   New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1968.
    • Crow, John, and Edward Dudley.  El Cuento.  New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1966.
    • Gine de los Rios, Gloria, and Laura del los Riode de Garcia Lorca. Cumbres. New York: Holt, Rinehart,and Winston, 1966.
    • Ernst, Frederic.  Corazon de Espana.  New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1957.
    • Jarvis, Ana, Raquel  Lebredo, and Francisco Mena. Aventuras  Literarias.  Lexington, MA: D.C. Heath and Company, 1987.
    • newspapers
    • short stories
    • internet articles
    • other assorted resources and class texts
  • writing:
    • journals
    • notebook of assignments
    • literary summaries
    • letters
    • individual research topics
  • testing:
    • taping of debates
    • quizzes and tests from curriculum and texts designed after IB exam formats
  • grammar topics:
  • Spanish V / IB 1
    • present tense: regualr, stem cange, irregular reflexive
    • preterit: regular, irregular
    • imperfect: preterit and imperfect contrasted
    • present tense
    • future
    • conditional
    • imperative
    • present subjunctive
    • formation of adverbs
    • placement of adjectives and agreement
    • grammatical structure as it presents itself
  • Spanish IB2
    • review of all grammar covered last year
    • subjunctive continued
    • passive constructions
    • verbs not addressed earlier
    • idiomatic expressions using verbs
    • pronouns, all types
    • por/para, prepositions, comparatives, affirmation, negation words, numbers
    • suffixes