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Spanish IV (HON) 390
TIME FRAME: one semester
MAP LEVEL: 1
30.0 WORLD LANGUAGE
08.1 SOCIAL STUDIES - HISTORY
08.3 SOCIAL STUDIES - GEOGRAPHY
23.3 LANGUAGE ARTS - COMMUNICATING WITH OTHERS
06.0 PHYSICAL EDUCATION
As stated in Connecticut's 2005 World Language Curriculum Framework, there are six domains and nine content standards which frame world language content:
1.How do I use another language to communicate with others?
2.How do I understand what others are trying to communicate in another language?
3.How do I present information, concepts, and ideas in another language in a way that is understood?
1.How do I use my understanding of culture to communicate and function appropriately in another culture?
1.How do I use my understanding of another language and culture to reinforce and expand my knowledge of other disciplines, and vice versa?
2.How do I use my understanding of another language and culture to broaden and deepen my understanding of that language and culture and access and use information that would otherwise be unavailable to me?
COMPARISONS AMONG LANGUAGES
1. How do I demonstrate an understanding of the similarities, differences, and interactions across languages?
COMPARISONS AMONG CULTURES
1. How do I demonstrate an understanding of the similarities, differences, and interactions across cultures?
1.How do I use my knowledge of language and culture to enrich my life and broaden my opportunities?
Honors Spanish IV, taught exclusively in Spanish, expands and edifies the four communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as the five C's of foreign language learning (i.e. communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities).
At this level, emphasis is placed on the practical use of basic skills previously learned in Spanish I-III, integrating them into the creation of complex and sophisticated conversations and compositions.
Subject matter to be covered includes a review of grammar and vocabulary from levels I-III and an introduction to finer points of grammar (i.e., prepositions, seven simple tenses, seven compound tenses, formal and informal commands, direct and indirect object pronouns, idiomatic expressions, passive voice, if clauses, demonstrative adjectives and pronouns, superlatives and comparatives) and new vocabulary; as well as a continuation of the study of the products, practices, and perspectives of the Spanish-speaking world.
Students in Honors Spanish IV will exhibit the ability to achieve the following skills specifically stated by the Connecticut State Department of Education World Languages Curriculum Framework:
-- engage in conversation and correspondence, provide and obtain information, express feelings, and exchange opinions,
-- understand and interpret spoken and written language on a variety of topics,
-- present information, concepts, and ideas to listeners or readers on a variety of topics.
-- demonstrate an understanding of the products, practices, and perspectives of the cultures studied and use their cultural knowledge for interpersonal, interpretative, and presentational communication.
-- reinforce and expand their knowledge of other areas of study through the world language, and vice versa,
-- acquire and use information from a variety of sources only available in the world language.
COMPARISONS AMONG LANGUAGES
-- demonstate literacy and an understanding of the nature of language through comparisons across languages.
COMPARISONS AMONG CULTURES
-- demonstrate an understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons across cultures.
-- use the world language and their cultural knowledge both within and beyond the school setting for personal enjoyment, enrichment, and active participation.
All Spanish IV students will:
-- Compare and contrast culture based on authentic texts and products,
-- Read and respond orally and in written form to articles pertaining to current events,
-- Write essays synthesizing information from other sources (i.e., print and audio),
-- Respond in oral and written form to pictures using the target language,
-- Listen to the target language via videos, cd's, and music,
-- Listen to AP practice dialogues and narrations,
-- Express feelings and opinions in oral and written form,
-- Read, summarize, and discuss information regarding the Hispanic and Spanish culture,
-- Give oral presentations (assigned projects),
-- Participate in grammar and vocabulary-building activities,
-- Create thematic-based vocabulary and/or cultural projects,
-- Role play real life situations,
-- Read literature and other texts in the target language and respond to them in written and oral form,
-- Review previous levels' vocabulary and grammar,
-- Develop and record individual responses via a mobile language laboratory,
-- Participate and practice AP-simulated conversations.
Students will be assessed by the following:
Daily oral participation
Listening comprehension activities
Daily homework assignments
Midterm exam: 100% qualitative
Final exam: 40-50% quantitative, 50-60% qualitative
Students may experience the following: guest speakers, holiday celebrations, cooking, singing, movies, PowerPoint presentations, a world language concert, trip(s) to restaurant(s), letters to pen-pal(s), travel and study abroad
Amsco - Review Text in Spanish Two Years
Pepino Gonzalez detective reading series: El secuestro, La casa embrujada, La momia
El Conde Lucanor, El Cid, Don Quijote de la Mancha
AP practice materials
Mobile Language Lab
The following additional standards are also applicable to the Spanish IV curriculum:
Language Arts Reading and Responding
Language Arts Communicating with Others
Social Studies and Geography
After-school tutoring is offered by teacher for assistance in Spanish IV. Spanish IV students often tutor lower level Spanish students.
Students may be nominated for Spanish National Honor Society based on the bylaws of the Society.