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Curriculum for Spanish - Level 3

 

© 2013 by Kevin Cessna

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Standard:  Interpersonal Communication

Measurment Category 1.1:  Conversations

Year 3 – Intermediate

While engaged in tasks involving interpersonal communication, the student engages in guided conversations to demonstrate level appropriate language in culturally authentic situations by being able to correctly:

·         ask more complex questions and give more complex answers

·         make more complex requests

·         provide reasons for agreement and disagreement

·         recall information on a variety of topics

·         initiate, sustain and close a general conversation

·         use limited circumlocution

 

Standard:  Interpersonal Communication

Measurement Category 1.2:  Written or Oral Response

Year 3

While engaged in tasks involving interpersonal communication, the student demonstrates the ability to correctly write a level appropriate response based on a culturally authentic stimulus such as:

Stimulus

Response

·         painting or photograph

·         intermediate narrative

·         news story

·         personal letter

·         excerpt from a literary text

·         describing and identifying objects

·         creating a new ending

·         expressing opinions and providing rationale

·         conveying emotions

 

Standard:  Interpersonal Communication

Measurement Category 1.3:  Paraphrasing

Year 3

While engaged in tasks involving interpersonal communication, the student demonstrates the ability to correctly:

·         paraphrase by stating content in one’s own words

 

Standard:  Interpretive Communication

Measurement Category 2.1:  Reading Comprehension

Year 3 – Intermediate/Mid – Intermediate/High

While engaged in tasks involving interpretive communication, the student demonstrates the ability to:

·         understand central messages (1)

·         extract details (2)

·         combine elements (3)

·         make an inference (5)

·         make a prediction (5)

·         make a judgment (6)

·         respond to the text (6)

from reading authentic literary or informational texts such as those found in Appendix A.

 

Standard:  Interpretive Communication

Measurement Category 2.2:  Listening Comprehension

Year 3 – Intermediate/Mid – Intermediate/High

While engaged in tasks involving interpretive communication, the student demonstrates the ability to

·         understand central messages (1)

·         extract details (2)

·         combine elements (3)

·         make an inference (5)

·         make a prediction (5)

·         make a judgment (6)

·         respond to the text (6)

from listening to authentic works such as those found in Appendix B.

 

Standard:  Presentational Communication

Measurement Category 3.1:  Sentence Development

Year 3

While engaged in tasks involving presentational communication, the student generates level appropriate sentences in both writing and speaking including:

·         verbs in the indicative, imperative and subjunctive moods

·         simple, compound and complex sentences

·         correct word order in subordinate clauses

·         simple or basic transitions within sentences

·         idiomatic expressions

·         transitions to express comparison and contrast

·         transitions to express addition, inclusion or exclustion

·         transitions to express emphasis

 

Standard:  Presentational Communication

Measurement Category 3.2:  Paragraph Development

Year 3

While engaged in tasks involving presentational communication, the student demonstrates level appropriate paragraph development

By generating:

Such as:

·         fairly extensive descriptive paragraphs

·         more complex narrative paragraphs

·         simple expository paragraphs

·         simple persuasive paragraphs

·         informal letters

·         plot summaries

·         personal narratives

·         anecdotes

·         reports of events

·         brochures or pamphlets

·         an advice column

·         a commercial

 

Standard:  Culture

Measurement Category 4.1:  Cultural Products and Practices

Year 3

While engaged in tasks involving culture, the student demonstrates knowledge of cultural products and practices by being able to correctly:

·         identify (1) elements that shape cultural identity in the learner’s heritage and in the Hispanic culture (such as life events, holidays, religion)

·         recognize (1) the interrelations among the practices, products and perspectives of Hispanic cultures

·         explain (2) contributions from other cultures

·         describe (2) products, practices and perspectives in simple terms

·         identify (1) indigenous, invading, and colonizing groups of countries where Spanish is spoken

·         summarize (2) contributions of indigenous, invading, and colonizing groups

·         examine (3) factors that influence culture (such as history, politics, technology, art, music, literature)

·         investigate (4) cultural practices (such as traditions, fashion, sports, dating, pop culture)

 

Standard:  Comparisons

Measurement Category 5.2:  Thematic Vocabulary

Level 3

 

While engaged in tasks involving comparisons, the student demonstrates the ability to correctly use level appropriate vocabulary as found in cultural contexts including:

Everything from Levels 1 and 2 plus:

World

·         geographical words

·         geographical names (expanded)

·         names of world countries and cities

·         natural disasters and natural resources

·         the universe (basic astronomy terms)

·         less common animals: insects, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish, mammals

Leisure Time

·         weather (intermediate expressions)

·         time (intermediate expressions)

·         cultural entertainment (movies, theatre, etc.)

·         pastimes (intermediate) and sports (intermediate expressions)

Family and Home

·         description (intermediate expressions)

·         temporary states (intermediate expressions)

·         physical characteristics (intermediate expressions)

·         personality traits (intermediate expressions)

·         description of things and colors (intermediate expressions)

·         nationalities (expanded)

·         utensils in rooms of the house:  living room, kitchen, dining room, bedroom, bathroom, lawn and garden, garage, laundry room

·         basic terms associated with religions

·         human life cycle and its ceremonies

·         holidays and holy days

School and Education

·         words associated with language (intermediate)

·         basic expressions for fractions, algebra and geometry

Travel and Transportation

·         travel topics (types of travel and problems with travel)

·         air, train and car travel (intermediate expressions)

Meeting
personal needs

·         social graces

·         extending, accepting and declining invitations

·         agreement and disagreement

·         expressing an opinion

·         expressing feelings

·         expressing likes and dislikes

·         food (intermediate expressions)

·         parts of clothing and types of fabric

·         basic terms for an office visit to the doctor

·         internal parts of the body

World of Work

·         professions

·         communication media

·         work expressions

·         types of computer data entry and parts of a computer window

History, Politics, and Social Issues

·         people of history (king, governor, discoverer, etc . . .)

·         places of history (land, sea, air, etc. . .)

·         events of history (war, invasion, battle)

·         actions of history (conquer, invade, civilize)

·         periods of history (century, epoch, time period)

Fine Arts

·         basic art terms and basic architecture/construction terms

·         basic musical terms and basic musical intruments

·         basic literary terms and genres of literature

 

 

 

 

Standard:  Comparisons

Measurement Category 5.3:  Contextual Vocabulary

Year 3

While engaged in tasks involving comparisons, the student demonstrates the ability to determine meaning of level appropriate vocabulary as found in authentic texts, such as:

·         fiction (simple short stories, excerpts from plays, poems)

·         non-fiction (instructions, travel brochures, news stories, correspondence, reports)

 

Standard:  Comparisons

Measurement Category 5.4:  Translation

Year 3

While engaged in tasks involving comparisons, the student demonstrates the ability to translate level appropriate texts from one language into another, including:

·         complex sentences

·         verbal phrases

 

Standard:  Comparisons

Measurement Category 5.5:  Grammar

Level 3

 

While engaged in tasks involving comparisons, the student demonstrates the ability to correctly use grammatical structures including:

Everything from Levels 1 and 2 plus:

Nouns and articles

·         feminine nouns beginning with a or ha

·         plural of nouns ending in stressed vowels

·         use of the definite article with nouns used in a general sense and with units of weight and measure to mean per

·         omission of the definite article before nouns in apposition

Adjectives

·         cardinal and ordinal numbers used together

·         past participle used as an adjective

·         abbreviated forms of adjectives

Verbs

·         present tense

·         compound verbs ending in -ducir, -poner, -tener, -traer, -venir

·         verbs ending in -cer

·         preterit

·         verbs with a special meaning in the preterit

·         preterit vs. imperfect

·         future

·         formation of irregular verbs

·         conditional

·         formation of regular verbs and irregular verbs

·         basic uses

·         past participle

·         formation of past participles whose stem ends in a vowel

·         formation of irregular past participles

·         past perfect

·         future progressive

·         conditional progressive

·         present subjunctive

·         formation of regular verbs

·         stem-changing verbs

·         spelling-changing verbs

·         irregular verbs:  ser, estar, ir, dar, saber, haber

·         use of the subjunctive in noun clauses with

·         verbs of desire

·         verbs of request, order, permission

·         verbs of doubt or negation

·         verbs of emotion

·         impersonal expressions

·         present perfect subjunctive

·         indirect commands

·         helping verbs:  hacer(le), dejar(le), permitir(le)

·         passive voice

·         verbs used like gustar (encantar, faltar, interesar, etc.)

·         use of the infinitive after prepositions

Adverbs

·         formation of adverbial phrases (con + noun)

·         use of volver a” to express again

Pronouns

·         indirect and direct object pronouns used together

·         passive voice using se + third person verb

·         possessive

Prepositions

·         para and por

Conjunctions

·         hace . . . que + present tense

·         hace . . . que + imperfect tense

 


Appendix A:  Authentic Materials as Sources for Reading Comprehension

 

The following list gives examples of sources where teachers can find authentic materials for reading comprehension texts.

 

Informational Texts

 

A sign posted in

a (bakery, restaurant)

A schedule

A personal note, letter, postcard

Instructions / directions  (games)

Menus

Recipes

Receipts ( a series of check stubs)

Tickets

Manuals  (driver’s, safety, instructional, product, games)

An online survey

A prescription

Labels (medical, food, nutritional, price, etc.)

A job application form (resumes, curriculum vitae)

Maps

A list of words or phrases

A poster (movie)

A narrative

A brochure

An excerpt from (excerpted from) or a passage from

an article

            on nutrition

            in a (hotel, cultural, entertainment) magazine

            from a (local, national, international) newspaper

            in a (health) digest

a letter to a friend

an essay

a (monthly, popular, science, airline) magazine

a (a short section in a) book or novel

a (international) newspaper

an editorial

An ad (advertisement) or notice

            in a neighborhood newspaper

            for a website (for television, a movie)

            in a newspaper (online or published)

            personal (that appeared in a Spanish publication in the US)

on a bulletin board

for travelers (such as an announcement on a plane)

the (food, movie, music) section of a newspaper

A website

A blog

 

Literary Texts

 

An excerpt from (excerpted from) or a passage from

a short story

a fable

a poem

song lyrics

a legend

a fable

a fairy tale

a novel

a play


Appendix B:  Authentic Materials as Sources for Listening Comprehension

 

The following list gives examples of sources where teachers can find authentic materials for audio clips for listening comprehension texts.

 

A conversation

in a (bakery, restaurant, airport, classroom, etc….)

between (two friends, a mother and her son, a teacher and a student, etc….)

A description of (a person, a thing, a place, an event)

A voice mail

An announcement

            (airport, train station, school, emergency)

A set of instructions / directions

A film, a television program or a video clip

A narrative

An excerpt or a passage from

a news bulletin

a radio broadcast

            (traffic, weather, sports, interview, commercials)

an audio clip on the Internet

an article

a letter

a magazine

a book

a novel

a play

a newspaper

an editorial

a short story

a poem

a legend

a fable

a fairy tale

a website

a podcast

a weather report

a popular song