Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My Spanish 3A is Online Ready to Purchase Now

I turned in the first print run for my Spanish 3A Lesson Plans yesterday afternoon!  What a great feeling.  It turned out to be a little fatter than 1B (I set those two manuscripts side by side to compare) and jam packed with lesson plan goodness just waiting to be used in class this fall. 

My website www.waltmania.com has it available to order in the shopping cart and on the printable order form, but doesn't have any write-up/samples/"selling" information (Update - 3A samples are up - click on Samples and scroll down until you see 3A under levels 1 and 2) about it yet because I need to develop that when 3B is ready. I'll cut and paste some things here about 3A, including a partial vocab list.  The first 4-5 weeks of lessons include a lot of grammar review, but starting with Lesson 9 I explicitly introduce the subjunctive, and the other "new" tenses mentioned below follow shortly after that.  Also, you only see some of the conversation topics on the vocab list below, but every lesson has a conversation topic for the kids to discuss with each other in small groups and then with whole-class.  (The ones that made the actual vocab list are from my curriculum vocab list, involving phrases or words that I am expected to teach.)

3A Features:
·        Follows the order and expectations of most Spanish 3 textbooks
·        Focuses on developing conversational, spontaneous speech and expository writing
·        Purposefully builds toward my AP Spanish Language class, by including Spanish conversation/discussion questions and journal writing prompts to go along with the vocab and grammar topics
·        All of the stories and readings are brand new, none repeated from any of my older books
·        Includes several “Mad Lib” story scripts in the second half, when kids get whiny about stories and I need to shake it up a bit
·        Includes explicit grammar instruction, with homework for each grammar topic (including Preterit/Imperfect review, Ser & Estar review, Subjunctive, Future, Conditional, Present Progressive, Past Progressive, and Present Perfect tenses—whew!)
·        Includes 3 “Mini-pruebas,” a Midterm, and a Final Exam
·        Final Exam is loosely modeled after the AP Spanish Language Exam with AP-inspired rubrics for speaking and writing
·        Native Spanish speakers edited my Spanish

First Day Lesson
¿Qué hiciste el verano pasado?
Joe no aguantaba al perro
Le mintió a su hermana
Pescó en el lago
Mientras pescaba, observó la naturaleza

Lesson 1
¿Qué te pareció la película___?
Lo/la encontré muy interesante
Había una tormenta en el bosque
Empezó a llover a cántaros
Había truenos y relámpagos
Claire se enamoró con Jordan
Quiso hablarle de sus sentimientos
Direct object pronouns

Lesson 2
Hizo una caminata
Corría una brisa, y estaba fresco**
No vale la pena
Ella resolvió el rompecabezas
Indirect Object Pronouns
**Other past weather phrases:
Hacía calor/frío, había sol/viento

Lesson 3
¿En qué será diferente este año escolar?
En el pasado, siempre…
Este año voy a…
No se quedó en casa
Remó por el río
La temperatura alcanzó a los 115 grados Fahrenheit/46 centígrados
El disco quemó porque hacía tanto calor

Lesson 4
Era fanático de Taylor Swift
Era bueno para la oratoria
Ellos conversaron
Sin embargo, es imposible acercarnos a ella
¿No te acuerdas que ayer su guardaespaldas casi nos mató?

Lesson 5
¿Cómo debe ser un/a buen/a amigo/a?
Un/a buen/a amigo/a debe apoyarte y…
Debe ser…no debe ser…
Joe tenía una novia muy terca
Joe confiaba en Tyler porque él guardaba los secretos
Joe y Holly se rompieron
Mariah es un poco maleducada
Joe y Holly hicieron las paces

Lesson 6
¿Qué buscas en un/a novio/a?
Busco un/a novio/a que sea…
Tenían mucho/algo/nada en común
Sí, me la paso preparando sándwiches
A mí no me interesa preparar sándwiches
¡No vayamos a la costa!
Viajó a la costa sola
Preterit v. Imperfect

Lesson 7
Se mantenía en forma
Se divertía demasiado
Joe iba caminando por la calle
Alyssa lo dejó plantado
Desde aquel día, Joe se mantuvo en forma
Preterit v. Imperfect 2

3A Mini-prueba 1
FD – L7 Vocab
DO pronouns
IO pronouns

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