GENERAL DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES:

In Spanish IV students will move towards more authentic communication and interaction using Spanish. All verb tenses learned in Spanish I - III will be applied in practical and real-life situations in order to increase fluency. Students will grow increasingly more comfortable sharing ideas in different tenses as well as with the use of the subjunctive. In addition to building confidence and expanding vocabulary, students will also study a variety of advanced grammar concepts. These will provide an additional layer of scaffolding which will be built upon during both Spanish 4 and AP courses. Students will also continue to examine the different cultures of Spanish speaking countries through various mediums including the Internet, films, music (amongst other materials).

GRADING CATEGORIES:

Interpersonal Communication (30%): Learners interact and negotiate meaning in spoken, signed, or written conversations to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions. (Speaking and Writing)

  • Students can respond appropriately to spoken language and written texts in a variety of personal and culturally appropriate contexts.

  • Students can interact appropriately, including negotiating meaning in a given cultural context.

  • Students can identify appropriate continuation of a conversation that implies a certain context.

  • Students can respond appropriately, or identify appropriate response, in social interactions centered on cultural acts.

Interpretive Communication (30%): Learners understand, interpret, and analyze what is

heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics. (Listening and Reading)

  • Students can respond appropriately to questions (spoken language and written texts) requiring identification of main ideas, supporting details and appropriate inferences.

Presentational Communication (40%): Learners present information, concepts, and ideas

to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics using appropriate media and

adapting to various audiences of listeners, readers, or viewers. (Speaking and Writing)

  • Students can use spoken and written languages accurately to describe an event or activity in a cohesive and coherent manner.

  • Students can demonstrate cultural appropriateness through spoken and written discourse.

  • Students can compare and contrast phenomena and explain one’s preference.

  • Students can use spoken and written languages accurately to present information, concepts, and ideas.