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Spanish V Honors: Week of August 15

Monday

What are the learning objectives?

  • The student discusses how the viewpoints of people in countries where the target language is spoken are reflected in the practices and products, such as political systems, art, architecture, music, and literature.
  • The student demonstrates comprehension on level-appropriate literature.

What are we doing today?

  • Students will work in pairs to write an email reply.
  • Students will complete a culture activity with a partner in which they will be asked to examine products, practices and perspectives of their culture and the cultures of Spanish-speaking country.
  • Students will go over the reading Facebook: El monstruo de las dos cabezas by Melba Escobar de Nogales. Questions about this reading will appear on the Tema 1 Mid-Unit Assessment. (8/22.)

What is the homework?


Tuesday

What are the learning objectives?

  • The student understands connected discourse presented through print and electronic media in the target language.
  • The student understands and discusses the influences of events and issues on the relationships between countries where the target language is spoken and the students’ own culture.

What are we doing today?

  • Students will work in groups to answer questions about Centroamérica y las redes socialesQuestions about this reading will appear on the Tema 1 Mid-Unit Assessment. (8/22.)
  • Students will complete La tecnología móvil perjudica la comunicación audio activities.
  • Students will spend the remainder of class working on their cultural comparison presentations for next Tuesday in which students will answer the question: What is the importance of social networks to advance social causes?
    • For this assignment, a good way to approach it is to find a social cause which is currently receiving a lot of attention on the social media of Spanish-speaking countries. You can examine that cause, what people are saying and find a good comparison in the social causes of your community.
    • A good place to begin searching for social causes is to examine what’s currently trending on Twitter in Spanish-speaking countries. Some of the trending topics will probably deal with social causes, and if they don’t, try another country. People discussing the topic will be giving opinions as well as sharing news stories that might help you better understand the topic.
    • To change your trending topics on a PC,login to Twitter in your web browser. On the left will be your currently trending topics. Click change and it will ask you if you want to turn off tailored trends. Click change, and it will allow you to change the location for your trending topics.
    • To change your trending topics on an Android phone, tap search. On the top right will be three vertical dots. Tap them to open the menu, and tap “Change Location.” From here you can search for the country of your choice.

What is the homework?

  • Complete homework in VHL Central.
  • Study vocabulary 1.2. Quiz on Friday.
  • Continue working on your first cultural comparison (Una causa social) which will be presented on Tuesday 8/23.

Wednesday

What are the learning objectives?

  • The student presents previously learned as well as newly acquired information on topics related to contemporary events and issues utilizing cultural references where appropriate.
  • The student demonstrates Intermediate-Low to Intermediate-Mid proficiency in oral and written exchanges with respect to proper pronunciation, intonation, and writing mechanics.

What are we doing today?

  • Students from Group A will present their current events.
  • Students will complete an in-class email response.
  • Students will be given time to work on their cultural comparison presentations for Tuesday.

What is the homework?

 

  • Complete activities in VHL Central.
  • Study vocabulary 1.2. Quiz on Friday.
  • Continue working on your first cultural comparison (Una causa social) which will be presented on Tuesday 8/23.

 


Thursday

What are the learning objectives?

  • The student elicits and expresses opinions, preferences and other topical information.
  • The student exchanges personal reactions to spoken and written information related to the target cultures.

 What are we doing today?

  • Students will go over the listening activity, Los jóvenes y el uso de las redes sociales. Questions about this listening will appear on the Tema 1 Mid-Unit Assessment. (8/22.)
  • Students will participate in a class discussion about Facebook: El monstruo de las dos cabezas by Melba Escobar de Nogales. Students will discuss whether or not they are in agreement with what the article suggests.
  • Students will complete a practice multiple choice reading.

What is the homework?

 

  • Study vocabulary 1.2. Quiz on Friday.
  • Continue working on your first cultural comparison (Una causa social) which will be presented on Tuesday 8/23.

 


Friday

What are the learning objectives?

  • The student understands and discusses the influences of events and issues on the relationships between countries where the target language is spoken and the students’ own culture.
  • The student demonstrate Intermediate-Low to Intermediate-Mid proficiency in oral and written presentations with respect to proper pronunciation, intonation, and writing mechanics.

What are we doing today?

  • Students will take the Vocabulary 1.2 Quiz.
  • Students will review for Monday’s assessment and prepare their cultural comparison.

What is the homework?

  • Mid-Unit Assessment on Monday.
  • Cultural Comparison Presentations on Tuesday.