Elementary Physical Education Grade 4
Elementary Spanish is an exploratory introduction to the Spanish culture and
language. Students will learn the target language in a story-based framework, providing a fun and positive experience within the learning. Each lesson is taught through an engaging, authentic story that gives students an opportunity to see and hear the language in context. Students will learn foundational skills in listening and speaking in the early levels, and will add Spanish literacy skills beginning in Level 2. The courses provide audio and visual stimuli for all learning types and ample opportunities to hear, speak, read, write, and record the language. This suite also provides strategically-based reviews of past learning. Each course is built on connections to an authentic culture of a specific Spanish-speaking region through the arts, celebrations, and traditions of the culture, leading students on the path to becoming global citizens. Courses provide a natural progression of learning through the following language acquisition stages:
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I can identify the months of the year and the associated season in Spanish. I can identify weather expressions in Spanish. I can identify winter clothing in Spanish. I can identify winter activities in Spanish. I can interpret adjectives with the correct gender and number in Spanish. I can interpret time and dates in Spanish.
I can interpret formal greetings using titles in Spanish. I can compare family members using adjectives in Spanish. I can Identify words associated with soccer in Spanish. I can compare subject pronouns in the third person plural in Spanish. I can identify wild animals of South America in Spanish.
I can identify vocabulary associated with the surroundings of Tierra del Fuego in Spanish. I can interpret body parts in Spanish. I can identify numbers 100-1000 in Spanish. I can identify foods in Spanish. I can describe the items needed when writing a letter in Spanish.
I can describe aspects of the gaucho culture in Spanish. I can interpret rhyming words in Spanish. I can identify words associated with fairy tales in Spanish. I can identify planets in Spanish. I can describe the Native South American Cultures and their art.
All levels of Spanish require independent reading skills. We recommend students begin Spanish sometime during grades 2 or 3, depending on their reading level. Those who are not yet reading independently can take the course, provided an adult is available to read material to the student.
To achieve success, students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students can learn at their own pace; however, “any pace” still means that students must make progress in the course every week. To measure learning, students complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students and families are expected to maintain regular contact with teachers because, when teachers, students, and parents work together, students are successful.
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