Teaching guide- by topics - Spanish 1A & 1B

Teacher: Mr. Mendoza SPANISH  LEVEL 1Texbook - Realidades2010-2011 


Topics and Structures


August 23-Sept 10

T:Greetings and Introductions, the alphabet, tell time, identify parts of the body, talk about things in the classroom, describe weather conditions Plug in: habla, lee, escribe, pon (la tarea) and haz (la tarea)(from Chapter 6B) as vocabulary words for recognition and comprehension.

Para empezar      2-23


13-Oct 1st

T: talk about the activities that one likes and dislikes, ask other what they like to do, and understand the cultural perspectives on favorite activities. S: infinitives, negatives and expressing agreement or disagreement.

Capítulo 1A      26-46

October 4-15-29, 2010

T: talk about personality traits, ask and tell what people are like, use adjectives to describe people, and understand cultural perspectives on friendship. S: adjectives, definite and indefinite articles, and word order – placement of adjectives

Capítulo 1B      50-71

 November 1-5, 2010

T: Talk about school schedules and subjects, discuss what students do during the day, ask and tell who is doing an action, and compare students’ school with that of a student in a Spanish-speaking country. S: subject pronouns, comparison más … que, and the present tense of –ar verbs.

Capítulo 2A      74-95 


T: Describe a classroom, indicate where things are located, talk about more than one object or person, and understand cultural perspectives on school. S: the verb estar and the plurals of nouns and articles.

Capítulo 2B      100-121


T: Talk about foods and beverages for breakfast and lunch, talk about likes and dislikes, express how often something is done, and understand cultural perspectives on meals. S: present tense of –er and –ir  verbs and me gustan / me encantan phrases. Plug in: the explanation for the formation of the tú affirmatives habla, lee, escribe, pon and haz  from Chapter 6B as non-tested items.

Capítulo 3A      124-145


T: Talk about foods and beverages for dinner, describe what people or things are like, discuss food, health, and exercise choices, understand cultural perspectives on diet and health. S: the plurals of adjectives; the verb ser

Capítulo 3B      148-169


T: Talk about locations in students’ communities, discuss leisure activities, talk about where you go and with whom, learn how to ask questions, understand cultural perspectives on leisure activities. S: the verb ir, and asking questions.    

Capítulo 4A      172-195


T: Talk about activities outside of school, extend, accept, and decline invitations, tell when an event happens, understand the cultural perspectives on after-school activities. S: ir + a + infinitive and the verb jugar

Capítulo 4B      198-219


T: Describe families, talk abut celebrations and parties, ask and tell ages, express possession and understand cultural perspectives on family and celebrations. S: the verb tener and possessive adjectives.

Capítulo 5A      222-245


T: Talk about family celebrations, describe family members and friends, ask politely to have something brought to you, order a meal in a restaurant, and understand cultural perspectives on family celebrations. S: the verb venire and ser vs. estar.

Capítulo 5B      248-269


T: Talk about rooms and items in the house and make comparisons. S: the comparatives menos …que, mejor, peor, menor, mayor, superlative and stem-changing verbs poder and dormir. Plug in: mention but don’t test e: ie and e:i stem-changing verbs such as piensa, quiere, prefiere  and  pide that are in Chapter 7A.

Capítulo 6A      272-295


T: Identify rooms in a house, name household chores, tell where someone lives, learn colors, understand cultural perspectives on different types of housing. S: Affirmative and the present progressive tense.

Capítulo 6B      298-319

 Comprehensive Review, Final Exam

(3 days extra to make-up for any academically weak areas, or lost days during the semester due to assemblies, fire alarms, guidance, etc.)

Chapters 1-6B