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Syllabus Pre Ap-1

Bienvenidos To Pre-AP Spanish I

Señora Baroody, Room 2405


Telephone: 903-737-7400 Ext: 2577

Course Textbook: ¡Así se dice!

Supplemental Resources: Workbook, videos and audio activities

Required materials:

  • Binder or 3 subject notebook to be used only for Spanish. Make sure you keep all of your handouts in your notebook.

  • A pencil or pen.

  • Textbook  ¡Así se dice!

  • Workbook and Audio Activities 

  • Spanish - English dictionary (optional)

  • Box of tissues

  • Four dry erase markers

  • Roll of paper towels

Classroom Policies and Rules:

Attendance: In a foreign language course, it is imperative that students attend class on a regular basis. Oral work missed is difficult to make up. Punctuality is essential and materials must be brought to class each day

Homework: Come to class prepared! You may not leave your class to go to your locker to retrieve homework or materials needed in class. Your homework must be organized and legible.Homework is assigned Monday through Thursday night. You may view my web site to check for homework assignments. 

Make-up work: Is due according to PHS policy. Students are responsible for finding out the work that was missed during their absence. Failure to follow this rule will result in a zero for each assignment missed.

Test & Quizzes: Vocabulary quizzes are randomly given. At the end of each lesson there will be a quiz/test, which covers vocabulary and grammar. There will also be a grade for oral presentation and listening skills. 

Grading: The student’s grade will be based on completion of assignments (homework/ class work), projects, quizzes, and tests. Listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture will be evaluated.

Honor Code: �Please obey the PHS Academic Honor Policy at all times.�

Behavior: Courteous and responsible behavior is to be observed at all times.� Students must show respect for teacher, peers, and classroom property.� It is school policy that no food or drink is allowed in the classroom unless it is a part of a cultural activity.

Spanish I Pre-AP

Preliminary Lessons



Greeting people

� Saying good-bye
� Being courteous
� Ordering food
� Days of the week
� Asking the day
� Months of the year
� Asking the date
� Numbers 0�30
� Seasons

Culture -optional
� Calendario maya
� Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
� El besito, dar a mano, el abrazo
� Formality
� Salamanca, Espa�a
� Guanajuato, Mexico
� Buenos Aires, Argentina
� El Cinco de Mayo

� How to greet people
� How to say good-bye to people
� How to express simple courtesies
� How to find out and tell the days of the week
� How to find out and tell the months of the year
� How to count from 0�30
� How to find out and tell the seasons of the year

Cap�tulo 1
� Describing people
� Describing places
� Numbers 0�30

� Francisco de Goya, Muchachos trepando a un �rbol
� El Quijote, the novel
� Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
� Map of Spain (featuring La Mancha)
� Pablo Picasso, Don Quijote
� Alicia Bustelo, student from Venezuela
� Map of Venezuela
� Two Latin American heroes: Simon Bolivar and Jos� de San Martin
��� �Connections�Geographical terms in Spanish

� How to ask or tell who someone is
� How to ask or tell what something is
� How to describe yourself or someone else
� How to ask or tell where someone is from
� How to ask or tell what someone is like

��� �Singular forms of definite and indefinite articles�el, Ia, un, una
� Singular forms of adjectives B Present singular forms of the verb ser

Cap�tulo 2
� School
� �Class subjects
� Numbers 31�99
� Telling time
� Nationalities

Culture -optional
� Juan Carlos Liberti, Concierto barroco
� Alejandro Chavez and Guadalupe Garza, two Mexican Americans
� Ra61 Ugarte and Marta D�vila, two Cuban Americans
� San Antonio, a bilingual city
� The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas
� Coyoac�n, Mexico
� The Frida Kahlo museum
� Connections�Latin American ethnicities
��Diego Rivera, La almendra del cacao

� How to describe people and things
� How to talk about more than one person or thing
� How to discuss classes in school

� How to express opinions about classes
� How to tell time
� How to tell at what time an event takes place

� Plural forms of nouns, articles, and adjectives
� �Present plural forms of ser
� Telling time

Cap�tulo 3
�School supplies
�Clothing, sizes
�Numbers 100�1999

Culture -optional
��� Joaqu�n Torres-GarcIa, Art in Five Tones and Complimentaries
��� �Julio Torres, a student from Madrid a Discussing differences between school in the United States and in Spanish-speaking countries
�� El Retiro, Madrid, Espa�a
���Indigenous clothing in Central and South America
��A famous clothing designer:
� Oscar de la Renta
��Connections�Computers and technology \

��How to identity and describe school supplies
��How to describe articles of clothing a How to ask questions while
� shopping
� How to state color and size
� How to speak to people formally and informally

� Singular forms of -ar verbs (present tense)
� T� versus usted

Cap�tulo 4
��Going to school
��The school day
��Activities at school
��Numbers 1,000�999,999,999

��Diego Rivera, Alfabetizaci�n
��Paula and Armando, two students from Miraflores, Peru
� Differences between schools in the United States and in
� Spanish-speaking countries
� Miraflores, Peru
� La Universidad de Santo Domingo
� �Chilean poet, Gabriela Mistral
� Connections�Biology terms in Spanish

��How to discuss going to school
��How to talk about school activities
��How to greet people and ask how they feel
��How to tell how you feel
� How to describe where you and others go
� How to describe where you and others are

��Plural forms of -ar verbs (present tense)
� Present of ir, dar, and estar a Contractions al and del

Cap�tulo 5
� Eating at a caf�
��Foods and beverages
��Shopping for food

��Bernardita Zegers, Don Diego y do�a Patricia
��A caf� in Madrid, Espana
��Meal times in Spanish-speaking countries
� Buenos Aires, Argentina
��Open-air markets and supermarkets in Spanish-speaking countries
��Connections�Math terms in Spanish ;1

��How to order food or a beverage at a caf�
��How to identify some food
� How to shop for food
� How to talk about activities

� Plural forms of -er and -ir verbs (present tense)

Cap�tulo 6
� Family relationships
� Houses and apartments
� Rooms in houses and apartments
� Telling your age, birthdays

� Maria lzquierdo, Mis sobrinos
� The Hispanic family
� La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Espa�a
� La quinceanera
� Diego Velazquez, Las Meninas
� Connections�Great artists from Spain and Latin America
� Frida Kahlo, Autorretrato
� Francisco de Goya, El tres de mayo
� Jos� Clemente Orozco, Zapatistas
� El Greco, El entierro del Conde de Orgaz

� How to talk about your family
� How to describe your home
� How to tell your age and find out someone else�s age
� How to tell what you have to do
� How to tell what you are going to do
� How to tell what belongs to you and to others

� Present of tener
� Tener que, ir a
� Possessive adjectives

Cap�tulo 7
� El f�tbol
� Parts of the body
� Baseball
� Basketball

Culture -optional
� Angel Zarraga, Futbolistas en el Ilano
��El f�tbol in Spain
� The World Cup
��Jai alai
��Connections�Archeological terms in Spanish
� Cop�n, Honduras
� Chich�n ltz�, Mexico
��Ponce, Puerto Rico

��How to talk about team sports and other physical activities
��How to tell what you want to, begin to, and prefer to do
��How to talk about people�s activities a How to express what interests, bores, or pleases you

��Stem-changing verbs in the present e -, ie
��Stem-changing verbs in the present o -, ue

�Interesar, aburrir, and gustar

Cap�tulo 8
� Minor illness
� Emotions
� The doctor�s office
� More parts of the body
��The pharmacy

Culture -optional
��Pablo Picasso, Head of a Medical Student
��Visiting the doctor�s office
��Differences between pharmacies in the United States and in Spanish- speaking countries
��Cuban American doctor Antonio Gassett
��Connections�Information about nutrition in Spanish

��How to explain a minor illness to a doctor
��How to describe some feelings a How to have a prescription filled at a pharmacy
��How to describe characteristics and conditions
��How to tell where things are and where they�re from
��How to tell where someone or something is now
��How to tell what happens to you or someone else

��Ser and estar
��Me, te, nos �

Cap�tulo 9
�Pronouns (Direct) Only Must Be Taught and�Regular Preterit
� Summer weather and activities
� Winter weather and activities

Culture -optional
� Daniel Hern�ndez, A Breath of Fresh Air
� World-class beaches and resorts in Spanish-speaking countries
��� Marbella, Espana
� Canc�n, Mexico
� La playa de Varadero, Cuba
� Playa de Guajataca, Puerto Rico
� Pocitos, Uruguay
� Opposite seasons in the northern and southern hemispheres
� Snowboarding in Chile and
�� Argentina
� Connections�Weather and climate in Spanish-speaking countries

� How to describe summer and winter weather
� How to talk about summer activities and sports
� How to talk about winter sports
� How to discuss past actions and events
� How to refer to people and things already mentioned

� Preterite tense of -ar verbs
���� Pronouns, lo, la, los, las
� Ir and ser in the preterite

Cap�tulo 10 ���������
Pronouns ( Direct and Indirect)

� Attending cultural events
� Taking the bus, subway

Culture -optional
� Rufino Tamayo, MLisicos
� Dating in Spanish-speaking countries
� Teatro Colon, Lima, Per6
� La Zarzuela
� El Ballet Folkl�rico de Mexico
� Connections�Fine Arts in the Spanish-speaking world

� How to discuss movies, museums, and theater
� How to discuss cultural events I How to relate more past actions or events
��How to tell for whom something is

� Preterite of -er and -ir verbs
� Indirect object pronouns�le, les

Cap�tulo 11 ����
�*** Present Tense of Hacer, Poner, Traer, Salir, Saber, Conocer, and Present Progressive �

� Air travel

Culture -optional
��Alexander Aramburo Maldonado, San Francisco to New York in One Hour
� The importance of air travel in South America
� The Andes mountains
� The Amazon river
� Comparing the flight time from New York to Madrid and the flight time from Caracas to Buenos Aires
� The Nazca lines in Peru
�� Connections�Everyday finances in the Spanish-speaking world �

� How to check in for a flight
� How to talk about some services on board the plane
� How to get through the airport after deplaning
� How to tell what you or others are currently doing
��How to tell what you know and whom you know

� Present tense of hacer, poner, traer, and salir
���� Present progressive
� Present tense of saber and conocer

Cap�tulo 12 �����
�*** Stem-Changers and Reflexives
� Daily routines
� Grooming habits
� Having breakfast
� Camping

Culture -optional
� Susana Gonz�lez-Pagliere, Southern Lake
� Ivan Orama describes a backpacking trip in northern Spain
� El lago Enol en el Parque Nacional de Covadonga, Espana
� San Sebastian, Espana
� El Camino de Santiago
� The cathedral in Santiago de
� Compostela, Espa�a
� Galicia, Espana
� Hostal de los Reyes Cat�licos, Santiago de Compostela
� Connections�Ecology in the Spanish-speaking world

� How to describe your personal grooming habits
� How to talk about your daily
� routine
� How to tell some things you do for yourself

� Reflexive verbs
� Stem-changing reflexive verbs

Cap�tulo 13
***Present Tense of Decir-
a The train station
� Traveling by train

Culture -optional
� Casimiro Castro, Album del ferrocarril mexicano
� Taking the AVE from Madrid to Sevilla
� Plaza de Espana, Sevilla
� Torre del Oro, Sevilla
��Taking a train from Cuzco to Machu Picchu
� La Plaza de Armas, Cuzco
� El valle del Urubamba, Peru
��Machu Picchu
� Connections�The 24-hour clock and the metric system

� How to use expressions related to train travel
� How to purchase a train ticket and request information about arrival, departure, etc.

� How to talk about more past events or activities
� How to tell what people say

� Preterite of hacer, querer, and venir
� Irregular verbs in the preterite
� Present and preterite of decir

Cap�tulo 14
Stem Changing� e-i

� Restaurants
� Eating utensils
� Types of food

� Hern�n Miranda, Interiores con mesa
� Typical Mexican cuisine
� Diego Rivera, El cultivo del maIz
� Typical Spanish cuisine
� Typical Caribbean cuisine
� Connections�Regional variations of pronunciation and vocabulary in the Spanish-speaking world

� How to order food or a beverage at a restaurant
� How to identify eating utensils and dishes
� How to identify more foods
� How to make a reservation at a restaurant
� How to talk about present and past events

� Stem-changing verbs in the present e-i

� Stem-changing verbs in the preterite e -, i, o - u