martes, 22 de mayo de 2018

What I teach in Spanish 2 and Spanish 3

I previously posted the 25+ units that I have done in my Cultura y Civilización course (Spanish 4, 5, 6, and 7). I have taught that course (usually parts 1 and 2) every year for the past 7 years, so I have a ton of units for that course. I teach Spanish 2 and 3 every other year, so I don't have as many units for those courses, but today I am sharing what I do in Spanish 2 and 3. Spanish 1 is still being pulled together in a shareable format, but it will be coming soon!



Spanish 2 (click here for grid)
I taught Spanish 2 last year and will teach it again last year. My Spanish 2 curriculum is a mix of story units (based on cortometrajes and Sr. Wooly songs) and some authentic resource-type units (one from adiostextbook). Because my department is still somewhat traditional, and I am not the main Spanish 2 teacher, you will see that there is still some explicit grammar taught in Spanish 2. Mostly I use Martina Bex resources for that part of the course.

Spanish 3 (click here for grid)
My Spanish 3 curriculum is a mix of story units (based on authentic songs and Sr. Wooly songs), lots of activities authentic resources, and a lot of pre-AP type of activities (cultural comparisons and interpretive reading and listening activities with authentic resources). Because my department is still somewhat traditional, and I am not the main Spanish 3 teacher, you will see that there is still some explicit grammar taught in Spanish 3, but I am doing less and less of that. (A big thanks to Arianne Dowd for making my Spanish 3 curriculum soooo much better this year!)

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  1. Hi Kara!
    Thank you so much for sharing these! I am teaching Spanish 2-3-4. In Spanish 2+3 we are tied to Realidades and in Spanish 4 we use Sol y Viento. My department is VERY large (we have 4000 students) and everyone is very grammar translation oriented. I am desperately trying to improve my teaching, as I see that the kids are really not acquiring the language. I was curious what chapter of realidades your department uses in Spanish 2 and Spanish 3, just to better understand where you are coming from with your personal units. Again, thank you so much for sharing! I want to be a better teacher and I want my students to "get" and love the language! I just feel so overwhelmed because my only model was grammar translation and that's all I see in my department. Thank you so much! Erin

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    1. Hello Erin! I am just seeing this, so sorry for the late reply.

      We no longer use realidades, but when we did we divided the level 2 book up between Spanish 2 and 3. AND we did a couple of readers and a movie unit too.

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