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Spanish A (6th Grade)- Former Diamond Path Students 

To take this class students must have taken Spanish in elementary school (Diamond Path Elementary). The middle school curriculum is the same as the high school Spanish level 1 curriculum, the only difference is that the course is offered every other day over a period of 2 years. Topics covered in class will include basic vocabulary about personal likes and dislikes, food, describing yourself and others, school activities, time, feelings, family, going shopping and traveling around town. Students will begin to understand fundamental grammar concepts. Students must be prepared to study in and out of class and to complete homework outside of class. Activities will revolve around speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Grading will be based on daily homework, quizzes, tests, and projects. Successful completion of this and future middle school Spanish classes will ensure entry into an advanced Spanish class in high school.

Spanish A (7th Grade)

By studying Spanish, students will have an academic edge! Research has shown that children who have studied a world language have higher reading, language, and math test scores. Students learn basic vocabulary about personal likes and dislikes, food, describing yourself and others, school activities, time, feelings, family, going shopping and traveling around town. Students will use the vocabulary in simple questions and answers through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Outside class work will include studying flashcards, homework completion, and preparation for quizzes and tests. Active class participation is important. Grading will be based on daily homework, quizzes, tests, and projects. This curriculum is the same as the high school Spanish level 1 curriculum; the only difference is that the course is offered every-other-day over a period of 2 years. Students should have a strong academic background to ensure success in this class.

Spanish B (7th Grade)

Sixth grade Spanish A is required for this class. Students who successfully complete Spanish A and Spanish B are encouraged to take a more advanced level of Spanish in high school. Curriculum topics will include: clothes, food, the home, celebrations, sports and health and fitness. The focus is on grammar, culture and vocabulary.

Spanish B (8th Grade) 

This class is recommended for students who are maintaining at least a C average or above in seventh grade Spanish A. The focus of eighth grade Spanish is to prepare students for the high school second year class. An intensive review of seventh grade Spanish paves the way for new vocabulary, grammar, and cultural information to come. At times, classes will be entirely in Spanish. Curriculum topics will include: clothes, food, the home, celebrations, sports, and health and fitness. Activities, projects, and games are also part of the class. Students are expected to complete homework, study vocabulary on a regular basis, and prepare for quizzes and tests. Grading will be based on daily homework, quizzes, tests, and projects. In January, students may be recommended for the second year high school Spanish class based on their September-January class work.

Spanish 2 (8th Grade)

SPANISH 2 Seventh grade Accelerated Spanish B is required for this class. This class is only recommended for students who are maintaining at least a C average or above in seventh grade Accelerated Spanish B. This class meets EVERY DAY and students receive high school credit for Spanish 2. Students in this class will NOT be enrolled in Communications 8. Curriculum topics will include: the past tense, going on vacation, technology, and daily activities. The focus is on grammar, culture and vocabulary.

Tracy Hansen

Tracy HaNsen

Tracy.Hansen@district196.org

651-683-6969

Voicemail: 82310

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Ana Johnson

Ana.Johnson@district196.org

651-683-6969

Voicemail: 88375

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