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Middle School 1a/1b

Planning, Pacing, and Goals

The middle school curriculum consists of 24 units total.  Level 1A includes units 1-12 while units 13-24 make up Level 1B.  We use each unit for about 2 weeks, or about 6 hours of instruction.  If you happen to see your students more than 3 hours per week, you may …

Unit 1

Presente Se levanta-S/he stands up Se sienta-S/he sits down Corre-S/he runs Camina-S/he walks Agarra-S/he grabs Toca-S/he touches Baila-S/he dances Canta-S/he sings Saca-S/he takes out Es-S/he is Hay-There is/are Muy-Very Pasado Se levantó-S/he stood up Se sentó-S/he sat down Corrió-S/he ran Caminó-S/he walked Agarró-S/he grabbed Tocó-S/he touched Bailó-S/he danced Cantó-S/he sang …

Unit 2

Presente Está-S/he is Le da-S/he gives to him/her Va a-S/he goes to Salta-S/he jumps Grita-S/he yells Deja-S/he drops/leaves (something) Se llama-S/he calls himself/herself También-Also Entonces-So/then Pasado Estaba-S/he was Le dio-S/he gave to him/her Fue a-S/he went to Saltó-S/he jumped Gritó-S/he yelled Dejó-S/he dropped/left (something) Se llamaba-S/he called himself/herself También-Also Entonces-So/then …

Unit 3

Presente Quiere-S/he wants Vive en-S/he lives in Tiene-S/he has Solamente/sólo-Only Pero-But Mucho-A lot Pasado Quería-S/he wanted Vivía en-S/he lived in Tenía-S/he had Solamente/sólo-Only Pero-But Mucho-A lot PQA Quiere-Introduce animals through who wants different pets. What famous people want and don’t want. What the students want for lunch, in life, in …

Unit 4

Presente Le dice-S/he says to him/her Mira-S/he looks at Piensa que-S/he thinks that Llora-S/he cries Después de-After Antes de-Before Pasado Le dijo-S/he said to him/her Miró-S/he looked at Pensaba que-S/he thought that Lloraba-S/he cried Después de-After Antes de-Before PQA Le dice-Create conversations with actors, he says…. What students say to …

Unit 5

Presente Juega-S/he plays Se pone (enojado, triste, etc.)-S/he becomes (angry, sad, etc.) Come-S/he eats Siempre-Always Nunca-Never A veces-Sometimes Pasado Jugó-S/he played Se puso (enojado, triste, etc.)-S/he became (angry, sad, etc.) Comió-S/he ate Siempre-Always Nunca-Never A veces-Sometimes PQA Juega-TPR this word using all of the sport cognates. Juega al fútbol, juega …

Unit 6

Presente Le gusta-S/he likes Habla-S/he talks Quiere + infintive-S/he wants … Todo-Everything Nadie-Nobody Nada-Nothing Pasado Le gustaba-S/he liked Hablaba-S/he talked Quería + infintive-S/he wanted … Todo-Everything Nadie-Nobody Nada-Nothing PQA Le gusta-Pop stars/food/schools/teams/clothes/etc. Pull up pictures of about 10 famous people to discuss. Best word of the year to circle. Habla-Who …

Unit 7

Presente Se ríe-S/he laughs Necesita– S/he needs Toca + instrumentos– S/he plays instruments Durante-During Mientras-While De repente-Suddenly Finalmente-Finally Pasado Se rió-S/he laughed Necesitaba– S/he needed Tocaba + instrumentos– S/he played instruments Durante-During Mientras-While De repente-Suddenly Finalmente-Finally PQA/Actividades Se ríe-Have the students laugh like santa claus, laugh like the pillsbury dough boy, laugh like …

Unit 8

Presente Trabaja–S/he works Compra-S/he buys Cuesta-It costs Está + ando/iendo-S/he is __________ ing (está jugando- s/he is playing) Más-More Menos-Less Pasado Trabajaba–S/he worked Compró-S/he bought Costó– it cost Estaba + ando/iendo– S/he was __________ ing (estaba jugando- s/he was playing) Más-More Menos-Less PQA/Actividades Trabaja–Talk about where the students work or where their families work. …

Unit 9

Presente Duerme-S/he sleeps Ronca-S/he snores Se despierta-S/he wakes up Más-More Cada-Every De repente-Suddenly Pasado Durmió-S/he slept Roncaba-S/he snored Se despertó-S/he woke up Más-More Cada-Every De repente-Suddenly PQA/Actividades Duerme-Talk about how long students sleep for… (¿Cuántos horas duermes cada noche?)Show pictures of outrageous beds and talk about who sleeps in what …

Unit 10

Presente Hace-S/he does/makes Puede-S/he can Viaja-S/he travels Primero-First Segundo-Second Pasado Hizo-S/he did/made Podía-S/he could Viajo-S/he traveled Primero-First Segundo-Second PQA/Actividades Hace-Have students do different exercises (La clase hace cinco jumping jacks). Talk about doing homework. I pick on someone who is ALWAYS on time with their work (Avery nunca hace la …

Unit 11

Presente Busca–S/he looks for Encuentra-S/he finds Va a+ infinitive-S/he is going to Sin-Without Con-With Ya-Already Pasado Buscó–S/he looked for Encontró-S/he found Iba a+ infinitive–S/he was going to Sin-Without Con-With Ya-Already PQA/Actividades Busca–Hide  a candy in the room and have one student try to find it. The other students clap louder …

Unit 12

Presente Se queda – S/he stays Viene -S/he comes Parece– S/he seems Recycle Vocabulary Pasado Se quedó – S/he stayed Vino -S/he came Parecía– S/he seemed Recycle Vocabulary PQA/Actividades Se queda-Who stays at home over the weekend or over a holiday. Usually a student opens up and admits they have to stay at home because  they …

Unit 13

This is a review week for the first 12 units. Recycle the vocabulary from the first 12 units. On Friday of this week give a test over the first 12 weeks (we will post one soon). Review structures and culture 1 (from unit 6) Quiere Tiene Vive Le gusta Habla …

Unit 14

Presente (Le) pregunta – S/he asks him/her (Le) ayuda– S/he helps him/her  Ve a – S/he sees him/her Cada – Every Ningún(o/a)- Not a single Pasado (Le) preguntó – S/he asked him/her (Le) ayudó– S/he helped him/her  Vio a – S/he saw him/her Cada – Every Ningún(o/a)- Not a single PQA/Actividades (Le) pregunta – You will …

Unit 15

Presente Llega – S/he arrives Sale (con)– S/he leaves with Se baña– S/he bathes Huele– S/he smells like Pasado Llegó – S/he arrived Salió (con)– S/he left with Se bañó– S/he bathed Olía como– S/he smelled like PQA/Actividades Llega – What time do you arrive at school? How do you walk into a party when you arrive? How …

Unit 16

Presente Maneja– s/he drives Pierde- s/he loses Cambia- s/he changes Hacia-Towards Pasado Manejó– s/he drove Perdió– s/he lost Cambió– s/he changed Hacia-Towards PQA/Actividades Maneja-Talk about who can drive in the class and who can’t. Even if you are teaching middle school this is a really fun one. Who drives what? A Lamborghini vs. Ferrari, vs. Ford …

Unit 17

Presente Lleva – S/he wears/takes Tiene que – S/he has to Vende – S/he sells Se siente – S/he feels Casi– Almost Desde– Since Pasado Llevó- S/he wore/took Tuvo que – S/he had to Vendió – S/he sold Se sentía – S/he felt Casi– Almost Desde– Since PQA/Actividades Lleva – Bring in clothes for students to put on and wear in front …

Unit 18

Presente Debe– S/he should Sabe– S/he knows Prefiere– S/he prefers Recycle Vocabulary Pasado Debía– S/he should have Sabía– S/he knew Prefería– S/he prefered Recycle Vocabulary PQA/Actividades Debe– Challenge society beliefs (¿Las personas deben cepillar sus dientes dos veces cada día?). Talk about what the principal or teachers in the school should allow/not allow (¿Los estudiantes deben llevar uniformes …

Unit 19

Presente Le encanta –S/he loves Cree que- S/he believes that Recycle vocabulary Solamente- Only Sólo-Only Pasado Le encantaba –S/he loved Creía que- S/he believed that Recycle vocabulary Solamente-Only Sólo- Only PQA/Actividades Le encanta –Pop stars. Justin Beiber is always a good one. Pull up pictures of about 10 famous people to discuss. Talk …

Unit 20

Presente Miente – S/he lies Limpia –S/he cleans Decide- S/he decides Contra– Against Pasado Le mintió – S/he lied to him/her Limpió –S/he cleaned Decidió- S/he decided Contra– Against PQA/Actividades Le miente– Who lies to their parents/teachers/friends/etc. Should you lie to your friends? Is it okay for parents to lie to kids (what about …

Unit 21

Presente Se da cuenta– S/he realizes Manda–S/he sends Escucha– S/he listens Luego– Later Pasado Se dio cuenta– S/he realized Mandó–S/he sent Escuchó– S/he listened Luego– Later PQA/Actividades Se da cuenta– When did you realize that you are good at____________? When did you realize that Santa/Easter Bunny/etc. was not real? When did you realize that Justin Bieber …