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Level 1

Goals, Planning and Pacing

I would like to give a clear explanation for my level 1 goals and an explanation of how to plan and pace your year using this site. Goal-My overall goal for level 1 is for students to acquire the 100 most frequently used structures (verbs), while in the meantime acquiring …

Week 1

There are so many different ways to start the year. I prefer to jump right in and start with actions and stories (videos show how I start). I have my 4 key structures and add TPRable words to the week. This week I added se sienta, se levanta, corre, camina, …

Week 2

Week 2 is actually week 3 of school for me. We give a district pre-assessment during the second week of school to our students. That being said, this is the week that my students actually start grasp how the class really works. I give them 10 question vocabulary quizzes, make …

Week 3

This week I really wanted to reenforce quiere as well as use the new vocabulary. I also wanted to introduce quiere + infinitive. I used quiere ir because I think that my students struggle acquiring ir. They seem to get confused with ir easily. I also took this week to …

Week 4

Presente Se pone (enojado/triste/etc.)-S/he becomes (angry/sad/etc.) Come/Va a comer (any infinitive)-S/he eats/Is going to eat Se ríe-S/he laughs Grita-S/he yells/screams Siempre-Always Nunca-Never A veces-Sometimes Pasado Se puso (enojado/triste/etc.)-S/he became (angry/sad/etc.) Comió/Fue a comer (any infinitive)-S/he ate/went to eat Se rió-S/he laughed Gritó-S/he yelled/screamed Siempre-Always Nunca-Never A veces-Sometimes   PQA/Activities Se …

Week 5

Presente Duerme-S/he sleeps Ronca-S/he snores Piensa en/que-S/he thinks about/that Necesita-S/he needs Cada-Each/every Todo/s-All/everyone Pasado Durmió-S/he slept Roncó-S/he snored Pensaba en/que-S/he thought about/that Necesitó-S/he needed Cada-Each/every Todo/s-All/everyone   PQA/Activities Duerme-Talk about how long students sleep for… (¿Cuántos horas duermes cada noche?) Show pictures of outrageous beds and talk about who sleeps …

Week 6

Week 6 Handout Level 1   Presente Viaja-Travels Le gusta-Likes Busca y no encuentra-Looks for and doesn’t find Puede-Can/able to Por eso-For that Pasado Viajó-travled Le gustaba-Liked Buscó y no encontró-Looked for and didn’t find Podía-Could/was able to Por eso-For that PQA/Activities Cool Prezi created and shared by Michelle Parker …

Week 7

The goal of this week is the two new vocabulary words and also to focus on two verbs together. I am talking about the second verb being in the infinitive a lot and it is great to do with review vocabulary. This week I adjusted the vocabulary a little bit …

Week 8

Presente Se queda-Stays Hace-Does/Makes Puede-Can/Able to Ayuda-Helps Así que-So Pasado Se quedó-Stayed Hizo-Did/Made Podía-Could/Was able to Ayudó-Helped Así que-So PQA/Activities 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 got in trouble. …

Week 9

Week 9 Student Handout Level 1 Presente Le pregunta-Asks him/her Canta-Sings Besa-Kisses Se despierta y se pone-Wakes up and puts on Casi-Almost Pasado Le preguntó-Asked him/her Cantó-Sung Besó-Kissed Se despertó y se puso-Woke up and put on Casi-Almost PQA/Activities Le pregunta-Which parent do you ask for money and why? In …

Week 10

Presente Maneja-S/he drives Debe (+ infinitive)-S/he should… Se sube-S/he boards/gets on/goes up Se baja-S/he gets off (the car/bus/etc.) Sabe-S/he knows Mientras-While Sin-Without Pasado Manejó-Drove Debía (+ infinitive)-Should have… Se subió-Boarded/got on/went up Se baja-S/he got off (the bus/car/etc.) Sabía-S/he knew Mientras-While Sin-Without PQA/Activities Maneja-Talk about who can drive in the …

Week 11

  Presente Trae-S/he brings Prefiere -S/he prefers Vuelve-S/he returns Saca-S/he takes out Más-More Pasado Trajo-S/he brought Prefería -S/he preferred Volvió-S/he returned Sacó-S/he took out Más-More PQA/Actividades Trae-Ask them what they bring to school/birthday parties/etc. What is something they should never bring home/to school/etc. Prefiere -You can discuss who prefers chocolate/vanilla, Coke/Pepsi, Italian …

Week 12

I changed the 4th word from Aprende to Huele. Aprende can fit in the story but just not as well as I would like it to. That is why one some have aprende and others have huele. Presente Llega-S/he arrives Sale con-S/he goes out with/Leaves with Nunca se baña-S/he never …

Week 13

Presente Está trabajando (or any verb)-S/he is working Lleva-S/he wears Cree que-S/he believes that Limpia-S/he cleans Pasado Estaba trabajando (or any verb)-S/he was working Llevó-W/he wore Creía que-S/he believed that Limpió-S/he cleaned PQA/Actividades Esta trabajando (or any verb)-3 ring circus (students repeatedly doing an action and you are circling what they …

Week 14

  Presente Vende-Has sells Ha visto-S/he has seen Miente -S/he lies Encuentra-S/he finds Ya-Already Pasado Vendía-S/he sold Hubo visto-S/he had seen Mintió-S/he lied Encontró-S/he found Ya-Already PQA/Actividades Vende-What stores sell what. Which kid sells ___ in the school? Ha visto-Who has seen ______ movie? Who has seen a live concert/where/what band? Miente -Who …

Week 15

  Presente Le encanta-S/he loves Le gustaría-S/he would like Pelea-S/he fights Le debe (dinero)-S/he owes him/her money Pasado Le encantaba-S/he loved Le gustaría-S/he would like Peleó-S/he fought Le debía (dinero)-S/he owed him/her money PQA/Actividades Le encanta-Pull up pictures of about 10 famous people to discuss. What food/sport/clothing store/etc. students love and …

Week 16

Presente Empieza a llorar-S/he starts to cry Viene-S/he comes Se da cuenta-S/he realizes Luego-Then Pasado Empezó a llorar-S/he started to cry Vino-S/he came Se dio cuenta-S/he realized Luego-Then PQA Empieza a llorar-When do you start to cry? Show photos of people crying and make up stories about why they started …

Week 17

Presente Manda (un mensaje de texto)-S/he sends a text message Escucha-S/he listens to Se acuesta-S/he goes to bed Antes de/después de (review)-Before/After Pasado Mandó (un mensaje de texto)-S/he sent a text message Escuchó-S/he listened to Se acostó-S/he went to bed Antes de/después de (review)-Before/After PQA Manda (un mensaje de texto)-Talk …

Week 18

Presente Le invita-S/he invites him/her Mientras están …-While they are … Te quiero-I love you Decide pagar para …-S/he decides (to pay for…) Pasado Le invitó-S/he invited him/her Mientras estaban-While they were Te quería-I loved you Decidió (pagar para)…-S/he decided (to pay for…) PQA Le invita-Talk about who invited who …

Week 19

Presente Conoce-S/he knows/meets Se acercan-They get closer together Vuelve-S/he returns Déjame…-Let me… Pasado Conoció-S/he met Se acercaron-They moved closer together Volvió-S/he returned Me dejó…-She let me… PQA Conoce-Converse with students about who they know that is famous (or would like to know). How well they know their best friend/parents/etc. Se …

Week 20

Presente Apesta-s/he/it smells (bad) Se divierte-S/he has fun Parece que-It seems like/looks like Tiene miedo-S/he is scared Pasado Apestaba-Smelled Se divertió-S/he had fun Parecía-It seemed like/looked like Tenía miedo-S/he was scared PQA Apesta-What smells? Do women smell after running? Do women’s or men’s farts smells more? Who’s Dad smells all …

Week 21

Presente Le insulta-S/he insultes him/her No lo acepta-S/he doesn’t accept it Gana/pierde-S/he wins/loses Tiene sed/hambre-S/he is thirsty/hungry Pasado Le insultó-S/he insulted him/her No lo aceptó-S/he didn’t accept it Ganó/perdió-S/he won/lost Tenía sed/hambre-S/he was thirsty/hungry PQA Coming soon… Cuentos  Mini Story 1 One day I will teach to week 21 Cultura/Noticias …