Spanish 3

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  1. Unit 4-1 is our current unit. You’ll want to start preparing for a Unit 4-1 quiz, which will take place at the end of next week. See my web site for a link that will help you study the vocabulary and imperfect tense verbs…

  2. # 64, 66 and 69 are great lessons and practices for the imperfect tense. I also recommend that you google “Imperfect tense in Spanish” and “preterite vs. imperfect in Spanish”, and use the other sites as references as well.

  3. Unit 4-1 is on my page (jturk999).

  4. University of Texas Listening Comprehension site- google “University of Texas Listening”. Go to Intermediate A or B and find something that interests you. First, use no subtitles, then listen 1 or 2 times with the subtitles in Spanish. You can use the English to look up words that you don’t know.

  5. great grammar review site.

  6. another great verb review site.

  7. Below is the BEST site that you can use to get fluent in Spanish…you can start simple and increase the difficulty as your skills improve…


  1. click on VIDEO and listen to stories of interest in Spanish. You can also read about world news as well.

  2. this is an AMAZING site for Reading and listening comprehension, but you will need to purchase a subscription for it.

Fairy Tale Project due Friday, December 8


For Friday, December 8, you will either give me a flash drive or put in my drop folder a video that you create (groups of 2-6). This video will be your group acting out a cuento de hadas or a leyenda that your group writes and acts out. This video will be 50 seconds per person, which means that a group of 2 will take 100 seconds, or 1 minute and 40 seconds, and a group of 5 will be 250 seconds, or 4 minutes and 10 seconds.

The first thing that you need to do is write the script…in order to do this, you will use the vocabulary in 4-1 and 4-2. You’ll also use the preterite and imperfect tenses to talk about what happened in the past.

To start, you’ll need to refer to p. 213 in the text book to write your story, using the prompts and rubric. You’ll write this together with your group, using vocabulary from pages 217 and 241. You’ll want to make your story longer than the 10-15 sentences that they ask for…if your group has 5 people in it, you’ll have to make it at least 30 sentences.

You’ll use words like guerrero, princesa, enemigo, luchar, pelear, Hermosa, valiente, fuerte, el dios, casarse, joven, héroe, heroína, transformar, hace muchos siglos, había una vez, la narración, tener celos, casarse, estar enamorado/a, la batalla, la Guerra, la pirámide, el objeto, cazar, construir, entre, frente a, seguir derecho, a la derecha, a la izquierda, la civilización, etc.

Once you’ve written your leyenda, I’ll grade it and make corrections, then you’ll be set to record. I STRONGLY recommend that you record during Thanksgiving break. This will be due a week after this break ends, and I guarantee that your teachers will be pushing hard to finish all their tests before the semester ends less than 2 weeks later.

Please don’t feel like you have to create all new characters and all new fairy tales…you can do a prequel to Shrek or How to Train Your Dragon…anything…just be creative!!!!!!

Let me know if you have any questions about this…for a good example of a leyenda, see the link below…

FYI, although this is a good link, I don’t want you to follow this format completely. You can have a narrator, but I want the characters to actually be talking and using all this Spanish while they’re acting it out.

_____out of 20 points…Essay- see the rubric on p. 213.

Excellent will be worth 18-20 points…

Good will be worth 14 and 17 points…

Needs work will be worth 9-13 points…

______out of 50 points…The video itself. The breakdown is as follows:

Content: 18-20 points 14-17 points 9-13 points

Excellent Your use of verbs and Good Your use of verbs and Needs work Your use of verbs

rich vocabulary make this an vocabulary are sufficient for and vocabulary are lacking and

excellent presentation of a legend. This project. Don’t sufficiently tell a story

Communication: 18-20 points 14-17 points 9-13 points

Excellent Your acting out of the Good Your acting out of the Needs work Your acting out of

Legend is easily followed by the legend is fairly easy to follow the story is difficult to follow by

Audience and it tells the story by the audience and the audience and doesn’t tell

Completely. Somewhat tells the story. A complete story.

Accuracy: 18-20 points 14-17 points 9-13 points

Excellent You correctly and Good You correctly and Needs work You often used

appropriately use the appropriately use the the preterite and imperfect

preterite and imperfect preterite and imperfect tenses incorrectly, and many

tenses, your pronunciation tenses most of the time, of your words and phrases

of all words and phrases is and most of your words are used incorrectly.

correct. And phrases are correct.

Momentos Hispanos Stories for the 2nd quarter

Due Wednesday, 11-15, please read the introduction and the story (El Matrimonio Perfecto) found in chapter 3. There will be a 10 point quiz on the content, a 10 point class discussion, and a 20 point homework grade for the 1st 4 sets of questions that follow the story (Seleccion, Cierto o Falso, Para Completar and Para Contestar).  
Due Wednesday, 11-29, please read the introduction and the story (Receta Maravillosa) found in chapter 4. There will be a 10 point quiz on the content, a 10 point class discussion, and a 20 point homework grade for the 1st 4 sets of questions that follow the story (Seleccion, Cierto o Falso, Para Completar and Para Contestar).
****For Honors Studnents only****
Due Wednesday, 12-13, please read the introduction and the story (Recompensa Merecida) found in chapter 6. There will be a 10 point quiz on the content, a 10 point class discussion, and a 20 point homework grade for the 1st 4 sets of questions that follow the story (Seleccion, Cierto o Falso, Para Completar and Para Contestar).     

Objectives for the November and December 2017

In the next several weeks, the students will master the vocabulary that deals with legends and story telling, as well as the following grammar points: the imperfect tense and how to know when to use the imperfect vs. the preterite tense. They'll also learn and use correctly many irregular preterite tense verbs, as well as vocabulary about modern and ancient civilzations. Finally, they'll learn and use correctly formal and plural commands. 
For Monday, 11-6, please complete pages 162 and 163 in the workbook.
For Wednesday, 11-8, please complete the imperfect tense review that was given to you in class last week.
There will be a 55 point Unit 4-1 test on Friday, November 10. Make sure to know all vocabulary (Honors, you'll need to know the entire sheet, and Regulars through "sobre"). You'll also need to know the conjugations of the imperfect tense and when to use the imperfect vs. the preterite.  
For Tuesday, November 14, please complete pages 171 and 174 in the workbook.
For Wednesday, November 15, please read and comlete the questions for chapter 3 of Momentos Hispanos. Refer to the Momentos Hispanos homework above for the specifics.  
For Thursday, November 16, please complete pages 172 and 175 in the workbook..
For Monday, November 21, please complete pages 173 and 176 in the workbook.  
Your Fairy Tale script is due Monday, November 27...please make your group's google doc available for me to edit on or before this day. This is a 20 point group grade.  
Chapter 4 of Momentos Hispanos is due Wednesday, 11-29...make sure to refer to the Momentos Hispanos section of my web site for the specifics. 
On Wednesday, December 6, There will be a 55 point Unit 4-2 Test over all vocabulary and preterite in the unit. Make sure to study a little every day  =)
Your fairy tale video is due Friday, December 8. Please make sure to send it to me or have your flash drive in class and ready to go.  
Your 2nd quarter Research Paper is due Monday, December 11.  
On Thursday, 12-7, there will be a speaking test (40 points) over BOTH Unit 4-1 and 4-2 question sheets.  
FOR HONORS STUDENTS ONLY, chapter 6 of Momentos HIspanos is due on Wednesday, December  13. Please refer to the Momentos Hispanos section of my web site for specifics. 

Final Exam Info

in preparation for the Semester 1 Final Exam, you were given a review packet in class in late October. Please make sure to work on this a little at a time as we move through November...the answers are here on my web site for your use.
I wish you the best as you go through the last few weeks of the semester and in your preparation for all of your exams   =) 

AP Tips

Here is the link to the Learnerator site...I strongly recommend that you start acting upon these tips right now...



For Monday, 11-16, please complete p. 154 in the workbook.

For Tuesday, 11-17, please complete p. 155 in the workbook.

For Wednesday, 11-18, please complete p. 156 in the workbook.
For Thursday, 11-19, please complete p. 162 in the workbook.
There will be a test on Monday, 11-23 over all vocabulary in unit 4-1, as well as how/when to use the preterite and the imperfect tenses together in the same sentence. This test will be worth 45 points.  
Finally, your Fairy Tale video will be due (either in my drop box or on a flash drive) Tuesday, 12-8.  
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